How to Name a Clan by Nightpaw

Nightpaw shares some tips and tricks to creating the perfect Clan name for a story.

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This is my first ever article! If you need help coming up with a Clan name, this article might be helpful! At the end, there will also be a list of many Clan names.

You could name your Clan after the terrain:
If the area your Clan lives in has mountains, you could name it MountainClan.
If there’s sand in your territory, SandClan or DesertClan might be good names.
ForestClan might work if your territory is a forest. Maybe TaigaClan or JungleClan, if your Clan knows what jungles and taigas are!
RavineClan or GorgeClan are some ideas if your Clan lives in one!
Some other ideas are WaterClan, CanyonClan, DuneClan, and CliffClan.

You could name your Clan after the founder, like in the books:
SwiftClan after Swiftstar
StreamClan after Streamstar
NightClan after Nightstar

You can name your Clan after prey they tend to catch:
RobinClan, if your Clan catches robins
BirdClan, for any kind of bird that might be caught on your territory.
SquirrelClan would be good if you catch squirrels! (Or if you love Squirrelflight)
MouseClan
HawkClan
ShrewClan
VoleClan
RabbitClan
HareClan

Maybe you could name your Clan after some enemies of the Clan:
Do foxes lurk around your territory? FoxClan is good name if they do!
Badgers around? BadgerClan (Or if you want to warn your enemies badgers love your territory a liiiiittle too much)
DogClan
SnakeClan
ViperClan
BearClan

Weather is also another thing you could name your Clan after:
If the sun often shines, SunClan or LightClan may be good, maybe even ShineClan!
If storms are around frequently, you could consider StormClan.
If it rains a lot, RainClan.
If snow is on your territory every Leaf-Bare(Or all the time), SnowClan might a good way to go!
If light rarely reaches your territory, DarkClan, BlackClan, or ShadeClan may be good!

Objects in your camp and/or territory!:
LeafClan
TreeClan
OakClan
StoneClan
RockClan
BoulderClan
TwigClan
StickClan
BushClan

Skills of your Clan:
SwiftClan for a Clan that’s fast.(I mentioned this name earlier, but it’s a good example for two things)
FishClan, if your Clan is good at catching fish.
FlashClan, another good name if your Clan is fast.
StrikeClan, if your Clan is good at fighting.
PreyClan(Bad example, I know), if your Clan is exceptionally good at catching prey.

Hazards!:
GorseClan
ThornClan
PoisonClan
DeathClan(After Deathberries)
FallenClan(After falls. This is one I’ve used before, too)
BerryClan(After any evil/poisonous berry)

Now, for the list of Clan Names I promised!:
HeatherClan
GreenClan
BlueClan
FrostClan
MoonClan
JuniperClan
GrassClan
WhisperClan
EchoClan
SaplingClan
RedClan
DappleClan
LeafClan
LegendClan
CypressClan(Yay BlogClanner names! From here they will be named after BlogClanners)
WaveClan
JayClan
BrightClan
OwlClan
FlowerClan
FlameClan
LilyClan
LupineClan
AspenClan
WillowClan
WolfClan

Aaaaaand that’s that! I hope this helps out, or at least gives you ideas!

  30 Replies to “How to Name a Clan by Nightpaw”

  1. Night-tail
    March 2, 2020 at 8:24 am

    a fan fiction of mine has new clans:
    Nightclan
    Roosterclan
    Snowclan
    Grayclan
    Cloudclan

    No stealing!!!


    Night-tail

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