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posted 14 Jul 2007, 23:07 by nathaara, Commoner

Well, as another writer on the forum I'll tell you ways I've come up with names... A lot of the time I base names off of a real-world name and modify it, since then it has a vowel/consonant pattern that's familiar and easier to remember. I also like to look up the meanings of names from around the world (baby name sites are good for that), and often I find just what I'm looking for in another language, or something I can modify from there. I also like knowing the meaning of related real-world names, since people might subconciously associate those meanings with a name that sounds similar. One example of that can be seen in PoN, actually... "Kellhus" is very similar to the name Kelly, which means "warrior"--appropriate for a Warrior-Prophet. I don't know whether that was intentional or not, but it certainly works. view post

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