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Project Description

Pynames intended for generation of all sorts of names. Currently it implements generators for character names of different races and cultures:

  • Scandinavian: traditional names;
  • Russian: pagan names;
  • Mongolian: traditional names;
  • Korean: traditional names;
  • Elven: DnD names;
  • Elven: Warhammer names;
  • Goblins: custom names;
  • Orcs: custom names;
  • Iron Kingdoms: caspian midlunder sulese;
  • Iron Kingdoms: dwarf;
  • Iron Kingdoms: gobber;
  • Iron Kingdoms: iossan nyss;
  • Iron Kingdoms: khadoran;
  • Iron Kingdoms: ogrun;
  • Iron Kingdoms: ryn;
  • Iron Kingdoms: thurian morridane;
  • Iron Kingdoms: tordoran;
  • Iron Kingdoms: trollkin.

There are two supported languages : English & Russian. Russian language names are generated with forms for every case of a noun and time.

Currently implemented two generation algorithms:

  • pynames.from_list_generator — names are created from list of predefined words;
  • pynames.from_table_generator — names are created using templates, every part of template is gotten from separate table;

The library is easily extensible. If you need extra functionality (including new languages), please, contact me, post an issue, or just make a pull request.

Installation

pip install pynames

Usage

from pynames import GENDER, LANGUAGE

All generators are divided by “races”, so that all generators of elven names are placed in the module pynames.generators.elven, etc.

from pynames.generators.elven import DnDNamesGenerator
elven_generator = DnDNamesGenerator()

Number of different names (male and female) and for each gender separately.

In [4]: elven_generator.get_names_number()
Out[4]: 1952949936

In [5]: elven_generator.get_names_number(GENDER.MALE)
Out[5]: 976474968

In [6]: elven_generator.get_names_number(GENDER.FEMALE)
Out[6]: 976474968

Fast random name generation.

In [7]: elven_generator.get_name_simple()
Out[7]: u'Elineer'

In [8]: elven_generator.get_name_simple(GENDER.MALE)
Out[8]: u'Caslithdar'

In [9]: elven_generator.get_name_simple(GENDER.MALE, LANGUAGE.EN) # English
Out[9]: u'Mararon'

In [10]: print elven_generator.get_name_simple(GENDER.MALE, LANGUAGE.RU)  # Russian
Ттомусиэл

Instead of text, you can get the Name object with additional functionality.

In [11]: name = elven_generator.get_name()

In [12]: name.translations  # all translations
Out[12]:
{u'm': {u'en': u"ae'Angaithnyn",
        u'ru': [u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u0430",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u0443",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u0430",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u043e\u043c",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u0435",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u044b",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u043e\u0432",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u0430\u043c",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u043e\u0432",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u0430\u043c\u0438",
                u"\u0430\u044d'\u0410\u043d\u0433\u0430\u0438\u0442\u0442\u043d\u0438\u0438\u043d\u0430\u0445"]}}

In [13]: print u'\n'.join(name.get_forms_for(GENDER.MALE, language=LANGUAGE.RU))
аэ'Ангаиттниин
аэ'Ангаиттниина
аэ'Ангаиттниину
аэ'Ангаиттниина
аэ'Ангаиттниином
аэ'Ангаиттниине
аэ'Ангаиттниины
аэ'Ангаиттниинов
аэ'Ангаиттниинам
аэ'Ангаиттниинов
аэ'Ангаиттниинами
аэ'Ангаиттниинах

In [14]: name.genders
Out[14]: frozenset({u'm'}) # all genders
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