Jedi/Sith Lord names

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  1. GrEvEs Jedi Youngling

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    Hello, my movie needs 3-4 jedi names and 2-3 sith lord names... this is the only part i can't come up with, any suggestions? i just want the names to be... names? but i can't think of any :(
  2. Jedi Chimi Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 24, 2000
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    "Only two there are. No more, no less. A master and an apprentice."
  3. GrEvEs Jedi Youngling

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    But is it not conceivable that one could be talking about a past sith lord?
  4. Venardhi Jedi Youngling

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    May 15, 2002
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    Darth Maegus
    Darth Vetahn
    Darth Khor
    Darth Damoun
    Darth Kaquon

    Jae`Tar Maen
    Polik Ge`Zao
    Bol`shin
    Zarteque Po`yon
    Raen Vollin
    Fai`lek Vin

    Just a couple that came to mind.
    More info would help a lot.
  5. GrEvEs Jedi Youngling

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    wow good work there, i wish i could do that. ok i don't want to give away too much of my movie.. but lets just say that there is a VERYYYYY powerful sith lord, possibly another name mentioned about a sith lord. there will be at least 3 jedi names mentioned. 1 - a small boy found and trained, 2 - his master, 3 - a member of the jedi council. this is taking place about the same time as episode 1.
  6. Venardhi Jedi Youngling

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    I suggest putting it slight before, that way you dont run into problems with your Counsil member not being on the counsil at the time of ep1. =)

    Lets see. ill think about it, I have some rumblings in my brain Ill probably think of some good names by the time I get back from Ep2 tonight.
  7. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Not to pick on Venardhi or anything, but I'd like to suggest you avoid the common misconception that sprinkling apostrophes in names makes them exotic.

    If you think about it, most of the names we know in Star Wars aren't that out there. They sound like names people might actually have.

    Check out people's last names (that's where "Anakin" came from), random oddly-named objects (Mace), creepy sounding words (Sidious, Vader). Don't try so hard, I think is what I'm trying to say.

    I mean, take my name. Michael. Slur it a little. Mishul. Trade a few letters out. Keshal. "Master Keshal" could easily be a Jedi name.

    For example.

    M. Scott
  8. swmaster Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 16, 2001
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    Just make up cool names for yourself, or use the phonebook to mix and match first and last names. Or just use the dictionary and find cool words. You can also use a language translator with normal names or cool words to make names, go to [link=http://world.altavista.com/tr]Here[/link]. Night Killer translates into Darth NachtcMörder. Cool huh?


    SWmaster
  9. Venardhi Jedi Youngling

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    Dorkman, I am aware that the names I spouted out werent especially interesting or grand. They were just words that popped onto the screen as I typed. I have a book purely about naming characters,places,etc. But its hard to pick a name for someone when you have no idea who the person is. Thus I did what came naturally start typing.
  10. JediTAC Jedi Knight

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    You hit the nail on the head, Venhardi ... "picking names for someone when you have no idea who the person is."

    I have never really understood the threads that have topics like:
    * Need help coming up with a story ...."
    * Need help naming my characters ....."
    * Need someone do do all my 2D/3D effects ...."
    * How do I find actors .... "



    I mean ... if a person does not have the creative capacity to come up with his/her own story and/or character names, or if a person does not have the immediate resources available to him/her for the level of special effects he/she intends for his/her film .... then why are they getting into it in the first place?

    The most basic elements of filmmaking are planning and having your resources, crews and specialists already lined up before you get started actually producing the film. Otherwise, one is more likely to eventually scrap one's project because he/she did not plan accordingly and line-up/guarantee the help they would need.

    But to get back to this thread's topic ..... there is really no secret or trick to naming characters - even for a Star Wars film. It simply requires that one dig into one's imagination and creativity. (And do not tell me that you cannot do it, GrEvEs .... because if that were true, then you certainly should not be thinking about making a whole FanFilm).




    JediTAC

  11. LittleJedi Jedi Padawan

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    When it comes to Sith Lord names - or titles that is (ie. Maul would probably not be his birth-name) get out a thesaurus and look up evil, nasty sorts of words. Works wonders. :)

    Use different languages, fiddle with words - changing letters, writing them backwards etc. Join two normal words, type random letters and see if any pronouncable words come out... the possiblities are really endless... mythological names, uncommon names............

  12. Angel_Blue01 Jedi Master

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    Here are some from fanfics I've written:

    Darth Garnaskewier, from Rescue of the Jedi

    Darth Rhea, from Siege of Tibrin
    Darth Bogan, from Siege of Tibrin
  13. RocketGirl Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2002
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    Hrm...I have a Sith name but it's something I'm going to use in my own fan film...

    Not sure I want to spread it around lest osmeone use it before I can...
  14. KillerBobBarker Jedi Youngling

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    Go [link=http://www.behindthename.com/]here[/link] to find some cool names that mean something. (do a search, and look up cool things like death and stuff)... or look through and read them all.
  15. JEDIBYKNIGHT Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 17, 2001
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    I like the name Gilgath...








    ;) if anybody remembers...
  16. Chevalier-mal-Fet Jedi Youngling

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    DorkmanScott has a point. Another thing to do is find archaic spellings of names. Mikel, Padraic, etc.
  17. Kai-Rhann Jedi Master

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    For Jedi names, I use names from various languages: my own Jedi name "Kai Rhann Jerra" is from Japanese, Old English, and Old Norse...for instance, "Jerra" is simply the Norse "J" Runic letter...

    A lot of names have a "three-name" pattern:
    Qui Gon Jin for example...

