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Good Last Names

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I'm always having trouble coming up with good last names. Any suggestions? I'm hoping for a variety of cultures, not just all the same! Here is what I have so far:

Meznick
Kaminski
Evans
Sawyer
Holden
Mikos
Cohen(well...he disappeared without re-producing)
Gallagher
Keller
Graham

I'd love to hear suggestions!

Comments

  • AliceCullenAliceCullen Posts: 408 New Member
    edited June 2009
    A few of my favorites are

    -Lovelace
    -Adair
    -Lockhart
    -Holston
    -Rhodes
    -Lonson
    -Kai


    I probably use Lovelace the most. :)
  • DaniellebelleDaniellebelle Posts: 17
    edited June 2009
    Smith :mrgreen:
  • johnwaltermanjohnwalterman Posts: 624
    edited June 2009
    Davidson
    Smith
    Rivers

    Just some that I use. :mrgreen:
  • VeokVeok Posts: 71
    edited June 2009
    I came up with "Braunir" for my first family.
  • kusattakokoroxkusattakokorox Posts: 271 New Member
    edited June 2009
    Last names:

    http://surnames.behindthename.com/
    - decent :/

    http://genealogy.about.com/library/surnames/bl_meaning.htm
    - some of these are cool too, just click through the letters

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames
    - most common surnames in A LOT of different countries


    First names:

    http://www.behindthename.com/random/
    - awesome generator, but some are WEIRD

    http://www.20000-names.com/
    - LOVE THIS SITE!! ♥

    hope this help! :)
  • Vietgirl_xoxoVietgirl_xoxo Posts: 7,142 Member
    edited June 2009
    Hart
    Woodsen
    Daytona
    Matthews
    Tanner
    West
    Waldorf
    Jacobs
    Bahr

    I don't name random ones, I name the ones I used before and I think they are cute last names. XD
  • FatCatFatCat Posts: 1,741 Member
    edited June 2009
    Rivas
    Montana
    Montebello
    Riley
    McKenzie
    Cassidy
    Flores
    Bellamy
    Emerson
    Avery
    Chadwick
    Halifax
    Rochester
    Belvidere
    Finklestein
    Holmes
    Giamatti
    Santana
    Van Ness
    McNamara
    Wiltshire
    Kingston
    Appleby
    Bromley

    :mrgreen:
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  • MandeeLuvMandeeLuv Posts: 116 New Member
    edited June 2009
    The name i use the most for a last name is "LaStat"
  • HarleyQuinnHarleyQuinn Posts: 950 New Member
    edited June 2009
    This is awesome guys, thanks so much! (I like to use places as last names when I can't think of any, and names from tv families and stuff... LOL)
    London
    Woodstock
    Eastwick
    Lorne
    Cooper
    Summers
    Winters
    Tanner
    Taylor
    Beesley
    Schrute
    Lane
  • SimSevenSimSeven Posts: 738 New Member
    edited June 2009
    Hess

    this guy on storm stories his name was

    Andreas Hess
  • chesterfaintchesterfaint Posts: 2
    edited June 2009
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  • chesterfaintchesterfaint Posts: 2
    edited June 2009
    FatCat wrote:

    Bromley

    :mrgreen:

    I see my borough ;)

    Do you mostly use place names as inspiration.
  • KaylaaChristineKaylaaChristine Posts: 4
    edited June 2009
    EVANS!!!!!! <3
    Sorry. Total Alex Evans fan girl :)
    Mackenzie and Evans are my simmies so far :)
  • PseudoPseudo Posts: 22
    edited June 2009
    Great website I love to use: http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/index.php?n=us&gen=random&c=uk

    And some random last names I wrote down in anticipation of the game:

    Wootton
    Dunlap
    Seibel
    Crenshaw
    Farwell
    Stearns
    Byrne
    Clements
    Howarth
    Gibson
    North
    Pugh
    Turnbull
    Savage
    Beven
    Caradon
    Crick
  • SireniaSirenia Posts: 53 New Member
    edited June 2009
    I have used Miller, Halen, Baker, Cho, and Smith so far in Sims 3.
  • RawrKiddoRawrKiddo Posts: 2,555 New Member
    edited June 2009
    Reamon
    Salis
    Cruz
    Savage
    Moore
    Hallowel
    Parsley
    Peevenhouse
    Sorensen
    Kirsted
    Dobson
    Putin
    Carlovski

