in reply to Name Space

Going through the top dozen people in Saints in our Book, merlyn is a famous wizard, chromatic has never explained his name to me, japhy just explained his name above, footpad's name comes from a game, davorg's name is a contraction of, a domain he owns and turnstep is a piece of exercise equipment. The rest are apparently based on people's real names. vroom and tilly are last names, tye is a first name, and btrott and jcwren have prepended initials to their last names.

And so on. Generally it is pretty easy to guess where names come from.

BTW the one person whose name is real that I thought would have been made up is perrin. I would have guessed that he was named after the character in Jordan's series, but I would have been wrong.

I should mention that I know what chromatic means. I just have no idea why that word would have any special significance to chromatic. As opposed to, say, turnstep who I know is into aerobics.

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Re: Re (tilly) 1: Name Space
by davorg (Chancellor) on Sep 05, 2001 at 12:09 UTC
    davorg's name is a contraction of, a domain he owns

    True. And that's the reason I started using it. But later on I heard someone explaining it as a contraction of Davros (the creator of the Daleks from Dr Who) and Borg (the Star Trek nasties) and as a fan of both of those shows, I now often use that as the "official" derivation of the name :)


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Re: Re (tilly) 1: Name Space
by scain (Curate) on Sep 05, 2001 at 17:39 UTC
    Not that it matters terribly, but turnstep is not a piece of equipment, but the name an aerobics move (thus the animated gif on his homenode).