In honor of the spooky season, Second Life just announced a new set of last names that premium members can choose from. They are:
A few times a year, Second Life offers a new set of last names that are available for a limited time, and they usually have something to do with a holiday. Back in January and February there were several Valentine-themed names. Since it’s now October, its possible to get Halloween names in Second Life. Premium members can choose to change the last names of their avatars, but Second Life charges them actual money to do so. Not Lindens though. To change names, Second Life requires real-world currencies. Though this selection of last names are only available for a limited time, members will be able to keep their names until they decide they want to change them to something different (and pay again). The announcement doesn’t mention an end date for the “limited time”, but I would assume the names will no longer be available on November 1st.
This set of names brings the number of available last names up to 48. As a sign of how long Second Life has been around, their wiki has a list of all last names that have ever been available in-world and the list is huge. It’s also difficult to read because they put the list in paragraph form. Browsing through the names, it’s not hard to find brand names listed, maybe showing how companies have invested in Second Life at some point. Sadly, most of the names listed are no longer available for people to use.
If you’re interested in last name that doesn’t appear on that massive list, you might fill out this form and suggest one. As far as I can tell, the only requirements are that the name is not and has never been available, and that it uses the letters in the Latin alphabet.
The original announcement can be found here.