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Hello and welcome to Ailuronymy, a blog that specialises in traditional naming, Warriors culture and character development. Please read Housekeeping before asking in, and check the lists before requesting prefixes or suffixes.
Please do not ask about tribe names.
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Currently, there is only one writer for this blog (Grey Lunarfaith, though these days it seems that Charlie Grey or Jack 'Pumpkinhead' Frostington is just as good; or Dandelionheart, since this is a Warriors blog, after all). Pleasure to meet you.
All anonymous askers are referred to affectionately as 'Ruddles', which is another word for a marigold plant. Do not be alarmed by this, please. It is an old in-joke.
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pumpkizaya said: I have a question about Warriorsifies that were previously submitted. If the submission was my own, once I'm finished with my current projects, may I request to edit older ones just a bit of I'm no longer happy with what I wrote before? I don't intend any major changes, just some rewording here and there, really.
I don’t see any problem with that. You just write up your replacement and send it in, and I’ll link it where it’s meant to go.
12:03 pm • 12 October 2014 • 1 note
pumpkizaya said: Writing descriptions is so hard, ugh. I know it's ultimately up to me but for younger characters, should I just give them full warriors names, or -paw suffixes with a side note for their eventual warrior names?
Give them -paw suffixes with a warrior name side-note, I think.
12:01 pm • 12 October 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: I saw your FAQ and I have to say I find it odd that someone would ask about tribe names, as Tribe cats name their kits after the first things they see after kitting. You just have to hope it makes sense really. Like, it was most likely luck that a queen named her black tom Dark Shadow on Water in canon. And then there are the ones like Scree Beneath Winter Sky, who makes no sense at all.
You’re the one sending me an ask about tribe names right now.
11:59 am • 12 October 2014 • 7 notes
Anonymous said: I recently joined an Rp cite and so far have seen a Turtlefeather, Porcelainfoot, and a Wolfhowl. All of which are serious. I am now running a name advice thread on there, much like this blog, so I can help keep more of these from happening. Thank you for making this blog so I can have the idea to help people have better named ocs.
You’re very welcome.
However, be careful not to push your opinion onto other people without their permission. Some people don’t want to use traditional names, and that’s all right.
I’m sure you know all this, though. Good luck with your role-playing and what else, Ruddles!
11:36 am • 12 October 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: hi there! out of curiosity (sorry if you've already answered this before), what is your favorite prefix? i personally really love the holly- prefix. also, do you have a favorite warrior from the series?
http://ailuronymy.tumblr.com/about - 6 and 7!
11:30 am • 12 October 2014
Anonymous said: What do you think about the name Snowface for a white-furred aro/ace/agender cat? I'm just not sure if a leader would assign a cat a looks-based name if they weren't going to be attracted to anyone? I mean, I know aro/ace people can still look nice and can appreciate someone who looks nice but idk how to word this
No suffix is specific to a certain romantic orientation or sexuality, so there is no reason for an aromatic/asexual cat not to be given the -face suffix if they’ve earned it.
11:25 am • 12 October 2014 • 3 notes
Anonymous said: Hey my main OC name is Blackfur is that a ok name she has pure black fur and I thought it would make snice.
Blackfur is perfectly fine for a black cat.
11:22 am • 12 October 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: If the naming system has changed in the past to become what we know (and love?) today, do you think it would continue to change so that at certain times it might by closer to one-part while at another time it might be more creative when cats feel they need to express how different and unique they are? Would new suffixes appear and others fall out of favour? So in a way, all naming styles (except ones where the prefix/suffix would not be known) would be real but in different time periods. Thanks!
http://ailuronymy.tumblr.com/faq - 32.
It’s pretty much down to individual choice with this one. I don’t think all naming styles would be ‘real’ in different time periods with in the same setting, but in theory, all naming styles are ‘real’ within their own setting.
For example, my system would never been lyrical or third style in approach: the prefixes and suffixes may have evolved and changed usage over time and the system itself would have slowly become more specific and rigid as certain cultural norms became solidified in clan tradition, but at no point would the cats have been using names like Frecklewing, Breezefrost, or Icefoot for a black cat with white paws.
But yes, change does happen in naming systems over time. Exactly what that change entails is up to you, though.
11:16 am • 12 October 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous said: Hi, I found your blog and was looking over the non-traditional prefixes and suffixes sections when I saw both parts of her name in them. I've changed her suffix (Dapple) to her prefix. Do you think you could help me with a suffix? She's a chocolate tortoiseshell and white she-cat who is humble and kind to everyone, even cats of other clans. She's a warrior turned medicine cat because of her kindness was holding her back in battle. She excelled in hunting and tracking as an apprentice. Thank you!
Wowsers, Ruddles. Until this message, I’d never even heard of a chocolate tortoiseshell before: they’re really lovely. I imagine she must have some kittypet ancestry to have a pelt like that, though? Nevertheless, dapple- is a fine prefix for her.
Judging from your description, I think the -whisker suffix would definitely be the best suffix for her, as it acknowledges her skills in hunting.
I hope this helps.
11:07 am • 12 October 2014 • 4 notes
Anonymous said: what do u think a tom with the name Leafheart would look like?? this is for a thing im writing and idk what his appearance would be!!!
First of all, that isn’t how this blog works. If you don’t know what your cat looks like/acts like/is like, you really need to fix that, probably before you attempt writing stuff about the character.
Secondly, please look here: http://ailuronymy.tumblr.com/faq - 26.
11:04 am • 12 October 2014 • 1 note