Naming Sense

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  1. Neiri

    Neiri Well-Known Member

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    reminds me there is kingdom that is called Penis Kingdom which is at war with guess what nation. Pussy ....... The novel is Tanaka or something.
     
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    Scientists has more worst naming sense than author. “Strange matter” “strangelet” lol
     
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  3. Neiri

    Neiri Well-Known Member

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    You should see IT/computer terms. You have Master, Slave, Dongle, Forking a Repo, etc. You could see the repressed feelings.
     
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    Hiragana were made because Kanji alone didn’t fit the japanese language.
     
  5. Kairil

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    Exactly that! I love those kinds of stories but can't read that one as those names deal 20d4 (non)lethal damage...
     
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    Maou-sama retry has some lame names. Whether as a joke or cover up the author's naming sense is up to debate.
    Yahoo (city), Gugure (inn, japanese for 'google it') and Friedprawn Friedbutter (character) are probably the worst so far.
     
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  7. deanadiktus

    deanadiktus day-night reversal

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    Many have been blinded by its coolness but still Overlord is also within this... The hell with the on-the-spot naming of ainz...jaldabaoth and montuSomething(the one used for shaltear)
     
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    aceclover95 『Starry Night Translator』『Ruler of Sloth』

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    Not novel, but Phoenix Wright Spirit of Justice. Or just Phoenix Wright franchise itself. All the punny names man.
     
  9. Yunchii

    Yunchii Best Waifu - Tamamo-no-Mae

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    Smallcock Shiroruze.. From manga Because I Reincarnated as a Succubus, I'll Squeeze Out Milk
     
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    Yeah I couldn't stand it, each time it was mentioned (which is every 3 sentences) I wanted to pull my hair out
     
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    In Taming Master the names of the pets are beyond terrible, at best they can be considered sound effects.
     
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    I second this opinion!
    Overlord has a lot of weird naming sense. All ains game friends (guild members) has weird name : Tabula smaragdina, peroronchino, bukubukuchagama, etc
    And their child (NPC) follow their weird naming sense (ex : Jaldabaoth)
     
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    Heavenly Godly Potato
    Burning Fighting Fighter
    Tornado Typhoon
    And finally...
    Chunchunmaru
     
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    Haerether 『. Daybreak, another morn' .』

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    I vote the best name is .... Luke Atyou ("look at you", are you serious?!)---- no no, all of them are the worst.

    There is Dzibilchaltunchunchucmil (there, you try to pronounce that lmao) and Emeer Punchenbaug (seriously, it sounds like Punching Bag). Then there's also the Detective--- i forgot his name but it also sucks bad lmao.

    smh i just love Ace of Attorney~

    edit: found it. it's Detective Dick Gumshoe
     
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    At least we don't have to worry about having anything as bad as naming an unobtainable mineral "UNOBTAINIUM"
     
  16. aceclover95

    aceclover95 『Starry Night Translator』『Ruler of Sloth』

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    You're wrong, the best name is
    Inga Karkhuul Haw'kohd Dis'nahm Bi'ahni Lawga Ormo Pohmpus Da'nit Ar'edi Iz Khura'in III
    Which is a pun for 'how could this name be any longer or more pompous than it already is'
     
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    Does it count as weird naming sense, if the world is basically flat - but continents are called 'nothern continent', 'southern continent', 'eastern continent',...?

    I mean... it's not like a 'flat realm' should have north, east, south and west.... But I guess there are more problems with that than the naming sense.
     
  18. UnGrave

    UnGrave I really like Nanahira

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    It depends on how everything else works in the flat world I suppose. A flat planet really makes no sense so I can't really argue whatever way, but do consider that words like that a based on their environment, so other worlds that are flat would have their own meaning to the cardinal directions depending on the various world features, like the sun, geomagnetism, perhaps ley lines or something like that. Or the author just put no thought into it.
     
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    So the novel I'm translating now has original superpowers and the MC names them things like "Stoprotein" (stop+protein, time-stop power), "Burninglutamine" (burning+glutamine, power where fire is emitted from hands) and etc. Not sure if this is the best or worst naming sense. TBH Shield Hero also has bad naming, I mean the two princesses are Malty and Melty, and there's that one village that no one seems to agree on what to name it (I've seen it translated as Lute, Ryute, Riute, Lyute, etc.). Also Mine/Myne Sophia/Sphere (take your pick).
     
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    I believe overlord also has Lord touchme