D&D General A Rose By Any Other Name: Names in Greyhawk and a Little Judgin'


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I always did as well. 10-year old me did not even think of Jeff as a possibility.
I'm not sure, but I think that spelling for the contraction of Geoffrey might be more common in the UK*. It might explain why it jumped out at me at once as a silly name, even when I was 12.


*indeed, I think names with spellings that are not phonetic are generally more common. Monty Python did a sketch on it. My own name is pronounced Pawul Farter.
 

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Greyhawk has nothing on Kingdoms of Kalamar. I remember looking through the book back in the early 3e days and thinking that it looked interesting and had a well-developed history. But I just couldn't get over the names. Everything seemed to be either difficult to pronounce or just felt clumsy to say out loud. Reanaaria? Pel Brolenon? Doulathanorian? The nation of Zazahnii on the continent of Svimohzia? No thanks.
Those names arent that different to real world names like Hravatska or Kryvyi Rih let alone all the weirdly spelt placenames in England - yeah I'm looking at you Leicestershire
 
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I'm not sure, but I think that spelling for the contraction of Geoffrey might be more common in the UK*. It might explain why it jumped out at me at once as a silly name, even when I was 12.


*indeed, I think names with spellings that are not phonetic are generally more common. Monty Python did a sketch on it. My own name is pronounced Pawul Farter.
"No, no... it's spelt 'Kingdom of Furyondy', but it's pronounced 'Throat-wobbler Mangrove'."
 






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