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« on: 18 September 2002, 14:11:00 »

As we'll soon add first MUD dialogues to Nepris (hello Thuja and Judy, how about it?), the first thing we'll have to do is to find character names. Which means: If possible we should try to make character names of this region sound similar. It seems as if Capher has already tried to apply such a scheme somehow (intentionally or not), so he has created names like: Rekj Swanhild, Eyfi Swanhild, Barek, Okar Snivild, Troi Ciosa etc. (sounds a bit Viking/Swedish, which is quite ok).

What I would suggest is to work out typical male and female endings perhaps (and/or typical word parts, don't necessarily have any meaning) based on these first names, then we could create more typical Avennorian names and make this region more unique in its naming schemes. Could you do that perhaps, Capher, as our Avennorian guy?


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« Reply #1 on: 20 September 2002, 13:38:00 »

Hmm.. Art.  I did use a naming book for my names.  They are based upon it.  I am not sure what you are asking?  Are you asking me to come up with Male and Female endings of names so to better distinguish between them?  Or are you trying to come up with character names that sound somewhat the same as the ones I already came up with?

We are talking about first names, right?

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« Reply #2 on: 20 September 2002, 14:41:00 »

Well, this refers to both, first and second names, and my intention is to develop such rough rules so that we can build complete names for the whole village community of Nepris for example.

In Sweden e.g. a typical name would be "Sven Larsson", which means that the first name is a typical Swedish name and that the "-son" (or "-dottir" in Icelandic as far as I know for females) is added very often to express a relation ("son/daughter of Lars"). So I thought it might be a good idea to think about some typical male/female first names and combine them with second names, which consist of certain parts/have certain endings, which also might express something in an old northern language (like a profession, a word for "fisher", or "commoner", "noble" etc.) You then could read a name somewhere and when you see a typical first name and the -hild ending for example you would know at once that this must be an Avennorian name.


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« Reply #3 on: 21 September 2002, 05:49:00 »

Oh, I see.  Ok, I will try and come up with something. Ok?

What time schedule are we looking at?

I am working on some more chapters of my book.  Which brings up the question.  Do I put the chapters in the Library section first before I send it to you? Or do I just do it as I have done in the past?

Thanks Art.

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« Reply #4 on: 21 September 2002, 07:27:00 »

If you are coming up with names for Nepris you might like to work in something that would imclude the name Jamliso.  He was a mage born there and is on the site.  Just something to help out (or maybe I am just putting this in before everything I have done changes completely)

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« Reply #5 on: 21 September 2002, 13:55:00 »

Hey, new White Tower chapters! Whoohoo! Well, you can just send them to me as usual, as everything's ok with the chapters in general (at least you've also developed the involved tribes etc.) So I see no big problems here.

And just take your time with such name schemes. Though Nepris will soon begin to form (names however could still be changed later) - we have already 4 character portraits (see General MUD discussions) and the first completed version of the dialogue editor now longs for people to use it in order to breathe life in these faces. - Hey, Thuja! How about some dialogues for Nepris people?


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