Going to Scarborough Fair
- Jul 14, 2012
Btw, since you've done a lot of namelists, is there any way to set it up so that when a name is generated, a leader has three parts to their name: a first name, a family name, and then a clan name.
I posted this question on the Quick Questions thread and someone answered with this:
While this is indeed useful, I have it set up so that the leader's clan name is followed by d', since in that species's language, d' means 'of'.
I'm not sure if you've done anything like this before and I apologize for asking this in your thread, but I was just seeing if you've figured a way to resolve this problem while you were doing your namelists.
So generally if you want a name that is more than two words, you'll need to use quotation marks. It's probably easier to see if you look at the code yourself for examples, so in the files for CANS, look for one of the following namelists and scroll down to the section for names: Apostrophe 4, Diacritics 2, Diacritics 3, Fantasy 1, Fantasy 2, Fantasy 3, Fantasy 6, Abstract 2, Nord, and Halo Forerunner. There's a few mroe that could work but those will probably work for now. You will notice that in those namelists, some elements are written with quotation marks between them. You will either have to determine whether you want the first name or last name part to have multiple words. If you have repeating elements in the name akin to the German von, you will have to include those repeatedly, unfortunately.
Depending on how granular the namelists can get (esp. ship types), you could go with companies (ex. Nanotrasen, Weyland-Yutani, Standard Oil), business concepts (Initial Public Offering, Aggressive Buyout, Customer Relations), notable billionaires/capitalists (Rockefeller, Krupp). Here, fortune 500 list.
Ah! That is a good idea, I see what you mean. Very cyberpunk-y. I'll keep that in mind.