how do you say your characters name?

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  • RetherianRetherian Member Posts: 24 Inept
    Xenthos said:
    ... I pronounce it like "Hegemony".  Would not have even thought of a different way!
    I did too!
    Reth Ear Ian
    Lmao not too hard
  • OrdassaOrdassa Member Posts: 337 Master
    Maeko said:
    Like the shark.


    i say may-co or mah-aeh-KO (japanese pronounciation)
  • KayKay Member Posts: 15 Apprentice
    ... I really don't need to post here, but...

    K.
  • DeichtineDeichtine Member Posts: 1,623 Transcendent
    M'kay.




  • EjderhaEjderha Member Posts: 177 Gifted
    Kay said:
    ... I really don't need to post here, but...

    K.
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  • Yasei  野生Yasei 野生 Member Posts: 74 Capable
    Kay said:
    ... I really don't need to post here, but...

    K.
    Are you sure it isn't ¿Qué? you know, like K but with a sharper middle.
  • LucalnLucaln Member Posts: 15 Novice
    Bit of a thread necro, but I figured someone must have made this thread before, so I searched for it instead of starting it fresh.

    Anyways, I'm of the opinion that in real life, a lot of names have wild spellings that we've just grown accustomed to. So sometimes I try to make fantasy names have that same feeling, where there's just a tiny bit of disconnect between spelling and pronunciation.

    So, it's Lu-SELN, by the way!
  • XeiiXeii Member Posts: 240 Mythical
    @Lucaln I always thought it would be LuKALN, interesting! Was there an inspiration for your character's name? B/c mine is just a slight modification on lucidian namegen.
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  • LucalnLucaln Member Posts: 15 Novice
    The inspiration just came from making sounds with my mouth trying to find something that felt natural to my ears ("lu-seln") and then writing it down in all the different ways I could conceive of spelling it, intuitive or otherwise: Luseln, Lewseln, Luceln, Lieuceln, Lhusaln, Lucaln, etc. Then I picked out the one I thought looked appealing based on my intangible subjective method of "this feels right."

    I think A is a prettier letter than E, so I went with Lucaln over Luceln, which also had that little bit of disconnect that I appreciate in name spellings.

    I love the NAMEGEN command, but it bothers me a bit that there's no way of seeing it until you're already playing the game? If I had known illithoid naming conventions before registering, I would have come up with something like Tsathoghlin or Hastruna or what have you.

  • IvesethIveseth Member Posts: 4 Novice
    Eyve-sith! 

    And sometimes she gets called Ive (Ivy)!
  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,466 Transcendent
    Aaaaand now one of us is going to have to NAMECHANGE. (Still loo-SUH, for the curious).

    And since I spilled the beans on some of my alts, but not others, I also have:
    Alva (ALL-vuh)
    Gella (hard g, 'geh-LUH')
    Keivi (KAY-e-vee)
    Pupo (Poo-poh)
    Taen (rhymes with cane, but with a t sound)

    And as mentioned, Syridean was "sheer-UH-deen", hough his nickname was Syrii (SEAR-ree).

    For giggles, imma add a couple extra-Lusternia characters too, because I like languages and names.

    My FF XIV main is Rhesh Rabantah (rrr-ESH ruh-BAN-tuh), My primary character on Guild Wars is Rehssa (reh-suh), secondary is Khristos Rago (KREEs-tohs RAY-go), tertiary Luzennia (loo-ZEN-nee-uh).

    I don't have an alt problem.
  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,799 Transcendent
    Luce said:


    I don't have an alt problem.


    I remember when I was a part time alter.
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  • BairlochBairloch Member Posts: 56 Apprentice
    bear-lock
    the only funny thing is, I was a faeling for 100 years before I realize I should be Tae'dae.
    Shouldn't have taken that long.
  • ShulamitShulamit Member Posts: 41 Capable
    Shoo la meet
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  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,799 Transcendent
    Shulamit said:
    Shoo la meet

    Pesu's been calling you Shoe La Mitt the whole time he was married to you.
    Bob Junior says, "I had a party hook onnce. Lost it iNsiDee of soMe buxsm dracnari maiden, I thiik."
  • ShulamitShulamit Member Posts: 41 Capable
    Shaddus said:
    Shulamit said:
    Shoo la meet

    Pesu's been calling you Shoe La Mitt the whole time he was married to you.
    And that's perfectly okie dokies!
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  • BairlochBairloch Member Posts: 56 Apprentice
    Always pronounced it shoo-LAM-it, like the Willamette river/valley.
    Played too much Oregon Trail, I guess.
  • AypateaAypatea Member Posts: 3 Inept
    A couple of people have asked elsewhere, so:

    Aye - PAT - tea - uh

    Like Hypatia if it was pronounced phonetically in English (which incidentally, it's not. Hypatia is pronounced high PAY sha).
  • VatulVatul Member Posts: 94 Adept
    Aypatea said:
    A couple of people have asked elsewhere, so:

    Aye - PAT - tea - uh

    Like Hypatia if it was pronounced phonetically in English (which incidentally, it's not. Hypatia is pronounced high PAY sha).
    From Dishonored 2? :D
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  • AypateaAypatea Member Posts: 3 Inept
    Vatul said:
    Aypatea said:
    A couple of people have asked elsewhere, so:

    Aye - PAT - tea - uh

    Like Hypatia if it was pronounced phonetically in English (which incidentally, it's not. Hypatia is pronounced high PAY sha).
    From Dishonored 2? :D
    Perhaps, I've never played Dishonored 2 and don't get the reference.

    Hypatia is famous for being one of the earliest known female philosophers / mathematicians and trying to sort of stay above the fray during some of the early related to the Christian Church when it was first becoming a thing in the Hellenic world.  Her death is widely considered the turning point marking the end of the intellectualism in Classic Antiquity. 

    She appears in fiction every now and then in connection with the Great Library of Alexandria burning, which wasn't literally true but was metaphorically true. 
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