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Quick Question Regarding White that Wends Naming Conventions?

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Hey guys, 

 

So, had a quick question regarding naming conventions for the White that Wends. Does anyone have any info regarding etymology of those names? The only ones I think we really have (Assuming they're both from that region) are Glasvahl and Ydwin. I tried doing a little bit of research for the origins of both of those names, but I wound up just getting directed to the wiki pages and dozens of threads wondering why Ydwin isn't a full companion (Well, I'd gladly trade her in for Serafen any day as a Cipher, but maybe that's just me). 

 

Considering that I'm in this for the roleplay, I like coming up with names that are appropriate for the setting and, specifically, the culture my character is representing. So I'd appreciate any input.  

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Oh man I had the same problem when I made my Watcher. I picked an old nordic name for them, Skaði.

 

It looks like in the first DLC, coming in late July, we'll get some pale elf lore. Spoilers: here is a post with portraits (and names) of new pale elves NPCs. Or just names, without portraits if you want to be surprised:

 

Brythe

Ehrys

Hafjorn

Karlodh

Leksi

Nyvardir

Valbrendhur

Rynhaedr

 

Also, according to wikia, here are all named NPCs from both PoE and Deadfire. Most of them are actually from White that Wends.

 

Deadfire:

 

Udita

Aeflyn (not sure if she's from WtW)

Caergr

Lyslódhir

Ydwin

 

PoE:

 

Freyol (not sure if she's from WtW)

Iqali

Vesgel

Lafda (not sure if she's from WtW)

Vamrel

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I went with Inuit names like Kallik and Tarkik.


Atsura, the intelligent Psychopath of my dreams.  I like my elves grumpy and my godlike fishy!


And my Rekke romancable!

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I read somewhere that White That Wends names were based on (and sometimes flat out borrowed from) real Greenlandic/Nordic/Inuit names.

 

I therefore did a Google search for female names and came up with Oorsi for my character :)

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I spent some hours naming my pale elf female from first game.

 

She is called Memsaab Sherpas. I was reading about the Sherpa back then, and I had in my mind pale elves as Himalayan elves. More than that, I found some similarity between Rymrgand and the theme of death in hymalayan mountaineering.

 

Looking at the ingame names, I can see no clear pattern :/   I can think of some nordic, inuit and indian roots, but it's not clear which is obsidian inspiration.

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You can break the known names and rearrange to create more. For example:

 

Bry the

Eh rys

Haf jorn

Kar lodh

Lek si

Nyv ar dir

Val bren dhur

Ryn haedr

 

-> Brylodh, Ehbrendir, Kardhur, Nyvjorn, Rynarrys, Valhaedr

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I named mine Adolf Hitler, cuz you know,,, Hitler would've loved the pale elves due to their aryan appearance

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In the latest stream they showed some of the new DLC and "Gòtvadhjur" is a greeting.

 

Also: rymsjódda = frost shield. So I assume rym = frost, considering that this term also appears in Rymrgand.

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