1. Shifty

    Shifty Member

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    Inspiration for naming things.

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by Shifty, Dec 19, 2011.

    where do you guys and girls get inspiration for place names. I have huge trouble thinking what to call the capital city of my make believe country
     
  2. Prophetsnake

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    Something suitable, a nice ring to it, believable, derivitave, all depends! I haven't invented a country, but i have named shops, people, dogs and so on. I use people who I have known, or typical names for the area or names from ancient civilizations or anything I please! I had to invent a name of a god from africa and I looked up a whole load of the, picked one that had a nice ring and then modified it to suit my own needs.
     
  3. EASyred506

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    Naming Things

    I also have trouble naming things. Specifically i have trouble coming up with names for characters. I certainly use people I have known for their character development but the names are hard to come up with. I need to come with names that fit the world I have created.
     
  4. Jhunter

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

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    I try to pick a name that is relevant to the type of place. Then just like Prophetsnake said, I modify it to my liking and needs.
     

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