Character Naming Guidelines

Character names in Star Wars Galaxies™: An Empire Divided™ should reflect the genre of the game. Original names with science fiction and fantasy themes are highly desired. The naming policy encompasses first and last names.

The following types of names are inappropriate:

  1. Vile, profane, rude, or racist names including common swear words, anatomical references, racial slurs, and homonyms of these words.

  2. Combinations of words that produce an offensive result (e.g. Hugeaz, Tug Mcgroin).

  3. Names of religious, occult, or significant historic origin (e.g. Jesus, Allah, Satan, Stalin, Angel, Devil, Demon).

  4. Trademarked names of products, services, or concepts (e.g. Marlboro, Sony, Band-Aid).

  5. Non-fantasy or non-science fiction oriented names from popular fiction or nonfiction media either fictional or nonfictional (e.g. Bill Clinton, Austin Powers, Britney Spears, Harry Potter.

  6. Common words and phrases that would not be found in the setting of the game (e.g. Television, Cellphone, Pickup Truck, Dude). This includes references to drug substances or drug related paraphernalia. (e.g. Ecstasy, Cannabis).

  7. Proper names from the Star Wars universe, including the first or last name of any significant NPC in Star Wars Galaxies or the Star Wars universe (e.g. Skywalker, Greedo, Vader, Exar Kun, Xizor, Fett, Tusken).

  8. Names chosen with the intent, or possessed of the effect of harming the reputation of, or used to impersonate a member or representative of SWG Legends Staff, or any of their partners or affiliates.

  9. Names containing titles within them, such as, but not limited to: The, Lord, Lady, Master, King, Knight, Sir, Father (e.g. Sirtallon, Lordeagle, Mothermaggy, Darksister).

  10. Fantasy-oriented names that are easily recognized from popular existing media (e.g. Gandalf, Pikechu, Drizzt, Godzilla, Aslan).

  11. Names where the combination of the first and last name violate a previous rule (e.g. Clint Eastwood, Harleeda Vidsonn).

For all of the above, misspellings and alternative spellings of the word or words are also unacceptable.

Also, for category 1 or 2 name violations, characters with this type of name can be changed immediately and without any notice. These changed characters will lose access to any structures (houses, PA Halls, or harvesters, as well as any items within these structures), venders, and any items on venders or in the bazaar. There will be no reimbursements made for any items, structures, credits, skills, or any other game related issue directly related to the character name being changed for category 1 or 2 names.