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Old 08-12-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
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Name Problems- Need Help with a Name? Ask Here

I wasn't sure if there was already a thread dealing with these issues, so I thought I'd start one myself.

Here's what this thread is about:
If you have trouble thinking of a name for one of your characters/spaceships/new species/new planets, or anything else in your fics, this is the place to go to. Since naming things has never been a problem for me I'm offering help on that matter to anyone who might need it and I also encourage any other forumite to join in and help if he/she can.

(P.S. Just a suggestion, but maybe this one should get a sticky)

Made it a sticky so people can ask --JM12


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Old 08-12-2006, 08:45 AM   #2
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I have trouble with this too. This should definetly be stickied.

Sometimes I use this English to Latin Site to help with strange words. This was how I got Malus, etc.
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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yes, i agree, this should be stickied.
The Doctor posted this link in another forum and i have found it very useful. all credits to him for unearthing the site, i'm just re-posting it.

here it is


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Old 08-12-2006, 11:51 AM   #4
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i agree this should be stickied

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Old 08-12-2006, 12:34 PM   #5
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One thing I do to help me get names is I butcher a word. For example, I couldn't think of a name for a WoW character so I took the word 'rainbow' ended up with Arkensile. If you know a second language (or if english isn't your first one) just translate a word and move some letters around or something like that. I hope this helps.


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Old 08-12-2006, 02:39 PM   #6
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Wow, this thread might actually work. Some pretty useful advices and links, thanks people and keep 'em coming.

A small clarificatrion about the thread:
Even though this thread is also about posting advices on how to easily think of a name, my own approach is a little more direct - if anyone really has no ideas when it comes to names, he/she can ask for help here, maybe provide a small info about the thing he/she needs named and I'll personally (and I hope other forumites will too) put my little gray cells to work and make up a few names for it, then I'll post them here and all that's left is for the person that needed help to choose one of them.

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Old 08-12-2006, 02:59 PM   #7
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I've got some random generator names that I'll edit in here later after I've gotten a badly needed nap.

I'm wondering if this should be combined with the Tips to a Good Fanfic thread/sticky. They're not exactly the same, but both help improve a fic.


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Old 08-12-2006, 03:03 PM   #8
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Well, yes, but this primarily has a little more direct approach to solving the problem, besides the tips, just read my previous post and think about it.

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Old 08-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #9
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@ Jae: although it does help improve your fic, the tips to a fanfic are about tips on writing and the way the story is captured. this thread helps more with name creation, one problem which i've always been having.


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Old 08-12-2006, 07:15 PM   #10
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OK, I'll sticky it. I've also considered merging it with the Expert Forum thread, since people ask for help there. We can't have 85 million stickied threads but I think this topic will work in the sticky category.

As promised, random name generators, courtesy "What do you do for...Naming" thread over at KFM:
Star Wars Galaxies Random Name Generator--you pick M/F, race, etc. and it'll generate names for you.
Behind the Name Random Name Generator--has lots of different languages, too.
Seventh Sanctum Name Generators--plenty of different fiction names--you can choose by genre as well.
The Star Wars Random Name Generator--name says it all. It'll generate male, female, and gender neutral names.

Happy naming, folks!


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Old 08-12-2006, 07:17 PM   #11
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Great Name Sites Jae. I'll have to try them out sometime.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:28 PM   #12
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Those are some interesting generators Jae, thanks.

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Old 08-12-2006, 08:23 PM   #13
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One of the reasons I stuck with planets that already had names in the fic I'm working on was so I didn't have to deal with this very issue Call me lazy..but I'm glad someone started the thread.


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Old 08-14-2006, 02:14 AM   #14
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Well, I just randomly type stuff. Sometimes, I'll press spellcheck and see what its got. And, if its got a better name for it, I'll change it. Like, I named a Sith Lord Rexet originally, but spellcheck recommended Rexes and I like that better

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Old 08-14-2006, 03:15 PM   #15
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I've asked for help with this in my fic before. Most of the time I've already got a some names that I like. For naming some of the minor soldiers in my fic, I'm using a Mandalorian language site. I'll see if I can edit it in.

EDIT: Here's an okay site: http://home.sol.se/Mandalore/general...y/language.htm

For example, I could name someone Trac, which means night sky. That's pretty cool.

Here's two more:

Kand- Noble
Pudii- Shadow



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Old 08-15-2006, 02:41 PM   #16
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I know how bad it can be sometimes. When I created my character for KOTOR I stuck with a part of what is real, and a part of George Lucas' world. So she became Danika Wordweaver.

However when she became Revan, I began creating part of Echani society, including naming conventions so Revan Chandar Bai Echani traslates as 'Revan of clan Chandar, of the planet Echana'.

