Unless the sword has a really unique make or backstory attached to it (like how Excalibur means "from the stone" or Notung means "out of grief/tears") the best way to name a weapon is to wait until you do something spectacular with it and then name it after that feat.
>like how Excalibur means "from the stone"
Excalibur's name is a British bastardizaton that translates to "hard breach"
People have always named shit just to sound badass. In 800 years when English is dead some hipsters will tall about cloud strife's Buster Sword like it's a relic of legend.
Try "Cunt Destroyer". That's right, a sword literally and solely forged for the sole purpose of stabbing women in the vagina and literally nothing else. Explain how that could in any way be considered a faggy sword.
It enters vaginas, and manly men like vaginas. It's brutal and gory, and manly men like brutality and gore. You can even have it forged in the shape of your dick to show anyone dumb enough to mess with you how much of a man you are. Have the crossguard in the shape of your massive balls too while you're at it.
Just don't go around stabbing men in the ass, that's gay mang. No amount of gore will compensate for how gay that shit is.
The legendary smith in question was making his final sword, but his old man hands dropped it and it landed through his foot. The old guy screamed, couldn't remove the sword, and bled out, finally killed by his own work.
>fuckin' storks am I right Carl?
>Jesus christ Steve it's every weekend now they show up
>Why do you always bring a club Carl? Don't you always get pecked to shit?
>It so worth it to feel stork face crunch under under your blows.
>Fuckin' A Carl
People name their cars because of how important they are to them. People also name their pets, stuffed animals, guns, and other tools.
So no, you don't NEED to name it, but it gives it an identity and further concretes it into your heart how important it is to you.
>Unironically naming your car
This just sounds like a load of faggot bullshit. Why should tools be important to you emotionally beyond the function they perform? Swords are for killing people and your life literally depends on the thing in a fight. As such, you should always strive to obtain the best possible sword you can and not get overly attached to whichever one you happen to be using at the moment.
You're in a thread about naming swords mate. I don't see how it's different. You'd probably get more use out of a car than a sword anyhow.
If a person has actually put a lot of work into it and it's as much of a hobby as its a mode of transportation I think it's fine to give it some sort name. Fuck people who buy a car and treat it like their end all and be all.
>To much faggoty GRRM angst for this young man.
It does save your life, and you don't just lose it. People become attached to things that make their lives easier that they use everyday.
It's like how people give nicknames to literally everything. Sense of familiarity and ownership.
Point being you're retarded.
Why the fuck would you name a sword?
It's metal, possibly wood and leather. None of it has been alive for quite some time.
The only designator required would be "mine".
Stop being a superstitious barbarian.
You should name them for their deeds.
After having accidentaly broken a lightbulb once by myself, then 2 by others, I named mine "bane of the light"
Another was "Tueur de déscendant" [ProgenitorKiller] as too many blow ended between the leg, And "titanic sword" because it seem old as fuck and rusted. So maybe it date from the ages of titans, or maybe just because this sword give you tetanos.
>party fights minotaur to last few points of HP
>rogue slides between legs and takes shot at minotaur brown eye
>bolt goes clean through
>rogue celebrates and retrieves his bolt from the dying minotaur above
>RETRIEVES HIS BOLT
>showered in minotaur blood and shit
Name the crossbow