Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for Omega and Omicron

 Do any of you have trouble coming up with names for places or things? (I know that Liz did a post on people names, but this is for inanimate objects or places.) I have trouble with it. 

I was trying to create a killer rollercoaster and couldent come up with anything. So, I looked up the name Terror of the Skys in Latin. I really like dead languages. Well, it turned out to be the Terror Caeli. I really liked that, so I did the same thing for another object, a Vox Eruditio Fabrica. It basicly means a voice of learning. 

If you are having trouble with names, just put the literal description or an atribute of the thing and translate it into a different language. If you want to be crafty, use a language that few will know. You could also use a well known language. So do you have any ideas for names? Tell me in the comments.



  1. Using different languages is a great idea. I personally like Gaelic/Irish names.

  2. William ShakespeareApril 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    I think that a great dead language is Greek. What I sometimes do for a name is translate it into Greek and write the English pronunciation for the word. I have a friend who did that once. She put the word 'destroyer' into Google Translate and it came out, (in Greek) katastrophaeus. (Ka-ta-straw-fay-us for those who aren't Greek scholars. ;)