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What inspires your city name?

Post by AwkwrdPrtMskrt » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33

The purpose of this thread is for us to share what is the basis or inspiration for the names you give your cities (roleplay countries' names are also valid).

For example the city I'm working on is called New Winchester. It's heavily based on New York City. The name of course is based on New York, as well as Winchester, the town in England.

I had originally wanted to use "New Lancaster", due to the fact that in the War of Roses, house Lancaster was the rival to house York (possible Game of Thrones reference?) However that name has already been in use by the Lancaster Kingdom.

With "New Lancaster" not possible to use, I decided to use "New Winchester" instead, as "Winchester" rhymes with "Lancaster", and I am interested in firearms (Winchester rifles and shotguns among them).
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by AvenJZR » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:41

I actually don't know mine....

I just wanted a Malay-sounding city name and out came Telang.

EDIT: I just searched Telang in Google and pictures of a flower came out.
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by Brody Craft » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:06

Every city i named is based off of complete wrecked gibberish.
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by Wekabu city » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:08

Sotopico, Wekabu and Lemedia were picked by luck, the first time they were used 3-4 years ago.

Bachtung comes from "Achtung" wich means "Warning" or something like that. It was first used in Age of Empires 3 (still better than Anno 2070) 3 years ago.

I originally wanted to use "Luna" but the both died for an unknown reason, so I tried to invent a new name. For some reason I thought about "Black" and "side", so "Blacksides" was born. I have no idea why "Kansas" was thrown in too.

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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by Mr. French » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:41

AwkwrdPrtMskrt wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33
The purpose of this thread is for us to share what is the basis or inspiration for the names you give your cities (roleplay countries' names are also valid).

For example the city I'm working on is called New Winchester. It's heavily based on New York City. The name of course is based on New York, as well as Winchester, the town in England.

I had originally wanted to use "New Lancaster", due to the fact that in the War of Roses, house Lancaster was the rival to house York (possible Game of Thrones reference?) However that name has already been in use by the Lancaster Kingdom.

With "New Lancaster" not possible to use, I decided to use "New Winchester" instead, as "Winchester" rhymes with "Lancaster", and I am interested in firearms (Winchester rifles and shotguns among them).
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2.my imagination for example at shirePORT there is no water and and port so I create it
3. my mom. Yes my know really good city name for e ample st Martin

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Post by A guy from Malaysia » Sat Jan 20, 2018 13:00

This is how i got the name of Shireport
1:Lot of the city or town in England was named as "Shire" Like Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and Lancashire
2:And about port i got in the busiest port in the world and Boom...Shireport
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Post by -LeoLeo- » Sat Jan 20, 2018 16:07

A guy from Shireport wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 13:00
This is how i got the name of Shireport
1:Lot of the city or town in England was named as "Shire" Like Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and Lancashire
2:And about port i got in the busiest port in the world and Boom...Shireport
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by JustAnyone » Sat Jan 20, 2018 21:04

Domkisas consists out of my real life name Dominykas.
Then I chalked some letters out and put i before k = Domksas>Domkisas

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Post by Matt_ds_lasar » Sat Jan 20, 2018 21:58

Most of the cities I work on is based of cool sounding gibberish inspired from mostly crude Spanish I dub as 'Rullego'
Campaymez means 'Field on the Hill' and Bela Hviern means 'Good Summers' (despite being the coldest and northernmost main city in its country)

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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by Pounkiller » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:44

I am doing a Northern Germany themed map so...
All city and town names are German (duh)
And the map's name ''Kleines Nördliches Land(von Deutschland)'' means ''Little Northern Land (of Germany)''
I still did not found a proper name for my Hamburg-Berlin inspired city in the middle of the map...
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by TheFennekin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:22

Just imaginary names and sometimes, if it fits the city I'll build
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Post by Kylie Schreave » Wed Jan 24, 2018 14:59

Almost all of my cities are or were real cities, like for example :
- Hanyang and Hanseong were how Seoul was called in the past,
- Wandu and Hwando are the name of one unique city that is now in ruins, but that was not romanized the same way.
- Saikyô was a nickname of Kyoto in the past
- Edokko is a word used to appoint the people that was born and that live in Tokyo.
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Post by ArchaeoPX » Wed Jan 24, 2018 15:17

All of my city names are... pretty much made up, as long as they sound somewhat Slavic... (Except Nurura and Alsevo; I don't clearly know why I picked these names.)
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by Pounkiller » Thu Jan 25, 2018 20:42

I am trying to find a proper name for my Hamburg-Berlin inspired city
and these are the candidates;
(you can help me choose by all means)
Flachburg
Hafenburg
Winsenburg
Harburg
Harburg am Dermin (Harburg on Dermin river)
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Post by Kylie Schreave » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:53

Harburg am Dermin sounds good imo @Pounkiller
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Post by Pounkiller » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28

Yes, I was thinking that too,
Actually,Harburg is a district of Hamburg and Dermin is a town just out side of Hamburg.
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Post by -LeoLeo- » Fri Jan 26, 2018 19:17

My district names are inspired by the hundreds of planets from Ratchet & Clank series...

The country name is a different story...
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Post by TheOracle » Sat Feb 10, 2018 13:54

Kristia is the name of the person I admire. Keanna, Charles, daphnia are my best friends. Most names I come up with are name my classmates or friends.

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Post by FranchuFranchu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 15:56

My city names are word plays from spanish (San means Saint):
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La Vanda = Lavanda = A cleaning product
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by SethHarris777 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:36

AwkwrdPrtMskrt wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33
The purpose of this thread is for us to share what is the basis or inspiration for the names you give your cities (roleplay countries' names are also valid).

For example the city I'm working on is called New Winchester. It's heavily based on New York City. The name of course is based on New York, as well as Winchester, the town in England.

I had originally wanted to use "New Lancaster", due to the fact that in the War of Roses, house Lancaster was the rival to house York (possible Game of Thrones reference?) However that name has already been in use by the Lancaster Kingdom.

With "New Lancaster" not possible to use, I decided to use "New Winchester" instead, as "Winchester" rhymes with "Lancaster", and I am interested in firearms (Winchester rifles and shotguns among them).
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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by soumya-8974 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 14:36

Most of my city names are based on real-life city names and natural animal names.
For example:
  • Delbai = Delhi + Bombay (former name of Mumbai)
  • Agalcutta = Agra + Calcutta (former name of Kolkata)
  • Geckaica = Gecko (from Gecko Gecko, a variant of a lizard) + Jamaica
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Post by soumya-8974 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 16:58

I think @CommanderABab might merge this with the RP naming thread by @SomeIndianGuy, right?
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Post by Ahmad Nur Aizat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 16:59

Yea, who makes the RP name in the first place...

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Re: What inspires your city name?

Post by CommanderABab » Thu Mar 14, 2019 18:38

soumya-8974 wrote:
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I think @CommanderABab might merge this with the RP naming thread by @SomeIndianGuy, right?
No, some of the cities might be made by non-roleplayers.
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