Name Dice - random names for writers
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Name Dice is a simple tool to create interesting fictional names. This app includes hundreds of first and last names, resulting in nearly endless name combinations.
Featured in MakeUseOf’s “4 iPhone/iPad Apps For Brainstorming Writing Ideas, Plots, & Characters”
Name Dice has received numerous 5-star reviews from writers of all ages and levels!
“I have NEVER been able to come up with names out of the blue when I'm in full writing mode! Sometimes I even put symbols in the text for names so I don't have to interrupt the flow of the story. With Name Dice, problem solved, quickly and easily. There's no complicated thing you need to do to open or close the app. Just a couple of taps and you have a random name for your character before you can say 'Holy Shakespeare!'” - E D Stewart
“This app is definitely one of my favorites. I've never really been that good with creating names for anything but the app more than makes up for my weak point. Most if not all names fit together perfectly and sound natural. There are no forced or absurd names each name is so strong that I feel as if the character practically comes to life as soon as I read it.” - Keystat
Stuck on a name? Tap the screen for a new suggestion. If you don’t like that one, tap it again! It’s that easy!
Draw Me: Roll a name, sketch a picture of that person.
Who Am I?: Roll a name, write down 5 likes and 5 dislikes.
Family Tree: Roll a name, then make a family tree. Who are the parents? Grandparents?
Friends: Roll 5 names and figure out how they all know each other. Chess club? School? Retirement home?
Archenemies: Roll 2 names. What’s their conflict?
Secret Crush: Roll a name. What makes this person your secret crush?
Summer Vacation: Roll a name. Write a paragraph about what this person did on their summer vacation.
Most Wanted: Roll a name. Make a “Most Wanted” poster with a mugshot, why they are wanted, and reward amount.
It’s a Girl/Boy!: Roll a name and make a baby announcement for them.
Nobel Prize Winner: Roll a name. Write a paragraph about them and why they won a Nobel Prize.
World Traveler: Roll a name. Write a short description of this adventurer and their adventures.
What's New in Version 1.5
Updated to support latest devices
I have played around w/ this app & already know it will be essential for me as I write my book which is non-fiction, but let's just say it's best that I change all names to avoid liability. While I may be creative, there is a tendency for us to "create" names that could be more similar to the originals....for me it would be an attempt to keep track of everyone. Whatever the reason any link equals TROUBLE. I will mention this program in the very beginning so all those who are money hungry can see these I used totally fictional names (in a story based on true events.)
Excellent - Best there is
I love this app because it is so easy to use. It does exactly what it says. I also enjoy the feel of really throwing a dice just as much as I type my novels on a typewriter. I have used this app countless times to name my characters in my stories. I even got my Pen Name using it. Awesome app, thank you!
Favorite writing tool
I use this app constantly to come up with new and interesting character names. I like the scroll back feature and will often mix and match from what the app gives me.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 16, 2015
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 25.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Thinkamingo Inc
- © 2014 Thinkamingo Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.