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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2013, 03:35:40 PM »
There's no way Murdoch beats Archmurdermurder or Murderusoon (both from the built-in planet-name generator).
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2013, 03:36:14 PM »
Cascantum

Dunum

Ceonia

Astadus

Lanides

Estroth

Fanerth


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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2013, 03:40:02 PM »
Proserpina -- I like that pretty well.

Firmament -- That has a lot of positive things about it, but it also sounds descriptive rather than like a unique place you've never heard of before.  In the case of this naming goal, I'd reject Middle Earth, but be inclined Narnia, if that helps.  Not that I don't like Middle Earth as a name -- it's awesome -- but it's a different feel from what I'm vaguely searching for here.

Cascadia -- I like that a lot as the derivative.  I think that's stronger than jut Cascade, but that's just me. 

And yeah, ending in something other than "a" or "ia" is hard.  I really love the name Ivalice partly because it's so unusual with that ending.  Cascadice sounds really odd, though. ;)

The Shelf -- that's pretty cool, actually.  Though it's more of a descriptor than a place name.  It reminds me of The Bastion, which isn't a bad thing, but I think it (and the others like that) are a bit off-tone here.  I'm looking for something that's a bit more mythological-sounding, or like something from high fantasy without being goofy.

Caelumno -- That one's pretty cool, and I know the root from latin quite well.  I think that "ae" sound is a bit harsh, though, at least if you pronounce it the proper latin way.  Doing something based off the partial word "lumno" or similar could be strong, though.  And yeah, I'm quite fine with something that sounds non-english.

"Sora wa" -- Ah, thanks for the clarification on that!

Estroth -- That's a pretty strong one.

Astadus -- That seems close to a strong one, but something about the middle bugs me.  As*dus or As*us could work well, though, depending on what letters replace the star.

Fanerth -- I'm not keen on this specific thing, but something on these lines could be really promising.
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2013, 03:41:38 PM »

How about Sorawa?

Punny and elegant.

I don't get the pun, but I think that's a pretty cool word.


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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2013, 03:41:44 PM »
Volcan.

As much as I like this name, it's only one letter change from a world in a well-known sci-fi universe. :)

I know, that was the point ;). Terrible namer here
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2013, 03:43:30 PM »
Random syllables from my head.
  • Methusoleth
  • Daknothar
  • Farther
  • Misoben
  • Takotar
  • Soonali
  • Miper
  • Cascon
  • Macoon
  • Takerston
Humorous ones.
  • Pangea
  • Magmor
  • Mordor
  • Terebithia
  • Mopers
And of course, the one to combine the universes:
  • Environ

Edit: This is post 333, I wonder if that means anything.
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2013, 03:56:38 PM »
Cascon is pretty cool as a way of playing off "Cascade" without just going to "ia."
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2013, 03:59:35 PM »
Cascon is pretty cool as a way of playing off "Cascade" without just going to "ia."
A little like the name of a particular boardgame, too.
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2013, 03:59:46 PM »
Cetion

Vanadia

Revel

Collabor (According to Google Translate, which we know is so reliable, this means "To collapse" in Latin.)

Kastal

Minphor

Ascensus (Also Latin, meaning "Ascension".)
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2013, 04:04:54 PM »
Cascon is pretty cool as a way of playing off "Cascade" without just going to "ia."
A little like the name of a particular boardgame, too.

Ooh, yeah, so that's out.  That's way too similar given the nature of the games both involving tile placement (if little else in common).


Vanadia -- Now that's sharp.  That's perhaps my favorite so far.  Smacks a little of "Valhalla" without actually being Norse-sounding.  Also sounds a bit like "Vanity" which is something that could be worked into the story in a cool way.  And sounds appropriately "fantasy place-ish."
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2013, 04:13:15 PM »
I like Vanadia, but is it perhaps a little too much like Vana'diel, Final Fantasy XI's world?

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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2013, 04:15:25 PM »
  • Machor
  • Collave
  • Cascarve
  • Valhan
  • Vanador
  • Citor
  • Vanatira
  • Vadior
  • Cascold

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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2013, 04:16:48 PM »
That's a bit close, yeah, but I think it's borderline.  If nothing else pops up that strikes me more, I'm prepared to go with that one despite the similarity.  FFXI and this game have nothing in common with one another, unlike some of the other names that were too close to something else (and some of the others were much closer).  I never played FFXI, so didn't know that similarity, so thanks for bringing it up.

Valhan -- cool but too Norse sounding (it ignores the Greeks).
Vanatira -- "tira" is a cool ending, I note.
Cascold -- that's clever, but feels a bit off.  Maybe Caswold?  Hmm, that's not right either.
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2013, 04:18:10 PM »
Also sounds like Vanadium which is a chemical element

Yfalos - Greek for Shelf

I'd suggest Liknouranos as a portmanteau of Likno (cradle) and Ouranos (sky) but I know how you Americans would pronounce that.

Liknotheos (Cradle - God) ?
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Re: Contest! Help name the world of Skyward Collapse.
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2013, 04:20:31 PM »
Yfalos - Greek for Shelf
Yfalas or Ifalas would please the part of me that chose to stay in Arda after reading those books.
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