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Name Contest!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER!

Here's your chance to win a character sketch.  All you have to do is suggest a name for one or more of the following four characters in the comments section of this journal.

1.  A fox boy who is vain, egotistical, and self-centered

2. A beaver girl who is naive, sweet, artsy, and diligent

3. A panda boy who is mopey, depressive, and apathetic

4. A rabbit girl who is hedonistic, twisted, and amoral

If I end up using a name you suggested, you'll win a single character sketch.  If I use multiple names, you'll win a sketch for each character you helped name. Only the first time a name is suggested will be counted.

I would prefer names that mean something to names that just sound cool. Joke name suggestions are fine, maybe suggest something which is a double entente but seems innocent to people who aren't aware of the unfortunate implications.  You could also use something from a historical figure which reflects their personality. Please explain why you think the name would be a good fit, it might help your case.  

If all you can think of sounds silly, submit the suggestion anyway, it's better to have too many ideas than too few, and brainstorming can benefit from silly ideas just as easily.  If it helps set the theme, imagine a name that might belong to a character in a kid's show.  Something which is easy to remember. If it has a lot of syllables, make sure it can be shortened so it's easier to say.  Last names are fine, too, but not necessary.

Good luck!
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Added: 7 years ago
 
tannim
7 years ago
1 - Ian - He could be fond of saying "Ian myself" in combination with whatever he is going to do.(it's an i if it looks like an L to you)
2 - Melisa - No particular reason.  The name just makes me think sweet for some reason
3 - Harland - has a sort of depressive tone to the name, not sure why.  Harland Williams is a fugging hilarious comic though...
4 - Paxten - Uhh... she can pack ten in herself?  I just like the name.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Paxten sounds more like a guy's name, in my opinion, but I kind of like Melisa.  I'll see what else comes up. Thank you for the suggestions :)
tannim
7 years ago
Paxten can be boy or girl really.  heh, it actually means Peace Town :}
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Not really into girl names that are too gender neutral, it leaves things ambiguous.  It might make a good last name, but I'm not really looking for last names.  I'll keep that around as a 'maybe' name for one of the other characters.

You can suggest more than 4 names at a time, by the way. So feel free to keep making jabs at it :)
Donamer
7 years ago
Lets see...

Mark
Christie
Hubert
Leen

:)
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Not especially along the lines I'm looking for.   Is 'Leen' short for something?
Bahlam
7 years ago
1. Astin, 'starlike' from French.  

2. Tayanita, Cherokee for young beaver.  

3. Kurosuke ('Blackie'), like the Makkuro Kurosuke soot things in Totoro.  

4. Bianca, 'white' in Italian, from the character in The Taming of the Shrew.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
I laughed at Tayanita, so that's getting close, but it's kind of hard to pronounce.  I like where it's heading though, that's funny.
KevinSnowpaw
7 years ago
here we go! I will submit several for each if i can think of them

1.  A fox boy who is vain, egotistical, and self-centered= Alphonse: a French masculine given name, He's stuck up and probably NOT all that masculine but he thinks hes gods gift to the earth.

Alternatively you could name him antoine [/ɑ̃.twan/]) is a French given name (from Latin Antonius) meaning beyond praise or highly praise-worthy. the above pronunciation is a bit hard to read so i'll put my version here. An-twan Call him Arty or Tony for short.

2. A beaver girl who is naive, sweet, artsy, and diligent= Calypso: the name of one of the Nereids (sea nymphs) in Greek mythology, it is allso one of Saturns Moons and a verity of Orchid. You can call her Caly for short.

3. A panda boy who is mopey, depressive, and apathetic= Edgar: Referencing Edgar Alan Poe the famous poet.

Alternatively Wǒ hěn from the Multiple ways of saying "Im sad" in Chinese they all start with Wǒ hěn, i also like kanashii (unhappy, sorrowful, sad) which is Japanese.

4. A rabbit girl who is hedonistic, twisted, and amoral= I will Submit two, Lilith, the first wife of Adam who spurned him and was turned into a demon by god. And Lilly, It's a sweet, innocent name slap on a cute face and it fits perfectly with her dark side. Alternatively you can call Lilith Lil or Lilly for short.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
1. "Ayyy!"  sorry, Alphonse just reminded me of the Fonz. haha.   It doesn't feel quite right, but you're on the right track. Is there a writer with a famously gigantic ego and a snazzy name? Heheh

2. Calypso sounds too sophisticated, but Cally might work.  I'll have to think about it.  As I'm conceptualizing her, she's pretty much the most chaste member of the cast.  Though the irony might be funny, I can't really see her parents naming her anything that might be perceived as slutty, unless they're just oblivious to the implications.

