To pull out of the proverbial Sarlacc Pit when your typing up a post and need a random name right then and there... But your mind is just drawing a blank?
Well, there is the old trusty and reliable "Name Mage" applet (@ http://www.mapmage.com/downloads.html ) if your a Windows user. Kinda limited but does allow for making your own custom fun and easy .nam rule files (they're just notepad text files with a .nam instead of .txt extension - right click and edit / open / always open with: notepad). Totally useless if your on an Apple/Mac or other non-windows platform. Other caveat is the utility can be slow to generate names if the selected rules file has more than 500 lines of letter combinations. On the plus side, it does work on Windows 95 through to Windows 7 64bit.
Seventh Sanctum Website ( @ http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php ) is another handy and useful resource. Totally web browser based, so as long as you can browse the net, this site can be useful.
Star Wars Name Generator ( @ http://www.dimfuture.net/starwars/random/generate.php ), made by the Holonet's own Dgswenson, many years ago what seems like a galaxy far far away. Used to be open to submissions, but thats long been closed. Still useful for generating a name combination albeit that well kinda runs dry after you've tapped it long enough and the same names start coming up over again. Also, only works if you do have a net connection at the time.
Now, what if your offline, be it temporary net service outage, or on a laptop thats out of wifi range and no cellphone modem accessory wire, and your still wisely using that downtime to type up a post in advance? If your a Windows user, hopefully you'd at least have Name mage installed. But if you're a Mac user, your probably screwed right?
This is a fun and handy little webpage name generator. You can choose min and max letters within a name, add any prefix or suffix, how many names to generate at once, and in how many rows across.
It can produce some gobleygook spews of random letters strung together, but amazingly for the most part, a good percentage of it is actually pronounceable. Running it in your browser is also fairly quick and efficient. And you can save the generator page to a usb flash drive. All the script is contained, no outside calls to a webserver, and its purely a name generation script (looked at the page's source code).
Thanks for those! I'd used the SW Name Generator before; the others are appreciated.