Why did you pick your name?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ne'Mireth Delvar, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Luna Morn

    Luna Morn Aes Sedai

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    I love names, and I love hearing all these stories! :D They are actually stories.

    Jenisi, do you plan on adding the surname here at any point? If so, you will have to do it by emailing Sa'areah Sedai at membership@tarvalon.net She will be able to change that for you.
     
  2. Axis m'Troutilas

    Axis m'Troutilas Gaidin

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    Oh way back in the day, when I first starting using online names I started using AXIS. I was pretty into Sara Douglas' Axis trilogy.

    Must have been in about 2000 I suppose, maybe even 1999.

    Went as a simple AXIS for many years until they changed the tarvalon forum rules to where everyone had to have a last name as well.

    I forget who, but when I wouldn't choose someone said "I'm going to make it Trout" if you don't pick a name

    (I was known for giving people the old :trout as often as possible)

    So I figured why not, and m'Troutilas become the last time


    I still really think of myself as just Axis though.
     
  3. Laralelle Susandrea

    Laralelle Susandrea Aes Sedai

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    My RL name is often mispronounced, Lara, often pronounced Lora or shudders Lay-ra, so I added an -elle at the end to try to minimize mispronunciation. Susan is my middle name and I LOVE it (after an aunt) and I have a cousin named Andrea so I stole the ending and added it to Susan.
     
  4. Ashara Koh'inor

    Ashara Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    I love these stories :joy :joy

    I chose my name because I love Persian names and the near East.

    Ashara comes from the Persian word "Ashera" meaning "she who walks in the ocean. I am a Pisces and love water and the ocean.

    Koh'inor comes from the Persian word "Kohinoor" which means "Mountain of Light"
     
  5. Maple al'Tree

    Maple al'Tree Citizen

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    I really love reading this thread too! It is cool to see why people chose their names. Everyone's names here interesting and beautiful

    "She who walks on the ocean" and "Mountain of light" is so beautiful! :D
     
  6. Ashara Koh'inor

    Ashara Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    Thank you :hug I thought "mountain of light" sounded very WOT!
     
  7. Mieriana Souvra

    Mieriana Souvra Keeper of the Chronicles Keeper of the Chronicles Aes Sedai

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    I like Lanfear, so I adjusted her name a little (Mierin to Mieriana). Last name is an adjustment of an old tongue word, Souv (mind).
     
  8. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    My sister's name is Lara and she has the EXACT same complaint. :rofl
     
  9. Luna Morn

    Luna Morn Aes Sedai

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    How hard can it be? It's... literally as it says. :scratch
     
  10. Lydia Martin

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    A few years ago, I was looking for a new Teen Wolf RP to join, and found one. The role I wanted wasn't available, so I applied for the next best option for myself. Going further back... I had a seizure that resulted in memory loss, and I still remember things out of nowhere. Because of my attention to detail, I relearned a lot about myself as I tried to make sure I was playing Lydia "correctly" in the game I was part of. My best friend refers to me as 'Actual Lydia Martin' (it's even programmed that way into her phone) because I have so much in common with the character. Playing Lydia woke me up to being a better version of myself, one that I had actually forgotten existed. That, combined with some other details I don't want to get into just yet, made me feel like Lydia Martin is a great username for me here.
     
  11. OrangeDudeLeo

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    I'd be Madjo Pemar
     
  12. Syera Faelron

    Syera Faelron Aes Sedai

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  13. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    Necroposting, Syera Sedai? ;)

    I used to play that MUD, but it's been nearly two decades :look
     
  14. LaBelle Maighenn

    LaBelle Maighenn

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    ooh... I have to dig into my past...I started out with a different name in my old community a dutch one that was.
    I had this friend who started to call me La Belle... Because I loved this nickname I decided to use it as my name,
    I added Maighenn a few years later. I think I might stumble upon this surname at a Celtic name site.
    I am also used to LaBBie! *looks at Polegnyn Sedai* ;)
     
  15. Leo Kian

    Leo Kian Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    I picked 'Leo' because I used to be obsessed with Charmed and Leo was one of my favourite characters. I used it on another site (Realm of TV) and recycled it here. I have no idea where Kian came from :cheese
     
  16. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    I used to be Alia of the Inkstain over on Dragonmount, and decided I liked Alia but changed it to Elia for here. The Red Ajah picked my last name, and it's perfection. ^^
     
  17. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    Holy crap, I remember seeing the name Alia Inkstain on DM! I thought it was adorable ^^
     
  18. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Juliya is an easy and WoT-sounding variant of Julia which is my real name and Karasu I picked on a whim from the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery game (Tulip Karasu is a character) because it's Japanese and I love all things Japanese!

    Also Leo Sedai, I love the name Leo, just putting that out there. A Japanese variant is Rio which I also really like.
     
  19. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    Aww it makes me happy that someone remembers that old name on DM, Jarl. ^^ It's been ages.
     
  20. Recko Salgaude

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    I picked Recko because it's named after one of my D&D charaters haha

    The last name is kinda my first name with a jazzy twist :)