Dragon Naming Restrictions

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hey all! i've been wanting to voice this frustration for a long while now. 

why are certain dragon names restricted?

i understand banning curse words and slurs, but why ban human names? i wanted to name my new Sliquifier "Darwin" after the character from the cartoon The Amazing World of Gumball, but the game didn't let me. i was so excited to have a fishy dragon named after my favorite fishy character, only to get my hopes struck down by that infuriating "this name cannot be used" message.

my genuine question is, why on earth would humanoid names be banned? 

the only even remotely sound reason i can come up with is kids naming their dragons their own irl names and it being a safety hazard, but was that ever a legitimate issue? i've literally never heard of that being a problem.

i also had a blood-red Zippleback with oxygen blue spots i wanted to name "Vena and Cava" after a vein that connects to the heart(i'm an anatomy nerd, sue me) but was blocked from that as well.

please, staff, if you won't let me have my Darwin, at least tell me why this restriction exists so i can have closure!

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VIGNETTE

Shadow: Titan Monstrous Nightmare

Vintage: Adult Typhoomerang

 

BOULDERISH

Glacier: Titan Snow Wraith

Indigo: Adult Grapple Grounder

Wasp: Adult Sweet Death

Booger: Adult Gronckle

 

SPIKES GALORE

Chupacabra: Adult Whispering Death

Vulcan: Adult Prickleboggle

DrillTooth: Adult Whispering Death

Citrus: Adult Fireworm Queen

 

ELECTRIC PERMAFROST

Europa: Adult Shivertooth

Crow: Adult Screaming Death

Amethyst: Titan Skrill

Aqua: Titan Shockjaw

 

THE UNDERBITE CLUB

Iceberg: Adult Groncicle

Granite: Adult Hotburple

Boombox: Adult Thunderdrum

Dash: Adult Speed Stinger

 

SAY CHEESE

Dreamchaser: Adult Flightmare

Jasper: Adult Razorwhip

Saphira: Adult Singetail

Obsidian: Adult Eruptodon

 

GENERAL CHAOS

Biohazard: Adult Snaptrapper

Quartzbreaker: Adult Whispering Death

Io: Titan Death Song

Rusty: Titan Crimson Goregutter

 

A LITTLE CROWDED

Omen: Adult Silver Phantom

Diva: Titan Deathgripper

Cobalt: Adult Armorwing

Penny: Titan Razorwhip

Yoshi: Adult Flame Whipper

 

INDUSTRY STANDARD

Grape: Adult Gronckle

Rock n Roll: Titan Hideous Zippleback

Velvet: Adult Deadly Nadder

Rubie: Adult Deadly Nadder

Kintsugi: Adult Eruptodon

 

OOPS

Fjord: Adult Woolly Howl

Rosie: Titan Deadly Nadder

Bolt: Adult Speed Stinger

Tapeworm: Adult Whispering Death

Cottonball: Adult Gronckle

 

SPLISHY SPLASHY

Skipper: Titan Scauldron

Mocha and Latte: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Terracotta: Adult Mudraker

Cardinal: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

 

LOL WHAT

Jekyll and Hyde: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Subwoofer: Adult Thunderdrum

Rhythm and Blues: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Deuce: Adult Gronckle

 

LEGIT

Echo: Adult Thunderdrum

Mac n Cheese: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Snowflake: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

Icicle: Adult Groncicle

 

OKAAAAY

Peaches: Adult Singetail

Chairo: Adult Deadly Nadder

Tymothy: Adult Thunderdrum

Candelia: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

 

VIDs

Strix: Titan Stormcutter

Koji: Adult Moldruffle

Tiki: Titan Scuttleclaw

Junebug: Adult Rumblehorn

 

POISON PARLOR

Aorta and Vein: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Kudzu: Adult Slitherwing

Lullaby: Titan Death Song

Honeydew: Adult Smitten Hobgobbler

 

RETAIL THERAPY

Abaddon: Adult Devilish Dervish

Lockheed: Adult Triple Stryke

Sunshower: Adult Raincutter

Cynder: Adult Grim Gnasher

 

FUN AND GAMES

Tourmaline: Adult Shovelhelm

Cloak: Adult Typhoomerang

Dar: Adult Deadly Nadder

Bee: Adult Hotburple

 

