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  1. In the hopes that this hasn't already been done before, here goes: On the many different Shardworlds of the Cosmere, the ways people are named are vastly different. It made me wonder what my name or anyone else's name might be on one of these Shardworlds. So how about we use what we know about ourselves to figure out what our Cosmere names would be on these different Shardworlds for funzies (or just make up if we can't figure them out)? What we know: In the case of many of the trappers on First of the Sun, they are named after the order of birth in their family (first name) and the time of day in which they were born (Last Name). In the Vorin cultures of Roshar, most names are designed to be symmetrical in some way as a form of holiness, because Vorin people associate symmetry with the Almighty. In the Unkalaki culture of Roshar, names are long and kind of hard to say, seeing as they are short poems in the Horneater language that are also used as names. In the Shin culture of Roshar, a person's last name depends on their gender, making it so that if you're male, your last name is your father's name, connecting to your first name with the word "son", and if you're female, your last name is your mother's name, connecting to your first name with the word "daughter". And if you don't feel comfortable with your parent's name being part of your own, you can repeat the "son/daughter" part again and place your grandparent's name after it. In the Korathi culture of Sel, names are based on Aons; sometimes a particular one that goes with a person's personality or characteristics. In the case of many of the Returned on Nalthis, their names are compound words given to them by their worshipers that seem to go along with the personality and appearance of the Returned. In the Forests of Hell on Threnody (and in the Threnodite System in general), names can range from old-fashioned-to-modern everyday names we have like William, Harold, and Earnest to foreign-sounding names likes Dob, Theopolis, and Sebruki to specific attributes that involve sorrow or grieving like Silence, Lamentation, Elegy, and Purity. It seems you really could go anywhere with Threnodite names. Knowing this, feel free to try to figure out or create your Cosmere-based names and then explain why that's your name! (I'll be using a bit of actual information about myself, but there's no reason for you to do anything like that. If you don't feel comfortable sharing information about yourself, feel free to make things up. I just don't want people to feel like I'm trying to glean personal information from them.) Using myself as an example: First of the Sun trapper: Second of the Afternoon (Because it relates my family placement and time of birth) Vorin: Ianai (Because it's a symmetrical palindrome similar to my actual name) Unkalaki: Mukurakalutiatu'inamoroku'atakumu (Because I just made that up on the spot and it sounded legit Unkalaki to me) Shin: Ian-son-son-Blaine (Because of my grandpa's name, though I could use my dad's if I wanted) Korathi: Saode (Because of the Aon "Sao", which means intelligence and learning, which are qualities I relate to) Returned: Smileseeker (Because I look for happiness and goodness in the world around me) Threnodite: Requiem Carlton ("Requiem" because I love music and a requiem is a sad, grieving song, and "Carlton" because it's old-fashioned)
  2. I need some help. If you look at some recent topics, you will see that I am planning to write a book. The problem is, I can’t come up with any names. I don’t want any generic names from Earth, but I don’t know how to come up with names like Kaladin, Elend, or Raoden. If you can think of any innovative names, please post them below.
  3. Question; it's often talked about in vorinism the holiness of symmetry, and that taking a completely symmetrical name is blasphemous. it's mentioned in the book that Ialai's name is considered blasphemous, but what about Laral and Rillir? that's 3 characters with perfectly symmetrical names. Am I taking this too literally, or are there names all equally blasphemous?
  4. Not in names, but in the little titles underneath names!
  5. Like the title suggests(posting another weird thread). Mine are found below(varying reasons and sometimes just really random reasons) People: Ash - I don't like the sound of her real name(Shalash ? come on) but her nickname is my favorite female name of cosmere. Especially if i think about who she is. Aona - The combination of the intent of the shard Devotion(or synonym of love) and that she's a girl gives it some elegant flavor over it. Rashek - His name seems to match his ruthlessness, trigger-happy and pragmatism of his character. Rayse - I totally disagree that of Rayse's own judgement about the name Odium having a bite to it. I think he should stick to calling himself his real name which has much much more better suited for him. Rayse sounds good to me as the most dangerous of the 16. Allriane - it's a soft sounding name that matches her playful persona. Uli Da(Ambition) - both her name and the shard intents name actually has a bite to it. Marasi - It's not too rough and not too sweet for who she is. I think it's nice. Melaan - the name i liked the sound of the most in the Wax and Wayne series. It matches her temperant too. Ruin - the concept, the player, the story and the vessel's actions. Yeah i think it the word encompasses it. Syl - it sounds fairy like and short. Such a pretty name for a pretty splinter. Fitting. Place/Things Lerasium - Idk it just sounds nice especially if I think about where it came from. Electrum - The name made sound like it's the best and most interesting metal when it is totally not. Luthandel - best name for a place in Scadrial. Idk not a fan of Scadrial place names. Azir - When i hear about this kingdom from Roshar and how their entire country works i always think about Romans. Shardblade - basically one of the coolest concepts in fantasy with a good term for it. Shard makes me think of broken glass, glasses are shiny so are shardblades. Shardblade are splinters and incidentally they're fragments of the shard which can be pictured out as a giant glass. It fits. Terms: Surgebinder - Just hearing the technical term for someone who has the abilities of a Knight Radiant(or honorblade wielder) already makes me wanna be one. Like i don't even need to hear the reasons why would i join just the name itself already sold me on it. This is by far my absolute favorite term in Cosmere for a magic user(or maybe in all fantasy as well) Feruchemy - It's a good term sounds as complex as it's magic system it represents. Steel Ministry and Steel Inquisitor - it just sounds badass. Parshendi - it sounds complicated. Their race is complicated so fitting. Desolation - really good name for an apocalypse event Splinter - oddly i liked the sound of it alot more than it's bigger version with a vessel(shard) Cognitive Realm - the term shadesmar sucks and sounds bad. This term is cool tho Personal Favorite Reshi Surgebinder - It's a combined term that Szeth called Lift once and it just sounds so damnation awesome. It rhymes, it sounds good in my head and it's even amplified if think about the exotic culture that Reshi people have. I suspect lift doesn't deserve such awesome name. The two terms just sounds so good together It can be anything from objects, to animals, to people(or category of people), to shards. Any name that sounded right to your ears and why. What's did you find it sounds nice to your ears ?
