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It's currently 3:30 AM, so of course what better time is there to make this but when my decision making skills are cut in half and  my ability to care has reached zero?

 

 

Clans:

-When making Clan names, think big. Most clan names (especially the canon ones) Are very broad; Thunder, Wind, Shadow, River, Sky, etc. They usually tend to reflect the stereotypical personality of the clan. So if you wanted, say, a TulipClan, you may want to back up a bit. FlowerClan, MeadowClan, and even PetalClan are acceptable alternatives. They are broad, yet carry roughly the same connotation and meaning. You could save the more specific names for your cats, which I will get into later if I remember. 

Other examples: 

SparrowClan= FeatherClan, FlightClan

AspenClan= TreeClan, ForestClan, LeafClan

-Make sure the name suits the universe. Canonically, the cats do not know what metals are, so it would stand to reason that a SteelClan does not exist, as cool as that may sound. But the name could be used for a roleplay, AU, or fanfic where the cats all have been outfitted with some sort of bionic limb. It depends on when and where the name is used. Tigers could easily be known to the clans as giantstripes if they were being creative. 

-This point is entirely subjective, but make sure it sounds "right". Warriors is not known to be friendly to multisyllables. StalactiteClan, while also being too specifc also doesn't sound quite right. Most clan prefixes aren't more than one or two syllables. 

 

Please feel free to disagree with me and add your own

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In my fanfic, I made it so that there is a whole new set of clans, existing alongside the warrior clans. They aren't called clans, and are therefore named differently. They are called Sects, and are named, The Doe Sect, The Arrow Sect, The Flame Sect, and The Whisper Sect. They are living in an animalistic society, and are constantly shifting forms, and views of the world around them. Yep. I also inter-ship my characters, and characters from the actual series. 

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My name is Lullaby, or Sylvester. I go by They/Them. My gang is far too big to write down completely. Most importantly, be who you want to be. Don't let anyone tell you who you should be. I'm pan/omni, and who cares? (Want to know my fandoms? Ask.) 

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That’s pretty cool!

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My name is Lullaby, or Sylvester. I go by They/Them. My gang is far too big to write down completely. Most importantly, be who you want to be. Don't let anyone tell you who you should be. I'm pan/omni, and who cares? (Want to know my fandoms? Ask.) 

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Adding on:

 

If you read DotC (dawn of the clans) you’d know that the Clans were named after the original leader, so keep that in mind. (SkyClan = Clear Sky; RiverClan = River Ripple, etc)

 

And, this bugs me to no end, but cat names do not share the same prefix as the Clan name. There is no Shadowheart of ShadowClan, or Rosepaw of RoseClan. I see this all of the time in role-plays and fan fictions.

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ceol

infp // libra // hufflepuff // bisexual

ill see you in the future when were older

  and we are full of stories to be told

() ~remember chester bennington~

gang: dan, danny, grey [formerly dan II], aleks

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Oh yes 

 

 

thank you

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Current time is 3AM and I have a beast of a headache. It feels like there's a pressure and that's probably not good and I'm coming down with one illness or another so lets do this. 

 

Warrior names and names of your cats in general

-Names are also pretty subjective. Depending on how fantastical—is that the word? I don't care— your universe is, cats could have differing names than the canon. The Big Five don't know what dragons are, but you can bet your bottom dollar that there are many OCs and Clans with that prefix. Names that include things considered fantasy in human terms shouldn't really be put in if the roleplay is more realistic. Phoenixflame may be a lit (whoa so funny) name, but chances are the rp maker will have you change it. The average cat in that universe should have a knowledge of what the thing is, unless you have some recurring goof that every cat Demogorgonface meets has no idea what's going on. 

- Names also tend to have a syllable limit as well. Anything more than four syllables may sound clunky or awkward. Snapdragonpetal has realistic name components, but it doesn't sound very good. While we're on this, DO NOT NAME A KIT HALF OF A COMPOUND WORD SO YOU CAN MAKE THE WARRIOR NAME THE WHOLE THING. Snapkit does not become Snapdragon. Sometimes it could work out on it's own, say, Sunshine, but I find that people often confuse them for kittypets because the name just looks like a noun.

-This probably should be first but whatever. They are kind of the opposite of Clan names. These can (and should) be more specific. Plantkit doesn't really sound that good, but Fernkit, Nettlekit, Ivykit, Cloverkit does. It gives the reader or roleplayer a certain connotation when they see it. Treekit just sounds bland, but with Oakkit, most people think of a strong, sturdy individual. It's the reason Tigerclaw wasn't Daisyheart.