3.  I like the connotations of Edgar, the phonetics themselves leave something lacking though.  I could totally go with Poe, but that sounds too similar to another famous panda *cough*   As for the Chinese and Japanese names, I'd prefer something that I don't need special characters to spell.  I like a lot of Japanese names, and watch a lot of anime, but I don't don't think they would be very appropriate for this character.  I'm gonna be making a lot of controversial jokes with them, and I don't want to beg too many questions on ethnicity.  People might misunderstand my intentions.  

4. Why is this the first time I'm learning about this Lilith thing?  Must be something outside of the Protestant Bibles which are so popular in this region.  I like the direction of Lilith, and Lilly might just cover it.  Is there a plant that has a beautiful name but  dissolves it's prey alive?  That would be just about perfect!
KevinSnowpaw
7 years ago
cant seem to find a carnivorous plant that works could call her Bella Short for Belladonna.It's french and means beautiful lady It's other names are monks hood wolf's bane and deadly nightshade. It's a pretty purple bell flower with toxic, hallucinogenic berry's.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Bella reminds me too much of the protagonist from Twilight.  On the one hand, most people who would get the reference would find it inappropriate.  On the other hand, there are those who argue Bella is actually very manipulative.  In either case though, she doesn't seem particularly smart. I want the rabbit girl to not just be manipulative when it's easy, I want her to be cunning, too.  She's the kind of girl you want on your side, or at the very least not against you. If only because you're afraid of what she might do to get her way.

Also, she would see "because I'm in love" as no better a reason than "because I want it!"  Only she would regard the former as self-deluding and the latter as refreshingly honest.
KSimba
7 years ago
1. Artie
2. Beth
3. Jerry
4. Melissa

I name things on what I feel.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
I kind of like Beth and Melissa, but someone has already suggested Melisa before, just not for that character, so, not sure how to credit that.
KSimba
7 years ago
Thank you,
In the case of the double suggestion, seeing as the Melissa I suggested wasn't for the same character, I'd say give the other guy the credit for that one.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Do you mean, you don't mind not getting credit, or do you mean you only want credit if I use Melissa for character 4?

If the latter is the case, that's understandable, but I'm not sure I could allow it.   I suppose I should have specified that I may use a name suggested for one character for a different character, so there's no point in two people putting the same, or similar name on two different spots.  Once a name is suggested, it's suggested, and if I like it, I'll use it for whichever character I feel is most appropriate.

It seems the only reasonable way to deal with getting a name that I like but on the wrong character spot. Simply not using it just because it wasn't suggested for the right character strikes me as needlessly restricting. I want this to be more like brainstorming, and less like filling out a lottery ticket. I hope you understand, and I will try to be clearer in the future if there was any confusion.
KSimba
6 years, 12 months ago
It's all good. Thanks
Sakkano
7 years ago
My suggestion for Number 3, mopy, apathetic, depressive panda boy:

Tristan

Reasoning:
In Authruian legend, Tristan is the baleful lover of Iseult, who was married to the King of Ireland. Because Tristan's love cannot be, he spends much of his time sulking over his inability to be with Iseult, who is married to his lord, King Mark. Eventually he dies married to another woman named Isolde of the White Hands, but he dies without realizing the love he harbors for Iseult. He is seen as a tradig hero in the Authurian cycle, hsi story not too differen form the Guinevere-Arthur-Lancelot situation.


My suggestion for Number 4, the hedonistic, twisted, amoral rabbit doe:

Rose/Rosa

Reasoning:
Red roses are a symbol of passionate feelings. Hedonism engages in such feelings for the experience. In essence, someone who is hedonistic may be prone to bouts of lust or be sultry, which are symbolized in the red rose. Roses themselves can be vining and will brow over anything, sometimes being parasitic in nature, hence is illustrates the twistedness and the amorality.

The best thing is that the name is generally associated with something pretty and beautiful, but in reality is's a very voracious plant capable of choking out others and spreading canes of thorns. Soi the name is double-edged.

Sakkano
7 years ago
Suggestion for Number 1, a fox boy who is vain, egotistical, and self-centered:

Reginald

Reasoning:
First, Reginald is related to Reynald and Rinaldi, which are French and Italian for "fox." However the name is Latin for "ruler" (as opposed to Rex, with means "king"). Second, I have always associated the diminutive form of the name, Reggie, to Reggie Mantle III, a main character form the Archie comics who has always struck me as being a very egotistical individual who likes to twist the rules to get his way, or break them when there's no hope of getting what he wants.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Reggie might be good, if I could get over the sound of it. Certain names just rub me the wrong way, but that might still work.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
I like the connotations of both those names.  But I don't think I can use either of them.  Rose is already a pretty popular name in the furry fandom, and I don't want to use Tristan, because I know a Tristan and it would be weird. lol

Thanks for the thoughtful suggestions. :)
KevinSnowpaw
7 years ago
REPOST!!! I have been doing research there is POSSIBLY a carnivorous Orchid. It's in south America but while it has followers that indicate it's carnivorous it has not been observed actual eating anything.

if you still want to use that the name is Aracamunia liesneri, Aracamunia is the Orchid part the indavidual flower name apart of the genes of Orchid is Liesneri. maybe Lie or Lisa for short?
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
I like Lisa, so, maybe.   Is there a meaning behind the name 'Lisa'?
KevinSnowpaw
7 years ago
Lisa:

Hebrew

Female

Diminutive of Elisabeth or Elizabeth, from Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction. Also a diminutive of Bethia (daughter or worshipper of God), and of Bethany, a New Testament village near Jerusalem.

