Female Wood Elf names are often criticized for being too generic, boring or unrealistic. We’ve put together a list of 11 Sins of Female Wood Elf Names and how to avoid them!
Feminized Names: Arielle (Beautiful Flower) -Kiana (Eternal Beauty) -Merilin (The Water Nymph of the Forest Grove)
Traditional Wood Elf Names:
Althilda (Noble and Kind Queen who Loves Her People Above All Else) -Caridwen(Protector, Guardian of Life in Woods and Fields), Cenweir(Forest Dweller Benevolent to all Creatures). Unique Female Wood Elf Name Ideas: -Emmaereldraneybriarwooddusklight. Yes this is a real name! It belongs to an elf living right here on Earth. If you want your character’s name to be unique, this is a good place to start. Sins of Female Wood Elf Names: -Names that are too masculine or sound like male names. Some examples might be Aabethoras (Star Shine), Iriande (Mighty Defender) or Lysandria(Aelf-Queen). These can make your character seem less feminine and more aggressive than you want them to be.
Naming your elf after an existing living person without their permission. It’s always best to ask the original human about using their name first since they may feel uncomfortable with it being shared on the internet! For example, if someone has given birth in Texas recently then naming your elf “Texas” could lead to some awkwardness. Naming your elf after a real place, like Elvendale (Woodland Realm). This can be confusing for people who may not know the difference between fantasy and reality! It is also considered bad online etiquette to name an account with someone else’s name without their permission.
Vague names that are hard to pronounce or spell. These will frustrate other players in game as well as readers of this blog post because they will need to keep scrolling up or back again just so they can read it correctly.
Names that sound similar but have different meanings in Elven language, such as Dariana(Silver Gem) vs Daria(Daughter of the Sea), Daelyn (Nightingale) vs Deanna (Daughter of the Earth), and Shea(Beneficent One)vs Sheena (She who is Answered Prayers). Names that are too similar to another, such as Kaia (Shadow Dancer)(Talia) or Karaelynne(Healer’s Daughter)(Naraelyn). This can lead to confusion for others in game. Same goes if you make up a name without realizing it has already been used by someone else!
Using all lowercase letters because your fingers were tired from typing so many words. We know how hard it is on our hands when we type long posts but please don’t do this just out of laziness! Names with more than five syllables. We love the poetic names but when it’s hard to pronounce or even remember, that’s not a good sign. Too long of a name can lead people to skip over your content and find someone else who has shorter posts!
Names from movies/books you have yet to finish reading – as tempting as it may be, make sure you know what the meaning is before naming your character after them because if they are meant for evil characters like Lord Voldemort (evil)or Dumbledore(good), then you’re going in the wrong direction!
It would also be nice if some of these were female Wood Elves too 😉
Using words used by popular culture such as Katniss, Khaleesi, Bella. We love these names too but they are often used for female characters with a dark side so please avoid if you don’t want your Wood Elf to be evil! Names that start with “The” or end in “-ette”. These names can sound cute and harmless but its important not to shape the character’s personality through their name so just use it as an initial letter of a person’s first name like Tessa from The Hunger Games series.
Short one syllable words such as Sue/Suzie. This is tempting because most people think this will mean sweet and simple but we’re actually advising against using this type of name unless you really do plan on giving them those traits (a lot of people like to use these names for evil characters). Names that are too similar. This includes spelling or pronunciation errors and also using the same letter twice in a row (i.e., Anna, Anne) as this can make them seem more vulnerable than usual.
The name is one syllable long with all consonant sounds such as “Karen”. While some might think it’s cute but we recommend avoiding this type of naming because they are usually forgettable!
Conclusion: We hope you found our tips useful and now know how to avoid sins when considering a Wood Elf name! Let us know what you chose at [[email protected]].com so that we have something new to read 🙂
Liz and Nicole, Nameberry Team 🙂 The name is one syllable long with all consonant sounds such as “Karen”. While some might think it’s cute but we recommend avoiding this type of naming because they are usually forgettable! We hope you found our tips useful and now know how to avoid sins when considering a Wood Elf name! Let us know what you chose at [[email protected]].com so that we have something new to read. Liz and Nicole, Nameberry Team:) . (Italicized text indicates additional sentences not written in the original blog post.) __ __ __ __ Page break for longer content __.__ _.` )_/ / (_
It’s hard to find a good name for your Wood Elf character, and you want it to be perfect. There are plenty of articles on the internet that offer advice about how to choose the right one, but most people just gloss over these guidelines when they create their characters. Here are 11 common sins committed by female Wood Elf names:
Aside from not following this list-of-sins at all costs, remember that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to pronounce them–just make sure you’re consistent with either spelling or pronunciation if you decide to use an alternative so everyone knows what’s up!
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- Writing Prompts: – How do I know my elf will have a
- Sin #11: Elufela – too close to Elvira
- Sin #12: Felinella – too similar to Felicia. This seems like a typo for the name Felinia, which is in fact a real wood elf name.
- Beware of this one!
Sin #13: Leiluiaa – not pronounceable because it’s just an awful jumble of letters thrown together with no regard for vowels or how they sound next to each other and what their actual sounds are supposed to be; also, spell check says that it doesn’t exist (well, unless you have Windows Vista) but there actually is such thing as “Leiluana”, which is even worse than Leiluiaa. – My elf’s name is terrible, what can I do? Sin #14: Arnikah – too close to the word “Arnica” (herbal balm; a type of flower) and it sounds like someone who would be so wrapped up in her herbal remedies that she wold never leave the house or have any friends because she was just always busy with her work! If you’re having difficulty coming up with good names for your female wood elves, here are 12 tips that will help you avoid these sins of female wood elf naming etiquette. Sin #15: Malakiah – same as sin number 14, this time all about being an annoying know