-This was already touched on a little: Cats should not have the same or similar name of the Clan. ThunderClan does not have a Thunderkit or Lightningkit.  This provides variety, and it's also less awkward. Even cats from other clans should not have the name of another. There are no Thunderkits in ShadowClan, either. Just use your judgement on this one.

- My favorite thing, suffixes!!! These are the most important aspect of a warrior name in my opinion. The prefix is already given to the cat at birth, so the suffix serves as a bit of a preview into the cat. In a sense, the cat dictates what their suffix can be by their actions. Crookedjaw is a prime example. His actions as a kit changed not only his name, but his entire life as well (although his mother recommended the change if memory serves me right, he was ultimately the one who caused his jaw to be broken). 

- The suffix typically has a meaning, be it literal or symbolic. They can also work in tandem with the prefix; Onewhisker, Crookedjaw, Halftail. These tandem names usually have something to do with the physical appearance of the cat. Suffixes that stand alone usually have more freedom to be symbolic. Brightheart is an example and an exception to this. Her indomitable spirit is not a physical trait, but the suffix works in tandem while still displaying symbolism. Physical trait suffixes are usually used when there is nothing terribly outstanding about the cat except for that trait. -stripe, -pelt, -fur, and -tail are some of the more commonly used. Some people choose to steer clear of them because they are so generic, but I personally don't have an issue with them. Symbolic trait suffixes are used when the quality of the cat isn't necessarily tangible. One of the most commonly used suffix, -heart, shows a strong sense of loyalty and morality. These cats are often protagonists or positive background characters. -claw, -tooth, and -fang are often used if the cat is combat-skilled, but can also be a physical trait. There tends to be some crossover. 

 

There's so many parentheses oh lawdy

 

 

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Oh also try not to blatantly steal names from the canon no one likes that

