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What's in a name?

Post by Rose Hathaway on Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:12 pm

We all know how important names are in roleplays. Having a character without a name is unheard of. So how do you go about choosing names?


I usually go for classic names, or new agey names. And if I can't think of anything, Google or Facebook. I'll combine some people's names. XD

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by quackers are yummylicious on Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:19 pm

It depends. Dictionaries are my friend sometimes. That's where I got Calyx and Lydian.

Heidi was originally going to be a self-insert, but she got a life of her own.

Kira and Elena, I just like the names. Cat Smile

Denny, I have a great-uncle by that name. He's missing half his thumb and is generally badass.

Quil...I have no idea. Neutral
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Re: What's in a name?

Post by Book the Hero on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:02 am

I use to names of relative, but nowadays, I use some Homestuck names as well.

Other times, I just choose a name that sounds appropriate.

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by Ra The BlazeWingPhoenix on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:56 pm

I like unique names.

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by MrMissMrs Random on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:04 pm

Names that I like or I think suit the character.

Erika was a lottery since I didn't know until later it meant eternal ruler.

Simon I chose because he was first based on a character from Lord of the Flies.
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Re: What's in a name?

Post by quackers are yummylicious on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:38 pm

Is that why he was gonna be a redshirt?
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Post by MrMissMrs Random on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:41 pm

Yep. ...And then he wasn't. XD
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Re: What's in a name?

Post by quackers are yummylicious on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:48 pm

If he was, Heidi would'a been screwed up even more. Meh

Heidi means "noble," which I guess she is in her own sense. XD

Kira means "light" in a lot of languages, though it also means "death" in Japanese. I found that pretty awesome, since lots of people think she's a good person, but she thinks she's the cause of everyone's misfortune.

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by MrMissMrs Random on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:50 pm

Nice.

And acording to my sources Simon mean "to be heard".
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Post by quackers are yummylicious on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:52 pm

Whoa. Simon and his piano right there.
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Re: What's in a name?

Post by quackers are yummylicious on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:59 pm

Apparently Elena means "bright/light/torch/splendor/vigor of the sun." Very fitting. XD
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Post by MrMissMrs Random on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:05 pm

It's a sign that we chose these names! /shot
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Post by quackers are yummylicious on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:07 pm

This is seriously weird. Neutral
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Re: What's in a name?

Post by CodastertheDisaster on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:09 am

I basically pull something out of my ass that sounds good and use it.
Vayn. Just sounds cool, it's more 'vein' than 'vain'. Epsil is just Epsilon with out the 'on'. I can't remember where I got it from. Then Tel'Nyra is just something I made up...

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