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    Ahhh, World names. I like simplistic names.

    Lets look to what we call out world: EARTH. Named because of the land, the ground the earth on which we stand.

    The World of Greyhawk is named Oerth as slight variation of our own world.

    The world of Faerun and the Forgotten Realms is known as Abeir-Toril or sometimes just Toril, meaning 'Cradle of Life'

    I have just finished reading the entire World War/Colonization series by Harry Turtledove (a great read, and I highly recommend it). In the books, the home planet of the aliens is known simply as Home, and our planet is called Tosev III (as Earth orbits the Star Tosev in their language/astronomy). Other planets in the Races empire is Hallasi and Rabotev.

    So, funny names aside, I believe a planet name should sound realistic and have some sort of Meaning (like Earth/Oerth, Abeir-Toril, or Home).
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    Perhaps a poll of participants is in order once we fill the grid? Even just to name the continent/'kingdom' and then down the line when it can truely be called a world and not just a corner of one, we can give her a name.

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    We could use a generic term, like Gaia, Gaea, Geo, or Terra for example.

    Or, some thing simple along the lines of Aigir, Tolos, Finear, or anything that has mostly soft consonents with variable combinations of double vowels.

    That leads to simple words that are still unique sounding, without going to overboard.

    Also if we take both one and two, we can use tha cliche terms and change them slightly to create things like; Tierra, Gairan, Erenith, Geois, Gianu, etc.

    Whatever we chose, it has to be something that is short and rolls of the tounge, because even if its going to be called Rinthnorgmehrgocklugsomin, people would end up calling it Rinth.

    (PS, thats actually a place in my world map; funny story... when the Gnomish Kings; Rinth, Norg, Mehrg, Ockslug, and Somin joined there kingdoms, after a 10 year debate on what to call the new kingdom, it became that... they had to draw straws to see whos names whould go in what order of course...)
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    Well, if we work of other names for earth, lets look a bit off the map from the generic Terra/Gaia/Earth

    Tellus, Erde, Ina Maka, Jorda, Era, Erdaz, Orthe, etc. are all names once (and still for some) used for the Earth in various cultures.

    Perhaps combine a couple of them: Jinde, Ordas, Jorth, Inas, Jorus, Inthe, Elluth, etc.

    Plenty of possibilities, the only question is how to get everyone to agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venardhi View Post
    Well, if we work of other names for earth, lets look a bit off the map from the generic Terra/Gaia/Earth

    Tellus, Erde, Ina Maka, Jorda, Era, Erdaz, Orthe, etc. are all names once (and still for some) used for the Earth in various cultures.

    Perhaps combine a couple of them: Jinde, Ordas, Jorth, Inas, Jorus, Inthe, Elluth, etc.

    Plenty of possibilities, the only question is how to get everyone to agree.


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    Well then, I think I will officially nominate 'Tarisch' then. A solid but still somewhat androgynous name. And very 'earthy' in the sense that it feels like the sort of name one would give a kind of rock, or tree, or mountain.

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    Tarich, Taris, Tarec... I dunno, the sch part is strange to me
    Agreed on the Telus part, I laughed a lil upon seeing that.

    Put me down for 20, it'll take me a while as I'm still learning, but hopefully being a part of something that has a 'need' to get done will get me going.

    A new forum would be the best idea, General Discussion is going to be very cluttered if we all post here.
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    Excellent choice Airith, 20 is yours. Welcome to the project and great to have you.

    I think I may have to number some of the blocks in the East, so that we have room for the countless others who want to get involved.

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    OK, I decided to take a go at this when I can spare some time. Give me number 2. Development will be slow. I going to use Gimp using RobA how-to, just because it makes nice looking maps.

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