Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    The Witcher is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
    Posts
    1,188

    Default RK fanfic, help needed, Japanese speakers listen...

    I'm currently in the process of writing a few fanfics for Rurouni Kenshin. I've got a fair number of ideas that I think can turn out great, but among other thing I am restricted by my lack of knowledge of the Japanese launguage, history, culture et al.

    For starters, I'm having trouble coming up with proper Japanese names for my characters.

    1)Can someone point me to some sight where I can get a list of suitable Meiji era names?

    2)More importantly, I need a good Japanese name that has the meaning of either 'great strength' or 'strong heart'. Any suggestions?
    I'M NO HERO, BELIEVE IT!

  2. #2
    himeji is offline Senior Member Well Known
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    High up on a Mountain
    Posts
    307

    Default

    1, http://www.meijiyasuda.co.jp/profile...ng/year_women/ This is what I found...sadly only the last year of Meiji period is presented...

    2, Female? Male? Unisex name...?

  3. #3
    The Witcher is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
    Posts
    1,188

    Default

    A male name. Like I said, it should have the meaning of either 'great strength' or 'strong heart'.

    Here are the links to my current stories. Please check them out if you're interested in Rurouni Kenshin.

    I'll be waiting

    The Birth of a Swordheart
    I'M NO HERO, BELIEVE IT!

  4. #4
    himeji is offline Senior Member Well Known
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    High up on a Mountain
    Posts
    307

    Default

    I apologize for my late response, I was thinking hard about the matter.

    The name „Dairiki” means literally „Great strength”. A poet, Konno Dairiki, had this name in the past. „Strong Heart”could be for example „Kyoushin”. I believe a buddhist priest had this name in the past.

    As for name suggestion, I would recommend „Tsuyoshi” the most. Depending on how it is written, could mean either „Strong Samurai” or „Strong Will”. This name was also popular in the Meiji period, Saitou Hajime’s second son was a Tsuyoshi for instance.

    And thank you, I will take a look.

  5. #5
    The Witcher is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
    Posts
    1,188

    Default

    Thanks a lot. And does the word 'Kyouta' have any meaning or is it just nonsense? I put it together by adding 'kyou'(which, according to a Japanese thesaurus I looked up, means 'strength') and 'ta'(from 'Shinta', which possible means 'great'). I just thought it had a nice ring to it.
    I'M NO HERO, BELIEVE IT!

  6. #6
    himeji is offline Senior Member Well Known
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    High up on a Mountain
    Posts
    307

    Default

    You are welcome. It is not a word, but a name. And yes, you are right about that, "Kyou" means strenght and "Ta" means great, if written in the right way. However, I must point out that this name doesn't sound like one from the Meiji period. It sounds like one from recent years.

  7. #7
    csuti's Avatar
    csuti is offline Senior Member Community Builder
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    4,841

    Default

    It also sounds like what you would name your dog, to be fairly honest.

  8. #8
    The Witcher is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
    Posts
    1,188

    Default

    Here's the fic I wanted the name for. I decided to stick with 'Kyouta' in the end. It sounded better than 'Dairiki' to me. And 'Kyoushin' sounded too similar to 'Kenshin'. Thanks for your assistance, though.

    Hiko Gaiden
    I'M NO HERO, BELIEVE IT!

  9. #9
    himeji is offline Senior Member Well Known
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    High up on a Mountain
    Posts
    307

    Default

    Csuti : Kyouta is not bad at all. And if you still think that, think of the kids who has Shouta (slang for attraction to young boys), Futa (shemale) or Yuri (loanword referring to lesbian content) as their names.

    Witcher : You are welcome.

  10. #10
    The Witcher is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
    Posts
    1,188

    Default

    Here are three more fics.

    The Legend of the Fireflies Based on the anime filler episode of the same name.

    Naruto: The way it's likely to end A parody fic in which I vent my infamous frustration about how much Kishimoto favours a certain Uchiha.

    Power and Purpose A Sasuke drabble.
    Last edited by The Witcher; 04-13-2009 at 07:02 AM.
    I'M NO HERO, BELIEVE IT!

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
vBulletin Skin by: ForumThemes.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162