Game Name Brainstorming

We are still looking to find a good name for the game, pulse-game is just a working name since it sounds more like a fitness app or sci-fo game than a fantasy MMO.

We would like everyone to be able to come with their ideas for a name, please make a comment in this thread if you have any ideas.

These are the requriements of the name for the game:

  1. Length - 3 options:
  • Short name, can be totally made up, examples:

Fortnite
Rust
Valorant
Halo
Dota
Sims
Roblox

A short name need to be unique or have a lot of players to be able to make the game searchable in Google in the early days. It can also be harder to remember since it is unique, and probably harder or made up words.

  • Long name with several words that is possible to shorten, examples:

World Of Warcraft → WoW
League Of Legends → LoL
Grand Theft Auto → GTA
Counter Strike: Global Offensive → CSGO (very complex words, long)

  • Middle with shortened options: (these are good, since they are more basic words, can still be shortened, and original name is not too long)

Lost Ark → AR
Minecraft → MC
OverWatch → OW
Guild Wars → GW

The best thing with a longer name is that it has good search-ability on google in the start, since you can type the whole name. When the game gets popular enough the shortened version will be the default of everyone talking about the game and it will also be front page of google, if we decide a name that has somewhat of a unique shortened version.

  1. Uniqueness - The name should be unique and able to raise in the google search ranks easy in the start. If we go with a longer name it is easier to make it unique while still using basic English words that many people know.

  2. Has to do with the game the words of the name need to have something to do with the game, and also that it’s a great and large open world fantasy game.

  3. Communicability The name should be easily pronounced and “roll of the tongue”, it should not include any hard to pronounce words. Would be good if it can “rhyme” or find some kind of “rhythm” when you pronounce it.

  4. Communicability to spelling The name should be easily pronounceable and hard to miss spell if you hear it.
    BAD Examples:

Worlds (plural form = not good)
Kick, Check (any 2 letters that make 1 sound can easily be spelled wrong, ck = k, ch = sh? But I know a lot of Russian letters are pronounced in 2 English letters, and also many English words have these sounds, so might be hard to avoid)

Good Examples:

Ark (both Russian and English have these letters)
World

  1. Easy understandable words It would be good if the words in the name are made of either
  • easily understandable English words, examples:

Lost Ark

  • Same in different languages It will be hard to make a good name of these words, but maybe we can find words that are similar in Russian and English.

5 Words That Sound The Same In Almost Every Language. | THE LANGUAGE NERDS
Russian to English: https://www.hackyourrussian.com/post/russian-english-similar-words-cognates
More: The Russian That You Already Know! (Cognates) – therussianblog
Coffe
Tea
Taxi
Pineapple
Banana

Interesting words (Russian to English similar is marked as BOLD)

