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Best Dragon Names

What do you think is the best type of name?  

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I assure you that all these names are used up by me or someone else.

 

Oh and the last option was accdently bunched up..

 

It's supposed to be:

 

Other

 

All of them

Edited by olympialeon

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I do believe that this thread is in the wrong section. this place is for asking for help if you have some problems with the site. your topic should probably be in the site discussion thread instead of here.

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Agreed, this should go in site discussion.

 

Regarding your question, the best dragon names are those that you can remember, even several years down the road. For me, this can be anything - something inspired by the code, something named after parents, naming schemes (which I use for certain lineages), something to describe your dragon... Whatever floats your boat, really.

 

ETA: @OP: Our dragons don't get stripped - but we've got striped dragons. biggrin.gif

Edited by olympe

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Hm, interesting question. I voted "all of them" because I use several of those techniques when I name my dragons. All of them (except for frozens and unbreedables) have a surname that describes their lineage to make breeding easier, but I also name them after codes sometimes, or after their parents (an option that isn't in the poll). Sometimes I name them after things from my favorite books, like my two albinos Cuendillar and Ayyad and my terrae Finnglas (kudos if you get the references). I also have a pair of daydreams named after myself and my boyfriend =) and I occasionally use gemstone names too, like my pink, Tourmaline. I have too many dragons to use just one technique.

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Personally I prefer clever names instead of names like Ted or Mabel. For instance I have a Silver Tinsel named 'Tell Godot I'm Waiting', and a Sunset named "Dawn Don't Show Me Your Crack" and a RW named "Nicholas Cage In Short Shorts" who has a child named "You Might Want To Cover That Up". But really, ANY name is better than that sad string of letters/numbers making up the code that just says dragon owner doesn't care.

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Heehee! Looking at the options on the poll, I realized that I have dragons with ALL of those types of names except for the names that are companies. laugh.gif I only have one with 'my' name in that it's named Libby's Patronus (it's a Shadow Walker, it makes sense in my head). I love searching the internet for names in other languages that mean something descriptive about the dragon - like their element, their color, or an ancient god or goddess. Elvish names are particularly fun. poptartFINALTINY.gif

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Most of my names are either character names from books or movies or random gibberish. But those that are named after characters are always characters with unique names anyways.

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I think the best names are the ones that fit the dragon well. That means only the owner can really determine the best names for their own dragons.

 

I've had many people like my sunsong dragon names but I think they're okay...I really like my glory drake names, but I was told by someone that if they hatched one of their eggs they would release the hatchling to the wild because of how "bad" the names are.

 

http://dragcave.net/lineage/1kkU or http://dragcave.net/lineage/hiDv?

Edited by Wookieinmashoo

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I love using lyrics for my dragons. There is sooo much classic rock on my scroll. I also love my surname. That way I can use what ever name I want. With 1500+ dragons, it has been getting interesting lately though tongue.gif

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Hm, I liked the "Goddess of the Sun," or "Shimmering Snow." I think they're interesting and it sounds cool.

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I name all my dragons with two or three words, capitalized, with no spaces. Like: SleepingStone and MagnificentMoltenMagma. If possible, I'll incorporate their parents' names or other names from their lineage.

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Whatever I feel like at the time. Maybe from the code; maybe from their parents, maybe they are part of a named lineage. I cannot generalise.

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I have a strong preference towards single word names, though I seem to be increasingly letting down my guard in that regard. :P

 

I like all sorts of names, doesn't matter whether it's "creative" or just a real word. I love Zedryk just as much as I love Cedric (the former I invented while Cedric was owned by someone else). Any name is better than no name, imo. D8 /cries for poor, unnamed offspring of my dragons

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Nearly all of mine are named in Latin, translated from words that relate to the dragon.

 

Guarra = war (because of the 'armour like scales)

 

Cereus Clavum = white stripe

 

Urbanarum = paper

 

There are a few exceptions - names like Cadifor and Equinus Thunderhead. Zumoa is simply the code of one of my dragons.

 

Then there are just a few name from a story I'm writing. The clan itself is called the Herachus Clan, the name of a major clan in my story, and Runath and Kyzaro are also names from that story.

Edited by rampaging wyvern

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sORRY if i put this ion the wrong place. My computer was stuffed up and it showed the general disscussion fourm when it was really the help fourm.

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i like themes based on the breed. as in, all dragons of _____ breed are named similarly. though i havent done much on my scroll to support that lol.

 

i name after the parents/code a lot. i also kinda like alliterations though i havent done much to support that either. xd.png

 

so other than that i just name the dragon with whatever sequence of sounds i think of and add my surname xd.png

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I like when dragon names follow a particular pattern.

 

I name my dragons after plants, each breed is named after a different genus. An example:

 

http://dragcave.net/lineage/PRqq5

<Scientific/latin name> - <cultivar name in some cases> <lineage type; exception: unbreedables>

 

Hatchlings follow a bit different pattern:

http://dragcave.net/lineage/LkcQW

<genus name> <HATCHIE> <gender; exception: unbreedables and ungendered hatchlings>

 

There are also a few very special dragons dedicated to someone - they follow a different pattern.

http://dragcave.net/lineage/c73tU

<prefix> <actual name> <suffix>

 

Sometimes the names lack spaces when they're too long. Or there is one space more.

So, if you've got a such named dragon in a lineage, it's almost sure it's mine.

Edited by Light Concorde

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I voted "all of them". I also like findig lineages where the names make up whole sentences. biggrin.gif Personally I mostly use song titles, names based on the code or the parents.

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I name most of my CBs after their code. Most of my bred dragons after their parents. Almost all my dragons have the suffix li-sa (for lilysally - me and my firstever dog). Some dragons get special names for their lineages.

 

You can see my kind of naming here:

http://dragcave.net/lineage/cLKoP

http://dragcave.net/lineage/FWbP

http://dragcave.net/lineage/Pb8SG

It's a pity when dragon's parents lose their names (like the Gold's parents), or have them changed... I usually let their offspring keep the names I gave them first.

And I love this example of course.

http://dragcave.net/lineage/ibCbu

Edited by lilysally

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I name everything in Latin… Although it has the disadvantage that when I don't have a dictionary at hand or am uninspired, I get a lot of unnamed dragons. Sooner or later I have to go through and fix that…

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Honestly, I don't know what my naming style is.

 

Here are some samples of names I used: "Exotic Winter", "Ira The Coastal", "Lime Nova", "Sir Allure", "Spiritual Endeavor", "Jeana Yeltor", "Akara The Frozen", and "Reflective Lucidity" (my precious).

 

"Hyphero" is special however. It's used as my internet pseudonym since this site. (also my first dragon ever.)

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Names that are funny, unique, or descriptive. I started with unique then switched to descriptive, and now I'm using funnier name. Some include: Drop 'Em Like Liquid, Mint-iscule, and Lilith The FireHawk.

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I like giving them names that refer to things, like songs, book, films or TV Programs, or just giving them random ones based on what I'm thinking.

 

 

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