Names within the 41st Millennium are as varied as the many thousands of worlds that make up the Imperium. As mankind is an inventive and contrary creature, there are no standard or universal conventions that govern the names people give themselves. In some places, a single simple name might indicate low birth and ignominy, whilst in others it might act as a mark of extreme power, fame and good breeding.
Types of Names
There are five types of names presented here:
High Gothic names are drawn from the ancient High Gothic tongue. They have an air of authority, seriousness and power to them.
Primitive names are short and brutal — often like the lives of their owners.
Low Gothic names trace their lineage to a High Gothic past, but have become much debased with centuries of use and abuse.
Archaic names herald from the distant past. They might be the names of mighty saints, heroes or other figures from Ministorum legends. Others are so incredibly old as to have lost all trace of their origins.
Informal names are just that — nicknames, terms and slang names that a person might earn through deeds (or misdeeds).
A similar name generator can also be found on the main GW site for Daemons.
—With thanks to Bryan Barnes of US GW for the programme.