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The Name Thing +

The Name Thing +

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This is a dynamic Excel Spreadsheet. 

Currently includes:

Name Generator

  • Random Name Generation (The default is for fantasy place names, but is fully customizable for any genre)
  • All rolls are automatically alphabetized.
  • There will be no duplicates on each click.
  • Integrated copy button so you can paste the results elsewhere.

Rumor Generator

  • Random Rumor/Gossip Generator (The default is for a fantasy setting, but is fully customizable for any genre)
  • Integrated copy button so you can paste the results elsewhere.

Basic Dice Roller

  • (Currently being worked on, but does include the basics)

Instructions on how to use are detailed within the document via popup help boxes (use the help checkboxes).


The Name Thing started out as a small personal utility for generating random combinations of fantasy names for map-making, quest locations, points of interest, etc. (It ended up evolving…. hence the "+" part)

As I come up with more ideas, I will be adding more to this project.


This Excel file has VB code that handles all of the buttons, various background formatting, and some of the calculations.

By default Excel disables macros - You will need to enable after opening the file (help is available on the first tab).

This workbook, and all sheets (tabs) are locked to prevent accidental formula deletion. If you want to poke around under the hood, the default password to unlock them is "1234" (without the quotes).

No bamboozle guarantee: All of the VBA code used to make this application can be viewed in Developer Mode, so you can see that there are no shenanigans going on ☺

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Eugene L September 14, 2019 7:29 am UTC
I'm sorry, but there doesn't seem to be a document to download.
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Bonechip S September 14, 2019 6:34 pm UTC
It should be corrected now. Sorry about the inconvenience. :)
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File Last Updated:
September 14, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on September 13, 2019.