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The Seeker
01-24-2002, 01:30 AM
Okay, to those who don't know it, I am writing my first book, and have come up to an unforseen problem, a mere four chapters away from the end.

I need a name for an evil God character. Originally, he had just been mentioned in passing, but now, he will be a figure in one of the chapters, so I need a really good name for him. Something that is relatively easy to say (no more than four syllables), but conveys a sense of sinister power. I want something sort of archaic that almost curves around the mouth, but give me any ideas you have. His original name was Xvannon, but that no longer fits.

Some other names in the book, so you can get the feel: Jarrek, Sakira, Mkib, Gavin, Sonya... So, if you could just shoot me some ideas, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

GUNNER
01-24-2002, 01:41 AM
Apocolypse, Sinister, "who me, read a lot of X-MEN comics, no way". :rolleyes:

Sounds Risky
01-24-2002, 02:53 AM
Gehenna *wink wink*

Gehenna was another name for hell if I remember correctly. Actually I have some names written down for such an occasion.

Abhor
Ail
Chide
Iquitous
Mar
Odious
Rebuke
Ribald
Styx
Tumult
Iniuria
Iuria
Patiens
Neco
Nex
Mortifer
Letum
Abeo
Intereo
Tereo
Morior
Laniatus
Lacero
Diabolus
Maleficus
Maligo
Malum
Nocens
Pravus
Scelus
Improbus
Infensus
Fensus
Infestus
Festus
Intumesco
Tumesco
Ira
Periculum
Turbatus
Fidens
Formidilosus
Formido
Metuo
Metus
Vereor
Acerbitas
Acerbus
Ruta


Hopefully you'll find something there to your liking.

GonkH8er
01-24-2002, 02:53 AM
Derek, Atticus, Domonic, Rutherford, Sascha, Bjorn, Jasper, Osama, Lawrence, Fleur, Ivy, Theodorus, Thursten, Gilligan (or not), Don, Gabriel, Marcus, Mortimer.


Some may not sound evil to you.... but they do to be :)

well, not gilligan.

acdcfanbill
01-24-2002, 04:41 AM
how about this, wait... ok, peter..

oh, another, maybe, murry? no? ok then, on to real (badguy) names...

well, i always kind of like bad guys with nicknames... something like 'lock jaw' rippentop, or 'iron balls' mcgenty.... it would help if you told us what the story was about, i mean, if its say, a WWII story, you wouldnt wanna name the villain Xcon or anything, but if it SW, Rupert Googenheim probably wont fit :) hopefully my rambling is somewhat helpful....

oh, and if not gilligan, how about 'The' Skipper. or you could leave him unnamed, sort of adds to the mystery...

GonkH8er
01-24-2002, 06:13 AM
yeah how bout 'The Captain' or 'The Admiral'

Vagabond
01-24-2002, 07:05 AM
Bob

StarScrap
01-24-2002, 10:15 AM
Refer to him without a name, but with a proper noun. Such as the Dark One in WoT.

Darth Simpson
01-24-2002, 10:17 AM
But the Dark One is also known as Shai'tan ( sp? ) in WoT, at least to my memory.

Kylilin
01-24-2002, 12:46 PM
how about Mr.Doodieface?

Hannibal
01-24-2002, 01:17 PM
Darth Evil?
Darth Kitten?
Darth Puppy?
Darth Fluffy Bunny?
Darth Pancake?
Cindy Lauper
Darth Darth(oooo! that's real evil):(
Darth N'Sync
Darth Pamela Anderson Gates
Darth Jennifer Lopez's Thighs

Darth_Lando
01-24-2002, 02:20 PM
AYBABTU

:p

Ryo Ohki
01-24-2002, 02:24 PM
Mr J.

Scav
01-24-2002, 02:40 PM
Depends on the book. Are you writing science fiction or fantasy? It also depends on the 'cliche level' of the book.

I would suggest a crude sounding name for Fantasy, and a smoother sound name for Sci-Fi.

wardz
01-24-2002, 02:41 PM
how bout "JAR JAR " It rolls off the tongue



wardz

Scav
01-24-2002, 04:32 PM
How about Solon?

The Seeker
01-24-2002, 04:40 PM
Okay, here is the backstory for the "dark god" as well as the plot quest for the main villain - Sakira.

Just before the Gods populated the world with mortals, the "dark god" made a play for power. There were seven battles for the world each lasting three days. The "dark god's only victory was on the sixth battle when he broke into the God's armory and stole among other things, a set of five powerful scepters made by the God Falkery to enhance his power. The five scepters don't work unless they are assembled as one. The "dark god only escaped with four. Since they were now useless, and he was defeated he scattered the four around the world and left clues so a sorcerer could eventually find them, because once the four are found, they point the way to the fifth, guarded by a mortal.

So, the Dark God is hiding on an island with the third scepter which is guarded by his minions of creatures. The main villain has found the first two scepters, and is now after the third, so will be coming across the Dark God in this chapter. So, I need a name for the Dark God.

BTW, if you haven't figured it out, it is a fantasy story.

Thanks.

P.S. I may have already found a winner with Gehenna's Periculum, but please keep the ideas coming.

StarScrap
01-24-2002, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Darth Simpson
But the Dark One is also known as Shai'tan ( sp? ) in WoT, at least to my memory.

Oh ya. My bad. Lot to remember in those books. :)

Wolverine
01-24-2002, 07:15 PM
What are you gonna say next, Onslaught?

The Seeker
01-25-2002, 08:38 PM
Just moving this to the top of the list.

So, anymore ideas/suggestions...anybody...hellooooooo. :D

Millions o' Monkeys
01-25-2002, 08:46 PM
Xa'tenin


dont ask me how to pronounce it... jujst cam up with it on the spot

SaberPro
01-25-2002, 08:59 PM
Dr. Evil? :)

The Seeker
01-25-2002, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by Millions o' Monkeys
Xa'tenin
dont ask me how to pronounce it... jujst cam up with it on the spot

Heeeeyyyyyyy, cool name. I think I may have found a winner. Thanks to all who gave ideas. The JKII members will probably be in my acknowledgements now. That is, if Aristotle doesn't mind. So, thanks again.

acdcfanbill
01-26-2002, 05:27 AM
people seem to have a thing for names with apostrphies (ok, i cant spell worth beans...) in them... well it does look cool, but you better put a pheonetic (i said i cant spell!! whadda want?) spelling page in your book then...

Millions o' Monkeys
01-26-2002, 05:48 AM
yeah thats probably a good idea...but the apostrophies look so cool, and when you take the time to pronounce them they sounds awsome

The Seeker
01-26-2002, 11:58 AM
That name does look awsome. I think it's the apostrophies that do it. But you're right, when you do take the time to sound it out, it is an awsome villain name. So: *hands Monkey a stolen gift basket* thanks.

Sounds Risky
01-26-2002, 01:50 PM
Lost again! Damnit!

*runs away crying*

The Seeker
01-26-2002, 02:37 PM
Awww, don't feel bad Gehenna, yourse was the runner up. To cheer you up, you get a gift too. *hands Gehenna a half-eaten apple* there you go, now dry your eyes. :D

Sounds Risky
01-26-2002, 10:08 PM
Yummy yummy half apple!

waazzuupp
01-26-2002, 10:58 PM
LOL gonkh8er!!! i read your post up there with the names you mentioned and in there was osama. LMAO! hehe

GB_StormTrooper
01-28-2002, 07:50 PM
Dilenquent Sarcasm :D O wait I spelt that wrong, D'OH!