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Gothic Victorian Name Replacement Mod for The Sims 3

by Miss Discordia Posted 22nd Jul 2012 at 4:16 PM - Updated 19th Jan 2020 at 12:10 PM by Miss Discordia : Editing post to make it fully appropriate
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Hi everyone! It's my first upload here, made mostly because of my need to get the rid of weird Maxis name combinations and add a dark twist to my game.


That mod COMPLETELY REPLACES original names in the game, except names of already created sims. Any new generated sim will have name from this mod.
You can have only one name replacement!
Surely works with English game version, but one of my testers said it works fine with other game versions too.
Shouldn't conflict with any other mod.


It's a mod made with thinking about victorian England, but can also be used in any setting you like.


I have absolutely nothing against other cultures and people from other countries - it's just a random idea for a mod, probably other, more "ethnic" name mods will be available soon.

What my mod includes:

- Classic and everlasting names (mostly European)
- Darker names, taken mostly from literature
- Plenty of mythology names - mostly greek and roman
- Some common names from around the world
- Alternative variants for names (e.g. Alice/Alicia, Anne/Anna)
- Historical and actual last names, mostly english and english-sounding




Some other possible name combinations:
Female: Anne Nightingale, Morgana Blackwood, Athena Gale, Electra Raines, Tristana Hale, Cornelia Wycke, Mauve Conrad, Jacquelyne Bonnet, Storm Johnson, Rosalie Huntley, Alice Green, Henriette Cross, Daphne Harper, Angelica Lovelock, Myrtle Douglas, Martha Winsbury
Male: Jack Hunter, Remus Crowley, Reginald Fawkes, Derek Sherlock, Louis Middleton, Sterling Corte, Lysander Devoe, Forrest Cornwell, Gabriel Noctus, Seth Knight, Cedric Crawford, Carlisle Willis, Edgar Burton, Sabre Lioncourt, Ruben Hawke, Castor Willis

Notes:
Please admit that some names on the mod list are intentionally doubled to add more realism (It happens quite rarely in game, but is possible.)

Made with:
Stubble
STBLizer


Should work with every version of the game and with every expansion.
Tested.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.36
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Classy names.rar

Size: 66.3 KB · Downloads: 10,779 · 22nd Jul 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#2 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 6:06 PM
I haven't ever used a name replacement (and really haven't ever wanted to, honestly) but this has me intrigued. I might try all the different flavours(?) to see which one I like best.
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#3 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 6:32 PM
I've also never used a name replacement, but this one actually has me deciding I want to. I'm assuming it's going to affect the names of the townies in France,China and Egypt as well? Sorry if that's a stupid question!!
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#4 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 6:54 PM Last edited by Randee15 : 22nd Jul 2012 at 6:55 PM. Reason: forgot a word
How do we implement this with Awesomemod? Or, what do we put in the MaleNameGeneratorKey, FemaleNameGeneratorKey, and LastNameGeneratorKey fields in Awesome's config?
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#5 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 7:18 PM
Thank you so much for this! I hate the names that EA always gives in the name generator thing in CAS, so this is definitely a breath of fresh air.
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#6 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 7:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Randee15
How do we implement this with Awesomemod? Or, what do we put in the MaleNameGeneratorKey, FemaleNameGeneratorKey, and LastNameGeneratorKey fields in Awesome's config?


There's no need to put it in AwesomeMod's config file, just put the .package to your Mods/Packages folder


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Originally Posted by Eliza Blaine
I've also never used a name replacement, but this one actually has me deciding I want to. I'm assuming it's going to affect the names of the townies in France,China and Egypt as well? Sorry if that's a stupid question!!


It shouldn't change them.
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22nd Jul 2012 at 7:31 PM
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#7 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 8:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Discordia
There's no need to put it in AwesomeMod's config file, just put the .package to your Mods/Packages folder




It shouldn't change them.


Okay, thanks!
Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 9:06 PM
Classy = non-ethnic sounding?

Am I missing something there?
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 9:35 PM
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Originally Posted by the_dissident
Classy = non-ethnic sounding?

Am I missing something there?


I was coming to comment the exact same thing. Apparently 'Yumi' is not a classy name, and neither is 'Sekemoto'. Who knew.
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#10 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 9:41 PM
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Originally Posted by emadee
I was coming to comment the exact same thing. Apparently 'Yumi' is not a classy name, and neither is 'Sekemoto'. Who knew.


Oh my, people, I didn't meant that ethnic names are non-classy... I confess, I made this mod thinking mostly about english-speaking players (though I'm not english nor really english-speaking myself, so you can't accuse me of anything).
If you read the description carefully, you'll see that some ethnic names are included here. I just wanted this mod to use classic names from - okay, you can burn me now - mostly Europe. And I chose the word "classy" because I thought it will make a nice word play...

