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Last Friday (October 25th) was Lara Croft's and Tomb Raider's 23rd anniversary. There's been a bit of unrest among fans since the official accounts are conspiciuously silent about ANY kind of anniversary of entries into the franchise pre-2013 reboot.
As much as I love the modern Lara, the classic one and especially the version we got in the Anniversary - Legend - Underword trilogy will always have a special place in my heart. Most of you probably know by now that I had my 15min of fleeting Internet fame around several years ago when somehow my male Tomb Raider renders (which were several years old at that point) blew up all over Tumblr, Twitter and wherever else. Today, the concept is hardly unique, but I still fondly remember the days of getting fan fiction on the late Y!Gallery for my male Tomb Raider renders.

Anyway, working on this made me realize how much I missed him so now that he has an almost perfectly classic outfit, expect more from him in the future. I say him because I think it's time for a bit of a rebranding. As some of you might know, even during my 15min of fame, people kept asking me (it even came up in the 2 interviews which I gave) why I called him Nate. Since, ya know, Nate Drake is a thing. I didn't know him back then and randomly picking the name Nathan for my Tomb Raider surely goes down in annals as an incredibly stupid coincidence.

So, going forward, I'd like to rebrand and rename him. And this is where you come into play: You can suggest names for him (he's still British) but please don't do what every bloody outlet back then did and call him stuff like Lawrence/Larry/Lars Croft. That's a little too on the nose lol (I'm still not over Larry...)
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Mysticartdesign's avatar
MysticartdesignHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... ich sehr cool.... atmosphärisches... Bild ... und ich finde ihn einfach total süß.... das Spiel hätte ich mit ihm noch lieber gespielt 😍
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Ich auch :D Danke :hug:
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icyhugsHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah... I can still recall those days ~~~~ (in 'Golden Girls' tone)
Robert-Ripley's avatar
why boobs? ;)
ok different taste...i would prefer some double ribbed undershirt
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Hm? What do you mean boobs? He doesn't have boobs :XD: That's his rather big pecs and the way the light hits them here. :XD:
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With the Croft surname (perhaps Lara's cousin):

Percival "Percy" Croft
Basil Croft
Ambrose Croft
Barnaby Croft
Piers Croft

With other surnames:

Bertie Peel
James Archibald Cathcart
Magnus Cavendish-Bradshaw
Alistair Badham-Goodall

Okay, I might be getting a little carried away with the upper-crust-British aspect. 
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, well maybe a little but Alistair has been coming up a lot and is definitely top of the list ;) I like Ambrose, too, but that makes me think of Sabrina's sexy cousin from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina :XD:
Yaulendur's avatar
Oh wait, there's another pun if you hyphenate Cavendish-Peel!

Now I'll stop.
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E-Bru-BilderHobbyist Digital Artist
Klasse!
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Wormwood77Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so very pleased that you're doing a tomb raider again! Let's hope this is one of those dungeons with traps specifically designed to tear his shirt of... ;) (Wink) 

He looks like a Christian or a Christopher to me... or an Arthur.
If he's going to be a British aristo (I assume you mean English) he'll need a toff surname like Collingwood or Merkleton or such.
I was going to suggest Graves, but you'd pun-ish me for that... No, I disagree! 

Love the round specs though! :D (Big Grin) 
Silas3D's avatar
Silas3DProfessional Digital Artist

Great work, I see you updated his morph too! How about a typically English name like George, Albert etc?

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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D And I actually didn't, it's still the morph which I gave to you :D I just removed the "Beard Boss" beard and gave him a different texture (the base texture for Landon 8)

I like George, it's definitely in the race :)
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Silas3DProfessional Digital Artist

It’s amazing how much difference a texture makes huh?

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DresdenskinsArtHobbyist Digital Artist
I did a "Larry Croft" years ago. 🤣

Anyway, moving on... I looked up the name "Lara" and it's a diminutive of the Russian name Larisa, meaning "Citadel", so I figured I'd see if there were any male names that correspond to that. I came up with:

Burke (French), meaning "From the Fortress".
Caspar (Persian variant of Gaspar), meaning "Keeper of the treasure"
Chester (Latin), meaning "Fortress or Walled Town" (the diminutive of Chester is "Chet", an expansion could be "Rochester").
Denzel (Cornish), meaning "from the high stronghold".
Dunbar (Irish), meaning "castle headland".
Durward or Durwood (English), meaning "Gatekeeper".
Villard (French, from German), meaning "Battle Fortress"

Just a few suggestions. 

Agriking's avatar
He looks like a Bruce.
Ulysses3DArt's avatar
Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
That's a tad too American, I think, but it definitely would work if he were one.
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PopularDuo Digital Artist
Lorenzo.
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
lol I really should block you for that LOL
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PopularDuo Digital Artist
I think it sounds sexy and rolls off the tongue! =-)
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
It's very Latin lover, though :XD: Not really British aristocrat. :XD:
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PopularDuo Digital Artist
Well Lara isn't particularly British aristo either.... If you think about it. Of course it could always be... Lance Croft.... Oh my.
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FrozenaccessHobbyist Digital Artist
Larry

Let's see ... here are some of my favorite "British" names for men:
1. Alistair
2. Oliver
3. Everett
4. Wayne
5. Wyatt (idk if this is particularly british haha)
6. Jackson/Jaxon
7. Austin
8. Ellis
9. Elliot
10. Harvey
11. Luke
12. Riley
13. Noah
14. Logan
15. Dexter

And I put them in the order I think of most to least fitting for him (based on my personal preference X3 - so I didn't leave any out just in case you find other names to fit better than I do :3)
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Oliver and Luke are definitely two I marked down :D Thank you!
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FrozenaccessHobbyist Digital Artist
:D You're welcome - hope you can find a good one and not get overwhelmed by all of the good ones XD
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