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  • #60610

    Rochellaine
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    @waterlily Yeah, you can kind of imagine how that town got its name.  🙂 I made a couple of variations like Hestunk and Shestounk, but I liked Shestunk best.  (I make so many, and I eliminate and delete until I have a small enough list to post here. 🙂 )

    I wonder who it was, exactly, that stunk so badly they gave the town a name like that?

    “Sylvester – Sylvester!”

    #60621

    WaterLily
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    @rochellaine Shestunk would definitely be a fun town to throw into any story. Maybe it’s a small town on the outskirts of a kingdom/country and one day the queen/other aristocratic female visited it and slipped in a pile of horse manure. Then the tale was so widely circulated among the country’s newspapers that everyone referred to the town as “where she stunk,” eventually shortened to Shestunk. Thus the town’s true name was lost to the ages.

    Feel free to disregard any and all writing advice given. It's mostly just my opinion anyways.

    #60622

    Dekreel
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    @rochellaine  I like those! And yeah, Shestunk made me laugh, too 😉

    I like Anlone and Telegon 🙂

    Ooooh, I should use some of these in the KPA………..

    Pronounced DEE-kreel. ENFJ -T (with a hint of ENFP)
    And no, I am not a wolf. I’m NOT!

    #60623

    Rochellaine
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    @waterlily That is definitely what happened!  I’m sure of it!  🙂 Oh, you made me laugh so hard when I read it.

    “Sylvester – Sylvester!”

    #60712

    WaterLily
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    @rochellaine Glad you liked it! I might just write a snippet detailing the infamous event…

    Feel free to disregard any and all writing advice given. It's mostly just my opinion anyways.

    #60801

    Dekreel
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    @waterlily  Haha, that’s perfect! I might use that… Ohh, unless you’re already using it, which is fine XD

    Pronounced DEE-kreel. ENFJ -T (with a hint of ENFP)
    And no, I am not a wolf. I’m NOT!

    #60968

    WaterLily
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    @dekreel Nah, go ahead and use it. I don’t really have a place for it in my story. But use it well. 😉

    Feel free to disregard any and all writing advice given. It's mostly just my opinion anyways.

    #61070

    Rochellaine
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    Hi!  Here are some more names I’ve come up with which I hope will not wallow in the depths of unrecognized insignificance for the rest of their inky lives.

    Girls:

    1. Vimone
    2. Tatali
    3. Roshley
    4. Ǽnkli
    5. Rutalie
    6. Karnie
    7. Karby
    8. Saree Jarren

    <b>Guys:</b>

    1. Coleard
    2. Ellshir
    3. Jamras
    4. Anret Poon
    5. Powon Vicane
    6. Byrk
    7. Annert Shyth
    8. Jarren Saree (Yeah, that’s the girl’s name backwards. 🙂 )
    9. Cubren

    Bad Guys, Weird Sidekicks, or Strange Creatures

    1. Pargat
    2. Unter
    3. Gowmar Pionch
    4. Sandrin Boradee
    5. Kabyrk
    6. Pekar
    7. Edby
    8. Bykren
    9. Ookda
    10. Breekel
    11. Garemis
    12. Tamzar
    13. Patiag
    14. Pageel
    15. Fravan
    16. Jasadad
    17. Sanridar
    18. Glasretor
    19. Sechator
    20. Lasger
    21. Ondybe

    Those who have previously shown interest: @dekreel @waterlily @ingridrd @daughteroftheking @itisastarrynight @notawriter

    “Sylvester – Sylvester!”

    #61081

    Ingrid
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    @rochellaine  Ooooh!  My favorites are Unter, Byrk, and Anret.  🙂

    A dreamer who believes in the impossible...and dragons. (INFJ-T)

    #61128

    NotAWriter
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    @rochellaine cool 😀 My favorite is probably Jarren Saree
    Since these are all made up how do you decide whether its a girls name or a boys name? I’m curious.

    and I was so confused

    #61131

    Rochellaine
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    @notawriter Well, I have a little side hobby of studying language.  Not, you know, parts of speech or anything, but sounds, and – um – I don’t really know how to describe it.  Like, for example, you can make a name sound like it came from the Saxon era in England if you use “ae,” “th,” “dl,” or a couple of other common combinations of letters in names from that period and place.  Or take Klingon from Star Trek.  They are a fictional race from a sci-fi universe, but the culture is based on Middle Eastern culture, so the inventors of the Klingon language used a lot of the harsh “kh” sounds which to most Westerners are hard to pronounce.

    So, I’ve separated the girls and boys names by whether they would sound feminine or masculine to an “American” speaking person, as most of us here are.  I believe those from Australia would have a similar taste in naming, though I know Britain has small changes, so I’m not completely certain about Australia. 🙂

    “Sylvester – Sylvester!”

    #61132

    Rochellaine
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    @notawriter Oh, if you want to have specific guidelines, most girls names will end in vowels, and most boys in consonants.  (This is not a strict rule, but like the “i before e” rule – lots of exceptions.) 🙂

    “Sylvester – Sylvester!”

    #61136

    Kaya Young
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    I study Latin, and I love how some Latin words are just begging to be a name. So here are a few with their meanings:

    Doloris~ greif, pain

    Gratia~ grace, favor, thanks

    Ira~ anger

    Maris~ sea

    Valeo~ to be well

    If you need more let me know!

     

    I adore spontaneity, providing it is carefully planned.

    #61139

    NotAWriter
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    @rochellaine Wow that’s so neat! 😀 Thanks for taking the time to answer. ^-^

    @kaya-young cool! I like Valeo a lot 🙂

    and I was so confused

    #61145

    Rochellaine
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    @kaya-young I’ve used words from other languages a couple of times as names.  I think @skredder actually got her(?) username by searching for the meaning of her name in another language.  I like the ones you chose.  I really dislike the Spanish name Dolores which means something like “Tears of the Virgin Mary” but your twist to the original in Latin spelled with an “i” actually looks pretty.

    “Sylvester – Sylvester!”

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