Saturday, October 8, 2011

Name That Character!...kinda.

Are you SURE this isn't in Oregon?
One of the great things about being networked with other writers is that...well, you can use them. Shamelessly. And rip them off. Shamelessly.

I'm in a small, annoying pickle, readers. A pickle of my own creation but a pickle nonetheless. You see, I need to come up with about 99 last names. Well, exactly 99 last names. I've got...10?...so far?

These last names will comprise the 99 family/house/estate (they can never agree on what to call them, okay) names that make up an advanced humanoid race in my CROSS// series. There are only 99 names because well, they live a really freakin' long time and don't breed much. (I hear the men are largely asexual. Damn.) And since I only have about 10 figured out so far and would like to have a reference list of all 99 should I ever need some names...this is where you come in!

Help me come up with some names!

First, the background info of these people:

1) They are called the julah, and are the supposed oldest kinds of humans in the universe.
2) Full-blooded julah live between, on average, 3500-4000 (Earth-ish) years. Less than that live to about 200 if descended matrilineally, "normal" human lifespan if patrilineally.
3) Their role in the universe is to act as spiritual priests, guidance counselors, and academics to the Void to which they are connected.
4) They are a very uniform and quiet people who keep mostly to themselves.
5) Most of them can practice varying levels degree of sorcery as well depending on their education. This includes manipulating matter, teleporting, psychic channeling, and healing at the very basic levels. Advanced julah (mostly at the priest level) can communicate with spirits, create alternate-reality spaces, place souls into a constant state of reincarnation, and even raise the damned dead.
6) There are about three million full blooded julah left in the universe at the time of the series, twice as many half-blooded, and an uncounted amount of a quarter and less blood (after a half most naming conventions are dropped and the julah government just doesn't care, man.)

The names that you (or hell anybody) can contribute have to follow only very simple guidelines.

1) Containing 2-3 easy to pronounce syllables.
2) Can be based on "real" Earth names like some of the ones below but nothing like "Smith" or "Rodriguez" or "Tanaka" (ie. the most prominent names), obviously.
3) I have established a small pattern of names ending with "-an", for whatever reason. I don't really want more than 33 or so names to have this ending though.

Otherwise, go wild!

If you have any name suggestions or just general keyboard vomits to contribute, feel free to comment with them. Odds are I'll shamelessly steal use them, and even if the names never make it into text they'll still be on my master list of the 99 names. :')

Names I already have are listed below. Bolded names are names that some characters already have so they're a done deal, if you're looking for ideas to jump from. I kinda wanna have every letter start at least one name, so if you have any great "X" suggestions...

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Amyran
Bacqucé
Charron
Dunsman
Ferran
Karaov
Lerenan
Marlow
Narath
Wellems

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No but seriously guys I need like 89 more names. Go.

9 comments:

  1. Walla
    Willon
    Starn
    Starwa
    Laing (har har har)
    Liddon
    Listar
    Yalda
    Chorn
    Chorong
    Incarn
    Chalda
    Cholda
    Nyancat

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  2. I'll go through the corporate address book when I get back to work on Tuesday and vomit forth some names for you.

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  3. Herrera
    Slo'an
    Moran
    Silas
    Ochoa
    Rios
    Bane

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    1. Ooh, a couple of these may work. Thanks! =)

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  4. Okay, I spent far too long on this when I had my own weekly goals to finish up, but I think I've come up with an interesting little random name generator. I hope that some of these are useful, and if you want some more, just let me know!

