What's your city/monument name?

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Loraquin
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What's your city/monument name?

Postby Loraquin » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:02 am

I haven't seen a thread like this yet. What did you name your city/monument and why?

I named my first city Urak, after the fantasy world from the game Lords of Magic, which was developed by many of the fine folks here at TM.

My second city, Apopka, is the name of the actual city where I live.

And my third city and my monument are both named for my girlfriend, Erica.

I'm curious to learn how some of your cities got their names :)

Tahngarth
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Location: Tomoo - entombed at 8N Sabah, theoris - tomoo - 6S,36S,38S

Postby Tahngarth » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:12 am

think mine are fairly self explanatory:

cederea - it makes cedar
sculpturea - it makes sculpture
sandal outpost - it makes sandals, and is over 100 nomes away from my capital

monument - pyramid - cos i dont wanna spend bread on a large army to defend my limestone quarry..

MadZedong
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Postby MadZedong » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:29 am

Khazad-Dum, Belegost and Nogrod.


Guess where it came from. ;)

Elizabethus
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Location: Encounter Bay. South Australia

Postby Elizabethus » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:05 am

My three cities are:

Utopia - a name for an ideal community :)

Yilki - a small seaside village where I live in Encounter Bay South Australia.

Bookabie - a small town in the far west of South Australia where my Dad was born. An aboriginal name meaning 'bad water'.

Valar
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Postby Valar » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:17 am

Deir el-Bersha - after a real city in Egypt.

Niempie
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Location: Pharaoh Nubiti, Nome Setiawi, City Bubastis

Postby Niempie » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:31 am

Bubastis, Iunet and Nekhen.

I searched for ancient Egyptian city names.

sakasiru
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Postby sakasiru » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:22 pm

I named my first city Teapotamien, after a trader named Teapot who shows up in my CotN scenarios. Subsequently, I named my other cities Milkjuganien and Teaspoonia. Sugarbowlania is yet to come.

My monument is currently called "under construction"... ;)

Beamup
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Location: Beamville, Osirispen (6N)

Postby Beamup » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:31 pm

Beamville: Um, take a look at my screen name.

Cubist Snulpture: A bit of a double joke here. Cubism is a type of art, it's a bronze city so Sculpture. The second bit is that bronze is an alloy of copper (Cu) and tin (Sn).

Cedrus: Scientific name for cedar.

Monument: Dunno. Maybe I'll call it Beamed Up.

Tinkerbell
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Postby Tinkerbell » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:44 pm

Tinkerville, Tinkertron & Tinkerdrome ~ ;)

so of course, my first Monument was TinkerSphinx :D

Mnemon
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Postby Mnemon » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:48 pm

Qena, Hinterland [south & north] (which doesn't need explanation I'd guess).

-Mnemon

Sandra Linkletter
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Postby Sandra Linkletter » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:56 pm

Catophilopolis, derived from my chosen game name, Catophilia.

Bennunebu, meaning Ra's Gold, and doubly meaning "gold for the rebirth of our clan in a new land".

Mauneferdua, meaning Adoration of the Beauty of the Divine Cat.

Irisi
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Postby Irisi » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:02 pm

Palindrome: From a they They might be giants song
Means- A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.

Onomatopoeia: to go along with Palindrome
Means - The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

Now I'm trying to thing of a name for a 3rd city.

escooler
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Postby escooler » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:26 pm

1st - Wells - Surname
2nd - Boyes - girlfiends surname
3rd - New Wells - Ran out of people i care about, so brought the emphise back on me.

Azeem
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Location: Hetepsenusret

Postby Azeem » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:57 pm

Hetepsenusret - translates to "Senusret is Satisfied"; one of the major workmens' towns in ancient Egypt and was also a springboard for Pharaoh Senusret's building projects such as the pyramid at El-Lahun

Itjtawy - the historical Pharaoh Senusret's capital

Menat Khufu - some ancient Egyptian town along the Nile

aramann
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Postby aramann » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:58 pm

Horny Henna Harem ~ After a long google chat conversation about what to name it. It was decided that Henna makes one grow Horns. The Harem part was added after my husband named his bronze city Brass Poles. As I figured someone had to supply him...

Welsh Blue Sheep Dye ~ A cosmetics city named mostly cause of this article. And my love of sheep. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/7633731.stm

Blow up Jasonus Dolls ~ because, erm, it makes sculpture and because I have a massive crush on Jason Alexander who recently featured in a C4 scenario.

Obviously all inside jokes. :p

Hieronymus
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Location: Londinium, with the insane parakeets

Postby Hieronymus » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:04 pm

I feel a cue here... and claim NO responsibility for HHH by aramann....

Oil of Ovines - baaad joke (this has to be said in an English West Country sheep farmer's accent.... as in "Oil of Ovines, Oi do"...)

Wool & Whips - named in honor of Aramann and her (alleged) love of the leather stuff...

Helter Skelter - Beatles reference that only those familiar with the Anthology version might fully get. Possibly.

Wallace's Sheep Pyramid - reference to a scene in A Close Shave

dreadmime
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Postby dreadmime » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:47 pm

First City: Eiloh (I low)
Second City: Wao (Wah-oh)
Third City: Marut (Mar Oot)

Say it fast enough and smile.

I love wao-mart. (laugh) Low prices! and lower prices everyday!

herbstwerk
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Location: vienna.02/austria

Postby herbstwerk » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:52 pm

all my city (yuggoth, r'lyeh, y'qaa) and monument (k'n-yan) names come straight from the cthulhu mythos... there's really nothing more to it except me pleasing my plush cthulhu so i'll have less nightmares. :)

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evilbill-agqx
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Postby evilbill-agqx » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:36 pm

Well, my first city is Khemenu - an ancient Egyptian city that was home to the god Djehuty (the Greeks called him Thoth :P )

My second is Bungholopolis, a tribute to the Great Cornholio whose legendary search for T.P. is still spoken of along the Nile today.

My monument is as yet incomplete and has no name, but I was considering calling it Men-Nefer - 'Eastablished and Beautiful' *grin*

Broney
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Postby Broney » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:59 pm

Disuq, Dendera, and Damietta are all real Egyptian cities that start with the letter D (To replace "djedu").


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