Epithet generator

This name generator will give you 10 random epithets, either negative or positive depending on your choice.

Epithets are nicknames, but specific to a certain characteristic, which can be physical, like a scar or a big nose, it can be profession related, like 'the butcher' or 'the servant' or it could be anything else which describes the person in a way, either negatively or positively.

Epithets can often add a lot to a character and it's not uncommon for a character to be known only by his nickname instead of his real name. Epithets can also overshadow the person behind it, which could make somebody seem better or worse than he or she really is, especially since epithets usually aren't something you choose for yourself.

While I did separate the epithets in positives and negatives, a fair amount of them can be found in both since many can be seen as both, depending on the context. 'The Master Thief' will be seen as something negative in an honest society, but it'll be seen as a positive among thieves of a guild.
Negative epithets can also be turned into a positive by making it your own, taking pride in that epithets so it can no longer be used to harm you and/or your name.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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