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Modified NPC and Townie Names

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 17th Jul 2007 at 4:02 AM
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[size=4][color=indigo]What This Does:[/header1]

This mod consists of new lists of first and last names for NPC and townies. Any new NPCs or townies that are created when you have this mod installed will get a name chosen randomly from these lists. This should not effect any current NPCs or townies - just new ones.

This mod is best used on a brand new fresh neighborhood. I created a clean custom 'hood and all my sims now have my names, which is really nice. You can see the names of my 'hood's townies, generated with this mod installed, in the screenshot.

This mod is enabled for US and UK English games. Names will not change if your game is installed in another language, and names will be different if you later change your game language to something other than US or UK English.


There are quite a few names - over 400 for each gender and I've randomized the lists, so there should be plenty of diversity in your 'hoods.

I have chosen names with a sound I enjoy. Mostly these consist of names that have English, Irish, and Jewish origins. I also love biblical names, names from history and mythology, and names like Temperance and Chastity for females. There aren't a ton of "odd" names thrown in, but there are some.

The names of all of my own sims are also in there, first and last, too, so you may end up with a few "de Muse" simmies of your own.

[b]Random Sampling of Male Names:
Horatio, Kade, Lewis, Lucius, Asher, Perry, Vernon, Marius, Jaden, Thomas, Jacob, Waylon, Robbie, Oz, Virgil, Israel, Deimos, Ken, Mordecai, Caelan, Gideon, Quinn, Wayland, Steve, Whitaker, Clint, Stephan, Ross, Damon, Wilbur, Linus, Remus, Severian, Ricky, Jair, Warren, Sebastian, Patrick, Lane, Chris, Hermes, Tucker, Freddie, David, Emmanuel, Jordan, Paul, Jarret, Elwin, Thad, Sterling

Random Sampling of Female Names: Diana, Andraste, Celeste, Carissa, Makenzie, Dana, Claudia, Joanna, August, Catherine, Bella, Yasmine, Emily, Jane, Merit, Deanna, Alice, Pamela, Sharon, Cecily, Callista, Mya, Tabitha, Andromeda, Violet, Molly, Jacqueline, Kiersten, Monica, Tatiana, Harmony, Eileen, May, Patricia, Sophie, Labrys, Lara, Beverly, Delia, Evelyne, Jessi, Lynne, Cate, Sunnie, Maxine, Nerissa, Frankie, Virginia, Gabrielle, Shannon, Joanne

Random Sampling of Last Names: Sexton, Marlow, Cohen, Lewis, Frost, Meier, Beck, Novak, Corax, Summerfield, Kravitz, Raines, Weaver, Newton, Tinker, Howe, Gibson, Whitaker, Lane, Garcia, Prescott, Shine, Henson, Morena, Brewer, Clarke, Sherman, Dickens, Burton, Faulkner, Royal, Irving, Spears, Travis, Fitzpatrick, Wallis, Crane, Jephson, Landau, Byrd, Nichols, Ainsworth, Roth, Chapman, Patrick, Freeman, Mercy, Darby, Roman, Thomas, Tyson

[size=4][color=indigo][b]Want Different Names?[/header1]

I realize that this particular mixture of names may not be to everyone's liking. I don't intend any social statement by the names I've chosen - they're merely the sound I like for my 'hood. If you would like to make your own custom list, it's entirely possible to do. Check out the information given by jordi on this thread. I'm not going to be doing any more flavors of this - I made it for my own use and I'm sharing as I haven't seen many/any alternate name lists besides jordi's.


Many thanks go to jordi for his original name mod which this is based on, as well as the text-to-text list converter and instructions in the thread.

Thanks to Quaxi and everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE.

And of course, thanks always to the rest of the MTS2 staff, especially Delphy, for creating a place where I could learn to do cool stuff like this.

[size=4][color=indigo][b]Installation Instructions:[/header1]

Extract the Live.package file from the rar archive. Place the Live.package file in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder like most .package files.

Jordi's original thread said that some people have problems if you rename the file, so for best results, please do not rename the file. If you do so, it may not work.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#76 Old 21st May 2009 at 1:21 AM
yayyy!!no more goopy gilsgarbo or whatever his name is!!!!!:D
Test Subject
#77 Old 9th Jul 2009 at 1:27 AM
Oh cool. Thanks!
Test Subject
#78 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 9:45 PM
Help! I messed up.

I've added lots of names to your list, and somehow managed to put a return at the end of every one of the male first names that I added.

I've gone through and removed the returns from the list, unfortunately I didn't discover my error until I'd populated two neighborhoods. Now about half my male Sims have a carriage return after their name, and the game doesn't like that.

I've tried going in with SimPE and changing the names individually, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I could probably change everyone's name to "George", but it doesn't seem set up to get rid of errant returns at the end of a name.
Field Researcher
#79 Old 25th Sep 2009 at 9:06 PM
Cool, i like the names you have choosen :D
Test Subject
#80 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 5:22 AM
For some reason the new names aren't showing up in m game. I just downloaded your Mega-Hood so it's all new but they aren't working. What should I do?
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Original Poster
#81 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 10:23 AM
My mega-hood is not all new. It comes with a lot of sims already, and was not generated using this mod. Only -newly generated- sims made by the game will use these names. Works best on an empty neighborhood.

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Lab Assistant
#82 Old 25th Dec 2009 at 10:36 PM
I didn't see any of my names in the list which is a good thing, since the first two are just plain awful. Ugh.

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
Test Subject
#83 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 10:26 PM
Yay! No more Goopy GilsCarbo! (At least the name) *shudders*
Test Subject
#84 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 6:42 AM
I was sick of seeing blonde, blue-eyed sims with names like "Ahbijeet Cho"! Now to start killing off the badly-named npcs...
Test Subject
#85 Old 24th Dec 2010 at 11:21 PM
Thnxx soo much!! I'm tired of random people with red hair and freckles with Japanese names. xP

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
#86 Old 22nd Feb 2011 at 10:10 PM
So... You COULD in fact end up with guy called Lewis Lewis?? That would be awesome!
Test Subject
#87 Old 13th Jun 2011 at 3:48 AM
I was getting tired of the maxis silly names, cheers - very good work
Test Subject
#88 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 12:44 AM
Ah God, Thank You!!! Soooo tired of the crappy Maxis names!! Thank You, again!
Test Subject
#89 Old 4th Nov 2011 at 9:40 PM
aaaaahhhhhhhhh pony!!!!!!!!!! xD
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 2:09 AM
Hey, Simmies can spawn with my name! Thankies (=
Test Subject
#91 Old 23rd Apr 2013 at 6:08 AM
it generates summerfield :-)
Test Subject
#92 Old 23rd Apr 2013 at 6:09 AM
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 13th Dec 2017 at 8:02 AM
Apparently, it doesn't work with the Ultimate Collection. Just to precise it. Thanks anyway.
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