Behind the name

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Re: Behind the name

Postby patapi » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:54 pm

In that case, those names do sound uncommon enough for the Japanese community. These games were made primarily with the audience there in mind.

Whether they sound common to the rest of us most likely have very little impact to their decisions.

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Re: Behind the name

Postby Siel Avadon » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:27 am

I wonder when we get to see Scandinavian names like

Pär,Göran, Sven, Erik, Svea, Karin, Tomi (That been in some JRPG?) Pekka,

Svensson, Huselius, Af Ugglas, Birgersson, Helgadottir, Joukolinen, Korhonen, Hasti, Nieminen

Some real life surname and last names :wink:
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:48 pm

Pär,Göran, Sven, Erik, Svea, Karin, Tomi (That been in some JRPG?) Pekka,

Svensson, Huselius, Af Ugglas, Birgersson, Helgadottir, Joukolinen, Korhonen, Hasti, Nieminen

Some real life surname and last names


All of them look like they could appear in Suikoden lol.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Siel Avadon » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:04 am

Chaco wrote:
Pär,Göran, Sven, Erik, Svea, Karin, Tomi (That been in some JRPG?) Pekka,

Svensson, Huselius, Af Ugglas, Birgersson, Helgadottir, Joukolinen, Korhonen, Hasti, Nieminen

Some real life surname and last names


All of them look like they could appear in Suikoden lol.


Hehe yeah! Would be hillarious to see! Heh.

Chief Pekka Korhonen of the Hasti clan :lol:
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:55 pm

Chief Pekka Korhonen of the Hasti clan


Hero: Hey Cheif Pekka Korhonen, how to we pronounce your name again?
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Paler than Moon » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:20 pm

LOL and I thought Kirkis' full name is weird enough...
I like Russian and French names, I hope they will use more of them in the next Suikoden.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:24 am

LOL and I thought Kirkis' full name is weird enough...
I like Russian and French names, I hope they will use more of them in the next Suikoden.


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Re: Behind the name

Postby Paler than Moon » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:46 pm

OMG XD XD XD XD

Now, that is awesome XD

Seriously, it'd make a good joke on the game!
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Mio » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:14 am

what, no Shtoltenhiem Reinbach? (pardon the spelling)

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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:42 pm

what, no Shtoltenhiem Reinbach? (pardon the spelling)


The site I got all the name meanings from had ntohing for that name, unless I spelled it wrong to?
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Shinyo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:56 pm

I made a new topic with the same idea today (it was closed and I found this thread) and I have a few more names for you, which is why I am posting in this old thread:

Pesmerga
From Peshmerga or Peshmerge (Kurdish) refers to armed Kurdish fighters. Literally meaning "those who face death" (Pesh front + marg death). More info on Wikipedia.

Fuma
Smoke (Portugese I think, correct me if I'm wrong)

Kage
Shadow (Japanese)

Genkaku
Sword Edge (Japanese)

Shiro
White (Japanese again)
don't know about the "fourth son" though, but both might be correct :D

Mondo
Has several meanings:
Earth, universe, world, society, "a world of..." (Italian)

Hanzo
Probably taken from Hattori Hanzō, also known as Hattori Masanari, who was a famous samurai and ninja of the Sengoku era.

Barbarossa
Red beard (Italian).
Also there were quite a few emperors who had this name, like Frederick I, the "holy roman emperor".

Geil (Rugner?)
Means something like "awesome" in german, but is also used for "horny"

Kreutz
Cross in german (but it's written Kreuz)

Riou
Sounds like Ryu, which is japanese for "dragon".
But there may be a completely different meaning for this name, lol.

Also "Boris" is the short form of "Borislaw" which means "glorious fighter" in slavic (according to wiki this info CAN be wrong). It might also ceom from "Bogoris" which means "godlike".
"short" and "wolf" was correct, but it can also be translated as "snow leopard".


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Re: Behind the name

Postby RVallant » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:52 am

Believe it or not... Rugner used as slang means all manner of rude things but there we go.

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Re: Behind the name

Postby Freak » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:57 am

How about some Icelandic names?
Just imagine a RPG location called Eyjafjallajökull. :mrgreen:

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Re: Behind the name

Postby Vextor » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:42 pm

Shinyo wrote:Fuma
Smoke (Portugese I think, correct me if I'm wrong)


Fuma Kotaro is another famous ninja in Japanese history, just like Hattori Hanzo.

Genkaku
Sword Edge (Japanese)


Japanese has many words that sound the same and have totally different meanings, because meaning is derived by the kanji characters instead of the sound. In this case though, I don't recall any Japanese word meaning "sword edge" that sounds like "Genkaku." Genkaku can mean a number of things, such as "illusion" or "sternness" "seriousness." However, it can also be a typical name given to a monk or someone who has abandoned society as a whole.

Mondo
Has several meanings:
Earth, universe, world, society, "a world of..." (Italian)


"Mondo" is also a somewhat typical Japanese name, especially in Edo-era samurai classics. The most famous would be Nakamura Mondo.

Riou
Sounds like Ryu, which is japanese for "dragon".
But there may be a completely different meaning for this name, lol.


Riou and Ryu sound pretty different in Japanese, actually. "Riou" itself is also a name of one of the 108 stars in Shui Hu Zhuan.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Antimatzist » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:45 pm

Well, then I copy my list, too, because I find it interesting how names in the Suikoden world are derived from real historic people.

Siegfried and Sigurd: from nordic mythology, famous dragon slayers. Mostly known from the Nibelungen saga.

Percival Fraulein: From the Artus-saga. Fraulein also means "Miss" in German (but it's spelled "Fräulein".)

Charlemagne: Charles the Great.

Freyjadour, Ferid und Zahhak are from Persian mythology. Freyjadour and Ferid might come from the persian king Fereydun. Zahhak was also a king or a demon or whatever.

Bastan: there's an art museum in Teheran named Bastan.

Lucretia: Lucrezia Borgia from a famous italian family of tacticians.

Babbage: Charles Babbage built the first "cimputer". http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbage

Egbert Aethelbald: Aethelbald of Mercia An anglosaxon king, who later became a high king.

Godwins: Godwin of Wessex was a nobleman who forced somebody to marry his daugghter to get more power.

Cornelio: Lucio Cornelio Silla was an opera from Georg Friedrich Händel

Perrault: named after fairy-tale author Charles Perrault

And about Tierkreis-characters...

Minen: German for mines
Büchse: German for rifle
Geschütz: German for gun (one of these names was written with "u" instead of "ü")
Tsaubern: German "Zaubern" means to perform magic


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