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It is a well-known fact that female Wood Elf names are much harder to come up with than male ones. And if you want your character to be taken seriously, then it’s important not to make silly mistakes with their name. 11 Sins of Female Wood Elf Names and How to Avoid Them: Important Cheat Sheets for Roleplayers is the perfect guide on how to choose a good Wood Elf name for your RPG character!
The 11 Sins of Female Wood Elf Names: -Belmara – too close to “Bella” and “Martha,” names that have been overused in the fantasy genre. -Celda – sounds like a disease or an insect, not something you want your character’s name to be associated with! -Dana – reminiscent of Dana Scully from The X-Files TV series; this is not what one wants for their RPG persona. But if it works for you, then go ahead. It just won’t work for everyone else playing the game! -Elanna – again, way too similar to other popular female names such as Elena and Anna which are used everywhere either because they are popular or because they are too difficult to spell/pronounce. -Eldeth – sounds like a name that belongs in the Tolkien universe, not anything good for an RPG persona! -Ferna – “Nora” is already overused enough and this is way too close for comfort; it’s better to go with something different if you want your character to have their own identity. -Gilda – no one knows how someone came up with this as a Wood Elf name but it just doesn’t work. Seems more like a Bretonnian Knight than anything else (and there are 11 sins of female Bretonnian names at the end of this post)! And again, Gilda has been used so much that it just becomes another name that is too “familiar” for a Wood Elf. -Harla – unless you want your elf to be Harlequin from the DC Comics universe, then this one isn’t going to work either! -Ionella – sounds like she belongs in an Arthurian setting and not in any RPG world worth its salt; 11 sins of female Bretonnian names at the end of this post. -Jalynnae – when we read it aloud, it sounded like someone was choking on trying to pronounce Jaenelle (a character from Anne Rice’s series). Nothing good can come out of using Jalynnae as a Wood Elf NPC’s name because no one will be able to pronounce it. -Kraelyn – sounds like a mix of “crayola” and Kaelynn, which is the name of Milla Jovovich’s daughter; 11 sins of female Bretonnian names at the end of this post.-Lorana – 11 sins of female Bretonnian names at the end of this post!-Rianna – we’re not sure if she was either named after Beyoncé or Riana… either way, 11 Sins for Female Wood Elf Names and How to Avoid Them: Important Cheat Sheets for Roleplayers in order to avoid using her. All these things considered, Gilda might just be one sin too many when your