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TheThan
2011-04-15, 01:01 AM
Ok guys, Iím kinda stuck. Iíve got a mermaid character I need to name. The problem is the only name I can come up with is Ariel. Itís pretty obvious where I stole the name from. So I donít suppose anyone has any good suggestions for a name. The character is a wizard/bonded summoner that rides around in her water elemental.

Volos
2011-04-15, 01:48 AM
Atalante, Elyseon, Ilona, Mayim, Norlim, Oceana, Odessa, and Yavanna.

There ya go.

Reynard
2011-04-15, 02:18 AM
Try these (http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=md&terms=Water) or these. (http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=md&terms=ocean)

Also bookmark that site. I have, and use it nearly daily.

Eldariel
2011-04-15, 02:28 AM
Eh, off the top of my head:
Eariel (hah; amusing how completely different methods lead to such similar ends - literal translation for "mermaid" in Quenya)
Ethele
Nenheru
Tella
Celia
Alyria

Overall, soft sounds, frontal vowels, feminine ending to the word. You should be set.

Zaydos
2011-04-15, 02:35 AM
Wikipedia has a list of 96 different names for sea nymphs from Greek mythology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nereid

Yuki Akuma
2011-04-15, 06:23 AM
Dude, its only two skill points. You can spare them next time you level up. :smalltongue:

UserClone
2011-04-15, 07:34 AM
Hm, let's see here...have a gander at the list of names for Darfellans in Stormwrack. I dare say one of those might tickle your fancy.

Cartigan
2011-04-15, 07:59 AM
The answer is obviously... Tim.

viking vince
2011-04-15, 09:45 AM
Try these (http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=md&terms=Water) or these. (http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=md&terms=ocean)

Also bookmark that site. I have, and use it nearly daily.

Consider the site marked

alchemyprime
2011-04-15, 10:56 AM
MerMAID?

Lemara.

Named in homage to Superman's mermaid ex-girlfriend, Lori Lemaris.

Other decent names of aquatic folks from comics:
Tula
Chian
Narmea
Majistra
Nuada
Mera

Or, go to a translator (such as This (http://www.burningmanopera.org/atlantis_language.html) or this (http://www.coveworld.net/eberron/aerenal_translator.html)) and type in a sea animal's name.

Dolphin - Tolipino or Pylol
Octopus - Ookatiposa or Olyder or Sajai (used the Japanese word for octopus to get Sajai. I like it)

Doc Roc
2011-04-15, 11:58 AM
Blow bubbles into a glass of milk, while recording with a boom mic. When asked your character's name, just Play the recording. Load it onto a cheap flash drive, and glue it over the name on your character sheet.

UserClone
2011-04-15, 12:02 PM
Blow bubbles into a glass of milk, while recording with a boom mic. When asked your character's name, just Play the recording. Load it onto a cheap flash drive, and glue it over the name on your character sheet.

...I can has sig?

Jay R
2011-04-15, 12:50 PM
If it helps, Ariel's sisters in the movie were Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista and Andrina.

Doc Roc
2011-04-15, 12:58 PM
...I can has sig?

Of course.

nedz
2011-04-15, 03:51 PM
Some bad ones, which belong on another thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187326)
Marina
Nauqa kaepst nodi
Diamrem

Don't use these

TheThan
2011-04-15, 08:47 PM
Dude, its only two skill points. You can spare them next time you level up. :smalltongue:

I'm a fighter, I only get two skill points. :smallbiggrin:

WildPyre
2011-04-15, 09:08 PM
I'm a fighter, I only get two skill points. :smallbiggrin:

What else are you going to spend those on? Swim? :smallconfused:

TheThan
2011-04-15, 09:21 PM
What else are you going to spend those on? Swim? :smallconfused:

intimidate.... RAWR!

rayne_dragon
2011-04-15, 10:28 PM
I'm not sure that it hasn't been linked to, but Melusine is a good mername.

Akal Saris
2011-04-15, 11:13 PM
If it helps, Ariel's sisters in the movie were Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista and Andrina.

.......

Sir, you are my hero.

Edit: I entered a randomish word in the 'Behind the Name' website and it came back with my RL name!! How awesome is that??

pffh
2011-04-16, 08:09 PM
Saedis. It's a slight bastardization of the Icelandic name SśdŪs which means fairy of the ocean or maiden of the ocean.

OracleofWuffing
2011-04-16, 09:42 PM
Casey Kelp! Sandy Cheeks!

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Big Bertha!

The Cat Goddess
2011-04-18, 02:31 PM
Casey Kelp! Sandy Cheeks!

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Big Bertha!

Linda Lake
Rhoda Rivers
Theresa Tides
River Delta

nedz
2011-04-18, 03:44 PM
Muddy Waters
Sandy Shore

Shoala
Reedy Bank

Ester Rhine
Muddy Bottom

Pebbles

TheThan
2011-04-18, 03:49 PM
Saedis. It's a slight bastardization of the Icelandic name SśdŪs which means fairy of the ocean or maiden of the ocean.

i think i like this one much better than the others I've seen. i's more or less pronounceable in engrish. And its not quite as silly as some other others, as she's supposed to be a serious character.

Arbane
2011-04-18, 04:17 PM
Feferi Peixes (http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Feferi_Peixes).

Odin the Ignoble
2011-04-18, 04:28 PM
The next time you gargle with mouth wash, try to write down what it sounds like phonetically. Instant character name.

I suggest: Gurhhhllll!

Gurhl for short.

pffh
2011-04-18, 09:50 PM
i think i like this one much better than the others I've seen. i's more or less pronounceable in engrish. And its not quite as silly as some other others, as she's supposed to be a serious character.

If you're curious how it's pronounced it's Sai-dees. That is the ś is pronounced like ie in die and Ūs like ese in these. But since I doubt anyone at your table speaks the language you can probably make up an interesting engrish pronounciation :smalltongue:

mint
2011-04-20, 06:35 AM
I use a glass of water and blow bubbles while I talk. I know that's not what the thread is about but it is fun.

Rising Phoenix
2011-04-20, 08:16 AM
Idor (I-dor): A semi corruption of the Greek word for water. (Nero being another) (gender neutral)

Ammothina (Ammo-thina): Sand dune (feminine)

Kataigida (Kate-gida): Storm (feminine)

Astrapi= Lightning (feminine)

Keravnos= Thunder (masculine)

Thalatta/ Thalassa= sea (feminine)

Oceanos= ocean (masculine)

Vithos= seafloor (masculine)

Xasteria (Xa-ste-riA): Means clear sky (feminine)

Kima (Ki-ma): wave (gender neutral)

Avisos (Avi-sos): The abyss (feminine)

Gorgonia (Go-rgo-nIa): ermm yeah Gorgonia, the sea coral (feminine)

Ammos= sand

Alas/Alati= salt

And a tricky one for non Greek speakers:

Bourbourlithra (Bour-bou-li-thra): Bubble (femine)

These help?