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Old 09-16-2010, 04:47 PM
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The Project 1999 naming policy

Character names in EverQuest should be thematically consistent with the high-fantasy environment of EverQuest. These guidelines apply both forenames and surnames, and also to the combination produced by a forename and surname. (For example, the first name Clint and the last name Eastwood are both acceptable names separately, but Clint Eastwood is not.)

Services provided by the Project 1999 Customer Service team:
  • We will, in accordance with all described rules and our ultimate discretion, provide surnames with multiple capital letters and/or a single accent grave (`) character. (e.g. Kirn V`Lask, Harl McTarnigal, Leeza MacTeagan). Please submit a petition to request such a surname.
  • We will, in accordance with all described rules and our ultimate discretion, provide voluntary surname changes and or resets.

Services no longer provided by the Project 1999 Customer Service Team:
  • Forename changes initiated by the player. Please be judicious in choosing your character's names, and understand that it is a currency of reputation that cannot be discarded.

The following types of names are considered unacceptable:
  • Vile, profane, rude, or racist names including common swear words, anatomical references, racial slurs, and homonyms of these words.
  • Combinations of words that produce an offensive result (e.g. Hugeazz, Tug Mcgroin).
  • Names of religious, occult, or significant historic origin (e.g. Jesus, Allah, Satan, Stalin).
  • Copyrighted or trademarked names of products, characters, services, or concepts (e.g. Bigmac, Marlboro, Sony).
  • Names from popular media. These names can be either fictional (e.g. Rambo, Darthvader) or non-fictional (e.g. Garth Brooks, Pierce Brosnan, George Washington, Michael Jordan).
  • Common words and phrases that would not be found in the time, place and setting of EverQuest (e.g. Switchblade, Phaser, Toaster, Cannabis).
  • Proper names from EverQuest (e.g. Rathe, Karana). This also includes the first or last name of any significant EverQuest NPC (e.g. Dorn, Trumpy, Karn).
  • The names of senior Customer Support Representatives or developers of Project 1999 (e.g. Nilbog, Rogean, Uthgaard).
  • Names chosen with the intent or possessed with the effect of harming the reputation of a player or Customer Service Representative.
  • Forenames containing titles within them, such as, but not limited to: The, Lord, Lady, Master, King, Knight, Sir, Father (e.g. Sirtallon, Lordeagle, Mothermaggy, Darksister).
  • Names that contain sentences (Ikillorcs), phrases (Ontop), or two or more words that do not form descriptive compound words (Petcarbob, Diediedie and Tablechair).
    • Descriptive compound words are allowed in first names and are encouraged in surnames (e.g. Treehugger, Giantslayer).
    • Descriptive compound words (each separate part of the word and the entire word) must otherwise adhere to all other naming rules.
  • Fantasy-oriented names which are easily recognized from popular existing media (e.g. Merlin, Gandalf, Drizzt).
  • Names where the combination of the first and last name forms a phrase or violate a previous rule (e.g. Crymea River, Bran Muffin, Story Thyme).
  • For all of the above, misspellings and alternative spellings (such as spelling it backwards) of the word or words are also unacceptable.
  • For all of the above, any foreign variations are also unacceptable. If a player petitions a name he or she feels is offensive in a foreign language, all rules set forth shall be applied.
  • Above all else, you may not choose character or guild name which, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Project 1999 Customer Service Staff, is deemed to be offensive or improper.

Reservations:
  • This naming policy should be considered retroactive at the discretion of the Customer Service Representatives, and will be enforced as the project's limited support resources permits.
  • Repeating previously-denied naming requests to other Customer Service Staff could result in action against your account privileges.
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