Tuesday, 16 March 2010

I need a name for my new imagi-nation: The situation begins to resolve itself

The general feedback that I have received so far indicates that Maldacia is currently the front runner to be the name for my new imagi-nation.

As Xaltotun of Python stated in his feedback, ‘Maldacia sounds ill-omened. Dacia was an old Balkan state that took on the Romans – see Trajan's Column – and mal means bad/ill, as in a malady, so 'Bad/Ill Dacia'.’ This neatly fits the bill because the original intention was that this new imagi-nation would be a potential enemy for Laurania to fight.

I have played around with the name Maldacia to see if I can ‘improve’ it at all. My results so far look like this:
  • Maldavia – This sounds a bit too much like Maldives for my liking
  • Moldacia – Again, this sounds a bit too much like a real country – Moldova – to work effectively as a name for an imagi-nation
  • Muldacia – This just does not sound right!
  • Malcadia – If Arcadia is some sort of rural utopia, would Malcadia be its dystopian counterpart? This has possibilities but …
On the face of it Maldacia still seems to be the most likely name for my new imagi-nation, with Malcadia as a possible second choice.

4 comments:

  1. Muldacia does sounds not that bad to me, but *Spanish*.
    Btw 'mol' = flabby / listless / sluggish / soft: more amusing than threatening; and Moldavia exists in 'The Real World™'.
    Somehow "..cadia" does not sound very 'Middle or Eastern Europe'?
    Maldacia emerges from the lot...

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  2. Abdul666,

    Maldacia does seem to be emerging as the front runner as the name for my new imagi-nation, and unless I get a sudden inspiration from another source, it is very likely to be my final choice.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Ogrefencer,

    No doubt Slagoyuvia will be appearing on a tabletop near you soon!

    Long Live Maldacia!

    Down with Slagoyuvia!

    All the best,

    Bob

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