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Hi all.
I am currently working on a Fantasy story and I have a character in it who is an elemental magician. I have named her Mareena, but as Peter P has mentioned this has been used before, so I am looking to find another name for her.

Background - There are four elemancers or elemental sorcerers. Each specialises in using either of the four elementals - earth, air, fire and water.

The Earth elemancer is called Elrok of Petapolinio.
The Air elemancer is named Valeris.
The Fire elemancer is called Naas of Gurenheim.
The Water elemancer was called Mareena of Rinuscus.

So I am looking for ideas on names which might give a suggestion of liquid or water.

Here is the physical description and abilities of the character:-
Mareena the Aquamancer
Mareena of Rinuscus (an underwater colony off the coast of Thijime) is a female mancer controlling the water element. His skin is a liquid grey-blue colour that is ever fluctuating in the light. Her hair is light blue tinged with yellow and green near the tips of her flowing locks. Her face is elfin with a sharp nose and chin and pointed ears and high strongly defined cheekbones. Her face is paler than the rest of her body and she has thin dark eyebrows and purple lips and tongue. She wears a green full-length wet-dry suit made from the skin of a large otter-like creature. The contoured body suit insulates her from any natural climatic conditions. Her boots are made from the hide of the grey mauler, a leviathan that dwells in the Jungaian oceans.

Amongst her abilities which she learnt from the Kiama, she controls lost souls by summoning their essence and trapping it to become her willing slaves and warriors. Her charges, which are known as Wisps, are invisible to the human eye. They can take on liquid, solid or vapour forms.

Mareena can manipulate water and water based liquids. She can also affect humans and other animals that are mostly water based.

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If anyone can think of a good name for this character please let me know.

So far my best is "Orianda"

Thanks for your time.



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The following comments are for "name drops"
by smithy

thanks pen
Yes Orianda sounds like Oleander or coriander, and doesn't quite fit here. They are good suggestions about checking seas and such in the atlas. The character is very emotional and given to excessive mood swings. - one moment calm and the next raging. Something that undulates or rolls like Ullaroo or Sargasso is whatI'm looking for I think. Thanks for your ideas pen.

( Posted by: smithy [Member] On: October 26, 2004 )

Watery names
I feel your pain. I'm waist deep into a science fiction story and run into the same thing. Here's one of the things I do: go to a baby name site and search by meaning. I did this on and put in "water" and it spat out a list of male and female names, meanings, and country of origin.

I pick the ones I like (usually I find that names from the same tradition work for groups of people) then I play with them. For example NAIYA is a greek name meaning Water Nymph from the list. Nice by itself, or squished together with your choice I get, Orinaiya.

I like Penelope's idea too, I'll file that one away with thanks.

Hope this helps, have fun. -Philo

( Posted by: Philo [Member] On: October 26, 2004 )

Orinaiya Philo
Yes I like it. Thanks Philo. And thanks for the site - something for future reference there. That seems to have all the elements that I was looking for. That's two names from Litorg now. Elrok is named after Peter (the rock) Petapolinio. I hope he spelt his name right the same way I do. Thanks
for your comment and suggestion. Much appreciated.
Actually it sounds like a farewell too.
Orinaiya! ;)

( Posted by: smithy [Member] On: October 27, 2004 )

where did you come up with orianda?

I found your blog because I searched on my name (Orianda) I've never met another and wondered where you came up with it? (or perhaps we have met?) Just curious....

( Posted by: orianda [Member] On: October 23, 2005 )

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