FRIENDS OF FRIENDS

Peachy: Adult Thunderdrum

Beedle: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

Passion: Adult Whispering Death

River: Adult Scauldron

 

DIRE CONSEQUENCES

Indica: Adult Smothering Smokebreath

Ember: Adult Smothering Smokebreath

Kilowatt: Adult Skrill

Gravedigger: Adult Boneknapper

 

COLOR WHEEL

Phantom: Adult Slithersong

Dory: Adult Sliquifier

Steelheart: Adult Rumblehorn

Twizzler: Adult Snaptrapper

 

OTHERWORLDLY

Rigel: Adult Fire Terror

Woodwick: Adult Smothering Smokebreath

Phobos and Deimos: Titan Zipplewraith

Ganymede: Adult Snafflefang

 

POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS

Flotsam and Jetsam: Adult Seastormer

Sunny: Adult Sand Wraith

Mahogany: Adult Timberjack

Lichengard: Adult Sentinel

 

ART POP

Van Gogh: Adult Hobblegrunt

Lollipop: Adult Sweet Death

Indiana: Teen Catastrophic Quaken

Grubsniffer: Teen Thunderpede

 

SPACED OUT

Oort: Teen Night Terror

Vesta: Teen Silver Phantom

 

 

Future Dragon Names?

Fuji and Gala- Zapplejack

Gumball- Hobgobbler

Coral- Tide Glider

Fulgur- Skrillknapper

Fracture- Bonestormer

Amalgam- Chimeragon

Cirrus- Galeslash

Shifty- Changewing

Septic- Cavern Crasher

Scruffy- Terrible Terror

Frootloop- Grapple Grounder

Hawthorn- Prickleboggle

Cressida- Windwalker

Rumble- Buffalord

Whisperfang- Hushboggle

Hammerhymn- Humbanger

 

 

 

Dragon Name Trivia(WIP)

 

Shadow: named after my first OC

Vintage: originally named Monochrome, changed name because I hated it lol

 

Glacier: thematic name

Indigo: thematic name

Wasp: he has wasp stripes

Booger: he looks like a booger

 

Chupacabra: named after a cryptid

Vulcan: named after the Roman god of blacksmithing

DrillTooth: thematic name

Citrus: named for her colors

 

Europa: named after an icy moon

Crow: named for black scales

Amethyst: named for purple scales

Aqua: thematic name

 

Iceberg: thematic name

Granite: Adult Hotburple

Boombox: Adult Thunderdrum

Dash: thematic name

 

Dreamchaser: original name

Jasper: named for orange scales

Saphira: named after Saphira from Inheritance

Obsidian: thematic name

 

Biohazard: named for radioactive-green scales

Quartzbreaker: thematic name

Io: named after a moth

Rusty: named for reddish scales

 

Omen: thematically named after species and moon-like color

Diva: named after my sister lol

Cobalt: named for blue scales

Penny: named for copper color

Yoshi: named after the Nintendo character

 

Grape: Adult Gronckle

Rock n Roll: Titan Hideous Zippleback

Velvet: Adult Deadly Nadder

Rubie: Adult Deadly Nadder

Kintsugi: Adult Eruptodon

 

Fjord: Adult Woolly Howl

Rosie: Titan Deadly Nadder

Bolt: Adult Speed Stinger

Tapeworm: Adult Whispering Death

Cottonball: Adult Gronckle

 

Skipper: Titan Scauldron

Mocha and Latte: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Terracotta: Adult Mudraker

Cardinal: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

 

Jekyll and Hyde: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Subwoofer: Teen Thunderdrum

Rhythm and Blues: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Deuce: Adult Gronckle

 

Echo: Teen Thunderdrum

Mac n Cheese: Adult Hideous Zippleback

Snowflake: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

Icicle: Adult Groncicle

 

Peaches: Adult Singetail

Chairo: named after an OC

Tymothy: named after a friend's OC

Candelia: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

 

Strix: named after a genus of owls

Koji: named after a kind of mold

Tiki: named after Tiki the quaker parrot(look up flockparty on insta)

Junebug: named after a beetle

 

