Playing with an idea that in Orikrindia, there is a kind of superstitious tendency to name a child the opposite of what the parents wish for it to become (maybe just in certain classes or subcultures?). For example, Elucuna’s name essentially means “decider”, and her parents definitely did not intend for her to be deciding much in life. Maybe someone hoping for an outgoing child would name him Pilucya ‘timid’. Kind of like avoidance of a jinx by giving a child too “fortuitous” a name and attracting the attentions of an ill-meaning demon. The Orikrindians do feel quite a bit of discomfort with regard to demons…
2 thoughts on “Ideas on Ori names”
I think this is definitely a very creative and intriguing idea ! Would love to see if you explore something like this. Do you think this would be successful for a lot of families or would there be few people who actually end up assuming the ‘identity’ of their name ?
Thanks. I think it might frequently backfire, as irony would have it!
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