    Others, take different routes: Yoda, Qu Rhann, Mace Windu... It's really limitless.

    For Sith names (more "titles" than "names")...I would go with Latin and the like... go for descriptive names... like have been used : "Sidious" from "incidious" and "Maul" to "maliciously wound"...

    Darth is simply "Dark"... so...

    Darth Shadus (latin influence: "shade")
    Darth Geist (german: "ghost")
    Darth Morpheus (latin: "dream" or "sleep")

    Anything like that can work...as long as it phonetically SOUNDS good...

    I would suggest picking an obscure language (Finnish, Norse, Malay...) and patterning some names from that...

    --Kai
  18. darthsaber10 Jedi Youngling

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    JediTAC, I have to disagree with you....Nonbody hear is a big-industry movie-maker, but you can still act like one....and most don't have all the resources the second they come up with the idea....and most can't do 3D effects for themselves....they need to aquire those resources....just what people are doing when they ask for help.... :D
  19. JediTAC Jedi Knight

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    Well, my friend .... that's where the PLANNING comes into play.

    The way I have seen it lately, there have been far too many "I need someone to do my 3D CGI" or "I need an idea for a story"
    or "Name my characters for me" threads for it to be a coincidence.

    More likely, it is people getting hyped up about the daydream of creating a FanFilm, without really understanding the work and effort that it takes to do it. Granted, we are not all big-time movie producers. But it doesn't matter. With ANY production, at ANY scale, there needs to be a level of planning, coordination and effort on the part of the producer if he/she has any hopes of realizing his/her vision.

    In the case of many of these recent FanFilm ideas (which, by no coincidence, have come mostly from new members having joined since the release of AOTC), there also needs to be a sence of "realistic appraisal" of whay they can actually expect to accomplish. I mean, does it make sense for a person with no filmmaking experience whatsoever, no equipment, no software, etc. to proclaim that he is making a feature length trilogy FanFilm saga? Exaggeration or not, posts like that do emerge from time to time.


    All I am saying is that people need to understand the basics of creating a video/film before jumping head first into it and asking people to do their Opening Crawls for them. It's not fair to the people who, in good-faith, create an effect (or whatever) for a person, only to later find out that the person never really had a prayer of producing, let alone completing, a FanFilm.


    I know it sounds kinda harsh .... but it's a realistic point-of-view.




    Nevertheless .... the Newbies of today are destined to be the great FanFilmmakers of tomorrow. :D


  20. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    the Newbies of today are destined to be the great FanFilmmakers of tomorrow.

    Hey, some of that stuff I've been saying is beginning to sink it! Nice one :)
  21. HTS_HetH Jedi Youngling

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    @JediTAC I like your attitude regarding newbies :)

    I´ve already seen some communities where newbies really have a hard time to become a part of that community.

    I´m also involved in amateur game making and was lucky to be there right form the beginning so there I never really was a newbie like I am here. But I saw many "old ones" bash the newcomers upon release of their first game. They crizised it to death. Many of those newbies gave up. That should not be the way things go, I think.

    And yes, you´re also right, the best way of learning is acutally doing it yourself instead of asking someone else to make the stuff. And the feeling to see the final outcome is absolutely amazing. It wouldn´t be the same if someone else did that effect or whatever.

    So I´m really glad to slowly become a member of this strong community.


    And to be not too off topic:
    In our current film project we named our Sith Lord: "Darth Boese". It´s a German movie and Boese means angry in our language. Normally this would be kinda lame, but our movie´s going to be a spoof, so it fits in to name the bad guy that way.

    Oh maybe I can supply you with some German words that you consider worth using.

    Darth Finster
    Darth Bedrohlich
    Darth Erschreckend
    Darth Gierig
    Darth Hass

    They all sound kinda lame in German, but with some tweaking spelling-wise they might work.
  22. Aprentize Jedi Master

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    Jan 15, 2002
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    Darth Deci
    Darth Heevan

    Two names to be used in my fanfilm...
  23. Kingleonard Jedi Youngling

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    It should perhaps be mentioned that Star Wars names need not be completely exotic. If you look back to ANH, of the human characters we meet almost all have regular names - Luke, Han, Ben, Owen, even Leia and Beru aren't that crazy (Biggs, Wedge and Lando start to push it though). While it seems that the Star Wars names became a little more exotic as the movies came along, in my opinion there's nothing wrong with a Jedi named Jon.
    :)
  24. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    Well did the Sith start out with 'Darth'?

    Oh well.

    I tend to like to create my own names. The translation things are great ideas.

    Dath Vader, 'Dark Father' etc.

    Jedi names I find sound common as well as obscure.

    As a taste, I named one Dark Jedi in my movie, Mal Corazon, which means Evil Heart. Then I have my Jedi, Jaden Norbu...Norbu is a gem, and then Yorin Vidka, totally made up.

    Really it depends how much depth you want to make for your character, in his name.

    In my novel and stories, I make them up, except Jaden who floats around in all my stories. Primrodo is one such character :)

    Also common/real names that are hardly used are great too!

    Hope this helped.

    Justin
  25. GrEvEs Jedi Youngling

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    well, i see you've resurrected my... more than a month old thread... heh. :p this must've been one of my first threads on the boards g's.. :p anywho, we have setteled on names for our film they will be Tallus (not sure darth or whatever other "titles" there are for dark lords), jedi master Xedu-Tahn, and his padawan learner "Pallack". there will also be a member of the council Master Bibbins, and another person working for tallus, as of now he is unnamed, but he may not need a name going by our script and a generic "guard" should do fine in the credits.
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