Accidental naming pattern!

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After I adopted my last dragon so far, over a year ago, I noticed a surprisingly symmetrical pattern in the names I had given them:

Gorge's Dragons

Sparkflare, Globstract, Streamglide, Flingshot

SF - GS - SG - FS

 

Gargle's Dragons

Bulkshield, Brightslime

BS - BS

 

In each name, either the first or the second word within it starts with an "S". Gorge's two main companions, Sparkflare and Streamglide, have names that start with S, and F comes right before G alphabetically.

 

SF & FS: Sparkflare is the eldest, the "firstborn", Flingshot is second oldest. Just as the letters are swapped, they are opposite colours, but both are in the Stoker class!

SG & GS: These two are about the same age. One is blue with red spines, and the other is red with blue spines!

 

BS & BS: Meanwhile the names of Gargle's only two have exactly the same acronyms as each other. They both start with B and he adopted these dragons as babies. On top of that, they each have orange, green and a bluish colour on their bodies.

 

I know I'm overanalyzing my dragons, but I find it fascinating how unified they feel because of these coincidences. Do you notice how they cover six different colours with the main skins of each? (You could make that a full rainbow if you include Sparkflare being indigo as a broad wing!) While that arrangement was completely intentional, I cannot say the same for everthing else.

 

How do you group your dragons together? I have to write this post now because one of my patterns will be broken very soon. ;)

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Meet Gargle's new dragon

Headvord

Male

Level 21!

Adopted Oct 10, 2018

Dignified; benevolent; tenacious; wise; majestic

 

Gorge II

Critical thinker; artistic; patient; obsessive over things he loves; absent-minded

 

Expansions completed:

      Battle quest    Rtdi icon    Tsol icon 2      

 

Sparkflare

Female titan wing

Found on Dragon Island July 18, 2013

Cheerful; ferocious in battle; easily distracted; excitable; reckless flyer

 

Streamglide

Male

Rescued from hunters July 23, 2016

Caring & comforting; rescues other dragons; brave; stealthy; nimble

 

Globstract                                  Flingshot  

Female                                             Male   

Adopted Nov 11, 2016                 Bonded Feb 12, 2017 

      Reclusive; disobedient;                     Sociable; co-operative; curious;

showy; artistic; cheeky                            lively; protective of me

 

 

Gargle

Persistent & focused; mature; outgoing; confident; short-tempered

 

Bulkshield

Male

Hatched Jan 1, 2015

Friendly; stubborn & determined; moody; relies on brute strength; heroic

 

Brightslime

Female baby

Level 24

Adopted June 11, 2017

Adventurous; likeable; observant; has quick reflexes; poisonous

 

 

Battle High Scores:

1. Globstract    -  1134

2. Streamglide -  1088

3. Sparkflare    -  1026

4. Bulkshield    -    859

5. Flingshot      -    573

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A new dragon breaks the mould

I finally adopted the Elder Sentinel, and named him Headvord. This firm and caring creature bonded with Gargle amid the rubble left in the wake of Stormheart's attack.

 

I wanted his name to reflect his position of leadership as well as guardian, so for the second half of it I looked for a word originating from Old Norse. What I found was vörðr, pronounced vorther, which was a caretaker spirit or personal warden. The modern Swedish word for this "wraith" is vård, pronounced vord.

 

This is the first time that I have incorporated a word from a language other than English into a dragon's name, and that neither word in the name starts with S.

 

The turquoise pattern colour is meant to look like dry lichen rather than moss, and to be reminiscent of Stormheart. I prefer to keep the coloration close to canon while switching it up a little.

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What a beautiful Sentinel! Also to reply to your previous post, I don't have any specific naming patterns, I just take 2 words and put them together! I usually come up with some pretty good names though! Look in my siggy if you want to read them!! :D

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You can call me Stormy!!! :D

 

An AMAZING picture of Stormy (my viking!) done by the even more amazing MerricupNightFury!!!! It is fantastic!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

All My Dragons!!

 

Stormshear - Female Deadly Nadder (Main Dragon!)

Wraithster - Male Sand Wraith

Firewing - Male Monstrous Nightmare

Zip & Zap - Male Hideous Zippleback

Thundergem - Female Thunderdrum (Older sister to Tidalgem)

Tidalgem - Male Thunderdrum (Younger brother to Thundergem)

Frostwing - Male Groncicle

Rocky - Male Gronckle

Nightglow - Female Flightmare

Groundshaker - Male Whispering Death

Oceanshadow - Female Scauldron

Firedancer - Female Singetail

Nightstrike - Male Triple Stryke (Sunstrike's twin)

Sunstrike - Female Triple Stryke (Nightstrike's twin)

Skypiercer - Male Deadly Nadder

Elektra - Female Skrill

Sparkle & Dazzle - Female Hideous Zippleback

Stonegrinder - Male Whispering Death

Mudslide - Male Mudraker

Starlight - Female Razorwhip

Lightshard - Male Razorwhip

Shockwave - Female Shockjaw

Firework - Male Flightmare

Rosethorn - Female Deadly Nadder

Pheonix - Male Typhoomerang

Puddletwirler - Female Raincutter

Sparkangel - Female Skrill

Mysticshine - Female Stormcutter

 

In-Game Info!

Name: xXStormxRiderXx (Stormy for short! :D)

Title: Senior Nadder Whisperer

Clan: Warzone

Trophy amount: 2700+

UDT Score: 400,000! (MAX)

Stars: 1 Gronckle Iron Star! (MAX)

Viking Level: 45

Dragons: 28

Friend Code: FNNUWE

 

Screenshots Of My Fantastic Dragons!!! (I will be adding more soon!)

