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  1. #1
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    The Language of Strangers

    Genre of Story: Fantasy Adventure

    Time Period/Location: Two countries: Vineland, a dominant nation divided in half by a mountain range, rainforest on one side and desert on the other; and Fulsur, a mountainous and slightly volcanic peninsula currently occupied by Vineland. Fulsur is on the verge of a revolution against Vineland.
    Technology is pre-industrial revolution. Like, there's guns and printing presses, but they're still kind of old-fashioned.

    Brief Plot: Here's my vague summary blurb:
    "She set out across the ocean for the adventure of a lifetime and got exactly what she wanted — but in a way she never expected.
    On their first day on a new continent, their own having been isolated for five hundred years, Sonam and her friend Nelia meet a princess and are kidnapped. It's not the arrival anyone expected, but they soon discover that this is only the start of a deep conspiracy surrounding a rebel liberation movement, and with the princess and the son of a rebel leader as new friends in this foreign land, their involvement is inevitable. Sonam narrowly missed war once, but this time, she finds herself at the very center."
    This is a sequel/spin-off for a previous story.

    What are the naming laws: I have no idea! I had a good system in place where Sonam and Nelia came from, but with this one, I'm just winging it so far. I guess these two nations are kind of European-esque in their naming traditions. Here are the three main characters I've named so far:
    Amalie (Vineland, f)
    Kellan (Fulsur, m)
    Corala (Vineland, f)

    What I Need: I need some names for family members and minor characters from both nations, so this is really just a request for brainstorming help based on what I already have. Naming styles are pretty similar due to the two areas' political and cultural ties. Feel free to make stuff up. I just need inspiration. Let me see what you can come up with! Go!
    Edmund Antonio - Lucas Alexander - Theodore August
    Eleanor Georgia - Madeleine Lorraine - Verity Rose

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
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    Girls: Vesper Novella Pearl-Bunny Maude-Dossie Moe-Nanetta Yuki Florence-Hestia Fern-Noble Flora-Theodora Sun-Esmeralda Snow-Dagny Petra-Mary Max-Frances Henriette-Edwige Garnet-Agnes Happy-Esther Opal-Aphra Charles-Honey Edith.

    Boys: Roland Basil-Magnus Owl-Linus Robert-Frodi Lou-Obi Prosper-Enzo Noble-Cello Floyd-Dougal Morris-Hubert Walter-Joe Lazarus-Ernest Bede-Humphrey Moe-Amadeus Happy-Montgomery Murphy.

  3. #5
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    Hmm, I like this limited form. I've been trying to simplify it for a while so we can have a basic one and in depth ones.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Beta read The Self Invention: The book is now complete. All chapters are up!

  4. #7
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    @nooshi Oo thank you that's perfect! I can already see a few I like and a few I can tweak. Thanks so much!
    @renrose Glad to be of help? Haha I just picked and chose what I thought was needed since my request wasn't one of the presets.
    Edmund Antonio - Lucas Alexander - Theodore August
    Eleanor Georgia - Madeleine Lorraine - Verity Rose

  5. #9
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    Sep 2013
    Location
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    Hi, I'm Rachel.


    teenberry - writer combo

    Girls: Arabella, Elizabeth, Artemis, Eve, Avery, Elinor, Rosalind, Penelope, Eden, Beatrix, Amelia, Beatrix, Eliza, Britta, Luna, Ingrid, Isis, Zipporah, Althea

    Boys: Augustus, Kai, Leo, Rory, Poe, Matteo, Eli, Henry, Bram, Dalton, Seamus, Dane

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