And, if you don't like the idea of that maybe-a-bit-too-European mod, you can just not download it...
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#11 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 10:10 PM
I really hope that there are some Shakespearean names here. Miss Discordia, maybe you could rename this Literature Names or some variation of it? Classy does seem a bit closed off, I know of many languages with different variations of classy names.
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#12 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DigitalSympathies
I really hope that there are some Shakespearean names here. Miss Discordia, maybe you could rename this Literature Names or some variation of it? Classy does seem a bit closed off, I know of many languages with different variations of classy names.


Ok, I think I'll change it to just "classic" names
And yes, it includes plenty of Shakespearean names.
Eminence Grise
#13 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 10:30 PM
"Classic" won't get you out of the problem... there's more than one civilization that has a classical period and a classical literature There's Classical Chinese and Classical Arabic, for instance.

Let me make clear that I think this is a fine mod... great for people who want their Sims game to resemble certain genres of English literature.

But ALL names have meanings of various kinds... including social meanings... in that people make assumptions about the kinds of people who have those names. And one kind of social meaning has to do with ethnicity and/or ancestry. Which is why when you express attitudes about the names NOT on your list, it will be interpreted as attitudes about the people who have those kinds of names... which will certainly include some of the people looking at your mod at MTS, since the Sims community includes all KINDS of people. Some of your readers certainly have the very names you characterize as "questionable"

Not saying you need to change it, just that you shouldn't be surprised if you get some lively discussion, heh.
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#14 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 10:39 PM
Well, I guess I just need to edit some parts of the description.
I really have nothing against people with those names, or against the names themself

Still I don't know what name would be appropriate for a mod like this... Any ideas?
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#15 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 11:06 PM
I love the idea of this! I've never even thought about a name changing mod before but like you, EA's naming system bugs me. I guess it's the effect of being made in America where there's such a huge variety of first and last names from all sorts of cultures and they need to include everyone but I rarely bump into a sim that has a name I've ever known anybody in real life to have (more so surnames) Your list of names seems more familiar and realistic to me as a Brit.

Needless to say, I'm downloading!
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#16 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 11:26 PM
Thank you. This will make a nice change!
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#17 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 12:14 AM
Classic
Srikandi "Classic" won't get you out of the problem...

Get her out of which problem? Playing the Devil's advocate, this isn't Miss Discordia's problem. It seems to me it's the_dissident's problem, having been the one who complained about it. If I may offer a suggestion; those opposed might want to *not* download it and continue to name their Sims whatever they please. That might work.

And to Miss Discordia: I love the mod. I am currently using a mod that changes all surnames into Polish names (my late dad was Polish) so needless to say the mod was neat-o for me. Now your mod extends our choices by offering another alternative for those of us who like to swap mods in and out of game according to our own tastes. Thank you for sharing.
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#18 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 5:38 AM
Love it! I always hated the EA names, most of the time they are so retarded that I feel sad for the poor randomly generated townies.
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#19 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 6:41 AM
Thank you for your statement, Srikandi. Indeed reading the description of the mod is, what I would consider, quite off-putting. That is not to say that there is something inherently wrong with the mod. Frankly, however, my initial impression after reading the creator's description was that there was an underlying tone of xenophobia. I do hope that the description will change and that a better name can be found for the mod.

-Armana D.
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#20 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 8:23 AM
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Originally Posted by diem5
Thank you for your statement, Srikandi. Indeed reading the description of the mod is, what I would consider, quite off-putting. That is not to say that there is something inherently wrong with the mod. Frankly, however, my initial impression after reading the creator's description was that there was an underlying tone of xenophobia. I do hope that the description will change and that a better name can be found for the mod.

-Armana D.


Oh, really, no xenophobia intended, I'm actually really interested in foreign culture and foreigners - I just made this mod thinking mostly about english players, because I was sure that they're the biggest group here
Now I'm working on a mod that changes all names to japanese - because I see a big interest in Japan in The Sims community.

And, what a coincidence, as I remember your name (if Armana is your real name) is included in this mod too! :D
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#21 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 8:38 AM
I personally love this mod, and am for sure not xenophobic. It has classic European names and that's what I was looking for. If you don't like it, don't download it. Thank you Miss Discordia!
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#22 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 10:54 AM
I was looking into doing this myself. You saved me the trouble. So thanks!
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#23 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 11:58 AM
People are too touchy. I'm sure you didn't mean any harm with this mod, Miss Discordia! That being said, this mod is really interesting. I'm from Norway and my game is in Norwegian, wich means that every sim is created with awful names. I think I'll try this out. Thanks for making it!
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