    Dyshblaib
    Feevplean
    Briwpleen
    Dichid
    Plebfruch
    Aijnal
    Kwashdreep
    Bleebchi
    Pookshut
    Jonplauj
    Kwymkwoosh
    Goonblew
    Voojguj
    Aichkwik
    Ipskayv
    Slayttrop
    Dauszoop
    Teefaul
    Slytzauv
    Mysod
    Zolay
    Teecheas
    Gakbraub
    Lagkwayv
    Krookgyr
    Flaymlayt
    Leashgryd
    Brapsky
    Saychkwup
    Pishkeen
    Mishgous
    Gezmyk
    Mapmayt
    Paydpraur
    Chyjblood
    Treagik
    Joupood
    Tibtrear
    Moosaib
    Brikweep
    Prekvoot
    Mayzjour
    Trylslap
    Projsef
    Ozflow
    Nochbaysh
    Gaigpy
    Eegtyt
    Loudryk
    Trunfoos
    Kreakoop
    Ezja
    Prayshkyl
    Pykgish
    Geedrook
    Zaubouk
    Boofrev
    Mouksluz
    Voopchad
    Laujzayk
    Brauwboch
    Ishchoob
    Aufoo
    Brassloog
    Soshflou
    Shaigfa
    Poztrosh
    Sasheaf
    Flukoup
    Fleelprosh
    Nojbrail
    Blakfryg
    Zeezskyr
    Slemraiv
    Faijflir
    Trailup
    Epteeb
    Kraigflouz
    Puchkrayk
    Pasweeb
    Joukshayd
    Jowfrys
    Greachoun
    Vouchzuw
    Oowtraij
    Grichblai
    Elbous
    Pleafsap
    Ribrad
    Kauchmap
    Cheetgraurdee
    Gaijchisjit
    Predsherzaig
    Veeshaychaun
    Zozsaprauj
    Wijfleafpij
    Efgaunfail
    Kokblaigaiz
    Warfozul
    Flaydchaiwlooz
    Slouvtravkway
    Kywshoompaz
    Drefbouchkram
    Jaybkweewpriw
    Pleagsausfat
    Opproochdroum
    Blodpoujeet
    Naunvuroug
    Seelploojsais
    Payffrotzi
    Gauwreadflaim
    Bookploonskog
    Drigremfrayg
    Bytcheshtof
    Veabfloogflees
    Jayfreawrouw
    Floonpeapslu
    Saybdroomchir
    Natshaisosh
    Eavkilpai
    Lootraydrib
    Wychdausjoog
    Shaudbloztom
    Shaylpritpoov
    Zorsyfzuw
    Frudzopsor
    Ladygyd
    Pryrypub
    Dedroodtraum
    Zaidchontrez
    Groojyftaid
    Teapkweetgrauk
    Beshybow
    Playggaurvit
    Zydsloukbrif
    Pauchefgrol
    Tauffuzleap
    Droupdroorpu
    Kremfrozdra
    Faurpleanjeat
    Zayzteatkraym
    Bagodeach
    Blatvogas
    Zatwajai
    Praisnagoul
    Dreetbeib
    Pryvoukshoos
    Eajbrerfur
    Lapmeebzouk
    Sewgunvet
    Prefdrujlayt
    Odgraybmai
    Joomaugkwoup
    Doochtachflyt
    Bleakflochfloud
    Nishpearkwer
    Dreefleajev
    Kwifgrubsap
    Traiwpryjoop
    Ouzplidrays
    Vayvlaizbair
    Graystayshtroos
    Fryvkwamkwed
    Kwabkwajtrait
    Dreermauvdrauw
    Eevdeefish
    Evnaygsheew
    Naupmyjnaut
    Krouzyfbleat
    Ainprauwmeen
    Proowouzkrel
    Brignuchtad
    Lujjairsar
    Priftouchaj
    Tokpleeddraf
    Blyrpraibfoo
    Byjbrodfrayz
    Pyfoopplish
    Treabgrifnayr
    Dapchaubzys

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    1. ahahaha, thanks!

      Some of these made me laugh way more thanthey should have though. "Flaydchaiwlooz" idek where to start pronouncing that. XD

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    2. Yeah, there's still a bit too much potential for syllable overcomplexity with this version. Do you want me to try generating a batch that's a bit simpler? (And with dashes to mark the breaks between syllables?)

