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Postby BrianBlessed » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:53 am

World still in shock.


Hello,
I rarely pop my head round much these days except to check whether some bounder has released a subversion beta without my knowing or when I rather transparantly want something, sadly this is an occasion of the latter probably only of any interest to the obscure, the erudite and the insane.

I currently have a character in something I'm writing who is, to cut a long story short, involved in a US military project which vaguely revolves around the human body harnessing heat, light and energy in a way which is too embarrassing to even conjours up both a vague association with heat, light, energy as well as a rough militaristic American roughneck type name. So far I've only been able to come up with good sounding American names like Jericho and Cain with no heat, light connotations, or Prometheus and Phlegethon which sound about as American as tight leather shorts and bicycling holidays.

I have been unable to do anything other than obsessively read through anything from lists of Greek mythological creatures to Dante's Inferno to lists of baby names for the better part of a week now, with no success. And frankly would be relieved to have anyone throw a few names about, though bearing in mind by this point I have read ALL OF THEM. Are you up to the task? Seriously, because I'm fucking stumped.


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Postby Puzzlemaker » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:50 am

Flint Lambart

http://bbnames.com/baby-names-meaning.php

Other suggestions: Lucas
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Postby Pwnbroker » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:44 pm

Lincoln Peters
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Postby Mas Tnega » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:49 pm

Phoenix Wright.
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Postby xander » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:58 pm

Mas Tnega wrote:Phoenix Wright.

Quoted for Great Justice!

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Postby strongdl » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:47 pm

Your post is a little hard to read, so make sure you're concentrating on the structure and flow of the writing, more than the specifics of a name.

My suggestion is Phillip Green(relating to chlorophyll)
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Postby BrianBlessed » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:04 pm

I should point out, like Helios, it is a one word callsign type name. Predictably I've already thought of Flint and Pheonix, plus I already have a character who is a psychotic con-man named Wright. Flint was a bit too tongue in cheek though surely.
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Postby xander » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:16 pm

Guy Montag.

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Postby Mas Tnega » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:35 pm

Or just Guy. Someone might notice a really poor November 5th reference going on.
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Postby xyzyxx » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:50 pm

Lambert - meaning light
Cyrus - meaning Sun
Brant - meaning fire
Keagan - meaning fire
Haden - meaning heat
Hamza - meaning heat
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Postby Phevnil » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:43 pm

I would suggest a last name of smith (most common last name in America and a vague reference to the extreme heat of an old smith’s forge) but I think the matrix ruined that names potential. Colton "Coal" Smith? I don't think some one else will be able to find the right name for your character. Either give as much of a explanation of any attitude or history you have created for him so that we can give an accurate name to suit him or I don't know what.
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Postby jelco » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:02 pm

Sounds like a Trey or a Derek to me.

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Postby Feud » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Qatar Wolfly. Pronounced "Cutter Wolf-lee", named after the country the army brat was born in (or just Cutter for the name).

This may, in fact, be the actual name of a person I know/knew. :D
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Postby xander » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:34 pm

Mas Tnega wrote:Or just Guy. Someone might notice a really poor November 5th reference going on.

November 5th would be Guy Fawkes, wouldn't it? Guy Montag is an entirely different reference. He was a fireman.

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Postby jelco » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:37 pm

There was me thinking you were referring to the Belgian ex-prime minister...

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