For those reading the Return from Exile, The Handmaiden will take the name of Sokila (Redeemed) Devos bai Devos or The Redeemed of clan Devos of Her teacher Marai . She in otherwords foreswears her planet and clan to survive in her mind the ignomy of failing Atris and her sisters when Atris falls.


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Old 08-18-2006, 07:08 PM   #17
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where exactly did you get the meanings for echani words?


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Old 08-18-2006, 10:29 PM   #18
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Mach, do you know that the Handmaiden has a name in K2?
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Brianna


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Old 08-19-2006, 05:26 AM   #19
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Quote:
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where exactly did you get the meanings for echani words?
There is no dictionary of Echani, RC. When in doubt, make it up.

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Mach, do you know that the Handmaiden has a in K2?
spoiler:
Brianna
Are you sure? If so I have to thank you for the information.

mach, please refrain from double posting. Thanks. In your own fic threads it is allowable though.

I think I may be able to help you, as I did this myself initially when responding to multiple posters. What I do to reply to multiple posters posts is right-click on the 'quote/reply to this' link and open each of them in seperate tabs or windows and then use the copy and paste functions to combine them all into one post. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:32 PM   #20
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if this is allawed...I need some help thinking of a name for a second sun crusher from jedi academy triology click here for the sun crusher info also here


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Old 08-22-2006, 08:04 PM   #21
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Sil Triteradur

how about that one?

pronunciation:
Sil TREE-ter-ah-der

you can vary the pronunciation if you want.


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Old 08-22-2006, 09:21 PM   #22
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good put ill take out sil thanks

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Old 09-11-2006, 01:27 PM   #23
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a good Selkath name and female Twi'lek First Name. Any help apreciated!
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:58 PM   #24
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Finally, a job for me, OK, here it goes.

Twi'Lek names:
Shaleena
Siil'ya
Kalya
Dianna
Vareene
Uulam
Gaanima
Raylene
Jel'nya
Ylomma

Selkath names:
Gossa
Lunka
Daalsar
Viileshak
Qulo
Klonsa
Halkesh
Sileesha
Grilkar
Baklos

and some Selkath last names if you need them:
Kwaas
Vosh
Chotis
Dolkas
Frakhesh

That's all I could think of for now. Pick any name you like and if none of them suits you, then I'll try to think of some other way I can help you.

(Oh, and inform us here what you chose)


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Old 09-14-2006, 11:30 AM   #25
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Thanks Igyman. I choosed Daalsar, Jel'nya and Kwaas.
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Hi all, I need a name for a male Jawa. I have an idea for a partnership of two traders, one a Jawa and another a Selkath. This partnership has been inspired by Only Fools and Horses. Please help. Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2006, 01:50 AM   #27
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Hi all, I need a name for a male Jawa.
Qwenat
Utiinil
Neeva

There you go 3 Jawa names.


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Utiinil
Neeva

There you go 3 Jawa names.
Thanks RedHawke. I think I'll use Utiinil.
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:23 AM   #29
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I'm looking for a male Trandoshan name. He's a slaver, like Camahkkt (did I spell that right?), and ends up basically becoming a slave himself.




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Grakleth
Teshlek
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:52 PM   #31
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Thanks, Doctor, I'll use Teshlek!

Yay!

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Teshlek
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Sorry I forgot to quote you... I am supposed to quote you, aren't I? Ah, whatever...




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You're welcome. Glad I could help.

EDIT: It doesn't matter if you quote me or not.

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I need a Jedi Human Male or Female's name, I don't care which.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:38 AM   #34
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Jedi Male

Jax Hallen
Valen Krey
Daleb Uldo
Joris Tann
Senaal Bracus

Jedi Female

Ryssa Gannon
Farah Notil
Genna Estral
Valeria Cronus
Irina Taal

Pick any one you like, or make your own combination from these names and last names, just post what you've chosen, so that we know when to stop posting suggestions.

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Hey thanks I think I'll use Daleb Uldo and Valeria Taal

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I could use a Darth name for the Exile in my fic. I was planning to use Darth Escrima, but I thought some of you guys could come up with something better. Any ideas?


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Old 12-06-2006, 04:04 AM   #37
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Male:

Darth Arriadar
Darth Covesant
Darth Tristechan (Tris-tek-un)
Darth Vallade (Val-ud)

Female:

Darth Cerseta
Darth Korrimna
Darth Ferraccia (Fer-ak-ia)/(Fer-ak-sia)
Darth Necria
Darth Tarconia



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Nice. I think i'll use Darth Arriadar.


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Old 12-06-2006, 06:48 PM   #39
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Need some names(about 20, maybe), both Jedi and Sith, that sound modern and Latin or Greek, or any other language. Thanks in advance.
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Joran Sala
Sylvia Zor
Danise Nash
Matgr Tumel

That's all i can come up with at the moment


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