  6. Was the previously ‘Cosmere Theories’ board renamed to ‘Cosmere Discussion’ recently? If so, what was the reason for this?
  7. So, we have the Noble Houses of many of the main characters in the series. Vin was a Tekiel, Breeze was a Ladrian, Elend, well... But what of Kell and Marsh? We know they were born to a high nobleman and his resourceful mistress, and that after being discovered, they'd probably ditch their father's name... But still, do we know what their names would be? Or is that being kept as a juicy secret for the end of Era 2?
  8. How are all the names pronounced? when listening to the Splitercast Reads I noticed that Feathers pronounced many names differently than I do. A-do-lin: A as in apple, stress on the first syllable Re-NAR-in SA-dee-us shuh-LAHN Syl: pronounced like 'window sill' Tyn: pronounced like 'tin can' KAL-uh-din Also, I've heard Jasnah's name pronounced with a 'Y' in the place of the 'J.' Where did that come from? Opinions? It would be really nice if Sanderson had a pronunciation guide.
  9. Syl is the only spren (as far as I can recall) to tell Kaladin her name. All the rest — Pattern, Ivory, Wyndle, Spark, etc. — were named by their Radiants. (I don't remember if Glys was a given name or a habituated name, but I think Renarin named him?). So did the Stormfather name her, maybe?
  10. An interesting topic. Does someone have some kind of Base Table that we can use to ponder on some Twinborn combinations like a Skimmer and a Coinshot is called a Crasher, Leaving out Compounding for now. I realize it's kind of daunting. But that's what makes a community fed one so much more fun. Everyone gets a chance to input something. In one of the other threads, I proposed Juggernaut - Thug+Bloodmaker Burning Pewter while tapping Health, makes him Strong, Balanced, Fast, and very hard to put down. Ignoring wounds that would otherwise kill him. Healing the wounds just as quickly as they would form "If someone managed to hit his Pewter enhanced body".
  11. We know that there is a Survival Shard out there, but does anyone have an idea as to what the official name might be in the future? One of my friends suggested Cowardice, another just said Survival, I thought Instinct. Any ideas would be appreciated!
  12. The title says it all. I'm brainstorming a new novel, but need a name for my protagonist. I can't think of a name for her. Help me out?
  13. This is just a theory. It's probably too simple to be the whole story. But it makes sense, and I think it could be useful for (among other things) identifying Alethi characters in foreign lands, and creating Alethi OCs for fanfiction. In Writing Excuses, Brandon once mentioned a linguistic paradigm for "classical" Alethi names. He didn't describe it in detail, but he said it was invented to explain 'Dalinar,' which didn't really fit with the Vorin naming convention. He also said that 'Kaladin,' which he came up with by altering 'paladin,' conveniently fit this new classical paradigm. He also said this, in a 2014 interview: But there's a much simpler pattern in these names. And here it is: A simple alternation of Consonants (C) and vowels (V). (C) V C V C V C The initial consonant is in brackets because it's optional. It can be dropped, so names begin with a vowel. But the rest of the sequence doesn't change. No double vowels or double consonants. (Digraphs, like Th and Sh, count as one letter because they represent a single phoneme.) This holds true for the following Alethi names. Dalinar Adolin Renarin Gavilar Elhokar (assuming Lh is a digraph, the Alethi version of a double-L in English) Kaladin Meridas Amaram (coincidentally also a proper Vorin name) Aladar Arafik Avarak Avaran Alabet Lamaril Jakamav Kalishor Isasik Salinor Talanor Thanadal Tinalar Helaran (not Alethi, but close) Notice that all of these are men. This paradigm is only used for male names. As far as I can tell, all Alethi men have either Vorin names, or names in this pattern. (Vorin meaning palindromic, with one letter added, subtracted, or changed.) The only complication is Restares, whose name is neither Vorin nor classical. It violates my classical pattern because of the "ST" in the middle. But since Restares hasn't been confirmed as an Alethi, this may not be a problem. I'm wondering if anyone can see any additional patterns or rules that govern this system. Just for fun, I will now list some names from other Cosmere works that conveniently match this pattern. Galladon. Aredel. Luthadel. Aledin. Aradan (Yomen). Bevidon. Bavadin! Devanex. Dukaler. Galivan. Goradel. Heberen. Ishathon. Caberel. Nikolin. Arelon. Opelon. Duladel. Seraven. Enelan. And now some names from outside the Cosmere, to illustrate the general fantasy-friendly vibe of this paradigm: Saruman. Denethor. Boromir. Faramir. Azeroth. Suramar. Dalaran. Selidor. Eragon. (Po) Dameron. Caladan. Muradin. Mogenar. Telamon. Galadan. Malekith. Malacath. Akatosh. Zenithar. Kynareth. Erikur. (Obviously it also fits many not-so-fantastical names, like Cameron and Oliver. But let's leave reality out of this. Although Pokemon also fits.)