Aorta and Vein: wanted to go for Vena and Cava but game said no :/

Kudzu: named after a vine

Lullaby: thematic name

Honeydew: named after a similarly rotund fruit

 

Abaddon: named after the demon of abyss

Lockheed: named after a fighter jet

Sunshower: named after a weather phenomenon

Cynder: named after the Spyro character

 

Tourmaline: named after a mineral

Cloak: named after the clothing brand and for her black scales

Dar: named after a friend's OC

Bee: named after a friend

 

Peachy: named after a friend

Beedle: named after a friend

Passion: named after a friend

River: named after a friend

 

Indica: named after a certan funky plant

Ember: thematic name

Kilowatt: thematic name

Gravedigger: thematic name and one of my favorite names so far

 

Phantom: named after the Phantom of the Opera

Dory: Teen Sliquifier

Steelheart: Adult Rumblehorn

Twizzler: named after the candy

 

Rigel: named after a star

Woodwick: named after a candle lol

Phobos and Deimos: named after Mars' moons

Ganymede: named after a rocky moon

 

Flotsam and Jetsam: named after the eels from The Little Mermaid

Sunny: named after Sunny from Wings of Fire

Mahogany: named after a tree and colors inspired by one of my favorite OCs

 

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The naming filter is a lot like the chat filter. Things are blocked for seemingly no reason. There's also the fact that what works for some people won't work for others. For example, I've seen people state that they haven't been able to name their dragon a certain name and I have a dragon with that name. It's really weird how it works. Here's my suggestion if you want to use a name that the game blocks, put a couple x's before and after the name like this: xxDarwinxx. I've done this several times and it's never failed me. If you really want your Sliquifier to be named Darwin I suggest using gems to change his name and use the x method.

 

Edit: You can also misspell names to get the name you want to be allowed but I prefer the x method so I can have the spelling I want.

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lusy...

unfortunately both the chat and naming filters in sod are notoriously very broken. i've been muted multiple times for trying to say "i love your deadly nadder" either because it has the word "love" or "dead" in it, because kids game, right? it's nuts.

with the naming too, i have a dragon i really wanted to name Lucy after one of my pet birds that passed away but of course that wasn't allowed so I had to settle on Lusy. I hate it! I think what you said about the mods not wanting young kids to share their personal information is why most common names are banned but like, seriously? How could that even happen??

 

I think the best you could do is email support just to make your issue known. 90% sure they won't do anything but they could give you a clearer answer as to why the names you wanted weren't allowed.

Young people's online safety should ALWAYS come first but I feel like the devs need to do a better job of distinguishing between things that could actually put young people in harms way and being OVERLY cautious and paranoid.

 

Love the idea though! Darwin for an orange sliquifier... I know it's just keysmash, not sure if the filters would accept it either, but maybe you could name him "JXPFRD" as a reference to when young gumball was naming darwin with his alphabet soup? :}

 

 

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Hi there!

Hi there!

 

The other posters are correct, the filter we use to filter chat and the one used to filter dragon names are one and the same. Why "Darwin" specifically is blocked is beyond me (one of my favorite cartoons too!), but hopefully once we migrate to the new chat filter you should see less aggressive filtering like that. There's no official date for when the chat servers will be updated, but the recent chat server outages have lit a fire under us to get it done and it's currently in the testing phase. Sorry for the trouble!

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woo!

thank you for the response! didn't expect a dev to weigh in but i'm delighted you have! i'm also delighted to see a fellow TAWOG fan, hopefully i can name another Sliquifier Darwin once the chat filters are updated. Dory is cute and all, but she needs a fishy sibling XD i found her egg in a Thawfest chest so fingers crossed i'll get another one!

i'm curious about how the filters work now, i'm dipping my toes into the coding world and i have yet to figure out how anything works beyond embedding tooltips LOL

ofc i understand if that's not information meant to be shared, but my curiosity would definitely be sated! like, how does Headmaster know when you're trying to type banned words in the chat? is it like Professor Oak scolding you telepathically when you try to ride your bike indoors in Pokemon? ah, the mysteries of SoD XD

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according to the sod message

according to the sod message sensor the word Thawfest is banned. was going to wish my clan a happy thawfest but i guess not :(

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