What’s In A Name?

When I created my bounty hunter, Wackocryhavoc it was an experiment to see how I liked having a name like that. Spending time on the fleet can be an interesting experience watching all the amusing names pass by. I didn’t want something silly like Barbie Doll, Kitty Mania, or Iwonthealyou, but I definitely wanted something along those lines. It was a fun exercise and I’ve enjoyed the various responses to my name. However, it has made it difficult to immerse myself into the character with a name like that floating over my head. I keep thinking who would name their child, Wackocryhavoc? What kind of cruel parents were they?

Which is why I’ve decided to buy a character rename token to change my name. At first I thought maybe I should roll another bounty hunter with a real name, except I don’t really want to do that because I’ve invested a lot of time and money into this character and would rather not abandon her as my main. Since Wackocryhavoc will no longer exist, I’ll also be changing my moniker on this blog and on twitter accordingly. My BH’s new name is going to be Chash Larol.

In case anyone’s wondering, no that is not my real name. It is; however, my Star Wars name. George Lucas came up with this neat idea on how to come up with names while he was writing the movie scripts.

  • You take the first three letters of your first name
  • The first two letters of your last name
  • The first two letters of your mother’s maiden name
  • And the first three letters of the city you were born in

Putting all that together spells out my Star Wars name as Chash Larol. It’s a name that my BH can live with as long as SWTOR exists and quite frankly it’s a better name to be known as my online persona over WackoCryHavoc.

It does pose a problem about the name of this blog though. When I first created this blog I used the first name that popped in my head because I wasn’t even entirely sure that it would last long enough to get any readers. Creating a blog about gaming was also an experiment of sorts and I had no idea if I would like it. Having an outlet to talk about one of my favorite subjects turned out to be a lot more fun than I anticipated and I want to keep going as long as I can. But someday down the road someone is going to scratch their head and wonder why Cry Havoc’s Ramblings? Never realizing that at one point I had a character with a similar name unless they dig up my older posts.

Over the past couple of days I’ve racked my brain for an alternative title and came up with The Bounty Monitor as a good name for a blog. I was all set to get to work changing the name and link when I realized what it would be like for my followers waking up in the morning, fixing themselves a cup of coffee, and then going through their blogroll; only to notice a new blog on the list that they don’t even remember following.

So, I’m asking you all for your opinion. Should I leave the blog as Cry Havoc’s Ramblings or change it to The Bounty Monitor? I can promise that I will never change my moniker or the blog name again. Comment below to let me know what you all think.

–Chash Larol

3 thoughts on “What’s In A Name?

  1. Changing names is definitely confusing for your readers, but I’ve seen enough content creators do it successfully that I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Plus your blog hasn’t been around that long yet, so better to do it now than wait IMO.

    My only caveat in regards to “The Bounty Monitor” would be to ask yourself whether you’re sure you want to be focused on bounty hunting in the long run (says the person with the “Going Commando” blog, I know). Just thinking that there’s a chance you might find yourself wanting to change focus later on… not saying you shouldn’t do it, just something to consider. 🙂

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