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Has nobody, nobody, thought of Lugft Huron? What an ugly, horrible name. No wonder he just goes by Huron.
Interestingly (or at least I find it to be), whenever I try to say the guys name I just end up sneezing. When I think about it, that probably sounds pretty damn close anyway. (Though I always thought it was spelled Lufgt mind you.)

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In the Last Chancers series, in the third book, there was an Adept character with the unfortunate name of Erasmus Spooge. No, I'm not making this up. From what Thorpe mentions in the afterword, he used the name to win a bet.

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Yeah, they were lazy with the Primarch names. They based Sanguinius on the latin word for blood (sanguinem I think).
On a side note, I know they are not a character but whenever I see/think of nobs or meganobs I get the giggles.


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Playing FoK today and Jennifer asked who the character was on screen; so i told her it was a Khorne Lord.
All i got was a raised eyebrow and as she walked out of the door, she said 'Doesn' t look much like a Farmer to me'

Khorne was probably a bad idea. Regardless of spelling.

Khorne Lord or Chaos Lord of Khorne just does not sound scary or violent in the least.

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...This thread has made me realise quite a lot, for instance

>I thought it was Sanguinus, not Sanguinius
>I thought it was Astrates, not Astartes
>I thought it was Khrone, not khorne

i think my versions of their names are better

oh and Angorn not Angron

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...This thread has made me realise quite a lot, for instance

>I thought it was Sanguinus, not Sanguinius
>I thought it was Astrates, not Astartes
>I thought it was Khrone, not khorne

i think my versions of their names are better

oh and Angorn not Angron
You should have started with the names you got correct, your list would have been much shorter that way. Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho, I'm so funny


Anyway, I'm actually going to praise GW and Black Library authors as most characters are really well named, and even if the name is below average it still fits the character as it is ingrained in the fluff that that is what they are called lol.

Anyway, some of the Thousand Sons in the novel Thousand Sons and the Dark Eldar in the book Path of the Renegade have poor names simply because I kind of always forgot who everyone was because they were hard to pronounce lol, and so I ended up just going:

"yeah, so that guy is talking with that other guy ... oh there is Ahriman, I remember him!!! Oh, but he is talking to that other guy now. Hey there is Magnus, aaaanndd now he is talking to another one of those weird names again. sigh."
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Just to throw this in a good chunk of the names are latin derivatives of course and some kinda spoil the plot. Perturabo is based on they latin word for disorder or CHAOS...hmmmm wonder which side hes going to end up on... I always assumed that this was due to their names being put into high gothic but could be wrong. The assassin temples are all (except for culuxes I think) almost letter for letter the same as latin words (vindicare for vengeance etc) It seems that even in fantasy/sci-fi the reach of Rome is long...
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Sandy Mitchel likes pun/reference names, which tends to lead to some groaners.

Like Cain's fencing instructor Masmune Debergerac...or their vox man Marquony

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Playing FoK today and Jennifer asked who the character was on screen; so i told her it was a Khorne Lord.
All i got was a raised eyebrow and as she walked out of the door, she said 'Doesn' t look much like a Farmer to me'

Khorne was probably a bad idea. Regardless of spelling.

Khorne Lord or Chaos Lord of Khorne just does not sound scary or violent in the least.

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Why doesn't the Imperium just make a comedy series about the Chaos gods? I'm sure if the Imperial Guard were shown that Khorne is actually a Kellogs poster-boy they might be a little braver when fighting his minions of the barn-shed.
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