What kind of names are you looking for in a generator? Those look reasonably good to me, and not the sort of “Jane Doe, Bob Smith” names that would drive me to use the name generator in the first place.
I have to agree! A quick gander at any big city phone book will yield far sillier names than these, And we need to remember, no name generator can possibly take the place of artistic taste and judgment. The generator can’t possibly know what it is you are looking for beyond the simple filter selections you make…
I kind of like some of those generated names, though. If I wrote fiction, I’d have Yardley Pimm, Birkee Wooden, Hrychleah Ellis, and Halebeorht Binning on a double date.
If you think those names are odd, you should visit the U.S. Midwest, where German, English, Scandinavian, and Eastern European immigrants met. Where I grew up in Indiana, Marlin Riegsecker and Marilee Moneyheffer would be perfectly plausible names.
I still prefer the Scrivener Mac offerings - they just look more useful returns for an English derived name. And what’s wrong with having an ‘ONLY SENSIBLE’ option? I’m the last one to moan about stupid names, but I’d still like to see some ‘options’ handed around a bit more.