Character Names

Character Names

Postby Liander » April 7th, 2015, 1:17 pm

Yeah, seriously. It needs a thread. I can't count the number of times I've argue with people about how to say a character's name. So if you're seeing this, CONTRIBUTE AND END THE DEBATE.

ETA: Changed the title, because fuck you that's why. No but really, I figure we can also post the origins of the name here!

I'll start!

Liander
[lahy - and - er]
[lī - and - ər]
Or simply put: Lies + Slander = Liander

So all you people trying to give him cute names?
LiLi sounds like Lie, Lie. Not LeeLee.
Lia sounds like a slangy version of Liar.
Lian sounds like Lion.
Etc, etc.

Meaning: translates literally to "lion man" in Greek.

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Re: Pronouncing Your Character's Name

Postby Drella » April 7th, 2015, 1:21 pm

I'll be the first to admit I've been pronouncing Liander wrong the entire time.
Also if you can't pronounce 'Drella' - I've got nothing for you. It's about as basic as it gets.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Leah » April 7th, 2015, 1:26 pm

I'm pretty proud of myself. I've been getting "Liander" right!

And yeah, Leah Ann
A lot of people think it's pronounced:
Lee-Ann
But, she just has two first names Leah and Ann.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Liander » April 7th, 2015, 1:28 pm

How are you pronouncing Leah?

I say it in my head like [lay-uh] or like Princess Leia. But I also know some people pronounce it as [lee-uh].
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Re: Character Names

Postby Marlo » April 7th, 2015, 1:29 pm

I also have been saying "Liander" wrong. :lol:

DEFINITELY need this thread, tho. I'll stare in chats sometimes and be like, "…HOW do you even pronounce that name?! D:" And earlier, reading Adam's stuff about Xedanis, I was doing it in my head like, "Zed? Zed. Ze-danus? idk help."

Thank you Justin! Much needed.

I think Marlo is pretty easy, but for the sake of the thread: Mar - low. Mar, like in MARch. Low as in… you get it. |:

Alejo might be a little more difficult? It's pronounced like, "Uh-Lay-Ho"
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Re: Character Names

Postby Liander » April 7th, 2015, 1:31 pm

Alejo was actually pretty easy for me, because I'm 1/4 Mexican. So. <.< YAY ME.

ALL OF YOU PEOPLE START PRONOUNCING LIANDER'S NAME CORRECTLY.
I sincerely believe no one takes him seriously because you can't take a guy named Lee-ander seriously. I might as well name him Sue and call it a day.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Marlo » April 7th, 2015, 1:35 pm

:lol: !! noooo. oh my god. I don't think the pronunciation changes him as a character! As in, I don't think one version is weaker than the other, one is just wrong. Not to worry!

Everyone pronounces Tatyn's name wrong -- as far as I know. Jamie and I have had like… a bagillion conversations about this. (Some drunk. lmao) I think people pronounce it "Tat-en", like "tattle". But it's "Tay-ten". Despite the arrangement of the letters of her name. So nicknames like "Tate". "tate-in". Etc.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Tifereth » April 7th, 2015, 1:36 pm

CallhimSueanyway.

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Re: Character Names

Postby Marlo » April 7th, 2015, 1:37 pm

Tifereth wrote:CallhimSueanyway.

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YUP. DEFINITELY been saying this one wrong. Thank you for the clarification! I like the way it's supposed to be pronounced MUCH better.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Drella » April 7th, 2015, 1:40 pm

I've been getting Tatyn right at least!
Dun totally fucked up Tifereth - I've pronounced it like I see it, like a Dr. Seuss character.
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Re: Character Names

Postby virgo » April 7th, 2015, 1:43 pm

Tifereth wrote:CallhimSueanyway.

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That isn't even close to wtf I was saying :\

And, just for the record, I do pronounce it "Lie-and-er" (But I still enjoy Li-li, because that's lee-lee, and there for makes him a panda. >> )
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Re: Character Names

Postby Tifereth » April 7th, 2015, 1:44 pm

Tee-pha-reet is also fine and totally acceptable :))

Btw MY name is pronounced See-aah, not Cea-- since it's short for Florencia.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Marlo » April 7th, 2015, 1:46 pm

I've been saying your OOC name right at least! :lol:

i love the name Florencia, btw.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Orgasmerilla » April 7th, 2015, 1:48 pm

Personally, I'd take a boy named Sue very seriously. He's likely to be a mean sob.

Orgasmerilla = Or-gaz-mur-illa

Pretty simple really.

The name is a creation of my husband's warped mind and is a play on Vamperilla, in case you couldn't already tell.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Tifereth » April 7th, 2015, 1:54 pm

I love Gaz's name. <.< :D

I'm pretty sure I've been saying it wrong, though--but you can blame it on Spanish D:
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Re: Character Names

Postby Orgasmerilla » April 7th, 2015, 1:57 pm

virgo wrote:
Tifereth wrote:CallhimSueanyway.

Teef-ah-rit



That isn't even close to wtf I was saying :\

Yeah me either. It's going to take a minute to get that one straight in my brain.

(But I still enjoy Li-li, because that's lee-lee, and there for makes him a panda. >> )


Maybe not exactly a panda, but it does make him more approachable and cuddly imo. So it's forever lee-lee in my head too.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Orgasmerilla » April 7th, 2015, 2:00 pm

Tifereth wrote:I love Gaz's name. <.< :D

I'm pretty sure I've been saying it wrong, though--but you can blame it on Spanish D:


She's got a couple people that are all, 'I'd rather use the whole name instead of yer nickname'. Drives her stupid.
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Re: Character Names

Postby Leah » April 7th, 2015, 2:16 pm

Liander wrote:How are you pronouncing Leah?

I say it in my head like [lay-uh] or like Princess Leia. But I also know some people pronounce it as [lee-uh].


>.> Oh. (lee-uh)


ETA:
Tifereth wrote:
Teef-ah-rit



I dun goof'd this one <.<
Not even close. But I like this way better!
How I was pronouncing it made it sound like I has a lisp <.<


Marlo wrote:
Everyone pronounces Tatyn's name wrong -- as far as I know. Jamie and I have had like… a bagillion conversations about this. (Some drunk. lmao) I think people pronounce it "Tat-en", like "tattle". But it's "Tay-ten". Despite the arrangement of the letters of her name. So nicknames like "Tate". "tate-in". Etc.


Got this one wrong too <.<
I was saying it like

taht-yin
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Re: Character Names

Postby Marlo » April 7th, 2015, 2:19 pm

Leah wrote:
Liander wrote:How are you pronouncing Leah?

I say it in my head like [lay-uh] or like Princess Leia. But I also know some people pronounce it as [lee-uh].


>.> Oh. (lee-uh)


I've always said "Lee-Ann" :?
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Re: Character Names

Postby Leah » April 7th, 2015, 2:25 pm

Marlo wrote:
Leah wrote:
Liander wrote:How are you pronouncing Leah?

I say it in my head like [lay-uh] or like Princess Leia. But I also know some people pronounce it as [lee-uh].


>.> Oh. (lee-uh)


I've always said "Lee-Ann" :?
oops
got it now.


It's cool!
Her mother has an accent, so when she says Leah's full name
ie: Leah Ann Elizabeth Dean
It comes out like Lee-Ann, because of the accent.

So, like... I guess it counts as both? She introduces herself as [lee-uh] Ann
But she'd respond to [lee-ann] because that's how her mother says it.

??? If that makes sense.
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