1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. I will no longer be hosting XLNation as of March 1, 2017. Skullz613 will be taking the reigns of the site in early 2017 and XLNation will be moving to a new web hosting service. During that transition there will be an interruption in service of up to two weeks. Skullz613 is now a full administrator of XLNation. Be kind to him.

Continents & Oceans/seas Naming

Discussion in 'Alpha Centauri' started by Dreian, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Dreian

    Dreian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    87
    Hey fellow citizen of Alpha Centauri.

    We have a name for the planet... but still nothing for the continents... how about brainstorming a little bit all together

    You all remember that we have a map, it s still in process... and hopefully with the holiday period we will be able to present it to you, with more features as relief...


    1415820417-sans-titre.png

    So what do we need to brainstorm:

    1 The name of the 3 continents:
    Left
    Central
    Right

    possible also to name unpopulated yet islands groups 1 & 16 & 17

    2 Oceans
    2.1 Between Left & Center
    2.2 Between Center & Right
    2.3 Between Right & Left
    Oceans/seas around the pole can have also dedicated names if it s more easy

    3 Seas
    3.1 Between countries 2-5-7
    3.2 Between countries 4-5-6
    3.3 Starting between 1 & 9 till big island of 10
    3.4 Between 9-11-10
    3.5 Between 11-13-15-16
    3.6 Between 14-15
    3.7 Around 17

    What do i recommend for naming continents.... probably take inspiration from

    mythological names of gods & creatures from any culture... we can of course mix names from nordic, celtic, greek/latin, asian, arabic... The only thing is probably to not choose too famous names... in order to make alpha centauri our own world.


    If you have other ideas, please share them! You are not obliged to be a CoXL player to contribute (but we are strongly recommending you to join us, as we are having a lot of fun).
     
  2. Manila Twilight

    Manila Twilight Unskilled Worker

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    This is great! I can name some Asian mythology if you like more exotic names.
     
  3. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    First of all, I need another region for Titania within region 5.
    The Capital of The Federation of Western States was too important
    not to have an own region/district :D

    Then some suggestions: States of the Federation (all named after Greek Titans, Titanesses, and Muses):
    State #2 Astraia/Astraya, the last land before the Sun says "Good Night" and the day ends, hence named after Astraeus, Titan of Dusk.
    State #3 Eratia
    State #4 Theia
    State #5 Tethia
    State #6 Themia
    State #7 Palladia, a large and unwrought state, hence named after the Titan Pallas.
    State #8 Euterpeia

    any state has 4 Provinces,
    so the Federation has all in all 32 Provinces
    with the new Capital State of Titania (which consists
    of the City itself and 3 surrounding urban provinces).

    Seas:
    between 4-5-6: Tethian Isthmus
     
  4. royb 98

    royb 98 Elite

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    142
    Just a proposal:
    Sea 1: Villic Sea, named after intestinal villi
    Sea 2: ?
    Sea 3: Proserpinan Sea, after Proserpina, in Greek mythology the cause of seasons (the sea will be frozen during the winter)
    Sea 4: Echan Sea, named after my country (sorry if I'm too egoistic :p)
    Sea 5: Central Sea, it's in the center, or maybe the Janus Sea because it looks like it's facing both the west as the east.
    Sea 6: Normanian Sea, named after Normany
    Sea 7: Aram Sea, after a city lost under a sea of sand
     
  5. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Sounds good!!!
    And funny that there was no Greek counterpart :)
     
  6. pauliaxz

    pauliaxz Mayor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    422
    3.7 Sea should have the name of 17th country name (e.g Norwegian sea)
     
  7. Dreian

    Dreian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    87
    well i am against most of your proposals Royb :))). Especially naming seas by country names. Kinda unfair for not chosen countries on the principle so i am vetoing it.

