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Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 11:32 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
Saddlesore
Tramp
Itchy-Trigger
Cotton Mouth
Snake-eyes
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 Brigadier Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 11:39 a.m. PST

Cactus Pete
Deadeye Jake
Pale Face Bill
Arkansas Jack
Texas Bob

kreoseus215 Jun 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

Horseface….
Crazy…
Mad pierre

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 11:54 a.m. PST

From my spread sheet (free for the asking)

3 Fingers
Ace
Amarillo
Apache
Arapaho
Arkansas
Bearcat
Big
Big Foot
Big Time
Bitter Creek
Black
Black Rock
Blackie
Blackjack
Blameless
Bloody
Blue
Blueridge
Boston
Brawney
Bronco
Brushy
Buck
Buckskin
Buffalo
Bull
Bushwack
Cajun
Captain
Cheerful
Cherokee
Cheyenne
Colonel
Coonskin
Country
Curly
Dakota
Dead Eye
Deadwood
Digger
Dirty
Doc
Dude
Durango
Dusty
El Paso
England
Frontier
Gabby
Gentleman
Goliad
Gravedigger
Gunner
Hole Card
Hondo
Hoodoo
Hoss
Joker
Kid
King
Kiowa
Lawless
Lefty
Lightning
Little
Loco
Loco Weed
Lonesome
Lucky
Major
Mesa
Muddy
Mule train
Mustang
Natchez
Navajo
Nevada
Nightrider
One-Eyed
Pecos
Preacher
Rattlesnake
Rawhide
Red
Reno
Reverend
Riverboat
Rocky
Sagebrusy
Scalphunter
Seedy
Shawnee
Shorty
Shotgun
Sideways
Sidewinder
Six Gun
Skull
Slaughter
Slick
Slipery
Smiley
Smokey
Snake-bite
Snake-eyes
Snuffy
Steamboat
Stone River
Stumpy
Sundance
Sundown
Sunset
Sweetwater
Texas
the (name) kid
the Deuce
the Kid
the Reverend
Three Rivers
Tiny
Tombstone
Trapper
Tulsa
Turkey Creek
Two Gun
Ugly
Utah
Waco
Whip
Whiskey
Whitey
Wichitaw
Wild

It also generates male and female "Anglo" and Hispanic character names.

JJ

Space Monkey15 Jun 2012 11:55 a.m. PST

Names of local characters I've heard:

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

Phil1965 Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 11:58 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 12:35 p.m. PST

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

"Flinch"
"Cramps"
"Wince"
"Whiney"
"Weepy" (especially paired with a name, e.g. "Weepy Dick". Yeah, I know.)
"Sweaty"
"Sally"

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."

TVAG

richarDISNEY15 Jun 2012 12:44 p.m. PST

The same name as any State of the Union.
"Colorado"
"California"
"Texas"

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

jpattern215 Jun 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

One-Gun
Two-Gun
No-Gun

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 12:58 p.m. PST

@Phil1965

"Other members of the Peace Commission who chose not to be photographed include: Milsap (Johnny Millsap), Shotgun (John) Collins, Shoot-your-eye-out Jack (Jack Vermillion ), Crooked-mouth(Johnny) Green, Rowdy Joe Lowe, W. J. Mason and some say Doc Holliday. It has also been written that Petillion was not a member of the Peace Commission but just wanted to be photographed with this group of men.

The Dodge City Times reported that there was an influx of noted men in town including: Black Jack Bill, Cold Chuck Johnny, Dynamite Sam, Dark Alley Jim, Dirty Sock Jim, Six-Toed Pete and Three Finger Dave. Lawman Bill Tilghman also appears in one of the photos. Lastly, it should also be noted that Constable, Prairie Dog Dave ( Dave Morrow ), had sworn in all members of the Commission making it possible for them to carry guns.

An article from Wild West Magazine reported that four men were with Wyatt when he stepped off the train. They were:

Dan Tipton, Johnny Green, Texas Jack Vermillion and Johnny Millsap.

The Daily Kansas City Journal,May 13, 1883 reported the presents of :

Masterson, precedes by twenty-four hours a few other pleasant gentlemen who are on their way to the tea party at Dodge. One of them is Wyatt Earp, the famous marshal of Dodge, another is Joe Lowe, otherwise known as "Rowdy Joe;" and still another is "Shotgun" Collins; but worse than all is another ex-citizen and officer of Dodge, the famous Doc Halliday."

dodgecitypeacecommission.com

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 1:26 p.m. PST

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

Oddball15 Jun 2012 2:16 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 2:23 p.m. PST

Mexican Jack

Texas Hank

Frenchie

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 2:28 p.m. PST

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

Phil1965 Inactive Member16 Jun 2012 5:04 a.m. PST

Terrement, great stuff, thanks for the link.

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop16 Jun 2012 6:39 a.m. PST

How would you get the nick name 'Alamo'?

bracken Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2012 12:53 p.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 12:27 p.m. PST

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and so on…

ChicChocMtdRifles Inactive Member18 Jun 2012 9:45 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 6:55 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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