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Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 10:32 a.m. PST

A fellow TMPer asked about a random name generator for the Old West ( TMP link ), and that reminded me that I was almost 90% finished with a dice-driven name generator for Gutshot before I got sidetracked and never finished it.

This is a series of charts that uses dice to select randomly from 36 options (a 6x6 grid). It doesn't need to be comprehensive, just useful and fun.

Now's a good time to get back to it, but I could use some help thinking up cool nicknames and last names. Any suggestions?

Here's a sample of what I've got so far:
The Kid
Cotton Mouth
King _____ (fill in the blank with an animal: "Snake," "Colt," "Rooster")
Whiskey ______ (first name after this, like "Pete" or "Larry")
Alamo ______ (first name after this, like "Jack" or "Mike")
Fat _____ or Skinny _____ (like "Bill" or "Tom")

Any other ideas?

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 10:39 a.m. PST

Cactus Pete
Deadeye Jake
Pale Face Bill
Arkansas Jack
Texas Bob

kreoseus2 Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 10:47 a.m. PST

Mad pierre

Space Monkey Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 10:55 a.m. PST

Names of local characters I've heard:

Pappy Rottencrotch (a ghost who haunts the outhouse, true story)
Potato Johnson
Ambassador Moneybags (town drunk)
Crabclaw (guy had a malformed hand)
Shooter (a barber who won a gunfight, kinda)

Phil1965 Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 10:58 a.m. PST

Cold Chuck Johnny is one of my favourites, he was with Wyatt Earp during the bloodless Dodge City War.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 11:35 a.m. PST

Okay, how about names you WOULDN'T want to be known as in the Old West?

"Weepy" (especially paired with a name, e.g. "Weepy Dick". Yeah, I know.)

You get the idea….

Then again, you also don't want to be remembered by another nick-name, as my Great-Grandfather was after he was shot dead by Henry Starr--"The Late."


richarDISNEY Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

The same name as any State of the Union.

But granted, "New Hampshire" really is not a good nickname.

jpattern2 Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 11:46 a.m. PST


Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 12:26 p.m. PST

I've always thought "Calamity" is a pretty good nickname.

Oddball15 Jun 2012 1:16 p.m. PST

"Whiskey Pete" is a good nick-name. What! That's my nick-name!

To go with state names, some cities would also work, ie: Witchta Humfrey. Well, maybe not Humfrey, but you get the idea.

Medical problems also work: blind, lame, gimp, stump.

We're not being PC, we're talk'n Old West.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

Mexican Jack

Texas Hank


The Baron

English Bob

Chin the Chinaman

Greasy Pedro

Lucky Louie

Dead Fred

Insane Wayne

Jake the Snake

Wrongway Peachfuzz

mashrewba Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 1:28 p.m. PST

Bitch Cassidy
The Ten Gallon Twat
Wild Bill Cock Up
Big Jessie James.

Phil1965 Inactive Member16 Jun 2012 4:04 a.m. PST

Terrement, great stuff, thanks for the link.

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop Inactive Member16 Jun 2012 5:39 a.m. PST

How would you get the nick name 'Alamo'?

bracken Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2012 11:53 a.m. PST

Dirty Dick
Double Barrel Brenda
Two fingers Steve
Fanny Annie
Pistol whipping Pete
Big Dick
Poke in the eye Pete
One eyed Percy
Big Gun Dennis

mashrewba Inactive Member17 Jun 2012 11:27 a.m. PST

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and so on…

ChicChocMtdRifles Inactive Member18 Jun 2012 8:45 a.m. PST

Boothill Bevins-Known as an agriculturalist because he was always planting at Boothill.
Sixgun Sam-NY dude who wanted to be known as a gunfighter.
Skunk Jones-Most aromatic man in the west.
Sloughfoot Sue-A treasure she is(use your imagination)
Broomtail Annie-Sweet rancher's daughter
Beeline Billy-Makes a beeline for a rest when working away from camp

Attila the Pun Inactive Member28 Jun 2012 5:55 p.m. PST

Don't forget the historical "Big Nose Kate," Doc Holliday's actual sometime paramour, "Soapy" Smith (con man & all-around thug of the Alaska gold rush), and "Liver-eatin'" Johnson, the historical inspiration for Robert Redford's movie "Jeremiah Johnson" (they weren't talking about deer liver, either!).

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