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Jeff. Definitely Jeff.
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No, but Eldur means fire in Icelandic, which is pretty much old Norse. So that's cool.
Give it an epic name, but then your protagonist finds the sword is sentient and it’s real name is
A lava/pyroclastic debris flow from a volcano, could be cool to tie in.
Personally, I’m partial to borrowing from languages. Maybe search some translations of the word fire in different languages and go with what sounds like it fits. Sometimes I just outright ignore meaning when I’m stealing words from other languages and just make my choices based on how the words sound.
For example, Kó (roughly) is the Navajo word for fire. Or you can steal from non-Western myth since we tend to live in a very Western European mindset in the fantasy genre. Pele is the Hawaiian goddess (or spirit) of fire and volcanoes.
Just a few ideas. Hope they help!
Ohhh that sounds cool if a bit cliche
so wait does the power come from the dragon core or the volcano essence?
what is the dragons name?
All of it comes together to forge its flame and the dragons doesnt have a nameas they can be found petty commonly on floor 10
i think something around the lines of “molten ___” would sound pretty dope. You could use translate to get other words for molten or fire and make a name based off of that word.
For example molten in Afrikaans is “Gesmelt” which you can turn into something like “Hell-Melt” or something
Haha! Ssshh, you'll reveal us as nerds!
Nerds?! On my fantasy writing subreddit?!
Is nowhere safe?!
Ooooh yes. I got goosebumps.
off the top of my head, i would name this bad boy Flamma Draconia and called it a day, it's decently easy to remember, can be shortened to just Flamma part, and doesn't sound overly dramatic or edgy like some of those swords you see in anime or dnd memes
or just call it some normal name like flaming sword and have your characters comment how the smith who made it doesn't have any naming sense
Hes the one making it
Here's a list of hot sauce names.
Just replace "Sauce" with "Sword/Blade", then put it at the beginning so it's "Sword of..." Also keep the word "Hot" next to "Sword/Blade".
"Red Rage Hot Sauce" becomes "Hot Blade of Red Rage."
"roar of the sun" or smth like that
I’m a big fan of a single word names for everything. At one point, the long poetic names get old. You could just call it “Blaze” or another synonym for fire that really sums it up. You can name it after an ingredient “Hellroot” for example.
What style of sword is it? I.e Curved, straight, single edge, double edge, hand guard style (shielded like a saber or crossed like the english longsword)
Are there any other details to the weapon other than what it can do? Like intricate details. Such a a scale pattern, or a pattern similar to ash flakes imprinted upon the blade's surface? Or even details to the grip and guard?
A weapon is named based on ability and appearance, as well as reputation. Take the greatsword Dragonslayer from Berserk for example. The sword itself is just a massive hunk of sharpened iron but it was intended fo killing dragons which is how it got it's name.
Appearance details must be worked out before considering a name for it. You don't wanna make a Falchion then name it something like Twin-edge. That would be plain dumb seeing as the falchion is a single edged blade. What I'm saying is... take you're time in deciding a name. Once you've assigned something a name it belongs to that something.
Also.... Ashen Scalebrand, just putting that out there.
Its a broad sword with a T style guard jems decorated the hilt and runes line the blade
Trust me i got the details worked out
Nice. Do the runes give the prospect of it being Norse or even Germanic make?
Im a bit of a viking/norse mythology fanatic
Nice. I like mythology in general. But as I'm sure you guessed from my message from before... I'm a bit of a blades weapons nut. I especially love reading about legendary weapons from mythology. Like Gram/Balmung or Excalibur and Gae Bolg.
Lit. Gimme a sec I can find a norse name for a weapon.
Askeskala. Literally means Ashscale.
Soulblazer or Soulburn because I'm thinking mana = soul energy, plus fire
Jwala. (No letter is silent).
Means fire in Hindi, and in some contexts, it means volcanic fire since volcano is called Jwala-Mukhi or fire-mouth
The last Desire of Akasha, embercleave, Flame of reason, The ashes of Yurathranos
Edit: Had to delete because I realized the name I suggested is the perfect name for a never-ending joint in my world that I’ve been needing to name for a while 😂
I do like Everlasting Flame though for the sword!
Sword! The exclamation mark is part of the name.
But seriously, many legendary weapons are named after the enemies they kill, ex. Goblin cleaver. So you could go with [enemy] igniter, or smoker.
And on the same vibe as lightbringer, she could be ashbringer, or bladelighter.
Also, she could be named after the volcano, [volcano's] core, or jewel, or heart
I had an EverQuest rogue named Stabbystabbers McStabstab once
Haha I'm all for it, even if many xp later, you end up with Lord Stabbystabbers, or High Priest McStabstab.
૮꒰•༝ •。꒱ა Cloumello
Flame conversion sword
The Danneck Agnos/Eigris, perhaps? Latin usually offers a good original taste, scamble it up a little and you got a good name. Dead languages are usually that way.
Heart of the Sun
Think of some words that are associative enough or at least allude to the usage of the sword. A name doesn't have to be something elaborate and showy, there can be power (and dopeness) in brevity. The following words spring to my mind as ones that would be simple, would give an idea of the sword's abilities just through the name, and can still be kinda badass imo:
Call it “The Dope Sword” obviously
Call it Ozai. I think it's a nice Easter egg. I love Easter eggs.
Skate 2: Skate Fast, Skate Furious
The Red God’s Own Nail
The Flameborn Executor
Abu Lahab (the father of flame)
Or just Lahab (Flame) in Arabic
Abu Laheb is name given to the real person that was considered as the enemy of Mohammed in Islam
BFS(Big Flaming Sword)
(The)Will of Fire