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#361 Ibari

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

Well, even though is more common for males to use the "double consonant" quirk, it's also found on females as well. For example, in the first Guild Wars we had some female NPCs with the following names:  Florggi, Tekks, Ronna, Jezza...

But judging from the sound of the name, it would be better suited for a female, or a very "suave" male. I hope that helps! =P

Edited by Ibari, 21 August 2012 - 08:34 AM.


#362 Excel

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

Well, I was already aware double consonants were widely used in Asura names, my question was rather concerning those that end in them. The female names you listed end in i or a, after all... Except for Tekks whom I had completely forgotten, and I thank you for reminding me of her!

So it would seem that occasionally, females can given a name ending in a consonant if the end isn't too sharp. Perhaps these names are considered unisex, like Alex for humans?

#363 Ibari

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

View PostExcel, on 21 August 2012 - 09:14 AM, said:

So it would seem that occasionally, females can given a name ending in a consonant if the end isn't too sharp. Perhaps these names are considered unisex, like Alex for humans?

I can't really confirm this -I guess none of us can-, but it seems that way to me.

Edited by Ibari, 21 August 2012 - 12:09 PM.


#364 Brandon

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

does anyone know if Boreal (from Boreal Station) is a human surname?

#365 Ibari

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

It could be used as such; why wouldn't it be? It sounds pretty good if you ask me.

#366 Alemoot

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

View PostBrandon, on 22 August 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:

does anyone know if Boreal (from Boreal Station) is a human surname?

I don't see any reason why it couldn't be.

#367 Brandon

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

I like my names to be true to Lore. Boreal Station in EotN was first a place for Norn and Asura, which is why I thought the origin may not be human. But I mean, it sounds more human to me.

I want my human engineer's surname to be Boreal, so yea.

#368 Excel

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

"Boreal" is actually an adjective, synonymous to "northern" or "of the north". So Boreal Station basically means "Northern Station"; it would most likely have been established by the Dwarves (since it is populated by them rather than humans).

Still, I'd say there's nothing stopping a human from having such a surname. Many human surnames stem from actual words.

Edited by Excel, 22 August 2012 - 09:57 PM.


#369 Braclo

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:53 PM

Greetings all!

So I am planning to create a male Asura for my main character and been looking into the names for a few days now.
I was wondering, would Braclo actually work?

I tend to use Braclo for a lot of my gaming since the name does tend to work all the way round, but I want my Asura's name to be lore friendly as well.
I know it lacks double consonants and it ends in a vowel, but since female names tend to end with a -i or -a, I was wondering if it might work.

Thanks for the great resource, happy to see several people going the roleplay route.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

Decided to add the resource where I found my Sylvari name:
http://www.irishwild...AZ-gaeilge.html

Gaelic names of all the Irish wildflowers, which I found quite handy

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

I've been trying to come up with a good name for my Norn mesmer.

looking at names with Norse, Scandinavian, Viking like origins I really couldn't find anything that had anything to do with trickster, trickery, illusion, cunning, etc.... to really fit the norn mesmer archtype, especially for a female name which I plan on making because male mesmers just seem kind of *** (no offense to anyone) and even weirder if it's a male norn.

Not being completely satisfied with any mesmer like names so far I've even tried expanding my search to Celtic.

The only Mesmer like name I could really find was "Loki" but that's a male name. good female norn mesmer names seems quite hard to find/come up with @.@

If you have any suggestions for a name for my mesmer that'd be appreciated :)

Edited by ZigKid3, 23 August 2012 - 05:50 PM.


#372 Ibari

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:31 AM

View PostBraclo, on 22 August 2012 - 11:53 PM, said:

Greetings all!

So I am planning to create a male Asura for my main character and been looking into the names for a few days now.
I was wondering, would Braclo actually work?

I tend to use Braclo for a lot of my gaming since the name does tend to work all the way round, but I want my Asura's name to be lore friendly as well.
I know it lacks double consonants and it ends in a vowel, but since female names tend to end with a -i or -a, I was wondering if it might work.

Thanks for the great resource, happy to see several people going the roleplay route.

Bracclo would be more inside the Asura names' rule; but hey, "Yulma, Mamp or Renk" are used by Asura NPCs in the original Guild Wars, and don't religiously follow those patterns.

Edited by Ibari, 24 August 2012 - 09:31 AM.


#373 PandaGuy25

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:22 AM

I'm thinking of making a male Sylvari ranger and I am having trouble coming up with a good name. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:55 AM

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