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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2014, 08:19:28 am »
Animosus sounded cool, kinda seemed to fit my character's personality.

Although I use Cam a lot of the time now since It's my real name and easy to say.
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2014, 10:22:51 pm »
I take names from other books or mythology (especially Roman) and incorporate them with 'cool' sounding suffixes, or modernize (Take Vestalia, the goddess of Hearth, shorten it to Vesta) them if necessary.
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2014, 10:29:56 pm »
I came up with Sharkbait from Finding Nemo. Great movie, cute name, ironic- it's me.
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2014, 03:56:39 am »
I generally find names from experiences and other people, I think I've only ever come up with one name all by my self. A name that I have used online quite a bit is ravewoif which was a misspelling and it just stuck with me for years. One nickname I gave my friend was lemonwedge because we were out late one night and the moon looked like it did in the old corona commercials where they juxtaposed the moon as a lemon wedge.
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2014, 11:38:07 am »
I take names from other books or mythology (especially Roman) and incorporate them with 'cool' sounding suffixes, or modernize (Take Vestalia, the goddess of Hearth, shorten it to Vesta) them if necessary.

This is a cool idea. I thought I am the only one doing that way. Seems I'm not  :lion:

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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2014, 07:14:40 pm »
I came up with my furry name, Wrecks.
I've always loved the name king, plus the title suits me, lol.
And I've always loved the Latin language. King in Latin is Rex.
I spelled it out in English how it sounds in Latin, Wrecks :P
You could do something like that, your name doesn't have to be in this language, in fact it can be utter gibberish!
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2014, 10:17:45 pm »
Nikita's the Russian form of another name. I thought it just sounded cool. Katsun; same reason. Originally, it was going to be spelled Katson.

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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2019, 01:05:07 am »
Usually the first thing that pops into my head when I see/think of a character becomes its name, whether I like it or not. Even if that name comes into mind before I even design the character (for example, I had Sub-Zero Knight's name in my head for a week before I finally came up with her appearance).

I have a minor OC whose name is Hawkmoth, purely because that was the first thing I thought of when I came up with her, so now I cannot change it no matter what, because my mind will now permanently view her as "Hawkmoth". Trust me, I tried to rename her, because I really hate her name. It didn't work.

Same with my dragon. Moonstruck Blossom was the first thing that I mentally started calling him, just as a sort of nickname before I gave him his real name. I held a big poll on FT to decide what his true name would be, and the name Basil won.

His name is still Moonstruck Blossom.
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2019, 01:09:39 am »
I honestly just go searching on baby name sites until I find something I think fits the character. As long as it matches their timeline, nationality, and race.

Fursonas....are a different story. Batty's name is just made up, though it does have a meaning...

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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2019, 12:19:55 am »
Wow this is old :0

My methods of choosing names has changed a bit since I last posted! I dont really try to be too deep or fancy anymore.
I just steal names from my favorite characters now or names I think sound cool and fitting. Minus Luna(my bat) I have a running theme with my sonas just having names from my fav characters since I see myself in them and tend to make the character heavily inspired anyway. Even with Luna being the exception I'm highly debating renaming her Viola, I only didnt at the time cause I had another character named Viola but she has essentially been retired.
Oh and Astrid(my pomeranian) also named after a character but not one I like(from Skyrim not HTTYD), it just kept popping up in my head and stuck XD so actually Astrid and Luna are the exceptions XP

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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2019, 09:32:47 am »
For the most part I google interesting names from the origin I want. Like Josef comes from Iosef a Slavic version of Joseph
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2019, 12:41:36 am »
I steal from other places or try to be deep by looking up names that mean a certain thing.
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2019, 10:35:07 am »
I usually get the scientific name of the animal and from there use a pronouncable part of it, change it a bit and make a cool name out of it. Otherwise, i use some cool-sounding common name if there is one.
EXAMPLE 1: A sand goanna. Some aboriginal tribes call sand goannas "tingkas". There's my name.
EXAMPLE 2: A common chuckwalla. Chuckwalla. Chuck. There's my name.
EXAMPLE 3: Texes horned lizard = Phrynosoma cornutum = Phrynosoma = Phry = Fry. There's my name.
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Re: How do you guys come up with names?
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2019, 10:48:09 am »
I usually don’t pick a very precise name until later on. Like my current OC for example, started with Chocolate Milk (well technically it’s still her full name) then it went to Cocoa Milk, then Cocoa Milka (to make the last syllables match) then now it’s コカミカ (Kokamika) But only when written in Japanese xD

Also I pronounce Cocoa as KO KA xD
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