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A bunch of prefixes from the Warriors Wiki with the annotations still there because I said so
A-I
Acorn[12][13][14]
Adder[15][16][17]
Alder[18]
Amber[19][20][21]
Ant[22]
Apple[23][24][25][26][27]
Arch[28]
Ash[29][30][31][32]
Aspen[33][34]
Badger[35]
Bark[36]
Bee[37][38]
Beech[39][40][41][42]
Beetle[43][44]
Bella[45]
Berry[46][47]
Billy[48]
Birch[49][50][51][52][53][54]
Bird[55][56][57]
Black[58][59][60]
Blizzard[61][62]
Bloom[63]
Blossom[64][65][66]
Blue[67]
Bluebell[68]
Boulder[69][70]
Bounce[71]
Bracken[72][73][74][75][76]
Bramble[77][78]
Brave[79]
Breeze[80][81]
Briar[82]
Bright[83][84][85][86][87]
Brindle[88][89][90][91]
Bristle[92]
Broken[93]
Brown[94]
Bumble[95]
Buzzard[96][97]
Cedar[98][99][100]
Cherry[101][102][103][104]
Chive[105]
Cinder[106][107][108]
Claw[109]
Cloud[110][111][112][113][114][115][116][117]
Clover[118][119][120]
Cone[121]
Copper[122]
Creek[123]
Crooked[124]
Crouch[125]
Crow[126][127][128][129][130]
Curl[131]
Curly[132]
Cypress[133]
Daisy[134][135][136]
Dandelion[137]
Dapple[138][139][140]
Dark[141][142][143][144][145][146]
Dawn[147][148][149][150][151][152][153]
Dead[154]
Deer[155][156][157][158]
Dew[159][160][161][162][163]
Doe[164][165]
Dove[166][167][168]
Drift[169]
Drizzle[170]
Duck[171]
Dusk[172][173][174]
Dust[175][176]
Eagle[177][178][179]
Ebony[180]
Echo[181][182][183]
Eel[184][185]
Ember[186][187][188][189]
Fallen[190]
Fallow[191][192][193][194][195][196]
Fawn[197]
Feather[198][199][200][201][202][203]
Fennel[204][205]
Fern[206][207][208][209][210][211]
Ferret[212]
Fidget[213]
Fin[214]
Finch[215][216][217]
Fire[218][219]
Flail[220]
Flame[221][222]
Flash[223]
Fleet[224]
Flint[225]
Flower[226][227][228]
Fly[229][230]
Frond[231]
Fox[232][233][234][235][236]
Freckle[237][238]
Frog[239][240]
Frost[241][242]
Furze[243]
Fuzzy[244]
Golden[245][246]
Goose[247][248]
Gorse[249][250][251][252][253][254][255]
Grass[256][257][258]
Gray[259][260][261][262][263]
Green[264][265]
Gull[266]
Hail[267]
Half[268]
Hare[269][270][271][272]
Harry[273]
Harvey[274]
Hatch[275]
Haven[276]
Hawk[277][278][279][280][281][282][283]
Hay[284]
Hazel[285][286][287]
Heather[288][289]
Heavy[290]
Heron[291][292]
Hickory[293]
Hollow[294][295]
Holly[296][297][298][299][300][301]
Honey[302][303][304][305]
Hoot[306]
Hop[307]
Hope[308]
Hound[309][310]
Ice[311][312][313]
Ivy[314][315][316][317]
J-Q
Jagged[318]
Jay[319][320]
Jump[321]
Juniper[322][323]
Kestrel[324][325]
Kink[326][327]
Lake[328][329][330]
Larch[331][332]
Lark[333][334][335][336][337]
Leaf[338][339][340][341][342][343]
Leopard[344][345]
Lichen[346]
Lightning[347][348]
Lily[349][350][351][352][353][354]
Lion[355][356][357][358]
Little[359][360][361][362]
Lizard[363][364][365]
Log[366]
Long[367]
Lost[368]
Loud[369]
Low[370]
Maggot[371]
Mallow[372][373][374]
Maple[375][376]
Marigold[377]
Marsh[378][379][380]
Meadow[381][382]
Midge[383]
Milk[384][385][386]
Minnow[387][388][389]
Mint[390][391][392][393]
Mist[394][395][396][397][398][399]
Mistle[400][401]
Misty[402]
Mole[403][404][405][406]
Moon[407]
Morning[408][409][410][411][412]
Moss[413][414][415][416][417][418][419]
Mossy[420]
Moth[421][422][423][424]
Mottle[425]
Mouse[426][427][428][429]
Mud[430][431][432][433][434]
Mumble[435]
Needle[436]
Nettle[437][438][439][440][441][442]
Newt[443]
Night[444][445][446][447][448][449][450][451][452][453]
Nut[454]
Oak[455][456][457][458][459]
Oat[460][461][462][463][464]
Odd[465]
Olive[466]
One[467][468][469]
Otter[470][471]
Owl[472][473][474][475][476][477]
Parsley[478]
Pale[479][480]
Patch[481][482][483]
Pear[484]
Pebble[485][486][487][488]
Perch[489][490][491]
Petal[492][493][494][495][496][497]
Pigeon[498]
Pike[499][500][501]
Pine[502][503][504][505]
Plum[506][507][508]
Pod[509]
Pool[510]
Poppy[511][512][513]
Pounce[514][515]
Prickle[516][517][518][519]
Primrose[520]
Puddle[521]
Quail[522][523]
Quick[524]
R-Z
Rabbit[525][526][527][528][529][530]
Ragged[531]
Rain[532][533][534][535][536][537][538][539]
Rat[540]
Raven[541][542]
Red[543][544][545][546][547][548]
Reed[549][550][551][552][553][554][555]
Riley[556]
Ripple[557][558][559][560]
River[561]
Robin[562][563][564][565][566]
Rock[567][568]
Rook[569]
Rose[570][571]
Rowan[572][573][574][575]
Rubble[576]
Running[577][578][579][580]
Rush[581][582]
Russet[583]
Rye[584][585]
Sage[586][587]
Sand[588][589]
Sandy[590]
Scorch[591][592]
Sedge[593][594][595]
Seed[596][597][598]
Shade[599][600][601]
Shadow[602]
Sharp[603]
Sheep[604]
Shell[605][606]
Shimmer[607][608]
Shining[609]
Short[610]
Shred[611][612]
Shrew[613][614][615][616]
Shy[617]
Silver[618][619][620][621][622][623]
Sky[624][625][626]
Slate[627][628]
Sleek[629]
Slight[630]
Sloe[631][632]
Small[633][634]
Smoke[635][636][637][638][639]
Snail[640]
Snake[641][642][643][644]
Sneeze[645]
Snip[646]
Snook[647]
Snow[648][649][650][651][652][653]
Soft[654]
Song[655]
Soot[656]
Sorrel[657][658][659]
Sparrow[660][661][662][663][664]
Spark[665]
Speckle[666][667]
Spider[668][669][670][671]
Spike[672][673]
Splash[674][675][676][677][678]
Spotted[679][680][681]
Squirrel[682][683][684]
Stag[685][686]
Starling[687][688]
Stem[689]
Stoat[690][691]