A - ARMY, Age, Artifact, Ancestors, Air, Arm, Axe, Away, Area, Arise, Arrow, Agony, Anger, After, Armor, Altar, Abyss, Assist, Attack, Ascend, Admiral, Against, Assault, Arrival,
B - BALANCE, Big, Black, Blade, Battle, Banished, Base, Blank, Brave, Below, Blood, Before, Behind, Bright, Breath, Bronze, Brutal, Balance, Blessed,
C - CHANCE, CODEX, CYCLE, CONFLICT, CHAMPION, COMMAND, Cry, Core, Cold, Crew, Cure, Cage, Calm, Cult, Cube, Cause, Clash, Cross, Change, Charge, Chosen, Combat, Copper, Common, Crisis, Colony, Century, Captain, Connect, Citizen, Concept, Control, Chamber, Courage, Corrupt, Cracked, Call, Clans, Crystal, Chaos, Company, Cursed,
D - DISTANT, Dream, Dry, Die, Days, Dust, Dare, Dusk, Duel, Down, Duty, Dead, Death, Devil, Dodge, Dense, Demon,Danger, Defend, Dagger, Desert, Desire, Damage, Domain, Deadly, Damned, Defense, Distant, Dark, Dragon, Dungeon,
E - ERA, ECHO, End, Edge, Evil, Exit, Every, Enter, Elite, Exile, Early, Elder, Emerge, Escape, Evolve, Explore, Empress, Emperor, Eye, Empire, Epic,
F - FLAME, FANTASY, FINAL, Far, From, Folk, Fear, Fall, Find, First, Front, Fatal, Focus, Fight, Forgotten, Frozen, Frosty, Fragile, Furious, Fiction, Fallen, Forsaken, Final,
G - GodSend, Guild, God, Gold, Gate, Game, Group, Glove, Great, Guide, Glory, Global, Gateway, Grand, Greater, Ground,
H - HISTORY, HORIZON, Harmony, Hot, Huge, Holy, Hell, Hope, High, Heal, House, Heaven, Hunt, Health, Heroic, Hatred, Hunter, Hard, Heart, Hostile, Hero, Home,
I - in, ice, Into, iron, inside, ignite, impact, ideal, inner, isle, illusion
J - joy, just, jaw, join, journey,
K - Kill, Kingdom, King, Knight, Key
L - LORD, Lost, Last, Late, Land, Lava, Loot, Life, Large, Lotus, Legacy, League, Legion, Leader,
M - MAGIC, MASTERY, Melesir (main antagonist), My, Max, Men, Map, More, Melt, Mask, Moon, Might, Maker, Misty, Mixed, Mercy, Manual, Misery, Member, Mortal, Mayhem, Mystic, Medal, Metal, Mirror, Mortal, Mount, Mystery,
N - No, Need, Next, Nice, Never, Night, Noble, North, Nation, Nature,
O - Order, One, Orc, Out, Over, Only, Open, Onyx, Other, Ocean, Outer, Online, Oracle,
P - PARALLEL, Path, Pillar, Pools, Prince, Prison, Project, Plot, Prey, Port, Pass, Past, Plan, Peak, Place, Pulse, Power, Point, Prime, Panic, Palace, Pray, Punish, Protect,
Q - Queen, Quick, Quiet, Quest, Quarry,
R - Red, Rage, Ride, Room, Rise, Run, Raw, Real, Ring, Raid, Ruby, Royal, River, Realm, Rebel, Route, Region, Ritual, Return, Regard, Regret, Rugged, Ranger, Revival, Radiant,
S - Sun, Sol, Sea, Scar, Safe, Skin, Saga, Still, Smoke, Spell, Shade, Staff, Storm, Swift, Super, Struck, Strong, Stable, Sister, Single, Safety, Settle, Saint, Sacred, Sand, Sands, Sandy, Scrolls, Secret, Shadow, Silent, Star, Strong, Society, Soldier,
T - The, Titan, Team, Thief, True, Task, Trip, Town, Trap, Tomb, Toxic, Target, Throne, Time
U - Unite, Under, Unreal, Unify, Until, Ultra, Urgent, Upland, Unknown, Utopian,
V - Very, Void, Vain, Volt, Vial, Venom, Voice, Vault, Victim, Vortex, Voodoo, Victory, Violent, Vibrant,
W - World, War, Wartime, Win, Waste, Wild, White, Witch, Wizard, Wall, Will, West, Wound, Woman, Where, Within, Wright, Wasted, Weapon, Walker, Welcome, Warlord, Warrior,
X -
Y - You, Your, Year, Young,
Z - Zone, Zero,

The words are found on this website: Words that start with j | j words | Words starting with j

Acronyms

WIN, GOD, AGE, TEA, SUN, SOL, CAT, DOG, PET, CAR, COW
YOU, RED, THE, BED, AIR, AND, DIG, BOW, BOY, MAD,
YOLO, OMG, ROFL, FTW, NOOB, ANON, ASAP, AMA, ATM, BF(F), BOT, BRB, BRO, BTW, FAQ, FML, FOMO, GF, GM, GN, IRL, JK, LMAO, MSM, MU, QQ, RIP, SIS, TBA, THX, TLDR, TXT,

Some 3 letter English words that could be good acronyms for the game.

These are just my thoughs, and I do not know much Russian (only some of the letters which I learned from duolingo :joy:), so if you have any more thoughts, ideas or something I have missed mentioning, please let me know :slight_smile:

Here are some examples:

GN → Guild Nation
TLO → (The) Lost Order/Legacy
(The) Fallen Order/Legacy
Order of Melesir
Lost Ancestors
Age Of Melesir
Call

All examples are welcome, feel free to post anything and maybe we can come up with something good in the end.

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I think we need a name with a nice acronym. LoL and WoW are very easy to pronounce and easy to remember.

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I agree, maybe we should come up with a list of good acronyms, and then we can work out from there.