Names matter a lot to me–nothing pulls me out of the fiction faster than a jarring name, especially a deliberately-humorous name in a serious setting. Well, ok, some other things do–but once a joke or comment is made, it’s done; names tend to stick around. At the same time, it needs to be possible for everyone to contribute to creating the setting for Burning Wheel–such as by creating proper nouns via Beliefs, Traits, and Wise rolls. So for our game,Ii hit a couple of name generator sites, and then combined, culled, and sorted, so I can produce the following lists from which people can select for place names. And as inspiration to start from for people names.
Placenames that are either/neither/both:
That should give us something to start from. Also, this is not meant to be dictatorial–if anybody just can’t stand any of those names, we’ll cross it off the list. And if you’d rather come up with a name that seems to fit in, rather than use one of those, that’s cool, too.