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Traditionally hero names in fiction should be short (ideally single syllable), sharp and if it has a double meaning to phonetically suggest something cool then even better. Surnames like Knight (from Night Rider), Hawke (Airwolf pilot), Max Payne (from the video game of the same name), John Wick etc come to mind.

Martin hit all of those marks and more when he named Jon Snow. The best name in the series by far.

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Beric Dondarrion. The Stormlands have the coolest sounding names, in my opinion. 

 

 

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All the standard badass names I think are cool but some underrated ones I like:

Symon Stripeback

Skahaz the Shavepate

Alliser Thorne

The Widower

Whoresbane Umber

Lysono Maar

Dagmer Cleftjaw

Rolland Storm

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Otho "Brute of Bracken"

Gregor "The Mountain That Rides" Clegane

Harmond "The Drunken Giant" Umber

Mors "Crowfood" Umber

Hother "Whoresbane" Umber

 

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Names

Stannis
Oberyn
Euron

Nicknames 

Sam the Slayer
Neveryield
Aemon the Dragonknight
Lyonel The laughing Storm
Daenerys Stormborn

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Agree with so many of these.

I may have just missed earlier mentions, but also want to give a shout out to:

Olenna Redwyne

Barbrey Dustin

Mirri Maz Duur

And I like the odd nicknames that say something about the person:

Aegon "Bloodborn" Frey

Petyr Pimple

Lommy Greenhands

Strongboar

The Sword of the Morning

Stonesnake

On 5/11/2019 at 1:14 AM, Free Northman Reborn said:

Traditionally hero names in fiction should be short (ideally single syllable), sharp and if it has a double meaning to phonetically suggest something cool then even better.

I think we see some of this in characters like Bronn, Shae, Griff and Grenn, Pyp, Toad. Although they are not necessarily heroes, they tend to represent aspects of our heroes.

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Several of the Great Bastards (nicknames), and for sure as @Seams mentioned, Barbrey Dustin and Sword of the Morning.

Meraxes is bumpin' for a dragon name.

 

 

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You didn't mention one name which is badass - Gerold the Golden.

Others I like,

Harry Strickland. I always see it like 'stripped of land'.

Maelys Blackfyre

Jacaerys Velaryon

Lucerys Velaryon

Corlys Velaryon

Larys Strong

Aurane Waters

Lucifer Justman but generally Lucifer

Rennifer Longwaters

Lyn Corbray

Harrag Hoare

Aerion Brightflame

Jaehaerys

Gargon 'the Guest' Qoherys

 

 

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I just love the Dornish place names. Almost all of them sound so epic:

Ghost Hill

Godsgrace

Hellholt

Starfall

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I have a few that pop out to me...

-Rhaegar Targaryen always stood out. The mystery behind his character and the almost legendary status add to the allure. And also... I grew up playing the old NES Dragon Warrior games, and the character Ragnar from DW4 was badass... I know they're not the same name, but the similarity hits.

-Barristan "The Bold" is just cool. It has a great feel when you say it.

-Ser Arthur Dayne, The Sword of the Morning has such a legendary sound to it, and the nod toward the Arthurian legend is a nice touch.

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I really love the name Ygritte...

 

... and I laughed so much at Uther Shett!

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