  14. So... I'm probably the last Sanderfan to realize this, but as I was rereading Warbreaker this morning I noticed that Austre is a play on the word austere, a hint towards the Idrian way of life. This got me interested in these little word twists, and I was wondering if you guys can throw in some other ones you have seen around the Comere Curious to see what else I may have missed...
  15. So in Words of Radiance (can't give the direct quote or page number since I am moving and my copy is in a taped-up box), Sadeas says that he likes his wife Ialai's name because unlike most Rosharan names, which are palindromes except one letter off, her name is a perfect palindrome and therefore a bit arrogant. Similarly, Kabsal compliments Shallan on her name in Way of Kings because it's one sound off from a palindrome. So why does Laral, Kaladin's childhood friend/almost-fiancee/it's complicated, have a perfect palindrome name? Or, for that matter, Rillir, Brightlord Roshone's ill-fated son who died of idiocy when he tried to kill a whitespine? Any ideas on the inconsistency? Perhaps giving your (light-eyed) kid a perfect palindrome name was less of a taboo in the countryside, but Rillir came from the capital city, where it would have been heavily frowned upon.
  16. names

    So I've seen a storming ton (read: two) of threads about names: what's your first name, what would you rather be named, etc. I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon and start a thread about what your favorite names are. For male names, my favorites are Fred and George (I wonder why ). Also Biblical names (Peter, James, Luke, for example) are awesome. Female, for some reason seasonal names strike me as really cool. Also Emma. For some reason I really like that name... and it has nothing to do whatsoever with the fact that I happen to really like a girl named that. Well then. How about you?
  17. I may be reading way too much into this, but I noticed on my last re-read of the two SA books something that is bothering me. I asked Brandon about it on twitter, whether it was something significant or not, but never received a response. So what is stuck in my head and I can't get it out, is that every named spren involved in a Nahel bond so far has a "y" in the name, and that just seems very odd to me as it's an unusual letter for a name to me. Jasnah - Ivory Renarin - Glys Kaladin - Syl Shallan - "Pattern" (pg 220 he says "name is numbers...". I don't know much about math having stopped at calculus back in high school, but I would guess his true name is some sort of formula or algorithm related to shifting spiral patterns, which will have a "y" in it somewhere! Lift - Wyndle Ym - unknown, but HIS name starts with a Y Dalinar - the Storm Father's real name has not (yet?) been shared with Dalinar. He is calls himself the Shadow of the Almighty though. I'm not sure this is a theory so much as an observation, and I really don't think it has significance outside of maybe silly naming conventions that Brandon is using... just thought I would share and get it out of my mind by writing it down! It will be interesting to see other spren and KR bonds forming and see their names though UPDATE: added Lift/Wyndle who I egregiously overlooked.
  18. In honor of gjustice99's thread on names, I decided to post this one asking what you would rather be named, if indeed you would. So, now that we all know your names, what would you rather be named? Do you go by a nickname? And why? Do you see yourself as different than the name, or just like the sound of another? My name is Edit:[Redacted], but I sometimes go by Edit:[Redacted] or Edit:[Redacted]. I do this because not only is Edit:[Redacted] hard to pronounce for some, but it's just a weird name and I'm not a fan of it. Also, kudos to Brightness Random for bringing the idea to my mind. Thanks.
  19. Has anybody else noticed a correspondence between the meaning/attribute of Aon's and some of the names of people in the Cosmere? Like Dalinar and Kaladin. I can't remember off the top of my head what Shallon had to say about letters that could represent others in order to make a name symmetrical, but perhaps this could be another aspect to the whole thing?
  20. Like my last post on this board, this isn't really an original post so much as it is a request for clarification. A couple of times on the forum I have seen the term "Fullborn" used to denote... something. This name is either used for a Full Feruchemist or a person with both Mistborn and Full Feruchemist abilities. While I like the term, I am a bit hazy about what exactly it means, and how it originated. Is "Fullborn" an official word, or is simply a piece of fanon that has gained prominence? I would appreciate it if someone could give me a dictionary definition.