The characters names.

After talking about the names of the characters and such, I made some research and I think these are the origins of the names.

Lee- shelter

Clementine- merciful, mild, gentle

Kenny- fire, handsome, comely

Katjaa- pure, unsullied

Duck- eternal; virtue and prosperity

Lilly- white flower; purity

Larry- man from Laurentum

Carley- small champion, little and strong.

Doug- dark water.

Ben- son of the right hand, son of the south

Mark- dedicated, hammer, warring, polite, shining

Chuck- free man

Omid- hope

Christa- follower of Christ, gold

Molly- bitter, rebellious

Vince- to conquer

Russell- red haired, fox

Wyatt- war strenght

Nate- gift of God

Bonnie- attractive, pretty

Shel- sheltered town

Luke- light

Pete- rock

Nick- victory of the people

Rebecca- to tie

Alvin- noble friend

Carlos- strong

Sarah- lady, princess

Carver- one who carves wood, sculptor.

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  • Wow. Most of them really fit to them. Especially chuck's and molly's

  • OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator

    Nate= gift of god after killing innocent old people and getting Russell to rate a walker's attractiveness out of 10 :P

  • Well, this is what his name means, I din't make that up. Not my fault that Telltale choose this name for the character. But in a sense, Nate is a Gift of God to Russell because if he din't take Russell with him, Russell would of died on the side of the road, getting eaten by walkers. Plus, for all we know, he was a good man before the apocalypse but he changed. Plus, Eddie killing his friend might of affected Nate.

    OzzyUK posted: »

    Nate= gift of god after killing innocent old people and getting Russell to rate a walker's attractiveness out of 10 :P

  • OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator
    edited January 2014

    I'm not doubting the meanings but from what what we saw of Nate i found it a bit amusing.

    Nate is a good survivor, He trusted Russell with his gun when he easily could have been shot, He got him to take initiative in a situation where it was needed, we also don't know his back story so there could be many reasons that he does things like that.

    Most of the names do seem to fit the characters and Telltale do like foreshadowing so there could be a chance that most of them mean something, Nick could be more important that we think with with a meaning like victory of the people or Alvin being a noble friend, Its a interesting theory to keep an eye on.

    Well, this is what his name means, I din't make that up. Not my fault that Telltale choose this name for the character. But in a sen

  • Interesting, most of the names are not so random as it seems, even for secondary characters.

  • Yeah, it seems that Telltale din't give these characters these names out of random like "Hey, let's name this character Chuck because I feel like it!" It looks like they put a lot of effort in these names.

    Interesting, most of the names are not so random as it seems, even for secondary characters.

  • Any other thoughts?

  • Yeah, and Pete means rock meaning that he will be tough as a rock at the amputation maybe.

    OzzyUK posted: »

    I'm not doubting the meanings but from what what we saw of Nate i found it a bit amusing. Nate is a good survivor, He trusted Rus

  • no, it means he will transform into a rock during his amputation so he doesnt feel it and lose blood duh :P

    Yeah, and Pete means rock meaning that he will be tough as a rock at the amputation maybe.

  • are there any on Glenn even if he was on for a short time.

  • Well, Glenn's name means "From the valley".

    James101 posted: »

    are there any on Glenn even if he was on for a short time.

  • TTG Employee: Let's just call him Chuck so we can make Omid crack Chuck Norris jokes!

    Yeah, it seems that Telltale din't give these characters these names out of random like "Hey, let's name this character Chuck because I feel like it!" It looks like they put a lot of effort in these names.

  • edited January 2014

    okay cool thanks I like them all @masterpsychic

    Well, Glenn's name means "From the valley".

  • What about Bonnie's name?

    Any other thoughts?

  • edited January 2014

    Eddie - Rich in friendship

    I hope Wyatt finds him. Pretty unlikely, though, considering how a "separated friends" situation usually goes down in the ZA.

  • edited January 2014

    I only knew Omid because I'm Persian.
    I love how accurate he looks to your average Persian in Iran.
    They didn't make him look Arab or Indian like how people often inaccurately portray Persians.
    He looks mostly Native, as most Persians do.
    Besides his eyes, but even my cousin, uncle and aunt have dark eyes.
    But a lot of us have Green. Like Raz Al-Gul and Talia in Arkham City.
    I love Omid's personality and love for history.
    He is kind hearted and good in spirit.

