random village names

Here’s a random village-name generator. It’s tuned to generate English village-style names, with a touch of D&D. As with all generators, ignore or justify nonsensical results.

6 Responses to “random village names”

  1. skeeto says:

    I’m interested in seeing the source code for randomvillage.php if it’s available.

  2. Jason Hurst says:

    Very nice. Running through a few sets I see plenty that not only would I use, but even inspire ideas about the history or surroundings of the town/village.

  3. 1d30 says:

    Yeah this generator puts out only good village names – I’d use any of them.

  4. Rory Rory says:

    Pirate’s Pool sounds like a waterpark!

  5. paul says:

    Skeeto, here’s the code. It’s a little quirky…

    $fix=”ox
    forest
    green
    stable
    raven
    ever
    evan
    orange
    allen
    ash
    bree
    dun
    duns
    ale
    ax
    dove
    white
    barrow
    pike
    grain
    hill
    fair
    gods
    moss
    ship
    stan
    east
    charn
    west
    hom
    marble
    north
    south
    beech
    tarn
    nor
    in
    new
    inns
    dens
    fax
    wool
    shep
    em
    caer
    cal
    val
    cobble
    pine
    fall
    wyrm
    ban
    carl
    burr
    stock
    horn
    ban
    leo
    the
    shepherd’s
    pirate’s
    smuggler’s
    heroes’
    Blasted
    necro
    kings
    queens
    earls
    true
    knights
    slaad
    storm
    dawn
    dusk
    shadow
    oak
    maple
    fen
    far
    forth
    elven
    iron
    wolf
    stone
    glen
    fang
    drake
    hawks”;
    $fixes=explode(“\n”,$fix);
    shuffle($fixes);

    $suffix=”ford
    bridge
    mont
    ham
    wood
    worth
    mouth
    dale
    ing
    kirk
    dor
    head
    stead
    wold
    castle
    wick
    cove
    low
    fane
    let
    leigh
    mere
    haven
    beck
    nor
    pool
    shaw
    berry
    bourne
    norn
    reach
    Village
    vale
    moth
    borough
    by
    den
    lee
    chester
    cheap
    cot
    dale
    field
    firth
    mount
    brad
    crest
    ton
    croft
    hurst”;

    $suffixes=explode(“\n”,$suffix);
    shuffle($suffixes);

    for($n=0;$n<5;$n++) {
    $middle='';
    $fp=$fixes[$n];
    $lp=$suffixes[$n];
    $fpfirst=$fp[0];
    $fplast=strrev($fp);
    $fplast=$fplast[0];
    $lpfirst=$lp[0];
    $lplast=strrev($lp);
    $lplast=$lplast[0];

    if($fplast=="x"&&$lpfirst=="s") $middle="en";
    if($fplast=="t"&&$lpfirst=="d") $middle="en";
    if($fplast=="k"&&$lpfirst=="k") $middle="en";
    if($fplast=="w"&&$lplast=="w") {$lplast="|";}
    if($fplast=="n"&&$lpfirst=="n") {$lpfirst="|";}
    if($fplast=="f"&&$lpfirst=="f") {$lpfirst="|";}
    if($fplast=="f"&&$lpfirst=="v") {$lpfirst="|";}
    if($fplast=="h"&&$lpfirst=="h") $middle="ing";
    if($fplast=="s"&&$lpfirst=="s") {$lpfirst='|';}
    //2 words
    if($fplast==" ") $lpfirst=ucfirst($lpfirst);

    $fp[0]=$fpfirst;
    $lp[0]=$lpfirst;
    $fp[strlen($fp)-1]=$fplast;
    $lp[strlen($lp)-1]=$lplast;

    $name= ucfirst($fp).$middle.$lp."\n”;
    $name=str_replace(“|”,””,$name);

    echo $name;
    }

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