Firework - Male Flightmare

 

Nightglow - Female Flightmare

 

Oceanshadow - Female Scauldron

 

Wraithster - Male Sand Wraith

 

Firedancer - Female Singetail

 

Firewing - Male Monstrous Nightmare

 

Frostwing - Male Groncicle

 

Thundergem - Female Thunderdrum

 

Tidalgem - Male Thunderdrum

 

Elektra - Female Skrill

 

Nightstrike - Male Triple Styke

 

Sunstrike - Female Triple Stryke

 

Zip and Zap - Male Hideous Zippleback

 

Sparkle and Dazzle (Spark and Dazz for short!) - Female Hideous Zippleback

 

Skypiercer - Male Deadly Nadder

 

Puddletwirler - Female Raincutter

 

Pheonix - Male Typhoomerang

 

Lightshard - Male Razorwhip

 

Starlight - Female Razorwhip

 

Mudslide - Male Mudraker

 

Shockwave - Female Shockjaw

 

Rosethorn - Female Deadly Nadder

 

Favourite Quotes!

 

- I wouldn't kill him because he looked as frightened as I was. I looked at him, and I saw myself. - Hiccup HTTYD

- Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile. - Hiccup HTTYD

- Well, you know what I always say. When in doubt, take it out! - Dagur RTTE

- Oh I'm hurt! I am very much hurt!!! - Tuffnut HTTYD

- Excuse me, barmaid! I'm afraid you brought me the wrong offspring! I ordered an extra-large boy with beefy arms, extra guts and glory on the side. This here, this is a talking fish-bone! - Hiccup HTTYD

- The chicken is not amused. - Tuffnut RTTE

- Everything we know about you guys, is wrong. - Hiccup HTTYD

- Some of us were just born different. - Valka HTTYD 2

- Oh my... Me likey! - Ruffnut HTTYD 2

- Please, you... are my best friend, bud. My best friend. - Hiccup HTTYD 2

- Atta boy! That's it! - Hiccup HTTYD 2

 

 

Art done by others! Thanks so much!

 

An awesome picture of me and Stormshear done by the even more awesome Hillevij! Thank you!!

 

 

Stormy by the awesome ParakeetAndine!! Thanks!!!!

 

Stormshear and me done by the incredibly talented LilyStark!! Thanks so much!!!

 

Stormshear done by the awesome ImDerpySheylaYT! Thanks so much!

 

I_love_her_colours

Stormshear again done by the amazing XxXPurpleHolkingXxX!! Thank you!!!

 

Stormshear and me done by the awesome TosiLohi! Thank you so much!

 

nice day here NOBG by bottomlessBOX

Stormshear and me (again! XD) done by the awesome Tosi Lohi! I couldn't resist so I put the non-background one in too! Thanks so much!!

 

Well look who it is! Stormshear (again XD) done by the awesome MistyShadowz! Thanks!

 

Wraithster done by the awesome Zikta! Thank you so much!!

 

Wraithster done by the awesome LilyStark!! Thanks again!!!!!

 

Babies-are-so-cute

Pheonix my Typhoomerang! Done by the awesome The Blobfish Queen! THANKS!!!

 

Hallowenish-enough

From left to right: Rosethorn, Wraithster and Oceanshadow!! All by the awesome The Blobfish Queen!!! Thank you!!!!!

 

 

My Adoptables!!!

 

Princess, my moody Mood Dragon! Done by the (as always) awesome LissaFish!!  Thanks!!!!!

Blaze my Night Fury, and Aurora my Light Fury! Thanks so much Embala for drawing them!!!

 

Autumn my Harvest Hunter! By the awesome Embala!!! Thanks!!

 

Aphrodite and Ares my Plume Tails by Embala! Thanks!!!

 

Deigh (pronounced DEE) my Deathgripper!!! By the awesome ImDerpySheylaYT!!! Thanks!!!!

 

Brightstorm my Shingescale and Duskflyer my Shinglespike!!

 

Firedemon my baby Coalskin!! Done by the awesome Chameishida!! Thank you!!!

Paco my Rainforest Griffin!! Made by the amazing LissaFish!

 

Gertie my Utahraptor!!! Done by the awesome CryptidGirl!! Thank you!!!

 

Eldoris (Greek for 'of-the-sea') my Plesiosaur! Done by the awesome CryptidGirl!! Thanks!!!

 

Did you make it to the end??? Stormshear and I say... "Congratulations!!!"

 

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2 one-syllable words

Thanks. One other detail I keep consistent is that I limit the names to two syllables.

 

I like the Flightmare name, Nightglow, and the Nadder name, Rosethorn.

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Awww thanks!! At the start I tried to keep the names two syllable, but then I had some good names I wanted so I broke that rule! :D

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Now I like having several dragons

Until recently, I did not have enough eligible dragons for Icestorm Island Dragon Tactics. Sparkflare and Bulkshield were the only ones that could join my team. But the day I got Headvord I fought in 3 Icestorm Island fights. My newest dragon, only being at level 5, got knocked down in the last one I did, but I won my first piece of Legendary gear: the Sharp Champion Sword.

 

I now also have noticeably more freedom to send dragons on Stable Missions as I attempt to level them up. Today I sent 4 of them on 3 different quests at once. Hooray for my first Boulder Class dragon! (I never adopted the Groncicle or the Eruptodon.)