    Oceans ending with "ic", Sea ending "an"

    Susanic Ocean (ref Susanoo, Japan), Thalassic Ocean & Pontic Ocean (Thalassa & Pontos)

    Here are some sea proposals:

    3.1 Between countries 2-5-7 Eygaean Sea (from Aegaeon/ god of sea storms, ally of Titans)
    3.2 Between countries 4-5-6 Tethian Isthmus i like
    3.3 Starting between 1 & 9 till big island of 10 Borean sea or Ranean sea (Ran, nordic godess of sea storms)
    3.4 Between 9-11-10 Nerean sea
    3.5 Between 11-13-15-16 / Sea of Galena (godess of calm sea, for a tropical sea seems good)
    3.6 Between 14-15 Palaemonan sea (Palameon, god protecting sailors)
    3.7 Around 17
     
  8. pauliaxz

    pauliaxz Mayor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    422
    Neptanian sea (Neptun kinda like ) :D
     
  9. Pamascus27

    Pamascus27 Mayor

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    860
    Likes Received:
    223
    I like the names 'Thallasic' and 'Pontic' for the oceans, but not 'Susanic' since it sounds a bit awkward. :p
     
  10. royb 98

    royb 98 Elite

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    142
    Okay, here's my second proposal:

    2.2 Angustic Ocean, from Angustus, narrow

    3.1 Villic Sea (sorry but there are also seas ending on -ic: Adriatic Sea, Baltic Sea, Celtic Sea)
    3.2 Galan Sea
    3.3 Ranean Sea, but it sounds like rain-ean sea so maybe change it to Ran Sea or Aeolan Sea
    3.4 ...
    3.5 Janus Sea
    3.6 Gulf of Normany
    3.7 Aram Sea
     
  11. Dreian

    Dreian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    87
    another idea for names.... a bit more fun... in order to give credit to the greatest modders / builders / XLN contributers of all time!

    Continents:

    Altiria (central) - well without Altiris... i am not sure we would be still here
    Funkocia (left) - Funky did gave us a lot of maps to play on...
    Skulzia (right) - the same for Skulzz...

    Oceans: because each of those modders have flooded us with lots & lots of great mods...

    Montoic Ocean - Monty
    Aitortillic Ocean - Aitortilla01....
    Nickoic Ocean

    :)

    Then for seas... we could have a Miguelian sea & so on...
     
    kipate and The Funky Monk like this.
  12. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Nope I disagree.
    All modders have done exceptional artworks
    that keep us here.
    But I would opine that we would do honour them in a better
    way with building nice cities, using either their maps or their mods.
     
  13. royb 98

    royb 98 Elite

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    142
    Yeah, you said it yourself: "What do i recommend for naming continents.... probably take inspiration from
    mythological names of gods & creatures from any culture... we can of course mix names from nordic, celtic, greek/latin, asian, arabic... The only thing is probably to not choose too famous names... in order to make alpha centauri our own world."
    Everyone knows the god Monty ;).
     
  14. Dreian

    Dreian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    87
    Maybe we make a survey and ask people what they prefer?
    1. Mythological (real)
    2. XLN Legends
    3. other?
     
  15. Dreian

    Dreian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    87
    Last day to vote for the system guys!
     
  16. Pamascus27

    Pamascus27 Mayor

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    860
    Likes Received:
    223
    Voted for the mix system, right now it looks like both XLN and mixed system are equal in votes.
     
  17. veija2

    veija2 Mayor

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    476
    Here are some obvious contenders (in alphabetic order) that I haven't seen mentioned: ;)

    Dreianic Ocean
    Kipatic Ocean
    Pamascian Sea
    Paulian Sea
    Peterian Sea
    Roybic Ocean

    I would say, let's use one set of names for bodies of water and the other for continents. Like Country XL founders for one and mythological names for the other.
     
  18. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    MRW to @veija2 's suggestions:
    haibara_turning_red___gif_by_d_kaoko-d3bp0wy.gif

    By the way, why not Kipacific Ocean, or Kipatient Sea :D
     
  19. royb 98

    royb 98 Elite

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    142
    Roybic Ocean! :b32:

    Well, to be honest, it sounds like shit. But I like the idea.
     
  20. Pamascus27

    Pamascus27 Mayor

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    860
    Likes Received:
    223
    LOL nice idea.
    :p
     

Share This Page