1. electra17

    electra17 New Member

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    Naming a paradise

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by electra17, May 27, 2017.

    I’m working on a new project and I’m struggling to name a fictional country and its towns. Opinions on my list or any suggestions are much appreciated!

    • Influenced heavily by French, Italian, and Greek cultures. Home to about 1.5 million inhabitants. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea (actually right where Corsica and Sardinia are). So the first people to discover it where the Etruscans (since it is only about 75 miles off the coast of Tuscany. But the island has changed hands many times. It was taken over by the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Greeks, French, Aragonese (Spanish) and then finally back to the French around 1420’s. Given complete freedom and rule over themselves around 1814. The island is a sort of under-the-radar luxury vacation spot (no port deep enough for cruise ships to pull into). The interior of the island is a mainly mountainous region, without high peaks, with a vast natural rugged environment (think rocky fields dotted with sheep, mountain goats, cows, and horses). While the coastal parts of the island has pristine white sand beaches. Towns have an old European feel but are very colorful. The capital is home to a harbor promenade, bustling with cafes, and maze of narrow winding alleys dotted with boutique shops. Hunting wild boar, deer, and birds is part of the culture. Also known for wine making. It has both a royal family and parliament. The royal palace is called Alèria Palace.

    • I have been playing around with the idea that there would be the main island but then 2 much smaller islands (basically just the size of one small town) that would be reaching out for each other or nearly intertwined but never truly touch. Most likely named Erotokritos and Aretousa (the greek version of Romeo and Juliet).

    Country Names:
    Cagliari
    Palmira

    Town Names: (I need about 15 towns in total)
    1. Fuflunsac- Fufluns is the Etruscan god of wine
    2. Vincentius- {late roman} meaning Vincent (St.Vincent of Saragossa is patron saint wine&winemakers)
    3. Saragossa- (St.Vincent of Saragossa is patron saint wine&winemakers)
    4. Toussaintville- meaning All Saint’s town in french (home to a very old monastery on the island)
    5. Salacia- Roman goddess of salt water
    6. Orestes- {greek} meaning "of the mountain"
    7. Melusine-{french} mythical mermaid-like creature
    8. Trouvaille- {french} meaning something
    9. Pelotonia- peloton is french for main group
    10. Lunaire-{old french} meaning crescent moon (the area has a crescent moon shaped beach)
    11. Rochierbourg- rochier is old french for rock cliffs
    12. Port Voille- voille meaning sail of a ship
     
  2. electra17

    electra17 New Member

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    meaning something lovely discovered by chance
     
  3. Cave Troll

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    Hows about Bella Roccia- Italian for beautiful rock.
    I am not really sure, what you call an uncharted
    island of paradise. Though I am sure you will
    think of something,

    Good Luck. :supersmile:
     
  4. dragonflare137

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    While I'm not knowledable on any of those languages, I can suggest an idea.

    If each town has something they are known for, or you want a town to represent a specific thing, then you can take the world for that thing in each language and mic them up. This would give you a unique name for each town as well as give you the ability to give all the names the same feel or structure.

    Hope this helps :)
     

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