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We have gone ahead & moved our pair of WoW characters from one server to another (that is, from Proudmoore to Aggramar, for the three of you who care!), and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to rename my character tonight when we get ready to play. I used "Mellificent" for the first one I made, the paladin, but I'm pretty sure "Mellicious" was taken on that server, and that's the name of the one that's moving. I'm trying to decide if I want to stick with the puns on Mel or do something else entirely.

Here's a few of the pun variety that[personal profile] columbinacame up with on spur of the moment:
mellifluous
melingerer
melanoma (ick)
meltdown

I've can't say I've really spent a lot of time thinking this over, but here's a couple more:
melodorous (another ick)
melodious

Normally puns are not at all my thing, so it's sort of funny that I ended up using this kind of name all over the internets, as it were. A bit of history for people that haven't known me forever: "Mel" is, as most of you know, a nickname in the first place, and it's not really all THAT old, either - it dates back to my AOLchat days in 2000 or 2001. It started out as a silly joke to do with somebody else's name (which I won't even attempt to explain), and then people started calling me that and I sorta liked it, so I kept using it. And nowadays it's the only name that most people online know me by, so it's a good thing I like it, I guess! (I used my real name on Facebook because that seemed to be the thing that everybody does over there, and I kind of hate it. But if part of the point is to connect up with people from your past, then it's useless if you don't do that.)

The pun business started in TUS-chat - at least, I'm pretty sure Mellificent and Mellicious came from there. And I thought they were funny, so I started using them as log-ins various places - one or the other depending on which one was available. But I'm not the only person who uses them, and Aggramar is a pretty old server, as WoW servers go, evidently, so a lot of stuff is taken.

Anybody got any brilliant ideas?

Date: 2008-05-22 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
Puns are my thing. You did one of these above, but there are a whole lot more where you substitute the prefix "mal" with "mel," e.g., Melcontent, Meladjusted, Melformed, Meladroit, etc.

Then there are other twists on a "mel" prefix: Mellish (as in Fielding, a Woody Allen character), Melech (Hebrew for "king," which features prominently in all kinds of blessings (King of the Universe)), Melknickers (a naughty spin on "melnick," Yiddish for "miller").

You could also go the Latin route with all kinds of honey references ("mel" is Latin for "honey"). (So if Rob ever addresses you as "Mel, honey," you can tell him he's being redundant and then have a big fight with him.)

Melaleuca?

Date: 2008-05-23 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chanfaina.livejournal.com
From wikipedia: The best-accepted common name for Melaleuca is simply melaleuca; however most of the larger species are also known as paperbarks, and the smaller types as honey myrtles. They are also sometimes referred to as punk trees.

Date: 2008-05-23 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unselko.livejournal.com
I take credit for Melicious--I used it for you when we were on chat one long-ago time on TUS. I was tickled to see you pick it up later for yourself.

Love all those pun ones.

Date: 2008-05-23 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
And I would be Mellicious on LJ if it hadn't been taken, darnit.

Date: 2008-05-23 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Well, it turned out, after all that, that I could use Mellicious after all. But I will remember all these suggestions for future characters!

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