1. Seraph751

    Seraph751 If I fell down the rabbit hole... Contributor

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    I named my world!

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by Seraph751, Nov 26, 2016.

    This was a beyond ridiculous struggle. -_- I had writer's block for two months (ugh!) and after settling myself down once that particular block was blown away I finally figured out what to name my world, Thaumatos. Thaumatos which is based off the Greek word, Thaumato, meaning wonder or miracle which I thought was a fabulous name for my fantasy world. *Happy dance* ~(*- *~) (~* -*)~ So what struggles did you go through if any? How did you arrive at the name for your world?
     
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    izzybot Transhuman Autophage Contributor

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    I'm one of those keysmash / random-jumble-of-letters-that-sounds-nice type namers :p No struggle at all!
     
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  3. terobi

    terobi Senior Member

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    I'm with @izzybot.

    I tend to keep a running list of syllable combinations and sounds that I like. When it comes to naming a character or place, I can just pick one and modify it to suit.
     
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    Seraph751 If I fell down the rabbit hole... Contributor

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    @izzybot @terobi lucky! I tried that and kept coming up with names for characters be they main ones or miscellaneous ones. Lol
     
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    I tend to study baby name websites. I have a running list of names I like that I pull up for new characters or locations. But sometimes, I do button smash. It's how I came up with my world's name, Elidyr.
     
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    Seraph751 If I fell down the rabbit hole... Contributor

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    Wow that is a gorgeous name!
     
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    Thank you! :D And it only took me a year to come up with it! :dry:
     
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  8. Tebrim

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    I like your name! And congratulations on coming up with it! :D It also took me forever to title the alien species in my current story :I I was in quite the slump about it! I have yet to come up with a suitable name for their home planet but I'm picking away at it haha.

    I came up with the name for the species by looking up norse words. I have always found the culture and history particularly interesting to me and being half Norwegian just bolsters it. Then I do something like what someone else said and just smash some syllables I like the sound of along with it! :)
     
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  9. I.A. By the Barn

    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    I'm still on the search for my name. I mean the characters don't know of any other worlds so they just call it the world for now. Got all my countries really easily though, I just used words from the countries in which they are based or mashed together existing words and place names.

    I really like the sound of yours!
     
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    I took mine from a Hunter friend of mine during my World of Warcraft stage... *cough*.

    Boy, the years sure go by...
     
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    Cyoreh. My own phonetic interpretation of a word in Persian that now escapes me.
     
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