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Aurora Borealis

I think for Apple I we decided on Kiboriko for her Japanese name.

Bella

Quote from: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2011, 02:02:55 pm
eh, since there's an actual application called "time machine", i'm suddenly inclined to agree. however, that will be a doozy to put into my comic. oh well, that's just the challenge, i guess. -w-


For the record: Everyone besides Snow, Leopard-tan and the Apple higher-ups think that Snow Leopard-tan and Leopard-tan are (twin?) sisters (or maybe clones), and frankly, Snow-tan and Leopard-tan treat each other about the same way. On account of their personalities being so different, and all. -w-;

So you certainly wouldn't have to include the timetravelish elements into your comic, or treat them as anything different from siblings.

Chocofreak13

i'll jump that hurdle when i come to it.

btw, is everyone cool with me making -kun counterparts for 1.0, 2.0, CE, and XPMCE? for reference, i'm using the japanese version of 1.0 as canon in this case, but since i lost the only pic i had of the japanese 2.0 (white, curly-haired shy-looking girl), i'm going to treat the us version as canon. (if anyone has a pic of any japanese 2.0s, i'd like to see them, just to compare.)

for that matter, what about 'human' names for CE, 1.0, and 2.0? i was thinking maybe Celina for CE, but i have no idea on 1 or 2. :\

i also don't have a name for ME-kun, so any suggestions would be appriciated. :\

Aurora Borealis

I'll be cool with it if they are distinct enough from their counterparts. Each character should have a purpose to cut down on the number of one-offs. Celina sounds like a good name for CE-tan. Didn't you also have name ideas for 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan? I know I saw them somewhere, and they sounded good.

Chocofreak13

i think i did, but hell if i can remember. ><; and i thought up a great plotline involving 1.0 and 2.0 (both genders), so don't worry, they'll be used.

still, any ideas for CE-kun, ME-kun, 1.0/2.0?

Chocofreak13

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so i came up with some suggestions for 1.0, 2.0, CE-kun and ME-kun:

1.0-tan - Ichiko (ichi = 1, ko = child, plus 'ichiko' sounds like 'ichigo' which means strawberry :3)
2.0-tan - Niiko (ni = 2, ko = child, and "niko" as a word is the word for "smile")
1.0-kun - Hitotsu (wiki lists this as the 'traditional' word for 1), or Kazu ("one")
2.0-kun - Niiro ("second son")
CE-kun - Tsubasa ("wing", given that he and his sister are pixies, and it sounds similar to Celina, i figured it was a good fit)
ME-kun - Osamu ("discipline, study"), or Nobuchi (nobu = truth, chi = thousand/study) (i like the second one better)

i also found an interesting name that would fit 3.1-kun, Saburo ("third son"), so i might use that as a variant.

also, since i made a system 7.5-kun, i was thinking Alphonse-kun or Scarface-kun for his name (since his sister's name is Capone)

Aurora Borealis

Those sound good! I found your older post for 1.0's and 2.0's name suggestions, which are in the wiki thread (p.23):

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windows 1.0, japanese: Kazue or Kazuko (and Kazuo if i make a male version), meaning "first branch", "first child", and "first man" respectively
western: Primula (meaning "very first")

windows 2.0: japanese: Ami ("second beauty", or Aki, "Second Hope") and Jirou ("Second Male")
western: Nakato ("second of twins", african name), Kato (same meaning, male form)

http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=md&terms=second
try searching for meanings there. it was damn hard to find names that meant "second" or "two", which is why i settled on those (i'm gonna stick to the japanese names in the comic for now...)

btw, i named 2k-kun Nichen (in my comic). hope that's cool.


So that puts more options back on the table. I originally suggested Ichigo as System 1-tan's Japanese name, but if you decide on Ichiko for Windows 1.0-tan, I could use one of the other suggested names for System 1-tan. It'll work either way.

I like Niiko or Aki for Windows 2.0-tan, even though Niiko would be an ironic name for the melancholy 2.0-tan!

Nobuchi for ME-kun fits really well, representing the Millennium Edition, and he studies a lot!


Chocofreak13

that's exactly why i like that one for ME-kun. ^^ fits so well.

also, i like some of my older suggestions for them better than the new ones (especially considering the parallel with system 1 might be confusing), and the name "Kazue" seems better for 1.0's relatively calm personality. :3
if 2.0 is melancholy, then maybe Aki would be better. Jiro sounds better, too. :3 so i'll adjust my name list.

however, naming 1.0-kun "Kazu" makes him sound like the twin of 1.0-tan, which for my storyline purposes would be quite creepy, so i think i'll stick to Hitotsu on that one. :\

Aurora Borealis

Niiko could still work for 2.0-tan. After all, she was very cheerful in her youth, but go with which names you prefer.

A few more characters:

Lunar Linux: Tsukiko ("Moon child") Mahoumoto ("from sorcerer/magic") for her Japanese name. I also considered Tsukibukuro ("Moon owl") for her first name but that combined with her last name seemed a bit overkill.

Her western name is Luna, but I can't think of a good last name at the moment, but I'd like for her to have the same last name as her sister. Owlraven is the best I can come up with, combining Lunar's and Source Mage's mascot animals. :-/

Source Mage Linux: Kurohane ("Black feathers") Mahoumoto.

Xenix: Xenia (Greek for "Hospitality") as her western name.

KolibriOS: Sachi ("Bliss") Hachidori ("Hummingbird") for her Japanese name. I'm struggling to come up with a western name for her.

Chocofreak13

how about serenity? means almost the same thing as bliss. :\

considering that i'm really only going to be showing them pre-split, i'll go with Niiko, since the irony of it now makes it funny as well. :3

if you like tsukibukuro, you should keep it. plenty of people have long names that get shortened into nicknames. tsuki would be a cute nickname for her, since it's an informal way of saying "love". ^^

Aurora Borealis

Serenity sounds like a good one, though coming up with a last name for her is even harder. Kolibri-tan is Russian, and I can't seem to find any Russian names that suit her well.

Okay, I'll keep Tsukibukuro as Lunar's first name since it was my first choice. Tsuki is a good nickname for her!

So then, it's Kazue for Windows 1.0-tan and Niiko for 2.0-tan?

For Mac System 2-tan's Japanese name, I have Nina listed, though I also considered Fumiko because it has "Fu" in it, relating to the number theme, and means something like "child of writing, or child of literature".

Chocofreak13

i like fumiko. it's cute. <3 also, why not use Kolibri as her last name? sounds last name-ey. :\

and yeah, i'm going to use Kazue and Niiko as their names. doesn't have to be canon, but i think it fits well. :3

(btw, do you have any pics of 2.0 outside of the one with masonry gloves here? figured i'd ask since i think either you, bella, or nej might have them. :\ )