The Manipulated Evil Series a Science Fantasy Thriller Trilogy by T.C. McMullen

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Below is a list of the most important names and my attempt to clarify how each is pronounced by the characters in this trilogy.  The pronunciations are influenced by how each species speaks.
 
^    = species
**  = cities (Aceregrus is a forest)
*    = worlds
      = character name
 

 

 

Name

 

 

Pronunciation

 

The name or those used to create it

Meanings associated with the name or those used in creation

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Introduced in The Unseen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Ravyn

Ray-VIN

named after the rays of her world's suns and the second name of her father

 

wise  conqueror

Kyle

 

KI-le

Kyle

handsome / victorious

Kian

KEY-an

Kian (Myth name)

archaic

Keelyn

 

KEY-lin

Keelin, Keely +Lyn

slender / cascade

Jove

JOE-v

Jove (Myth name)

another name for Jupiter meaning supreme God

Maren

 

MARE-en

Marin/Marinos

of the sea

Baringren

BEAR-ing-ren

created from Baron & Ren

Baron - warrior

Ren -  ruler

Jezarea

 

JEZ-a-rae

Jesarea

desired

Chione

 

SHEE-own

Chione

daughter of the Nile

Rhynon

RHI-non

Rhys - s + non

passionate

(Rhynon, I found, is also a legend name)

Tarkin

 

TAR-ken

created from Tarik

warrior

Etain

 

ee-TANE

Etain

sparkling / a fairy

Tiernaine*

tear-NANE

Tier + n +Aine

Tier = Regal

Aine = fire

 

~~~~~~~~ Introduced in Scattered Souls ~~~~~~~~

 

Rania

 

RON-ya

Rana, Rania

nobility

Vili

 

VEE-lee

Vili

giver of reason

Ansela

 

on-SELL-a

Anselma minus the m

protected by God

Ansgar

 

ONS-gar

Ansgar

spear of God

Disa

 

DEE-za

Disa

spirited

Abrenia*

ah-BREN-ia

 

built from Abra +eni

lesson

Valnar*

 

VAUL-nar

created from Valora

brave

Movatrea*

moe-VAUGH-tray

built from 'move'

to budge / be in motion

Enar

 

EN-ar 

('en' as in end)

Enar

fighter / warrior

Bryn

 

br-IN

taken from Brynja

dark

~~~~~~~~~ Introduced in Scorching Eden ~~~~~~~~~

 

Siriscur*

 

sear-IS-kur

The star-Siris + Scur (Latin)

Siris - the star

Scur - storm

Durishabel**

der-ISH-a-bol

created from Durus + Bellum (Latin)

Durus - harsh

Bellum - war

Aceregrus**

a-SARE-e-grrus

mixed from Acer and Aegrus (Latin)

Acer - fierce

Aegrus- unwell

Ophinuous^

 

o-FIN-you-ous

built from 'ophidian'

a serpent or snake

Sentalyddon^

 

sen-TAL-id-don

built from 'sentinel'

guard

Treddan^

 

TRED-an

Treddan (Latin)

trample

Osric

 

os-REK

Osric

divine ruler

Semjaza

sem-JAH-za

The Book of Enoch

Fallen Angel

Lucan

 

LOU-ken

Lucan

to join

Venikia

va-NEEK-ee-Ah

created from Venetia

blessed

Deock

 

DEE-ock

Deock

princess of Munster

 

As to the often asked question, "How do you find these names?" --  I spend many hours researching for the perfect sounding and meaningful name to give each character in any of my books.  This trilogy added more challenges to my usual process because of the worlds, species, and languages I imagined these people to have.  I could not simply 'stick a name' on them.  I did my best not to have similar names, unless they were meant to be as with the twins, or similar to any other character name I've seen in similar books. 
 
I have several character naming reference books I use to match meanings to personalities and sounds to different species. The first sections I turn to are usually Celtic, Norse, and Welsh, but Egyptian and English have been used for a few. I also use a Latin word directory although I can't guarantee its accuracy.  That's how I find the names I do.   

 
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