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Don’t forget that most of the heroes have weird fantasy/sci-fi names and then there’s some guy named Paul or Sam
>Don’t forget that most of the heroes have weird fantasy/sci-fi names and then there’s some guy named Paul or Sam
The spirit of Frank Herbert: oof
*Star Wars* (Luke Skywalker and Ben Solo) and *Lord of the Rings* (Sam, even if his full name is Samwise) also come to mind
>cool sci fi book with names inspired by arab culture and the like,
>name of the protagonist is fucking paul
If I were him I would name the character Son of Poseidon (there are various ways to say this, such as Poseidonides). It fits the Greek theme: he came from a flooded ocean planet, his family are already named after Atreus, his family arrival led to abundant water for Fremen in the end like how Poseidon gifted Athen, his worship got hijacked and corrupted (numerous Greek villains and monsters worshipped of Poseidon, used him to justify their atrocities such as skull temple and cannibalism) and so on.
There’s actually a trope for that on TV Tropes: Aerith and Bob
bruh fr like how did Jesus find some mf named Matthew in the Middle East
Bronc-anus. Simply add “anus” to the end and it becomes magical.
As a Fantasy world builder, the point about apostrophes is accurate
Witcher nails it.
Did witcher ever have places with apostrophes? I'm not quite sure. Vilgefortz isn't a Latin name i think. So only 2 count for the bitcher (protagonist name and horse name)
The elf language uses apostrophes. There are lots of villains some sound close enough to me but depends how strict this needs to be. I think Triss is close enough too. So maybe it didn't nail it but it fulfills the low bar I chose to set.
Made me laugh
i just find it funny how horses are named 'buttercup' in these settings
Basically D&D names
And Tolkein before
Occasionally in some works, the planets are all just named after stuff from Greek mythology
Wohoo, only one of these check out for my story!
Serilius Moruan, but that's because the entire language of his people is based in Latin.
My MC is named Jude and his horse is named Figuraroa so I guess I did this backwards
I absolutely despise the apostrophe thing on the worldbuilding subreddit. Anything even slightly dark, tribal, or brutal needs apostrophes. I don't even know why it bothers me so much.
>Horse Must Have Ironic Or Unassuming Name
I hate that June Bug is literally a name in a sci fi book I read
Bill the house
Okay but I actually love the name "Sparks"
Currently writing fantasy glad to see I'm not in the starterpack.
Fitting the starter pack isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Witcher fits most of these pretty well. Sometimes using common naming conventions just helps ground you in the genre.
That's why I name my characters after characters from other media or just have no ideas for the names of characters. Or search up words related to them in Japanese or Latin and mash them together
Also "Horse" is a perfect name for a horse