Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by SamueWolfSword » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 am

Maybe larger herds could have longer names and smaller herds shorter names.

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by alebrije » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:43 pm

Draugr wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:24 pm
I've always liked obscure words, for example, words in Latin or Greek. However, I feel like it needs to tie in with the theme of the national park.
My ideas for naming the elk herds are the titles of the historic nomadic Native American tribes that inhabited Wyoming (where most of Yellowstone is situated).
These include the Arapaho, Arikaka, Bannock, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Sioux, Ute etc. Although, the names of the elk herds could also just be of Native American tongue.
I like this idea a lot, and I think possibly naming herds off off national landmarks found in Yellowstone.
Or name them after the developers! A quick nod to them and their years of work!

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by Siblaime » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:12 am

Sneaky/funny/interesting references to the game staff names! I like this idea. Something like those shops and other places in Lost River.

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by WarriorJason27 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:31 pm

I'd totally like to name the herds but I'm not to good and naming these kinds of things. Good progress though.

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by Phasoli » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 am

I like the idea of naming herds after native Yellowstone Vegetation, but at the same time, I agree with giving them names that hint more at their composition rather than actual names, which seems to be more important here. Curious to see what the team comes up with.

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by elkhunter123456 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:06 am

Here are a couple of names
River Valley herd
Bugling acorn herd
Snowy Mountain herd
Beaver stream herd

Hope you consider these!

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by vargen_ledaren » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:32 pm

Idk. I have no real ideas for names, I named my OC by pressing random buttons

But my idea is to name herds as if they was named by wolves.

Wolves like to howl on moon, so what about Howling Herd, Moon Herd (or Star Herd, or something like that?)

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by Koa » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 pm

SamueWolfSword wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 am
Maybe larger herds could have longer names and smaller herds shorter names.
I like this idea, though I'm not sure how you would standardize this.

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by DaniBeez » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:35 pm

Koa wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 pm
SamueWolfSword wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 am
Maybe larger herds could have longer names and smaller herds shorter names.
I like this idea, though I'm not sure how you would standardize this.
Hmm, maybe by number of syllables in the herd name? That would convert herd names into categorical data with defined ranges of deer numbers:
1-syllable names for the smallest herds (1 to x number of deer)
2-syllable names for the medium sized herds (x+1 to y number of deer)
3-syllable names for the largest herds (y+1 to the maximum herd size)

But this model hinges on herds having defined numbers of deer in them! And you'd have to pick another additional scheme/theme for the content of the names.

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Re: Herd Any Good Names? (Help us name the elk herds!)

Post by el wolfo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:15 pm

You should name them after foods, like ones spaghetti, one's hamburger, etc since they're foods. :D

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