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Author Topic: Need a city name...  (Read 969 times)
newdogma
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« on: September 11, 2015, 09:59:51 pm »

I've been working on a pitch for an animated series set in a steampunk universe for some time now (years) and have it nearly ready.

I have a pilot script and am very happy with how it's turned out.

What I'm missing... is the name to the city where the story takes place.

I need something great and have racked my brain to find something I like.

You all helped me think of a name for the group of people who worship machines (which is amazing, thank you!) so I'm reaching out again.

(Also, if you're interested in reading the pilot, let me know.)

The city is surrounded by a wall to protect it from the mechanical monsters outside.

Aaaaand, GO!
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walking stick
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 11:09:40 pm »

You could name the city after a famous wall from history e.g. The Walled City of Hadrian.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 11:44:26 pm »

perhaps something  dystopian with a utopian meaning like

 Unity city
Amity city [ jaws reference]
Progress City


 Is there a feature or theme of this city to incorporate into the name?

 Like say if it was   built  for or around  plant  growing or gardens - Botanic City

 by the sea  or coast  - City of Sails

Oasis
Volcanic City
Valhalla City
Atomic City   for a  previously bombed or radio active area
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Siliconous Skumins
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 01:40:49 am »

Depends on the city type (open structures or enclosed mega-building etc)... a rough description would help.


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Nodnol Rookery

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Obvious:

Newhaven

Sanctuary


Nicknames:
"cog city"
"ol' smokey"

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 03:01:09 am »

London, New York, Paris, New Orleans, and St. Louis are good city names.

Terminus; Atlanta was once called that.
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newdogma
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 03:32:43 am »

Thank you, everyone!

I really like Hadrian.  Think I'll go with that for now.

Bless you!

Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 07:22:39 am »

Quick reference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian%27s_Wall
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heavyporker
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 12:19:15 pm »

Oh, phew!

When I saw someone asking for city names, I felt a tingle of fear trickle down my spine at the risk someone might inadvertently suggest the one I thought up and cherished as a location for my own stories.

I do like the name "Hadrian", too, though, but perhaps some adjective or noun may need to be appended to it, as it is also the name of a rather formidable Roman emperor.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2015, 01:30:17 am »

There's a town called Apex, the highest point on the North-South railroad on the east coast. You never know...

Make the City name work for you...you could use a pun on what you're trying to express, a Latin or Greek description of the theme of the story. Or create a famous progenitor that it's named after. Something like that?


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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 06:05:30 pm »

Technopolis.
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Immen Augustus Guell
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2015, 01:33:16 am »

I'm two months late, but may I see the script? I'm curious!
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2016, 06:49:15 pm »

Were it me, I'd try to sweet-talk Mistress Nephele into conjuring an anagram from something like "Humanity's Hope".
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