Fantasy name poll


#1

Female MC, tough mercenary, ruthless, romantic lead, setting is mixed with some Hindu, some Mediterranean influences.

  • Lukka
  • Ismar
  • Vanozza

0 voters


#2

Man, not going to lie. That was a hard choice between Ismar and Vanozza. I like unique looking/ sounding names. I also understand that these names may be common in other parts of the world I am not as well versed in.


#3

I prefer Ismar. I think it’s the most appropriate because it sounds a bit Arabic.

Lukka sounds like Luca/Luke, so I don’t think it’d fit a female character.

As for Vanozza, it sounds very Italian, though it does sound slight female (I associate it to Vanessa, but also to Venice, the city).


#4

Vanozza was the name of the much reviled mother of the last Borgia pack


#5

Honestly, I like Lukka because I’m a sucker for k in names.
All the choices are great and I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them. :smiley:


#6

Thanks, everyone! Ismar she is, with Vanozza going to her romantic rival.

Now I just need to find an incredible Persian or Hindu name for the Tigress.


#7

Vanozza sounds fancy. I like it


#8

Interesting combination of cultures. However, the Mediterranean is Southern Europe, North Africa, and bits of West Asia. Persia (Iran) isn’t part of it. I think you’re talking about the Middle East then? It would have closer contact with Hinduism than the Mediterranean.


#9

It does not follow the real world conventions, history or geography, and aggressively so. It is a work of pure fantasy.

I decided on Burandok for the Tigress, a fantasy derivative name.


#10

Like the name :slight_smile:


#11

Thank you :slight_smile:


#12

Mediterranean and Hindu is a strange combinaton :thinking:


#13

I’m definitely biased because Lukka reminds me of Lucca from the game Chrono Trigger, which I’m a big fan of. She’s rad.


#14

Not so, really, if you want to go into the nitty gritty. Greco-Hindu civilizations did exist…

But it is NOT what I am going for.

I am just going for bright, very beautiful, incredibly romantic and vaguely familiar, not outlandish and culturally recognizable, rooted in a body of research.

Give me a break, I am penning elevated smut here.


#15

That sounds counter-intuitive. What would you research if it can’t be recognized by someone?


#16

It is pure and complete fantasy, that’s what I am trying to say. Not any real thing at all.


#17

Great names. I like Ismar and Vanozza, but for her I’d go for Ismar.


#18

Do you mean Alexander’s empire? As I said, very rarely. And even then, interaction between the two were minimal.
If I sounded rude that wasn’t my intention. Just pointing out something I know as a history enthusiast.


#19

As I said, I do not want the real world markers & I want to avoid detailed worldbuilding. I just want pretty names. The verse is very different from how human history turned out. it is a short smutty love story, that’s all. I am just trying to write something someone might actually read :slight_smile: