You can find and directly use the script as one of my GitHub-Projects: http://andyha.github.com/NameGenerator/ As an example, let's use "opodo". Using this as input, the generated names will look like:
ovacoWell, that's probably not what we expacted. Maybe we want, the three o characters (the first, third and last character) the be the same. Therefore we can uppercase those. The pattern generator only assigns a single character per name for a given uppercase character. "OpOdO" will lead to something like:
eqejeThat's better, but maybe we really want this first "p" not to be replaced with anything. Therefore we prefix this with a $ sign: "O$pOdO" and get:
ipimiThat's basically it. You still have to tweak the pattern and need some patience to find a good result, but for me, it's a good starting point.
Long story short - here are the rules:
- Each lowercase vocal will be replaced by a random vocal
- Each lowercase consonant will be replaced by a random consonant
- Each uppercase vocal will be replaced by a vocal which is randomly chosed once per generated name
- Each uppercase consonant will be replaced by a consonant which is randomly chosed once per generated name
- Each character which is prefixed with a $ sign is directly used as output and not replaced.