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Random character name generation

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I'm thinking about ways to implement generating random names for characters in games or elsewhere. This post is just to ask for any suggestions or known algorithms for this task. I've already read and am familiar with the technique described in the GDnet article "Random Name Generation Using Grammars"; I'm looking for other ideas or articles. These can be as general or specific as you like. Thanks for the input.

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There is one on phonetically generated name at flipcode[http://www.flipcode.com/archives/Generating_Names_Phonetically.shtml].

hope that helps.

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Most of the algorithms I've stumbled across are based on Markov chains. If you Google around for Markov chains and Markov chain name generators you'll find plenty of links.

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Markov chains work great. Just feed in some decent examples to work with and the results look authentic.

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