jtocool

Hi, I'm trying to make a good OC name.

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Hello, I'm Jtocool, I have been around since... well ether mid season one or two, I am not really sure. 

 

 I am really wanting some help with my OC name. I hope this is an OK place to post.

 

I was thinking "Eternal Observation", but I think there might be something, off, about it. 

 

Really, i want something that would mean 'always curious'. I like eternal because I love the night, and Luna, and it has a night time feel. and observation is good because I am always watching and analyzing everything around me. They make a good double meaning.

 

Anyway, could I get anyone's thoughts by chance? It would be most appreciated.

 

Thank you for your time,

Jtocool

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Eternal works but the observation part doesn't scream "curious" to me.  It  more sounds like watching from the outside, but never interacting.  Perhaps Eternal Query?  I guess it depends on what you're going for. 

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If anything, I think the name is too clunky.

First of "Eternal" is a very pompous name, considering the character is probably mortal. Sure, sounds cool, but also pretty edgy. Secondly, "Observation" is a very complex name, something that seems too... scientific for a normal name.

Pony names are super simple. They are often built upon simple things (Can a kid name it?) or some wordplays. Pinkie Pie is a perfect example of it. She's pink and likes pie. Fluttershy is a wordplay on Butterfly. Granny Smith, Braeburn, Macintosh... they are all different kinds of apples... The list goes on and on.

So unless you deliberately aim for an edgy OC, you should keep it simple. Go with "Can a kid name it?" and go from there. Parts like "Night" "Watch" could be used, or some color like his/her coat color. If you have an idea, look up synonyms on the internet or objects or ideas you could word play on.

So if you ask me, no, I don't think you should name him/her "Eternal Observation".

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So having to do with the night/moon and a pony who watches and analyzes things?  Is this a bat pony?  

 

Yeah, Alpha gave the best name I can think of already.  Nightwatch would be my suggestion.  I'll edit this post if I think of any more though.

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Ok, so can you confirm whether the OC is a Unicorn, Pegasus, Earth pony, or - god forbid - an Alicorn.

I think we will be able to get a better idea of what name to give it if we knew that information. 

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First of all, thank you all for being willing to help me with this. Second, have you ever come up with something when you are tired and think " that's not bad" but after you get some sleep you go "sweet Celestia, what was i thinking" than name was this.

 

I wholly agree that it is clunky and pompous. This is to be my OC, so a little about myself may be in order.

 

I have always been a curious person, wanting to know how everything works. for example, when I was in kindergarten I took apart a bench vice, still don't know when my class room had one, to figure it out, would have put it back together if the teacher hadn't stopped me... Anyway, I am good with mechanics and electronic technology, I can design a system or device from almost any idea. I can understand the workings on almost and electronic system; computers, no mater the OS, 3D Printers, TVs, etc. I have trained as a sound engineer for over a decade, along with lighting design and systems also technical theater. I am eager to learn anything new, be it Technic or system, scientific or creative. I have been fascinated with the night sky since I was a child, sadly I have never gotten a good telescope to observe more. I am always observing and analyzing my surroundings, learning about people as individuals and general human behavior, also doing the same to myself, trying to figure out my own psyche and behavior.

 

Though at first I did want an Alicorn OC, purely for flight and magic. I believe a unicorn would fit me best, though maybe a bat pony? What do you think of a unicorn born to the bat pony race? I am up for suggestions on race as well. To be honest, I have been trying off and on to figure out an OC for year, I'm just bad at coming up with one for myself.

 

Thank you all again for the willingness to help me.

 

Thank you for your time,

Jtocool

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Hi welcome to the forums. You brave veteran of the seven seasons we salute you. Most impressive!  

And hey why not just Always Curious. Seems simple enough name. Or maybe an Itching Query/Question because your OC always has an Itch to learn more. And heh nickname would be IQ.   

And hey never can go wrong with unicorns. Go team Unicornia!

I am totally not biased.
:ajlie:
   

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I'd go unicorn with a darker color scheme, like grey and purple or blue.  As far as a name, maybe focus on the technical aspect of your nature and limit the psychoanalytical bits to their personality description.  Or vice-versa.  

 

Maybe a name like Night Tech or Shadow Drive, something along those lines?

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5 hours ago, jtocool said:

Though at first I did want an Alicorn OC

Please, please do not make it an Alicorn. 

First of all, Alicorn OC's are infamously hated in the fandom, owing to the fact that Alicorns are supposed to be extremely rare in the show, yet they have introduced three more since the series started. We don't need anymore, as the lore has been broken enough already. Secondly, the wings of an Alicorn are supposed to be earned, not just given to any OC, just to have an advantage over others. Nonetheless, don't let my opinions sway the outcome of your final decision, do whatever you want.

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58 minutes ago, Oldmanjenkins said:

Please, please do not make it an Alicorn. 

First of all, Alicorn OC's are infamously hated in the fandom, owing to the fact that Alicorns are supposed to be extremely rare in the show, yet they have introduced three more since the series started. We don't need anymore, as the lore has been broken enough already. Secondly, the wings of an Alicorn are supposed to be earned, not just given to any OC, just to have an advantage over others. Nonetheless, don't let my opinions sway the outcome of your final decision, do whatever you want.

When I said 'at first' I had meant in the past. I do agree that they are to be special, and it should, generally, be earned. Sorry for the confusion there.

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Welcome to the forums Eternal Observation  ! :happy_twi:

I mean Jtcool ! :flattered:

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5 hours ago, Cinder Vel said:

maybe an Itching Query/Question because your OC always has an Itch to learn more. And heh nickname would be IQ.   
   

 

58 minutes ago, J. Brony said:

I'd go unicorn with a darker color scheme, like grey and purple or blue.  As far as a name, maybe focus on the technical aspect of your nature and limit the psychoanalytical bits to their personality description.  Or vice-versa.  

 

Maybe a name like Night Tech or Shadow Drive, something along those lines?

it looks like unicorn is going to be it. 

 

I like the names you have both come up with, going to have to think about it. Also, J. Brony, I was thinking a dark scheme as well, something along those line.

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11 hours ago, jtocool said:

When I said 'at first' I had meant in the past. I do agree that they are to be special, and it should, generally, be earned. Sorry for the confusion there.

Don't apologise. It was my mistake.

Also, I think a dark colour scheme would be great.

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Welcome jtocool,

About your OC, as you can see I'm a bat-pony fan, and I could suggest you to join our nocturnal tribe if night observation is your greatest concern, anyway we are also friends of nocturnal unicorns who spent their time studying the light above our sky.

Enjoy your time here!

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Hello and Welcome to this forum. Please do enjoy your time on here. I also hope your able to keep up with the show too, as S7 is now once again on-going.

:happy_twi:

Just know... I'm the controversial one. :megusta:

Sorry I'm not good when it comes to coming up with OC names.

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7 hours ago, Pumpkin Matt said:

night observation

 

There's an idea.  How about Night Sight or Night Vision for a name?

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On 8/10/2017 at 10:17 AM, Cinder Vel said:

Itching Query

 

On 8/10/2017 at 2:25 PM, J. Brony said:

Night Tech or Shadow Drive

 

On 8/10/2017 at 5:46 AM, J. Brony said:

Nightwatch

 

8 hours ago, J. Brony said:

Night Sight or Night Vision

So many good idea! thank you all!

 

What about combining two of them. Shadow Query.

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