Baby conlang L3 needs a name
|From:||Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 17, 2008, 17:42|
My new conlang is growing quickly and it needs a name. I'm remembering a
couple I used to know who had their first baby and couldn't decide for several
days what to call him. It was amusing to so many as they had 9 months to
decide on what name to choose. So now I'm into a quandry.
I had originally wanted the language to be around the Adriatic Sea and would
have used a name based on Adriatic. Now, the language is morphing to have a
strong influnce of vocabulary from Portuguese and to some extent some
influence from Occitan. I thought it might be interesting to build in some
interaction with Basque with some loan words and such.
This would lead me to want to pick a name that would reflect maybe the Bay of
Biscay. Research took me to the name Cantabrian, but sigh, that already
exists. So then if I went to the basis of Biscay that starts to draw in the
root of the name Basque (Vaq- something in Spanish etc) so that is falling
into the reject pile as well.
Then I go into just the basis of "Roman" as in the Roman Lanugage which comes
up to "Roume" in L3. Now that might work but is very very vanilla.
Then I played around with some other a-priori names
It sad to me that I have such a block on this name. I can usually find names
that I like quite quickly.
Is there anyone who'd like a voice in naming my new baby?