I'm sure that most of you have gotten a Star Wars name using this method:
1. take the first 3 letters of your last name
2. add the first 2 letters of your first name
3. take the first 3 letters of your mother's maiden name
4. add the first 3 letters of the town where you were born
This strategy has some problems. Firstly, all names will have exactly the same number of letters, and it just doesn't work that way in real life. Secondly, some people end up with names that have no vowels, which are somewhat hard to pronounce.
I've devised an extremely complicated method for finding your Star Wars name. If you don't want to go through all these steps, go to the bottom of the page, submit your information, and I will e-mail your name to you. If you choose to find your Star Wars name yourself, you will need paper.
1. Write your birthday in numbers. For example, if your birthday is August 13, 1977, you write 081377. Get rid of the zeroes, which gives you 81377.
2. Add the first and last number together. This gives our example 8 + 7 = 15. Then divide by two, unless the number is 4 or less. 15 happens to be more than 4, so we will divide by 2 and get 15/2 = 7.5.
3. If you get a decimal that is less than 5.5, here's what you do: If you were born before or in 1977 round up, if you were born after 1977 round down. But if you get a decimal that is 5.5 or more, this means you have a hyphen in your name. Think of the .5 as a hyphen. This number is the number of letters in your first name.
4. Draw dashes to indicate where letters will go. In the example, we got 7.5 as our final number, so there will be 7 letters and a hyphen. If you did not get a decimal, or got a decimal less than 5.5, you do not have to worry about hyphens. Skip to #5. Put your hyphen at the half way point, so you have the same number of letters on each side, like Obi-Wan or Qui-Gon. If your number is odd, this is what you do: If your earthly first name begins with A-L the last part of your hyphenated name has more letters, if your name begins with M-Z, the first part has more letters. Lets pretend our example's name is Sam. The first part of his name would have more letters and he would write: _ _ _ _-_ _ _.
5. Take the third letter of the name of the first road or street you lived on. Let's say Sam lives on a road called Hell's Peak Road. "L" would be the first letter in his first name. He would then write L_ _ _-_ _ _.
6. Now it gets complicated. To avoid getting all consanants we need to take the letters out of a word, starting with a vowel if the first letter you got was a consanant, or vice versa. What you do next is take 3 letters out of the name of the town you were born in, using this system. Let's say Sam was born in Springfield. We'll start with the "i" because it's the first vowel and take the next 3 letters. We get Ling-_ _ _. Let's pretend now that Sam's name begins with "A," which would then make his name Aspr, which doesn't really work in English. So he would take the first 3 letters that work, starting with a consanant. His name would be Apri. Now, what if Sam was born in Havre? His name would be Lavr, which doesn't really work either. If this happens take away the last consanant and put instead the next vowel. This would make the name Lave. This applies to every time you add letters. When you run out of spaces for letters skip to #10.
7. If you still have spaces left to fill, take the first 3 letters of your first earthly name, starting with a vowel in Sam's case because we ended with a consanant. But that only leaves 2 letters. If this happens, just use those 2. We get Ling-Am_.
8. Now take the last 3 letters in your last name, starting with a vowel in Sam's case. Let's say his name is Jones. So if he had to use 3 letters his name would be Ling-Amone, but since he only had one space left, it will be Ling-Amo.
9. You should have filled all your spaces, but if you didn't for some reason, add and "i" to the end.
10. You finished your first name, you can bail out now, or start on your last name.
11. Take the day you were born. Sam was born on August, 13, so his number is 13.
12. Add up the digits. 1 + 3 = 4. If you got a number that is two or less, you don't have a last name, like Yoda or Chewbacca. You are done!
13. The number you get, in Sam's case 4, is the number of letters in your last name. Write dashes: _ _ _ _.
14. Take the day of your birth, Sam's number is 13, and take the cooresponding letter when 1=a, 2=b, 3=c etc... If your number is over 26, start over. 27=a, 28=b, 29=c, 30=d, 31=e. This is the first letter of your last name. Sam got M_ _ _.
15. Take the first three letter of the town where you went to elementry school, starting with a vowel in Sam's case because his name begins with a consanant. (If you went to more than one elementry school, use the first one) Let's say Sam went to school in Arlington. His last name would be completed: Marl.
16. Let's say Sam wasn't fortunate enough to only have a 4-letter last name. What if he had the maximum of 11. We would be at Marl_ _ _ _ _ _ _. Next he would take the first three letters of his mothers maiden name starting with a vowel. So if his mother's maiden name was Smith, his name would be Marlith_ _ _ _.
17. Still has 4 letters. He would then take the first 3 letters in his grandmother's, on his mother's side, maiden name starting again with the first vowel. If his grandmother's maiden name was Williams, he would get Marlithill_.
18. The last space can be filled with the first vowel in his father's first name. If his father's name is Robert, his name would end up being Marlithillo. If he had ended with a vowel, he should take the first consanant in his father's first name, which would be "r."
19. If you have any spaces left, fill them with o's.
Sam's name is Ling-Amo Marl.
Of course, if you feel that your name is stupid, you can make slight changes to make it sound better.
e-mail your Star Wars name to me
or, give me your birthday, street name, town where you were born, first name, last name, town where you went to elementary school, mother's maiden name, maternal grandmother's maiden name, father's first name, and e-mail address, and I will figure out your Star Wars name for you. (if you don't like to give internet psychos personal information, make it up)
I will post all Star Wars names here