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Offline Zelakon

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Re: Character name
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2011, 19:51:15 »
Well - Ava is a character from a RuneScape quest, and Naira is too similar to Naija (from Aquaria).

My friend suggests Zecora but I reckon that's a little too lengthy.  She appears somewhat African so I'd imagine some hard, double-consonant effect (like Nkiru or Ssanyu) but those lack the femininity you want to capture.

Whoever suggested Tsť, I think that fits quite nicely!

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Offline Dj Gopher

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Re: Character name
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2011, 20:02:38 »
It's rather interesting I think that almost everyone's name idea has an I + A combo.
Very Junglesque :P
I noticed that when my first thought was Sia or Sya (See - uh), and then saw other people posting Tia, Mina, Fia..

I also thought of Kia or Kya (Key - uh), but that is very similar to this. (Pronounced Kai - uh)I don't think the reference is necessarily a bad thing, though, as they both appear to be born to more native customs, and both (appear to be) separated from larger civilization.

Sia/Sya and Kia/Kya are still my top choices, though :)

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I also like Tsť, edited in response to Zelakon :P

Edit again:
I tried out that random name generator and I think I found some nice ones:
Nagi
"Variant of the Arabic Naji, from an Arabic word meaning 'close friend'."
Tariro
"Means 'hope' in Shona."
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 20:11:43 by Dj Gopher »

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Offline Nifflas

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Re: Character name
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2011, 21:42:17 »
Nice ones!

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Offline Mr Fish

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Re: Character name
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2011, 21:44:47 »
have you made any desicions yet?

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Re: Character name
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2011, 22:18:01 »
have you made any desicions yet?


I'm very sure he will post so if he does. So feel free to suggest more names.
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Re: Character name
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2011, 23:10:27 »
Hmm will the Ball and the Knyttes do have different names?
XD I think so.

So what about Ingrid? Or some familiar forms, such as Ina or Inka. I had a classmate with such this name and she looked a bit like this character O.o (we called her Inka, now they call her Innu)
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Offline Dj Gopher

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Re: Character name
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2011, 03:07:07 »
Hmm will the Ball and the Knyttes do have different names?
XD I think so.

So what about Ingrid? Or some familiar forms, such as Ina or Inka. I had a classmate with such this name and she looked a bit like this character O.o (we called her Inka, now they call her Innu)

I like Ina and Innu :D

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Re: Character name
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2011, 12:50:05 »
I hope my input isn't too negative here, but Mina sounds pretty similar to Juni.  Is that really what you want?

...Regarding Mina. People could think you stole it from Nintendo and removed a 'd'. (--> Midna)

I remember Mina primarily as the name of a protagonist in Dracula. In that it's short for Wilhelmina. It's also, I believe, a name on its own originating from Germany a long time ago meaning 'love'.

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Re: Character name
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2011, 17:36:13 »
I saw that name generator and go Nuru.
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Re: Character name
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2011, 22:42:37 »
What are you all and especially you, Nifflas, thinking about following ones?

Riqa, Quinn, Taja, Lena, Vinja

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Re: Character name
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2011, 22:56:21 »
Nesa, Nessa, or some derivative of that; the cool element of these names is that they could be related to the Latin word esse, meaning "to be," and... well, you "are" your character, I suppose. 
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Re: Character name
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2011, 10:41:11 »
I like both Mi and Mina ( I wonder why... :nuts: ). I don't think you should worry too much over if the name is similar to another, you should go with the name you think best fits the character and the game.

For the sake of adding something to the topic: Moa, Sansa.

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Re: Character name
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2011, 11:56:57 »
@Min: Moa...? :/

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Re: Character name
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2011, 12:26:58 »
Moa is a somewhat common swedish name, I think it is cute. :) Not the bird though... <_<

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Offline Nifflas

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Re: Character name
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2011, 13:59:09 »
I think I might go for Mi after all because it's so stuck that I can't picture her having many other names. I guess Mi can be the most common way to shortern her name while she have a longer name which people will use in more formal discussions.

Lots of nice suggestions though, I'll dig into this thread everytime I need to name an NPC.