Naming Tips + Name Generator by Cloudypaw

Cloudypaw gives advice on naming Warrior Cat characters!

Art by Cloudypaw

Hi there! Looks like you stumbled upon my article! It’s Cloudy here, trying to find something useful to do 😉
So it was some time ago (oopsie, a month, and it’ll probably be more when the article will come out), but Kate suggested I will make an article about some name generator that I posted, so I decided to expand a little, and here we go!
So now, when I’m not lazy, here are a couple of things that I name a cat off!
Prefix:
-Appearance
-Can be simple, like Blue for a gray blue coloured cat
-Pattern, like Dapple or Mottle
-something that is similar to the cat, like Stream for a blue gray cat
-Fur style, like Ragged or Thistle (Thistleclaw was named after his spiky fur)
-some disability, like Crookedstar
-After someone
-Cinderheart’s kits, for example
-Bluestar’s kits; she named them after things in the river, so they’ll remind her off Oakheart
-general names that match the Clan (minor characters)
-Some names just sound like a WindClan prefix, right? So don’t waste all your time on unique names, giving minor characters names that sound like a WindClan (for example, can be any clan) saves a lot of time
Suffix:
-Appearance
-this is pretty simple, just something that goes with the prefix and appearance, like -stripe, -fur, and such
-some special marking, like Whitethroat who has a white throat, or Blackfoot after his black feet
-something that the cat did
-Perhaps if the cat won their warrior name by chasing away some creature, they can be named -chaser
-not too many examples, but hopefully you understand what I mean!
-personality
-like -flower or -petal for a gentle cat, -heart for a brave one, -claw or -slash for a fighter
-something to go with the first part of the name
-this is for minor characters, so there’s no need to spend all the time on unique names

But when I’m lazy, I have a name generator which works better than the ones that you just click on a button. It can also help you pick a more ‘character’ other than ‘name’. Let me explain how to use it!
Fill in the blanks:
Leader: ___
Deputy: ___
Medicine Cat: ___
Warrior: ___
Apprentice: ___
Kit: ___
Out of the Clan (kittypet, loner, guardian cats or rogue): ___

Now, let me explain. For the first times you can pick your favorites or least favorites, but after that I usually just use the first ones that I think off.
So let’s say I filled it in like that:
Leader: Skystar
Deputy: Sun Shadow
Medicine Cat: Pebble Heart
Warrior: Hollyleaf
Apprentice: Sweetpaw
Kit: Morning Whisker
Out of the Clan (kittypet, loner, guardian cats or rogue):Bumble

Now, how do you make these names into a cat? It’s pretty simple, actually. First, open Warriors Wiki. And now you just need to follow this pattern:
1 Take the fur colour of the leader that you’ve chosen (Skystar, in my example, so the fur colour will be pale gray) and search it in Warriors Wiki. Then take a look at the results. The first that appeared for me are Gray Wing, Gray Sky Before Dawn, and Splashfoot. I think that the prefix Splash is adorable so I decided to use it. So my kitty’s prefix is Splash! If the results are all names of cats outside the Clans, it might be better not to use them (Dieselfur, for example, sounds pretty awkward)

2 Take the fur colour of the deputy (Sun Shadow, so black) and do the same as before, but this time you’re picking a suffix. I decided on the suffix -fall, so our kitty is named Splashfall

3 Take the prefix of the medicine cat, or suffix if the prefix is too rare (our med kitty is Pebble Heart). Pick the fur colour of one of the results (make sure it goes with the name!). I got yellow-brown tabby.

4 Search the suffix of the warrior (It’s -leaf, because the cat is Hollyleaf) in Warriors wiki, as always. The first result that has something special (like ragged fur, torn ears and such) is set in place. Splashfall has a sleek, scarred pelt!

