Help me pick a nerd name

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Branth, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Branth

    Branth Member

    So, I've recently gotten involved in a local foam fighting group. Basically, a bunch of grown-ass men (and women) get together, arm up with big padded swords, shields, spears, and assorted medieval weaponry, and beat on each other for a few hours. It's a great time, and is helping to keep my ass off the couch. I'm thinking of going to a larger event, but everyone there has a "fighting" name, something they go by during the event. It's a longstanding tradition that if you don't have one, one of the old veterans, usually drunk at the time, will bestow one upon you, which is generally not advised - It'll almost certainly stick, which isn't fun if some drunk vet decided "poodlemeat" was an absolutely hilarious name.

    I don't want to use "Branth" because the "th" is a bit hard to pronounce when shouting across a crowded field. Most of the names sound like something out of Lord of the Rings or Arthurian legend- Badrick, Dirge, Graven, etc, but they can vary. Nothing too normal-sounding though.

    I briefly considered "Sear" since it is a part of a trigger mechanism that calls back to my gun thing, and has a cool fire association, but I don't want it to sound too "badass" - That's a recipe for disaster, too.

    I'm thinking "Steyr" right now. It's unknown in most of this community, but gun guys will likely pick it out. It's short, easy to pronounce (if you're not too picky on authentic german pronunciations), and memorable enough. It ties back to me because it's the brand of my carry pistol.

    I'm certainly open to other suggestions. Obscure book or TV characters are common sources for names.
  2. jonahspa

    jonahspa Member

    How 'bout Zartan? An old GI JOE character. You can wear the face paint too.

  3. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

    Go with "Og," as in, "Me Og. Me crush you." It has a certain martial quality; but a comical one, so you won't be accused of taking yourself too seriously. Meanwhile, your hail and hearty comrades will be able to easily shout it across the field if they need you to cover a flank.
  4. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Sir Brandy ( like the drink)
    Sear Brandy
    Sir Hurtalot
    Bada Boom Tss ( but you can call me Boom)

    That last one is a ( modified) rimshot sound

  5. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Me Mongo, Mongo like you.
  6. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    How about using the Astronaut name Howard on 'The Big Bang' had?

    "Fruit Loops" :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
  7. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Sir Richard of SoreBottom.

    And you can name your sword Willy. Everytime you stab someone scream "feel my willy inside you!" and grunt.

    But Steyr works. Sounds almost viking.
  8. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    What's wrong with PoodleMeat? :p
  9. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Leslie try Leslie :rofl::rofl:
  10. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Mongo Like CANDY! :mad:

    You f'in dink! :mad:
    This is serious!
    I was gonna nail FlashBang on his, that's not nice!
    Then I saw this and actually horse laughed.

    Bad Talon! BAD! :mad:

    Ya prick, Ya!

    dayum.... nothing is Sacred!

    Branth, I do like Steyr.

    Just say Stye - urrr. I think that's how it really sounds.
    Most of the LARP folks respect the pronunciations!
  11. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    You TOO! :mad:
    Are you jabbing @ Kirk too?

    Ban his a$$, Mods! :rofl:
  12. Rerun

    Rerun Member

    If You was a grrl, I'd suggest Merci or Ruth Leslie.

    If you was a bowman, You could pick Riik O'Shae.

    (And, give Your opponents an 'arrowing experience.)

    Thud. Use a mace and leave Your opponents 'emaciated'.

    As a Rogue, you could call Yourself 'Shank'.

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  13. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member



    Peace favor your sword (mobile)
  14. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    You've nailed it!......
  15. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

  16. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    LMAO on the contributions. It sounds like LARPing a little!

    Ranos the Reaper

    Damoran the Demon slayer

    Dranthas the dangerous
  17. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Sir Gruncelot. My favorite...

    Brant. It's like the Germanic way of saying the "th" sound.

    Morgan. Morgan Le Fay...yeah, I know she's a what?

    Oberon. He's king of the fairies, don'tcha know...:p
  18. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    A little?:confused:

    It's full on LARPing, no doubt, no question.:)
  19. Galloway6

    Galloway6 Possum Lodge Member Supporting Member

    how about Ragnar from the show Vikings.
    dude is pretty good with a sword and shield.
  20. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    Hmm not if they all foamed up? Sounds fun though a good way to beat people up with little risk of injury:) Get out all of that sexual frustration if Branth isn't getting any (LMAO!!!)

    When I used to play (years and years ago I was Moonslicer the Magnificent) although my brother and his friends called me Kender (Image of a Kender attached)! kender2.jpg I prefer this one though :) warrior-goddess.jpg