Name! That! Elf!

27 07 2009

Quasi-contest time!

UNNAMED FEMALE ELF: Servant to the house of Lady Morgana. Meek, eager to please, kindhearted. Rarely expects things to go well for her, can dwell in despair when things are especially terrible, but won’t look away from any glimmer of hope she can find. She was indebted into her position as a chambermaid at an early age and is largely unaware of the world beyond the walls of her Lady’s vast mansion. Has some natural talent with magic. Very moe-moe.

Name should be 2-3 syllables, and fairly catchy, elven feeling without being impossible to spell or pronounce after a glance or two. For bonus points provide a family name as well (that one can be more complicated). To keep from conflicting with the main characters during dialogue avoid names starting with E, U, or S.

Winner will be decided by which name, at the end of the day, makes me go “Hey, that’s it!”. Winner will get a thank you in the chapter notes. Please note that like all other suggestions made on this blog you give up copyright on the concept once you post it here, donating it to my work.

Thanks!

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24 responses

28 07 2009
aj_hyena

Veronica Nightshade comes to mind.

28 07 2009
shachihoko

Somehow this sounds like a “Cynthia” to me.

28 07 2009
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

a bit too dark and powerful, I think. More main character-y than subordinate.

28 07 2009
kamalloy

Amiri or Risanne?

28 07 2009
cmdr_zoom

Myfanwy (“mih VAN wee”), from the Welsh (like you can’t tell just by looking), which means beloved little one.

28 07 2009
omahdon

Nillae Ellowasulonadegleneevo. Call her “Nill”. Everyone does.

28 07 2009
demota

Nelliwyn

28 07 2009
Anonymous

First names:
Min, Aethie, Athnee, Eleen, Elsie, Veya, Aya, Mindra
Last names:
Dawltry, Iltheen, Aelynn (this could be a first name), Dwalin, Daylin
If you’re feeling adventurous my brother suggested the name Butch Darwin.
Also, listing so many names is probably cheating.

28 07 2009
pyrephox

Dolores.

28 07 2009
mac1235

Buttercup?
Buttercup Smolensk?
Of the New Hampshire Smolensks?

28 07 2009
Anonymous

Jane. Jane Doe.

28 07 2009
jeffreycwells

I like the sound of “Aelwen”.

28 07 2009
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

New Orleans, in this case.

28 07 2009
katthepoet

Nuala, from Sandman fame, of course.

28 07 2009
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Lawsuit fodder.

28 07 2009
mtws

Ariana?

28 07 2009
lirazel

Alas, yes. Otherwise, awesome.

28 07 2009
lirazel

Hmmm… Shakespeare used flower/plant names for fairy minions of Titania. So…
Larkspur? (may be better for a male fairy — also, they are a “complex flower”, according to the science books)
Primrose? A very humble flower (also called Primula), low-growing, and a mousy sort of yellow in its native state, but capable under cultivation of really dramatic colors.
Viola? Another low-growing flower, like a small pansy, but with a sweet smell.
And research indicated that Mallow might be a good name. Take a look here: http://www.pbase.com/ronnie_14187/d100__d200_indigenous_flowers_of_louisiana_by_ronnie_gaubert&page=all

28 07 2009
raigne

Going with the flower idea, I propose Iris. It’s flowery, but normal sounding and a little homely. Perfect for a servant.

28 07 2009
mac1235

Gloxinia Sylvatica
Gloxie?
Selaginella braunii
Sela?
Ardisia japonica
Ardi?
Paulownia tomentosa
Osmunda regalis
Many more at
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=new+orleans+plants+species&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

28 07 2009
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Weeelll… I don’t wanna spoil it, but she’s just in New Orleans at the moment. She wasn’t born there. If I say where she originates from it’ll wreck the surprise.
Still, I can use some of these for other guests at the party.

28 07 2009
tudhalias

Cadence Vulpecula. Mostly because I like the idea of someone finding a spot on carpet and yelling “VulpecuLAA!”
(Means “falling little fox”, and originating from 10 minutes looking up constellations on Wikipedia.)
I’d suggest Echo, but it starts with an E.

28 07 2009
mac1235

“Call me Bell, everyone does”
“Short for Belladonna?”
“No, Belldandy. My parents were big anime fans…”

28 07 2009
katthepoet

Clarissa, for it’s a fair name.

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