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  • #90890
    Mrs. Skywalker
    @padawanpadme

    Hi……sorry I’m never up here *wails* Do you guys have any ideas for science fiction names? Male, female, good guys, bad guys, I need ’em all. The story has a lot of space travel, so that can give ya an idea of the kind of names I’m looking for.

    Thanks for your help!!! πŸ˜€

    "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

    #90914
    Kaleigh Flowers
    @kaleigh-flowers

    Hello! I am drafting a dystopian/sci-fi book, and names are extremely difficult! Here are several though-

    Eiley (pron. EYE-lee)

    Verity (pron. vair-IT-ee)

    Rhett (pron. RET)

    Aeron (pron. AIR-on)

    #90919
    Brink
    @nuetrobolt

    @padawanpadme Look up baby names.

    Your story is yours and no one else's. Each sunset is different, depending where you stand. -A. Peterson

    #91406
    Old Coot
    @old-coot

    While this websiteΒ https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/ has a heavy focus on real-world and fantasy settings, there are several SF name generators (and a ton of other types of name generators) scattered throughout.

    #91463
    Daeus Lamb
    @daeus-lamb

    @padawanpadme

    https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/

    ^^ That’s a good starting point.

    To get technical, it really depends on your sci-fi culture. If it’s futuristic America, just make up stuff that sounds cool and fairly normal. Futuristic Chinese? Make up something that sounds cool and Chinese. Now if it’s alien, you can do a pretty good fake by answering two questions.

    1. What are the naming/language conventions (if there are any)? Do all names have standard affixes such as Latin’s Just-us, Tacit-us, Marc-us, etc? Or is it two-part like OmenHabbido or IshiSabo? Do the aliens just have number codes as names (if so you’d have to invent enough of their language to figure out the names for all their numbers)? You can be as imaginative here as you want.

    2. What do you want the language these names are derived from to sound like? Elongated something like Eolonae while garbled might sound something like Erbtuklishk. Just form a bunch of sounds until something feels right.

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    #92273
    Mrs. Skywalker
    @padawanpadme

    @kaleigh-flowers

     

    Hey! And I know right?

    Ohh, thanks for these! They are so neat sounding!

    "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

    #92274
    Mrs. Skywalker
    @padawanpadme

    @nuetrobolt

     

    Thanks, I might just do that.

    "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

    #92275
    Mrs. Skywalker
    @padawanpadme

    @old-coot

    Thanks! πŸ˜€

    "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

    #92276
    Mrs. Skywalker
    @padawanpadme

    @daeus-lamb

     

    These are awesome tips! Thanks so much for the help, I appreciate it!!! πŸ˜€

    "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

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