How easy do you find it coming up with names for your D&D character on NPCs? Some people struggle and turn to trusty old favourites. There’s a chance, then, that your favourite character has one of the most cliche names in the game.
The team at D&D Beyond, the online store of characters, often share stats in their Twitch streams and the fantastic Sage Advice is there to capture the presentation and share it with the hobby. As a result, we can see what the most popular names of characters playing their way through Xanathar’s Guide to Everything are.
There’s a Game of Thrones vibe.
Most popular D&D character names
How does that look as a percentage? Let’s do the math. It turns out that out of the most popular names in the game, nearly 10% of people just called their character ‘Bob’. An even greater percentage simply use their class name (Bard, Cleric) instead of actual name.
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