This entry is about World of Warcraft, but don’t run! It’s really more about names.

My main character River recently tamed a new wild animal to be her best friend and fight by her side. Sadly, I have been unable to come up with a name for him/her.

The bird is a “Lost Torranche,” one of the giant purple creatures living on a forgotten island floating off the edge of the world. He/she likes to preen, and squawks loudly when running into battle.

My character is a simple dwarf, and likes to name her pets simple things. Some of her other pets are: Sunspot (hyena), Midnight (black bear), Abyss (devilsaur), Smolder (plaguehound), and Monsoon (ghost hydra).

So…can you give River and [Featherface] a hand? If you don’t come up with something, I’m naming it “Mullet.”

20 thoughts on “Name That Bird!”

    1. There is something kind of awesome about the straightforwardness of “Punch” and “Kicker,” isn’t there? Not that I will discount Stripey, of course, but it does lack implied violence…

  1. First of all, Jenn, this is my favorite writer-blog post ever.

    Second, I vote for Punch.

    Third, I gave up trying to come up with cool names for my hunter toons' pets ages ago, and now I name them all Gary.

  2. Well, Punch is so simple, silly, and sly that I love it. But, my cat, The Gary Monster, is particularly pleased to know that so many creatures have been named after him. He would like to know if any of them are brown with dark brown points, have blue eyes, and like to watch "What Not To Wear" and "Mythbusters."

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