Why did you pick your name?

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

  1. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    I never actually posted my reason in this thread. :lol

    Well, Leala is the first name of my very first Wheel of Time character. I found the name on a baby names website. It means "loyal" in Latin, and I am a Hufflepuff. I had her last name that I made up that I originally thought sounded Andoran (it was Gymorraine), but now I think it sounds Cairhienin. But, those two countries are close enough that I think it still works for her character.

    Anyway, after a while, I started writing with her again and wanted another name to differentiate between the Leala that is me and the Leala that is the character. I am very much connected to the Aiel, so I went with "Dareis" which means "spear" in the Old Tongue, and through in a good Two Rivers "al'" for good measure, because I could. :lol
     
  2. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren

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    You've got an almost name twin in @Erin al'Denael
    The fact that it's coincidental makes it interesting :D
     
  3. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    I thought that too! :lol
     
  4. Carika Ambray

    Carika Ambray Novice

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    I wanted my surname to be the same as my RL sister, Kymo Ambray. Back then you had to get permission. Which I got.
    Tyla al'Mere chose my name for me.
     
  5. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Director of Community Outreach

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    ...:blink

    THIEF
     
  6. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    I thought the same. They are so similar yet not the same. :lol
     
  7. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Just picturing them going to the same live event. :rofl
     
  8. Eryn al'Dael

    Eryn al'Dael

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    Meeeep, I didn't notice that. I'd be happy to change mine if it gets too confusing - though, maybe not using an anagram as I don't fancy being Elayne Lard :lol
     
  9. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Head of the Gray Ajah Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    what a coincidence :lol
     
  10. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren

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    oh my :blink

    :rofl
     
  11. Mathei Kardone

    Mathei Kardone XERATH SUPPORT Gaidin

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    My name is an anagram.
     
  12. Liadan

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    I picked Liadan after reading The Son of Shadows by Juliet Marillier. The character of Liadan in the book was strong and always did what she felt was right, regardless of what others thought. It was something I was learning to do at the time. I had just quit a job that was toxic and finding my way in life, much like Liadan had to in the book. I've been Liadan ever since in forums, games, and signature making.
     
  13. Nadir

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    Back when I was playing Ultima Online I used to go by Eradicus (in my defense, I was 11 when I chose that name :D) and Epidemic (from the Slayer song). I had a mentor who taught me dueling who went by Legolas (super original) as well as Nadir, because he was in (and maybe also started?) a guild called Nadirian Horde. Many years later when I needed a "real sounding" name for an EVE Online character I chose Nadir Lehkolasz as part of some kind of homage to him.
     
  14. Calla Al'Kean

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    Mine is the name of my beloved elderly furbaby. The light in my life, even when the darkness threatens to overwhelm me.
     
  15. Eveanyn al'Grace

    Eveanyn al'Grace Aes Sedai

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    Liadan is one of my favorite characters ever.
     
  16. Avys Eorva

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    I picked my name at a tower party while being unsociable on my phone. When I finally decided to join the site, I used a name generator and picked the first thing I thought sounded cool. I do wish I had spent a touch more time on it because I have since thought of a ton of better names.
     
  17. Eveanyn al'Grace

    Eveanyn al'Grace Aes Sedai

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    But now we get to call you Avy. :joy
     
  18. Avys Eorva

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    This is true. But I'm not actually the bullet dodger, Borris is. I was just confused as to why he was called the bullet dodger.

    It's because he dodges bullets.
     
  19. Eveanyn al'Grace

    Eveanyn al'Grace Aes Sedai

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    Yeah, but it's still fun to call you the bullet dodger.
     
  20. Dakota t'Liesinger Hoskins

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    My name is simply my real name with my fiance's maiden name inserted in the Westlands' fashion :)