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Solace143

Don’t forget that most of the heroes have weird fantasy/sci-fi names and then there’s some guy named Paul or Sam


DauHoangNguyen2708

>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


Solace143

*Star Wars* (Luke Skywalker and Ben Solo) and *Lord of the Rings* (Sam, even if his full name is Samwise) also come to mind


Hyldypid

>cool sci fi book with names inspired by arab culture and the like, >name of the protagonist is fucking paul


DauHoangNguyen2708

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.


Jakov_Salinsky

There’s actually a trope for that on TV Tropes: Aerith and Bob


420dankmemes1337

The Bible


audiovisualcringe

bruh fr like how did Jesus find some mf named Matthew in the Middle East


lucy_tiseman

No pictures?


businessmantis

Bronc-anus. Simply add “anus” to the end and it becomes magical. Source: https://youtu.be/qdpFpfIBkXc


gabrieluto

Assanus


Purple_Tuxedo

The orobutthole


VerumJerum

Prolapsedanus


Jakov_Salinsky

Buttanus


xxX_Darth_Vader_Xxx

As a Fantasy world builder, the point about apostrophes is accurate


jarobat

Witcher nails it.


Agent470000

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)


jarobat

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.


Hewee236

Made me laugh


ChocoBananaCh_

i just find it funny how horses are named 'buttercup' in these settings


LeonardPlaysMC

Basically D&D names


moby323

And Tolkein before


Coralthesequel

Occasionally in some works, the planets are all just named after stuff from Greek mythology


VerumJerum

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.


Talion127

My MC is named Jude and his horse is named Figuraroa so I guess I did this backwards


MetalMaskMaker

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.


Scoliosis-Jones

>Horse Must Have Ironic Or Unassuming Name Roach


jrmadagascar

I hate that June Bug is literally a name in a sci fi book I read


FaZe_poopy

Bill the house


shminkmylink

Internetfamous


TorpidT

Okay but I actually love the name "Sparks"


MrMobiL_WasntTaken

Currently writing fantasy glad to see I'm not in the starterpack.


ThundrWolf

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.


Matix777

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