5 Take the apprentice’s fur colour (tortoiseshell and white, in my example) and search it as always. Take the first result that has a known eye colour, and give your character this eye colour (mine is amber)
6 Now, sometimes a name and description is enough. But if you want you can add Clan and personality, like that! If your kit is Clanborn (the kit that you’ve chosen) then use their Clan as the Clan of your OC. If they’re not, search their eye colour in warriors wiki and the first cat that appears that is Clanborn will be set in place.
7 take the non clan born cat’s fur colour, and the first result that is najor enough to have a personality will be used. Just use a similar personality.

You’re done!!!! I got, “Splashfall, a yellow brown tabby with a sleek, scarred pelt and amber eyes, from WindClan. They’re reckless, ambitious, but try to control their hunger for battle”
You can add gender if you’d like to; I usually give it based on the appearance. Splashfall sounds like a she to me, so this is what she’ll be.
I think I’m done, bye!

  14 Replies to “Naming Tips + Name Generator by Cloudypaw”

  1. Pineblossom loves the rain ☔️
    June 17, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Great article Cloudy! Very helpful for creating minor characters! (I also just realized you changed your warrior name to Cloudywillow)


    ~ fall breeze autumn leaves ~

  2. Pastelpaw🌸Pasty
    June 17, 2019 at 2:10 am

    I got Rainsplash a sliver tabby she cat with soft fur and yellow eyes! She is in ShadowClan! I love this article so much!


    And that’s the tea.

  3. Bluefire/Blu is a Divergent (Erudite, Amity, Candor) Gryffindor
    June 17, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I’m bored so name generator yay!
    Results: Duskheart is a sleek, lean, grey tabby she-cat with green eyes from ThunderClan.

  4. June 17, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I tried it out with my own OCs and I got this:
    Larkwing, a white long-legged tom with golden eyes from RiverClan
    Only problem: I already have an OC named Larkwing but with a different description. 😛


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  5. June 17, 2019 at 3:55 am

    I tried the last generator using my own OCs first and got:
    Larkclaw, a white long-legged tom with golden eyes from RiverClan


    ♡ 🐱 ♡

  6. Mapledrift
    June 17, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Let me try the generator !
    Leader: Onestar
    Deputy: Whitestorm
    Medicine Cat: Cinderpelt
    Warrior: Welll too many but at the moment Rosepetal
    Apprentice: Ravenpaw
    Kit: Wrenkit
    Cat outside the clan : Tuna

    Whiskersqueak – A small, sleek tortoiseshell and white she cat with amber eyes. She is a part of SkyClan and is a bit of a loner and does have an independent streak, but is protective over her home and open to new possibilities

  7. June 17, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I got Mintfire, a slender, long-furred white tom with golden eyes. He lives in SkyClan. This article makes the generator make a lot more sense now, to me at least 😛


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  8. June 17, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Thank you so much, everyone! And yes Pine, I did change my name. 😉


    Beautiful just the way you are

  9. Astie the Meowing Aster (Asterstorm/ Meowing Aster)
    June 17, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Nice article 😺!

  10. June 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I love this!

    Leader: Bluestar
    Deputy: Oakheart
    Medicine Cat: Mothwing
    Warrior: Hollyleaf
    Apprentice: Ravenpaw
    Kit: Snowkit
    Cat outside the Clans: Fallen Leaves

    Grayshadow of ThunderClan, a dappled gray she-cat with nicked ear-tips, a short tail squared at the end, knotted fur, and amber eyes. She is noble, merciful, and courageous.


    Viperfrost for Senior Warrior!

  11. Spottedpaw/stream
    June 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    This is a really good article! 😀
    I got Bluetalon, a gray tabby she-cat with a twisted hind leg and amber eyes, from ThunderClan. She is kind, but a bit lazy.

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  12. Pastelpaw🌸Pasty
    June 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Leader: Bluestar
    Deputy: Whitestorn
    Medicine Cat: Jayfeather
    Warrior: Ivypool
    Apprentice: Rootpaw
    Kit: Badgerkit
    Out of the Clan (kittypet, loner, guardian cats or rogue): Sleekwhisker


    And that’s the tea.

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