I'm building an Android Warpriest for Iron Gods and I'm struggling to come up with a name for him.
What I was interested in doing was him appropriating a nickname or something as his name, similar to how Samurai Jack received his name, but I'm struggling to think of something original.
He's a Warpriest of Iomedae, specifically, and his backstory is that the first people he encountered after he "awakened" was a group of crusaders on their way to Mendev, and one of them was a paladin. They took him under their wing as they travelled, but were ambushed by agents of the Technic League, who massacred the group except for the Android. The paladin threw himself at the enemy and yelled for the Android to run, sacrificing his life. When the Android reached civilization he dedicated himself to the Inheritor's faith and vowed to avenge his friends by taking down the Technic League once and for all.
I'm not sure what kinds of nicknames the paladin or the other crusaders could have given him that he could adopt as a given name. Anyone with more experience with this sort of thing have any suggestions, please? Thank you all in advance.
It sounds like the most significant event in his backstory is the Paladin's sacrifice that left your chararcter all alone. So maybe something that means or suggests Sacrifice and Solitude.
Spanish: sacrificio de la soledad
Latin: sacrificium solitudinis
Idunno, how about Sol Sacri, Salvator Sacri or something. Maybe his fellow PC adventurers call him Sol for short.
Maybe Newt. If you character hooked up with a band of crusaders, maybe they all called him newbie or shorted it to newb. Change that to an actual name and you have Newt.
How does 'Ilektriká Próvata' sound? :]
Now THAT joke I understood!
I was struck by a bit of an idea...what if I take a cue from Robinson Crusoe and had the crusaders name him after the day of the week they found him? I don't know if Fireday is the best, since it's the Golarion equivalent of Friday, and thus may be straying TOO close to the source material, but it also sounds similar to "Faraday," like Faraday cages, which he shares a similar purpose with trying to protect people from the Technic League!
Other days that I'm looking at are Oathday and Starday. What do you fine folks think? :)
The paladin and the other crusaders. to understand what they might give out as a nick name, wouldn't you have to understand them a bit more? Your android , his personality quirks and their response to that is how you determine a nickname.
I have multiple work shirts that are all black and slacks which are black. I have enough so that most weeks I come in black on black. In addition to that for a while I had transitioning eyewear that made it look like I was wearing shades when I came in from outside. my nickname was based on a famous musician johnny cash.
I'm usually quite around the office, and this tends to cause me to startle people when I come up to ask a question. combine that with the fact that there was a perception of me having looked at the American ninja website I was called the office ninja.
so what did your android do while everyone was breaking camp at the end of the day. did something happen on the first night he took watch? did he over react to something common. how did they feel about the fact that he had dark vision and never needed to sleep? did your android spit out some manufacturing serial code and they shortened to something else. When the team first offered him food, what did he do? Did he roll a critical failure on his first ride check and someone had to rescue him from his run away horse? any of the above could give him nicknames. nick names are easy once you understand the interactions between two characters and the predisposition of the one coming up with the nickname.
Call him Holy Avenger Legionnaire...H.A.L. for short, and when he reacts in combat..."This is highly irregular, Dave!" Make sure its the half-orc barbarian he calls "Dave" especially when he rages is way into battle wounds you have to save him from...
I get that reference!
Artooie. Brownie points if you can figure out the reference.
Since it doesn't look like anyone is going to get this, this is the nickname Ahsoka gives R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the cartoon series that ran on Cartoon Network some years back, I think before Disney bought Star Wars.