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What is the meaning of your capital city's name?

Postby Mewsland » Sun May 13, 2012 9:31 pm

Simply put. Does your capital city's name have any particular meaning, or is it just some funny word you stuck on it? What is that meaning?

In Tali'Zorica, the capital city (Yorktown) is named for Gordon York Cahill, aka "Yorkie" Cahill, the President of Tali'Zorica's Constitutional Convention in 1718. The city was Armitage (Tali'Zorican to English translation: land of hope) prior to 1733, when it was renamed in honor of Yorkie.
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Postby New Heathera » Sun May 13, 2012 9:32 pm

Havenya was decided over the original landscape's beauty and abundance of resources. It also fits well with the nation's name.

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Postby Pendragonia » Sun May 13, 2012 9:35 pm

The founders of my nation were a bunch of hard-core fans of the Arthurian myths, chiefly the highly anachronistic tale compiled by Thomas Mallory.
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Postby Saurisisia » Sun May 13, 2012 9:36 pm

Saurus means Lizard, so it basically means Lizard City.
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Postby Empire of Narnia » Sun May 13, 2012 9:36 pm

Cair Paravel was a mystical castle used by the rulers of Narnia in legend. We named our capital city in it's honor.

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Postby The Antillean Confederation » Sun May 13, 2012 9:38 pm

I don't have one yet, but I plain to make it "La Habana" (Yes, like the one in Cuba).

Then the flag will have been Dominican based, the animal Puerto Rican based and the capital Cuban based. The 3 countries that make up the Antillean Confederation.
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Postby Paladinsanity » Sun May 13, 2012 9:39 pm

Port Elsinore - we were founded by Shakespeare fanatics who liked the seaside.
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Postby Dyste » Sun May 13, 2012 9:42 pm

IC: Valitora is also known as the City of Life. 'Vali', in the Ancient Language, means 'Life', while 'Tora' means 'Town'.

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Postby The Addams Family » Sun May 13, 2012 9:44 pm

The capital, Necropolis means "City of the Dead," as in a burial land, comparable in size to a community. Colma, CA is an example, made up of cemeteries, which provide for San Francisco's deceased. The community also has living citizens, but the dead astronomically outnumber them.

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Postby The Tavan Race » Sun May 13, 2012 9:50 pm

Teneiwhet Sal means roughly "city of wealth".
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Postby Sabre » Sun May 13, 2012 9:53 pm

Venom. The name in, conjunction with the location and design of the city, is designed to reinforce the idea that it (and the government within it) is a heady cocktail of aggression, power and danger. No-one wants to go there, it is a feared place. Not even the bravest would risk the attention of the ruling elite, it just keeps everyone nice and quiet and compliant. Lovely.
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Postby Hippostania » Sun May 13, 2012 10:07 pm

Waverley's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Waverley is "meadow of quivering aspens"
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Postby The Grand World Order » Sun May 13, 2012 10:09 pm

Magna Polis means "Great City."

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Postby Mewsland » Sun May 13, 2012 10:16 pm

Hello GWO. Latin roots are fun. "Pax Antidea - Pax Praesens - Pax Futura." (Tali'Zorican motto - "Peace past - peace now - peace to be".

Yorktown was originally going to be Polis Futura (city of the future), but the framers of Tali'Zorica chose to keep the Latin in the motto.
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Postby Allmann » Sun May 13, 2012 10:57 pm

Bræddhejm means broad home.
For the city have grown alot since it's founding and has thus changed it's name.

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Postby Teddy Bear Republic » Mon May 14, 2012 3:27 am

Origin of the name "Toyland" is unclear - some believe that it is due to the first Russian settlers in the TBRE in the 1800s shouting out in shock, upon realization that the teddy bear - seen as a toy in their part of the world - actually existed for real. The nation as a whole was known as "Land of the Toys," but when it became the Teddy Bear Republic Empire, the name "Toyland" was instead scoped down, and chosen to be the name of the new capital.
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Postby Purpelia » Mon May 14, 2012 3:29 am

Felix is the ancestral name of the House of Felixii. The noble house whose capital it was before the unification when it became the capital of Purpelia. Interestingly enough, the first records of the name stem from the old sagas where the city is mentioned by the words: The town of Felix, where there be many cats. It is believed by some scholars therefore that the name actually came as the bastardization of the Latin word Felix (meaning cat) adopted from roman traders some time during the bronze age.
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Postby Maraque » Mon May 14, 2012 5:37 am

Taerak is Maraquean and roughly means "city on the peninsula."

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Postby Luziyca » Mon May 14, 2012 5:40 am

Bethlehem was actually where Jesus was born, so naturally; we chose the city as our capital.
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Postby Meowlantis » Mon May 14, 2012 5:41 am

The capital city of Meowlantia is simply named that way because it is the administrative head of the country
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Postby Iglesian Archipelago » Mon May 14, 2012 5:42 am

Los Vientos' name matches the initials of the ten original neighbourhoods (three in the western side of the river and the other seven in the eastern one) which composed the city in the early times of the ancient Iglesianic civilisation, around the 4th millennium BCE.

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Postby Aenglaland » Mon May 14, 2012 5:43 am

Our capital is called 東京 ("Tōkyō") which means literally "Eastern capital".
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Postby Ynys Golau » Mon May 14, 2012 5:43 am

High Rock... well... it's on a High Rock. ;)

No seriously, it was a castle on a mountain and called "Rock" because it was so impossible to conquer. The side walls work perfect together with the cliffs.
The city today is of course also around the "Rock" in the valley.
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Postby Ko-oren » Mon May 14, 2012 5:47 am

The capital is called Ko-oren City... After the nation, which is named 'golden region' in Ko-oran, the national language.
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