Stone[692][693][694][695][696][697][698][699]
Storm[700][701][702][703][704]
Strike[705]
Stumpy[706]
Sun[707][708][709][710][711][712]
Sunny[713]
Swallow[714][715][716]
Sweet[717][718]
Swift[719][720][721][722][723][724]
Tall[725][726]
Talon[727][728]
Tangle[729][730][731][732]
Tansy[733]
Tawny[734][735][736]
Thistle[737][738][739][740][741]
Thorn[742][743]
Thrush[744][745][746][747]
Thunder[748]
Tiger[749][750]
Timber[751]
Tiny[752]
Toad[753][754][755]
Torn[756]
Trout[757][758][759][760]
Tumble[761]
Twig[762][763]
Vine[764][765]
Violet[766]
Vixen[767]
Vole[768][769][770][771]
Wasp[772][773]
Wave[774]
Weasel[775][776][777]
Web[778][779]
Weed[780]
Wet[781]
Whisker[782]
White[783][784][785][786][787][788][789][790][791][792][793][794]
Whorl[795]
Wild[796][797]
Willow[798][799][800][801][802][803][804]
Wind[805][806]
Wish[807]
Wolf[808][809]
Woolly[810]
Wren[811]
Yarrow[812]
Yellow[813][814]
Yew[815]
Some suffixes that also have the annotations to check your originality:
A-I
-bark[816]
-bee[817]
-belly[818][819]
-berry[820][821][822][823][824][825][826]
-bird[827][828][829][830]
-blaze[831]
-branch[832]
-breeze[833][834][835]
-briar[836]
-bright[837]
-brook[838][839]
-burr[840]
-bush[841]
-claw[842][843][844][845][846][847][848][849][850][851][852][853][854][855][856][857][858][859][860][861][862][863][864][865][866][867][868][869][870][871][872][873][874][875][876]
-cloud[877][878][879][880][881][882][883][884][885][886][887][888][889]
-creek[890]
-dapple[891][892]
-dawn[893][894]
-dusk[895]
-dust[896]
-ear[897][898]
-eye[899][900][901]
-eyes[902][903][904][905]
-face[906][907][908][909][910][911]
-fall[912][913][914][915][916][917][918][919]
-fang[920][921][922][923][924][925][926]
-feather[927][928][929][930][931][932][933][934][935][936][937][938][939][940][941]
-fern[942][943][944]
-fin[945]
-fire[946][947][948]
-fish[949]
-flame[950]
-flight[951][952][953][954][955][956][957][958][959][960][961][962]
-flower[963][964][965][966][967][968][969][970][971][972]
-foot[973][974][975][976][977][978][979][980][981][982][983][984][985][986][987][988][989][990][991][992][993][994][995][996][997][998][999][1,000][1,001][1,002]
-fox[1,003]
-frost[1,004][1,005][1,006][1,007][1,008][1,009]
-fur[1,010][1,011][1,012][1,013][1,014][1,015][1,016][1,017][1,018][1,019][1,020][1,021][1,022][1,023][1,024][1,025][1,026][1,027][1,028][1,029][1,030][1,031][1,032][1,033][1,034][1,035][1,036][1,037][1,038][1,039][1,040][1,041][1,042][1,043][1,044][1,045][1,046][1,047][1,048][1,049][1,050][1,051][1,052][1,053][1,054][1,055][1,056][1,057][1,058][1,059][1,060][1,061][1,062][1,063][1,064][1,065][1,066]
-gorse[1,067]
-hawk[1,068]
-heart[1,069][1,070][1,071][1,072][1,073][1,074][1,075][1,076][1,077][1,078][1,079][1,080][1,081][1,082][1,083][1,084][1,085][1,086][1,087][1,088][1,089][1,090][1,091][1,092][1,093][1,094][1,095][1,096][1,097][1,098][1,099][1,100][1,101][1,102]
J-Q
-jaw[1,103]
-kit[1,104]
-leaf[1,105][1,106][1,107][1,108][1,109][1,110][1,111][1,112][1,113]
-leap[1,114][1,115][1,116][1,117][1,118][1,119][1,120][1,121]
-leg[1,122]
-light[1,123][1,124]
-mask[1,125][1,126]
-mist[1,127][1,128][1,129][1,130]
-moon[1,131][1,132]
-mouse[1,133]
-nose[1,134][1,135][1,136][1,137][1,138][1,139][1,140][1,141][1,142][1,143][1,144][1,145][1,146][1,147][1,148][1,149][1,150][1,151][1,152][1,153]
-pad[1,154]
-paw[1,155][1,156]
-patch[1,157]
-pelt[1,158][1,159][1,160][1,161][1,162][1,163][1,164][1,165][1,166][1,167][1,168][1,169][1,170][1,171][1,172][1,173][1,174][1,175][1,176][1,177][1,178][1,179][1,180][1,181][1,182][1,183][1,184][1,185][1,186][1,187][1,188][1,189][1,190][1,191][1,192][1,193][1,194][1,195][1,196][1,197][1,198][1,199][1,200][1,201][1,202][1,203][1,204][1,205]
-petal[1,206]
-pool[1,207][1,208][1,209][1,210]
-poppy[1,211]
-pounce[1,212]
-puddle[1,213]
R-Z
-runner[1,214]
-scar[1,215][1,216][1,217]
-seed[1,218]
-shade[1,219][1,220][1,221][1,222]
-shine[1,223][1,224][1,225][1,226][1,227][1,228]
-skip[1,229]
-sky[1,230][1,231]
-slip[1,232]
-snout[1,233]
-snow[1,234][1,235]
-song[1,236][1,237][1,238][1,239][1,240]
-speck[1,241]
-speckle[1,242]
-spirit[1,243]
-splash[1,244][1,245][1,246][1,247][1,248]
-spot[1,249]
-spots[1,250][1,251][1,252][1,253]
-spring[1,254][1,255]
-stalk[1,256]
-star[1,257]
-stem[1,258][1,259]
-step[1,260][1,261][1,262][1,263][1,264][1,265][1,266]
-storm[1,267][1,268][1,269][1,270][1,271][1,272][1,273][1,274][1,275]
-stream[1,276][1,277][1,278]
-strike[1,279]
-stripe[1,280][1,281][1,282][1,283][1,284][1,285]
-stone[1,286]
-tail[1,287][1,288][1,289][1,290][1,291][1,292][1,293][1,294][1,295][1,296][1,297][1,298][1,299][1,300][1,301][1,302][1,303][1,304][1,305][1,306][1,307][1,308][1,309][1,310][1,311][1,312][1,313][1,314][1,315][1,316][1,317][1,318][1,319][1,320][1,321][1,322][1,323][1,324][1,325][1,326][1,327][1,328][1,329][1,330][1,331][1,332][1,333][1,334][1,335][1,336][1,337][1,338][1,339][1,340][1,341][1,342][1,343][1,344][1,345][1,346][1,347][1,348][1,349][1,350][1,351][1,352]
-talon[1,353][1,354][1,355][1,356]
-thistle[1,357]
-thorn[1,358][1,359]
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For we are your nightmares, we are your dreams

