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Naming creatures


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I'm working on some new monsters (just for fun) and I want a good, suggestive name. Rather than ask which name fits best, I thought I'd first ask what these potential names suggest/sound like to you:
- Jastrepartees
- Enbeserth
- Xiought

I'll ask about the specific monster I'm working on a little later.

Thanks.


1. Sounds like when high-class people talk about their favourite reocurring event: "Have you heard about these Jastre-Parties? They're magnifique!" (With Jastre being either a famous host/event manager or some sort of nonsensical sports.) Sorry.

2. Not sure how to pronounce it, but as long as it doesn't rhyme with "en dessert", it's okay. Some sort of catlike stalking beast, perhaps?

3. I like this one. A wierd beast from tian (as xiou is a chinese syllable) or an aberration from a strange plane, perhaps a pet thing of the mind-flayers?


Thanks for the input. Would the first sound more creature-like as Jastrepart (or maybe Jastrepode, or Jastrepod)?


Do these names make anyone else think of anything (in general or in specific)?


"Jastrepod" is too much like "gastropod" (a snail/slug). The "-pod" suffix make me think "foot" because its used that way in a lot of Greek-derived words in English.

I think that all 3 names in your 1st post would be fine. "Xiought" doesn't sound Chinese to me.


I actually thought xiought sounded Asian.

The second one, Enbeserth, sounds the most like a proper name to me, especially a feminine name.

Jastrepartees sounds very non-threatening.To me it sounds a lot like Euripedes. Like "Jastri-pedes." So could be some kind of scholar.

I also think of gastropod for jastrepod, but if it is a gastropod then that name fits well. If it isn't, then it doesn't.


MagiMaster wrote:

I'm working on some new monsters (just for fun) and I want a good, suggestive name. Rather than ask which name fits best, I thought I'd first ask what these potential names suggest/sound like to you:

- Jastrepartees
- Enbeserth
- Xiought

I'll ask about the specific monster I'm working on a little later.

Thanks.

Jastrepartees sounds like "Jaster parties" to me, and makes me think of something playful.

Enbeserth sounds like "in desert" to me, but it could work well as a monster name.

Xiought ends up making me want to ask "you ought to what?", but I agree it could be an interesting oriental monster.


What about Jastrepart?

Anyway, I think Xiought works best, but let me describe the creature in question. It's a (tall) Large, N Ooze with a high INT, alien motives and one giant eye floating in the middle. It also has some power over other non-intelligent oozes. Does Xiought fit even if it has nothing to do with Tian? Any other suggestions (or does this sound too much like an existing creature)?

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