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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

To go along with Widowmaker --- Daddyslayer
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You'll get a hoot out of this: My next sword, probably a Hanwei Rhinelander, will be named for a favorite puppy dog we recently lost by coyote attack.............Bunny Foo-Foo...........Yeah, I know. Sorry....Can't put a 'smiley-face' here. This was a child we lost, and she will be remembered. Maybe I'll just shorten it to "Feu''..........French, I believe, for 'fire'. McM
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It seems kind of silly to name a sword but that's just me.

I just call them what the manufacturers do. I have a custom sword from Patrick Barta which I call "my sword made by Patrick Barta".
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really love the sword names from George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones):

Ice
Dawn
Lightbringer
Longclaw

All very simple and elegant.

I was going to appropriate 'Dawn', but I decided my new sword's name is 'Lamenta'..Latin for 'wailing' or 'cries of grief' Happy
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Chuck D.




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another neat Latin name would be 'Clementia'..."forbearance"/"mercy"/"self-restraint"...there's a neat wisdom or irony in that.
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Neil Langley




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How about 'Guardian of riches' or 'Shepherd' - both their old English/Scots Gaelic visions are: Ewart Wink

Neil
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Feb, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

After fighting with my sword over several training sessions I have now given it the name Heavy Bastard! Or The Bastard Of Burden, because it's a little blade heavy and I do struggle to fight with it for over two hours at the moment! I am planning to buy a slightly lighter one soon! I know it's a slightly unconventional name but I like it all the same. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Feb, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I changed my mind. I was going to name the new sword 'Lamenta'- Latin: "wailing, cries of despair" but I finally came up with something that follows the elegant theme I like in Game of Thrones so much...going to go with "Singer." I love it.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: What's a great name for a sword?         Reply with quote

I think that Old Norse and Irish names are suitable for naming swords.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If I ever get an Irish-hilted sword, it will be called O' Mordha......old Irish from which the modern Moore comes from. Big Grin .........McM
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Adfyd--Welsh for 'affliction' or 'misery', depending on the translation.
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Christine Munro




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PostPosted: Thu 01 May, 2014 12:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I haven't named any of mine. I often get stuck choosing good names; then again, I have a history of choosing silly names if I can't think of something appropriate, so maybe I should do likewise with my swords! Daisy would be a nice name for my Gallowglass. Actually, maybe it wouldn't be such an inappropriate name for my Chevalier considering the shape of its pommel...
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Oct, 2014 6:24 am    Post subject: What's a great name for a sword?         Reply with quote

Naming swords can be quite tough for me even though I don't own a sword.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Oct, 2014 1:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've only named one of my swords, the Albion Norman that I carry when I'm in my Templar reenactment kit. The sword is called "Trust". I just feel it's a wonderful way to show off my chosen character, to tap the pommel of my sword and say "this I trust".
The idea was shamelessly stolen from the original Conan The Barbarian- movie, where, at the beginning, Conan's father passes some wisdom to his son. Here are the words:

"Fire and wind come from the sky, from the gods of the sky, but Crom is your god. Crom, and he lives in the earth. Once giants lived in the earth, Conan, and in the darkness of chaos, they fooled Crom, and they took from him the enigma of steel. Crom was angered, and the earth shook, and fire and wind struck down these giants, and they threw their bodies into the waters. But in their rage, the gods forgot the secret of steel and left it on the battlefield, and we who found it. We are just men, not gods, not giants, just men. And the secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan, you must learn its discipline, for no one, no one in this world can you trust, not men, not women, not beasts... This you can trust. [points to his sword] "

A wonderful scene, I still get goosebumps when I see it... And here it is on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKMG-FdCGtM
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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Fri 31 Oct, 2014 4:39 pm    Post subject: hello         Reply with quote

Hey. I like that we are thinking.

Good names guys.

I choose one for my custom atrim.
Hellebore. Typically evil sounding and it's a poison.
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Nov, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"Dave"
David L Smith
MSG (RET)
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Nov, 2014 5:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i wonder if a good name could be made in greek perhaps/... is there much tradition of named weapons in greece and byzantium?
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Nov, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

'Soul Releaser'.
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glory.

Also Heroine. No drug comments, please. The real meaning of the word.
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William Alexander Elder




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PostPosted: Sat 08 Nov, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I usually give weapons names from history or literature. I had a rapier called "Erzsebet" (as in Bathory), a stiletto named "Lucrezia" (Borgia), and kukri named "Billy Fish" (from the Man who would be King).

Of course, sometimes names just happen to things. Like my throwing axe called "Catch." No idea how that came about. Wink
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