Greek

Female

Diminutive of Elizabeth: From the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction. Also, the lilly flower.

German Female

Devoted to God.

English

Female

Diminutive of Elizabeth: Oath of God. My God is bountiful. Lisa is often used as an independent first name.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_name_Lisa_mean...


The name could be a joke since shes not a very Nice girl by any meens. But thats the origen of the name Lisa and it's meanings. Personaly I still think Lilith was the best =p she becomes a demon of lust. the Hebrew people belived when a young boy had a wet dream, it was becouse Lilith came to steal his seed for her demonic children.
Priest22
7 years ago
*repost*

I wanted to put this here since the way you drew #4 just made me fall for her.

She really isn't my kind of girl (after I read the description), but Im hoping she's not as evil after you get a couple of long island ice teas into her :3

I thought "Holly" or "Sabi" would be good names since Holly and Sabi Star (Desert Rose) are both toxic but beautiful.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
She's really a lot of fun, most of the time.  She isn't ax-crazy or anything like that.  She's mostly just devious.  She's less of the "cuts you into tiny pieces with scissors just to see what it looks like" amoral and more of the "drugs you, and takes naked pictures of you for undisclosed purposes" amoral.  She's not a sociopath or anything, she just has very messed up priorities, no respect for other people's boundaries, and a twisted way of enjoying what little empathy she actually has.

Also, where all the other characters have some form of ego-defense mechanism, her ego is basically indestructible.  

The fox boy would feign not caring, but become visibly annoyed and probably try to argue the point.  The beaver girl would become embarrassed or hurt.  And the panda boy has such low self esteem that he would probably become more mopey, or even self destructive.  The rabbit girl might do some of these things, but only on purpose to manipulate others. She knows she's doing them, because it's all a game to her.  The only thing that really bugs her is being ignored, but she has some very creative methods of getting attention when she craves it.  No matter how hard they try, no one manages to ignore her for long.
Priest22
7 years ago
Reply posted on her sketch...cause that's my favorite pose of her so far...and I really really do need to stop commenting on her now...really.
BunnyFoxglove
7 years ago
Here's a couple Female names I came across that might work for the bunny girl (#4).

Persephone - The name Persephone is of Greek origin and the meaning of Persephone is "spring, voice of destruction".   It is also of English origin, where it means "person-slayer".

Rebecca  - The name Rebecca is of Hebrew/English/French origin and the meaning of Rebecca is "to tie, bind, trap, snare".
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Lol, those are some nice names.  The first one is just a bit too long though, I'll have to see if I can think of a way to shorten it.
BunnyFoxglove
7 years ago
Some people suggest "Sephy" (seffy) as a nickname, others like Perry.
For those who don't know the name is pronounced "per-sef-uh-nee".
Additional info:
She was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the goddess of the harvest. Hades kidnapped her to the underworld. Because she ate a pomegranate while there, she has to spend 1/2 the year with Hades and 1/2 the year on Earth. Demeter mourns her loss for 1/2 the year and nothing grows, so this is fall and winter. When she returns to Earth, it's spring and summer. (not sure on the accuracy, but mostly right at least)
sedkitty
7 years ago
I'd say Harlan for the first one; you asked above for a writer with a huge ego, and Harlan Ellison certainly fits that bill.
Infinityplus1
7 years ago
Do you have any examples of how he had a huge ego?

Also, someone already said "Harland"
sedkitty
7 years ago
Just search for "harlan ellison" "huge ego" and you'll find a few, including this one: http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=132134... -- search for 'local' on that page.
ScottyKat
7 years ago
I'll give this a shot.
1 Ivan Von Wilderbeak
2 Samantha Williamson
3 Donald Roberts
4 Jenny Springs
tannim
6 years, 12 months ago
Just a few last minute entries for fun.

Ambrose - from Ambrosia
Quince
Phyllo
Parfait
Fondue
Macaroon
Kuchen
Cobbler
Truffle
Trifle
Torte
Melba - of Peach Melba(actually some woman's last name from long ago)
Anise
Bundt
Bismarck - Bismarcks are a type of pastry thing
Streusel
Graham
Pandowdy
Praline
Wojapi
and.... Buckle
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