    Omid is spelt:

    اميد

  • edited January 2014

    I like that they took background into account.
    Like Christa, someone whom looks Southern Italian, has an Italian name.
    And Omid, someone whom looks Persian, has a Persian name.
    Given, many Persians have foreign names like Arabic, Italian and Indian.
    But we also use our own names that are strictly Persian.
    And Omid is a specifically Persian name.
    One non Persian never adopt.
    In a sentence, it is used:
    Shoma tanha omid man hastid.
    (You are my only hope.)
    Unlike other Persian names such as Cyrus and Darius which I see quite often.
    Though, even if Omid was named Thomas, I would have said he looks Persian.

  • I love Omid!
    He is so uplifting.

  • Christa isn't an italian name,Cristiana and Cristina are :) I know it because I'm italian.

    Palavon posted: »

    I like that they took background into account. Like Christa, someone whom looks Southern Italian, has an Italian name. And Omid, s

  • edited January 2014

    Thank you.
    I am Persian.
    So, forgive my generalization of Latin.
    :P
    Sorry.
    I was made aware that Christa is a variant of Cristina.
    Much like how, in Spanish, Senorita is a variant for Senora.

    Christa isn't an italian name,Cristiana and Cristina are I know it because I'm italian.

  • What about Trivia?

  • Tavia name means "Twin" and "Octavia".

    Luke132 posted: »

    What about Trivia?

  • Kenny was rather handsome, lol jk.

  • Source,OP?

  • I checked the internet and searched for the origin of the names and found some answers in wikipedia and some other sites.

    Araron posted: »

    Source,OP?

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    Green613 posted: »

    no, it means he will transform into a rock during his amputation so he doesnt feel it and lose blood duh :P

  • Lee: "You're a small champion."
    Carley: "Don't call me small."

  • Seems legit. Seems like Telltale's single-naming system is actually for a valid reason.

    If ever they decide to use surnames, I think they should go for corresponding symbolism. It just makes sense.

  • edited January 2014

    Omid Fedakari
    (Hope & Dedication).

    My idea of the perfect surname for Omid.

    Fedakari can also mean 'Willing to sacrifice self (Feda) for priority (Kari)'.
    Which together we use to mean Dedication.

    If this alternate meaning for Fedakari also fits, please don't spoil it.
    I haven't yet played Season 2.
    Because of my small PS3 hard drive, I am impatiently waiting for the retail disc for PS3.
    I know. I've got a long wait.
    I hope it will be worth it.

    Seems legit. Seems like Telltale's single-naming system is actually for a valid reason. If ever they decide to use surnames, I think they should go for corresponding symbolism. It just makes sense.

  • Ok, why did the comments from marioluigi344 disappear? What is going on?

  • edited January 2014

    Some more names:

    Justin - "fair", "just"

    Danny - "God is my judge"

    Bonnie - "pretty, attractive"

    Vernon - "springlike, flourishing, full of life"

    Brie - "marshland", "cheese" (lol)

    Roman - "of Rome, strong, powerful"

    Shel (Michelle diminutive) - "Who is like God?"

    Becca (Rebecca diminutive) - "to tie"

  • edited January 2014

    Bonnie's name is already in my list.

    Some more names: Justin - "fair", "just" Danny - "God is my judge" Bonnie - "pretty, attractive" Vernon - "springlike, f

  • Oops. Didn't see that...

    Bonnie's name is already in my list.

  • Carver- one who carves wood, sculptor. Get ready for some intensive wood carvings in episode 2.

  • edited January 2014

    More names:

    Tess - Harvester

    Elizabeth - God is my oath

    Adam - Man of the earth

    You know how in the game Adam gets lost in the woods? Well, there's something called Code Adam in the US and Canada. It's a "missing child" safety program. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Adam

    TTG totally did that on purpose. :P

  • Holy Shit.

    Carver- one who carves wood, sculptor. Get ready for some intensive wood carvings in episode 2.

  • Bonnie - attractive, pretty? Not this Bonnie that's for sure!

  • GG TT.

    More names: Tess - Harvester Elizabeth - God is my oath Adam - Man of the earth You know how in the game Adam gets lost

  • Omid's surname being 'Fedakari' is now my headcanon.

    Palavon posted: »

    Omid Fedakari (Hope & Dedication). My idea of the perfect surname for Omid. Fedakari can also mean 'Willing to sacrifice

  • Tavia and Rebecca are twins.

    Tavia name means "Twin" and "Octavia".

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