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  1. MoonWriter67

    MoonWriter67 Member

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    Zombie Virus Name

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by MoonWriter67, Apr 9, 2011.

    OK, so I'm planning out a zombie story. It's probably going to be a short story, it depends how long I can keep it going. But, one thing. I need a name for the virus, because one side of the story is about a group of survivors and the other is about a bunch of scientists attempting to find a cure. Can anyone here give me some inspiration? Help is appreciated!
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Don't get hung up on names. If you don't have one that satisfies you from the outset, just give it a placeholder name and fix it later. Call it Mephisto or something and then do a global replace in your manuscript when the name you really like pops into your head.

    And it will pop into your head, soon enough.

    Don't sweat the small stuff.
     
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    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

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    Do you have any names for things already in your stories ? Do you want, humouros, historic sounding etc ?
     
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    Ellipse Contributing Member Contributor

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    Are you asking for a scientific name or sort of like a nickname? If you want a proper scientific name you would probably need to research a latin dictionary. Or give it a designation like ZB-100. If you want a nickname, you could call it anything you want. Hyperflu, the Jones, Biter's Disease, the Reaper Virus. :) Whatever you can think of.
     
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    The name for your virus is essentially a prop. I would personally recommend that you avoid attributing the zombies to a virus at all, or at least mask the source.

    This is because things are always scarier the less you know about them.

    If you must, then I would recommend either naming the virus after its discoverer, development ID (serial number? Hex code?) or chemical composition.
     

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