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When naming characters (or pets, or whatever, just naming stuff) do you usually come up with a name yourself, or do you look up things/ask others for help? 

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107 deviants said I mostly come up with things all by myself!
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99 deviants said I mostly look up things for names or inspiration for them (for example, sites or books with baby names, dictionaries, synonym sites, fandoms, ...).
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81 deviants said I'd say I use all of them more or less equally. I really don't know what I use more.
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14 deviants said I mostly ask others (watchers, family, friends etc.) for suggestions or help with finding a name.

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StarBitter Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usally come up with names or try addind to words together to find the perfect blend of a name
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, makes sense!
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pennywhistle444 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suck at coming up with names. I have a fox character I created back in January that is still nameless. What I've been doing is looking up names on baby name websites to see if anything jumps out at me. I've also looked up names of fox breeds and have sorta gotten some name ideas, I just haven't decided on one yet
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Names can be hard, good luck!
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pennywhistle444 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
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WhiteSpider98 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I either make up a name, search for a name that might work, sometimes (Though not usually) I might ask for an opinion from my sisters or friend, OR what I really like doing is taking names and mixing them up. Like I have a character named Ayllinae, in which I took two names from a random name generator (or was it three? lol, don't even remember) and poof~ Out came the name Ayllinae.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I see! Sounds nice, I like that name :)
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WhiteSpider98 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:D Thanks
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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ALARIS-HYN Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I make sure it's special or has a special significance.  It depends on the circumstances, if it matters also to someone else then I take their concerns in consideration too.  But if not I juts name away ether made up or mixed.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, makes sense :)
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Raccoon-Whisperer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Oh man... I always have so much problem with thinking names :D I'm so bad at it, that its scary :D So I usually just check Old Norse names online and look for one that suits the best, by the meaning of the name and if name sounds good itself.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that's a nice way to do it :la:
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UnintentionalFan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
I love naming my characters a word that defines them, and then translating the word to Greek!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah :P
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GPZero Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes names come to me at random times, sometimes I do research on the name. Sometimes people give me their opinion on the names but mostly my characters all remain nameless until I find something that sorta fits them. I kinda like my last process cause then I can probably get the personality down and the name normally would just follow suite... or it'd be totally random and based of something in real life. xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, makes sense! :3
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DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i out-source a lot with names...

personalities and general designs i can do...
NOT NAMES
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:
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DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
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xXMittyKittyXx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
When I name a character I either base it off of what they look like or who they are. For example, my character Toaster... He is a robot cat that was designed to make toast. I made him late one night and the name kinda stuck with him. Then I have Mr. Derpinson he is actually based off of the snow golems in minecraft and the name kinda came to me when I was playing minecraft with friends. He has been Mr. Derpinson ever since. I also sometimes look up names that mean certain things. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :P
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EpicLPSWolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am horrible at coming up with names. DX I always ask someone for help, but I'm also very picky so usually I end up coming up with one myself anyway.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I'm picky too! It's a pain.
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EpicLPSWolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. :P
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KittKatArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
I'll use all of these when coming up with names!  When I create characters, I usually think of the names myself, although I'll occasionally use inspiration/fandom names.  But when the family brings in a new animal, we all think together to come up with a name we all can agree with. :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see ^^
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Snowue Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most time i ask for suggestions and search for names in the internet or books butin the end i mostly come up with the name by myself. The only exception is my dog, who is named after a charakter from a book ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :)
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GothicChains Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
My pet names are inspired by different things.

For example, one of my rats is named Onyx becuase I love how the gem is dark, yet beautiful.
The other is named Raven becuase of Poe's poem.

My gerbil is named Ricky after Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy (The best TV show ever made, btw)

As for charries, thier names are always dark and dreary and USUALLY have something to do with death.

Like one of them is named Reaper. Self explanitory.

Another is named Morta, which is Italian for dead.

And yet another is named Salem after the witch trials, another Bela after infamous horror actor Bela Lugosi.

Hehehe, I have a dark twisted mind.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see yes!
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GothicChains Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
^^
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ZombieRaccoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite things to do is to find a word that fits the person, like "air" if the character is a bird, then translate it to a different language until i find one that sounds cool and fits, then bam! Names! :D
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GothicChains Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I do that too! Except I always use Italian xD
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ZombieRaccoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! xD
I usually use german or irish, but i might have to give italian a try ;)
Thanks!
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GothicChains Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Anytime :heart:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :P
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Liilies Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm awful at naming things lol
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's hard :XD:
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NutmegArtist Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm not sure which one I use more.  I like to pick names that have some sort of meaning to them, but then sometimes I just think of them myself. :p
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :)
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Silverdreamstar31 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I figure out the personality and everything else about the character first. Usually I'll just get a random name that comes to mind and it usually sticks. If not, I'll look up names that fit their personality, than I will "customize" the spelling if I find a good one. I like to keep my characters' names more original if possible. ^.^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes sense, yes!
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Aruival Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to come up with them but if I can't, I'll look names up and go from there c:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see ^^
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SheepMaker Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prefer to find them myself, or make something up
I sure hope there isent a poor kid out there somewhere with the name "Nerd Nerd" 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you imagine?
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SheepMaker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Tis a tough life being named Nerd Nerd
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure is.
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