We are all you created

We are all that you are and all that you've been

All that you've loved and you've hated. . .

This thread is amazing.

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I'm the friend you need....

CP~~

she/her

aka Dapperpaws

Christian

#Capperity

#Shadowlight

#Twizzlepop

#CheesePie

#Flimjack

#QuibbleDash

#Fluttercord

#Spember

#Starmaro

Forum sister: Snowdust

"Just take the blanket with you!"

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crowsoul50

Thank yeh kindly

 

 

my grammar makes me want to cry

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We are all you created

We are all that you are and all that you've been

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I agree with most of that stuff honestly. Although I think having a prefix that is a clan name is okay. I've done it before. I've seen it once or twice too.

 

Although the wiki is missing one of Dovewing's kit's names. Light. Which I love because I have an of named Lightshine. And plus I love Violetshine's suffix.

 

 

 

I kinda go by a two to four syllable rule though.

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Sunshine

or

Sakari

 

Queen of color, rabbits, and much more

Pink fluffeh unicorns dancing on rainbows!!

#NERD

#GEEK

Jesus loves you!!

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tricksterangel48

oh and also if you want to see what not to do, read Ishmael’s story Cringestar’s Journey (that is what it’s called, right? i don’t remember exactly)

 

also Honeymoon is an acceptable warrior name, as are Specklespeckle, Dappledapple, and Splashsplash.

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ceol

infp // libra // hufflepuff // bisexual

ill see you in the future when were older

  and we are full of stories to be told

() ~remember chester bennington~

gang: dan, danny, grey [formerly dan II], aleks