Well, OK. I try to explain what I want to achieve. Sorry for my English by the way
Because I want to create something, what may be useable for some Stonehearth fans.
2.How it will work?
For the moment, current name generator gives us 198 male and 216 female names (all firstname+lastname combinations included). If you have luck, you may have 2 villagers with the same name already in this starting group. When ways to add another villagers will be aded to the game, some players may end for example with tons of villagers called “Brom Burlyhands”.
One of the ways to expand the list is adding more names into the list. The most brute-forcing way though, which in latter parts may expand namefile drastically.
Other idea (that one I want to achieve) will modify this a little -> just changing actual system
may both expand the available list of names and give us the more interesting one.
You want examples? OK - There are some names, which may be get by splitting (almost all) default Ascendancy male names into 2 parts and randomly getting each part: “Bromtor Beressa”, “Garwyn Keer”, “Irtor Northwell”, “Camplad Jonloch”, “Nolving Wintoose”, “Illoff Carrider” … Sometimes we may get some funny/punny names by the way
3. Actual problems
- My lack of LUA scripting ability. I am normally working in PHP and sometimes in Delphi.
- Problem to check idea in action (after applying the modification, villagers are not spawning…)
4. Where it may be useable?
4.1. Nihonjin mod
Source no. 1: Japanese name - Wikipedia
According to Wiki, there are over 200’000 surnames in Japan. If you want to add them in actual system… prepare for large files.
Also, this type of generator may be useable in any fantasy-like mod