    Andd Such
  • KettuKettu Posts: 23
    edited June 2009
    I dont know what people think are "good" last names but I can give some random examples of finnish last names if any of them picks your interest:

    Mannermaa (continent-land)
    Tanner (ground)
    Lahti (bay)
    Koivisto (group of birches)
    Halonen (little log)
    Hautala (place of graves)
    Lapintie (lapland's road)
    Talvitie (winter-road)
    Leskinen (little widow)
    Nieminen (little cape of land)
    Tapio (god of forest)
    Laine (wave of water)
    Lehto (grove)
    Saari (island)
    Laakso (valley)
    Portti (gate)
    Nurmi (lawn)
    Riekko (willow grouse)
    Salo (wilderness)
    Valo (light)
    Ahola (place of glades)
    Kallio (hill of solid rock)
    Eloranta (life-beach)
    Hietakangas (sand-fabric)
    Havu (branch of coniferous tree)
    Latva (top of tree)
    Repo (fox)
    Onnela (place of happiness)
    Peippo (chaffinch)
    Tervanen (little tar)
    Kaurala (place of oats)
    Vuoristo (mountain range)
    Peura (deer)
    Autio (desolate)
    Ahmavaara (wolverine-danger)
    Karhuvaara (bear-danger)
    Kuusi (spruce)
    Paloheimo (tribe of burning fire)
    Ruusuvuori (rose-mountain)
    Sinervuo (bluish flow)
  • LexiSquirrel23LexiSquirrel23 Posts: 19
    edited June 2009
    Fortsenheimer ( family favorite)!!
    Deutch
    T*rd
    Spootsie Spoo
    Dreidel


    Just use whatever pops into your head!

  • lipglosslipgloss Posts: 998 New Member
    edited June 2009
    For my Middle Eastern male sim I tried to create.. Masri.

    For my B&W mix siblings, White.
  • MHandsMHands Posts: 1
    edited June 2009
    Kalashnikov

    I used that to make a Russian family. xD
  • freakingoddessfreakingoddess Posts: 253
    edited June 2009
    Wow-thanks everyone for so many fantastic options! I wrote many of them down to use...some certainly made me laugh :) Those sites look awesome-will definitely help me come up with better names for other cultures especially!

    I know "good" is rather subjective, but I wanted lot's of new and varied last names. I got so sick of the last names I used last time. My biggest in Sims 2 was Inkfield-and that was because I was stumped, saw an ink cartridge box on my counter, and added field to make it longer! And it spread like wild fire!!! The other common ones were Geddes, Long, and Thorne...by the end, I would have lot's of babies out of marriage just to avoid these boring last names!!! I can't wait to use some of these great names!

  • corettaccccorettaccc Posts: 102
    edited June 2009
    Here are some off the lists of names I came up with:

    Ness
    Macy
    Snitch
    Pride
    Monet
    Parlay
    Pinkerton
    LaVossa
    Archer
    Sunset
    Shoehorn
    Goolay
    Longers
    Yung
    Gums
  • HarleyQuinnHarleyQuinn Posts: 950 New Member
    edited June 2009
    Camera
    Lamp
    Desk
    Chair
    Pen
    Computer

    Wait... I'm just naming things I see...
    (I love lamp! aahahaha... Shut it.)

    But seriously folks, this is an awesome list to pop in on when trying to find a last name, which is what I'm doing right now. :)

    Awesome! :)
  • MissJennaKateMissJennaKate Posts: 10,778 New Member
    edited May 2010
    I just pinched a few of these cause I am rubbish with last names!

    Here are some that I like-

    Monaco,
    Fritz,
    Miller,
    Rivera,
    Woodson,
    Gilbert.
  • aleneghan619aleneghan619 Posts: 4,947 Member
    edited May 2010
    I like to go for posh second names.. for whatever reason.

    Dixon
    Smiley
    Poppins
    Crawford
    Windsor
    Regina
    Buckingham
    Marple
    Thatcher


    Or you could go for famous authors surnames..
    Dickens
    ****
    Blighton
    Du Maurier
    Rowling
    Cookson

    Or maybe go for something humorous

    Longbottom
    Sidebottom
    Blackbottom
    Bum Suc ***
    Death


    I could go on forever!

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