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    3. I'm mostly going for 2-3 syllables, easy to pronounce, so not too many silent letters I suppose. I think I will store all these names though as potential fantasy parody names one day~

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    4. Okay, how about these ones?

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      Nouwblek
      Flirja
      Shouwib
      Ouwnar
      Poordam
      Oomoo
      Puggas
      Daudnat
      Mefga
      Bluur
      Slutliz
      Vynloun
      Shaufoop
      Ouzoo
      Shazman
      Reaweav
      Fooou
      Pliffleez
      Floorflou
      Geepblaw
      Geafchob
      Lealous
      Mookwyk
      Blembyw
      Voubtez
      Nodub
      Joownaus
      Pagdoo
      Woumgeag
      Baukboor
      Auweaz
      Wewwom
      Fakgat
      Floulouv
      Vyvblaub
      Auvmea
      Sloodaur
      Juplaf
      Sluwil
      Eelsow
      Gybshub
      Leetmaur
      Luvnu
      Yshif
      Guwez
      Datoup
      Plookla
      Dyjauw
      Naudok
      Gauzrear
      Tupean
      Typaw
      Peajchir
      Blibon
      Buwbauw
      Keelkaun
      Nolplee
      Floosteap
      Eavshea
      Arfaut
      Pereer
      Lerflow
      Bumslouw
      Tetoub
      Kufben
      Toopren
      Lyteed
      Geajleet
      Tousheap
      Deemwos
      Pafveej
      Shounjoot
      Arflyg
      Pleij
      Ozan
      Taupflaum
      Tufloob
      Wynsaup
      Deevpeaz
      Cheeplaub
      Azmeaj
      Wibow
      Wafwean
      Nylseef
      Shoopkaul
      Opmiv
      Piblauj
      Noobou
      Ootdos
      Bidro
      Lymplirveen
      Vaulenvoum
      Lauflourez
      Ameanshes
      Wurirseak
      Loobsleazig
      Leerpobag
      Veawounkyw
      Feefoupgead
      Neadaumveaj
      Eenleaffeeg
      Eapbleenej
      Gimbeezble
      Rejchyu
      Zugygguk
      Ouvnaubpyk
      Shaudpaudgof
      Floukchobmap
      Gousheemuz
      Naujleebo
      Zafauknov
      Fleefytrag
      Junsherzaf
      Lotuleg
      Cheawgotflu
      Nyzchoufkoob
      Imudead
      Aunzoojslup
      Eabsleanis
      Ekybloup
      Irseanfla
      Telauke
      Zyredees
      Easoomob
      Unsupgee
      Teevuszos
      Wefylkeef
      Fosatvy
      Neasoumslea
      Mitvuzgyz
      Geelbauau
      Oudeemaub
      Doogauzsif
      Fluseezblu
      Vaukoukpeaz
      Jivshumal
      Oumuan
      Kusheasplol
      Zausseajut
      Seazveawjoug
      Blytslautgem
      Opoozeej
      Vauktooshou
      Woubvejsoud
      Planoutpli
      Zusvisshoo
      Icheapzeam
      Sluplartem
      Pooztigneab
      Lolbookbok
      Flabufshoul
      Kikvalzam
      Bydwamsoom
      Idgoozkou
      Jigeavfeaj
      Eafeebly
      Budanlek
      Blozfochoul
      Dyfdachin
      Feedflied
      Aurshega
      Rumyot
      Oublokplar
      Oojnetblim
      Jeapchuzud
      Jeeaubo
      Jeaktyvjooj
      Fileabmub
      Salzagfe
      Yzfepjees
      Slischootflu
      Pleeflifzez
      Flageago
      Doujmekjoo
      Voozblenslim
      Bloojblaumkoob
      Vyfouzfaul
      Tuzouwen
      Geepjalpeab
      Zalpaureag

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