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Greetings, hello, and what iz, peeps?

 

You know, if there's one thing I admire about The FNDM (the name for the RWBY fandom), it's that out of all the fandoms I'm apart of, this one included, they are the only ones to actually put any effort into their shipping names. When they ship people, that pairing has a name, if not multiple, that has more meaning attached to those characters than their names mushed together.

 

For example, the ship between Penny (a robot) and Sun (someone who can be overly simplified as half human, half monkey) is called 'Optimus Primate'. Another ship, between Weiss (is often associated with "cold") and Pyrrha (has polarity/magnetism) is called 'North Pole'. And the names don't stop at 1-on-1 ships. If you wanna see how far they go with their creativity for ships, They have an entire Google Spreadsheet dedicated to keeping track of them.

 

And quite frankly, out of all the other fandoms I'm apart of, this one saddens me the most in hindsight to RWBY being the only one creative enough to do this.

 

So I ask all y'all: What FNDM-esque shipping name can you come up with for MLP?  I don't expect anything to truly stick or to change anything, but I know we can do better than "follow the crowd" with our ship names.

 

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I've been a fan of the name I made up for Flutterlight: Golden Oaks. Considering the jokes about Fluttershy being a tree, and Twilight's ex-home being a tree with a name, I feel this fits quite nicely for a ship name for them.

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Tempestlight which is the only one I can think of right now..

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5 minutes ago, TBD said:

Tempestlight which is the only one I can think of right now..

 

That's... the exact opposite of what I asked.

 

My whole point is about how FNDM is more creative than to just mush names together. Not to mention that just smashing names together can potentially cause problems (Example: Are you talking Twilight or Starlight? This wouldn't be a thing with actual effort with shipping titles.) I'd give you an example of what I mean, but I haven't seen the movie yet, so I know literally nothing about Tempest, other than 'broken horn".

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11 minutes ago, DJShy said:

I've been a fan of the name I made up for Flutterlight: 

 

5 minutes ago, DJShy said:

My whole point is about how FNDM is more creative than to just mush names together.

Flutter-shyTwi-light. How's this any different....?

But alright then. Frizzlelight Twist. (Tempest's real name Frizzlepop Berrytwist)

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Just now, DonMaguz said:

Let me know if I've understood this one...

For example, for a TwiShy... could we rename it: 'Book of Life'?

See, now you get what I was going for: Alternative ship names that actually have some significance to the characters being shipped, as apposed to “just slap their names together, it’s fine”.

 

Altho, and this might be because I never actually got caught up with MLP yet, but I don’t quite understand that ship name for Twilight and Fluttershy. Any chance you could explain it?

39 minutes ago, TBD said:

 

Flutter-shyTwi-light. How's this any different....?

It’s different because “Flutterlight” isn’t the focus of that post. It only got said as a reference for which ship I was creating a more personal name for.

 

Unless you’re talking about my point of confusing names, in which I’ve got nothing. I can concede that I wasn’t any better.

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Okay I think I understand now. So for example Princess cadence and prince shining armor are couple and they defeated Queen chrysalis with love. So their ship name would be the Venus couple. something like that right?  

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25 minutes ago, DJShy said:

Altho, and this might be because I never actually got caught up with MLP yet, but I don’t quite understand that ship name for Twilight and Fluttershy. Any chance you could explain it?

Twi - Book. I hope that's self explainable to you.

Fluttershy - Life. Stretching it a bit with Fluttershy being an animal caretaker meaning she cares about life?

I was just trying to understand your concept not really thinking about a good ship name. I think I got it though!

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Okay starting over..

Since Tempest is strong, broken horn but she is also a tragic character and Twilight is symbol of friendship. So their ship name would be "Unbroken bond."  

This is actually more enjoyable than what I have initially thought.

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15 minutes ago, TBD said:

Okay I think I understand now. So for example Princess cadence and prince shining armor are couple and they defeated Queen chrysalis with love. So their ship name would be the Venus couple. something like that right?  

Basically, yes.

 

As I see how I made this thread, there are no wrong answers to ship names, other than mashing character names together, especially with how low my standards are.

 

As long as the made up ship name has some form of meaning behind it and relates to the characters, I count it as being more creative than the “copy/paste character name fusion” system everyone ever uses.

9 minutes ago, DonMaguz said:

Twi - Book. I hope that's self explainable to you.

Fluttershy - Life. Stretching it a bit with Fluttershy being an animal caretaker meaning she cares about about life?

I was just trying to understand your concept not really thinking about a good ship name. I think I got it though!

Yeah, you definitely got my concept down. Because in the end, this isn’t about good or bad ship names. It’s about having some creativity.

 

As long as it’s not “character name + character name = ship name; wash, rinse, repeat”, it’s what I’m looking for.

 

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Anyways, I like the logic you had going with “Book of Life” and it fits with what I’m looking for in this thread, so lemme give you an alternative idea with the same general vibe, because discussion of ideas:

“Zoology” and/or “Zoologist”: It’s the study of animals, which fits with Fluttershy’s love for them and fits with Twilight’s love of learning and studying.

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Reviving this thread with another alt ship name of more effort, Maud X Starlight Glimmer: "Power of Rock", as it references not much Maud's thing with rocks and how Starlight is just straight up super powerful, but also how they first met: Starlight asking about a rock powerful enough to hold a bunch of cutie marks.

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3 hours ago, DJShy said:

Reviving this thread with another alt ship name of more effort, Maud X Starlight Glimmer: "Power of Rock", as it references not much Maud's thing with rocks and how Starlight is just straight up super powerful, but also how they first met: Starlight asking about a rock powerful enough to hold a bunch of cutie marks.

I have to say, it's definitely fun to come up with these ship names (alias?), but I also find them rather inefficient.

For example, I recently watched an anime and searched for a pair ships name's just merging the names however best I thought... I immediately found tons of fanart about the ships and it would have been less easy to find them under the RWBY fandom style.

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34 minutes ago, DonMaguz said:

I have to say, it's definitely fun to come up with these ship names (alias?), but I also find them rather inefficient.

For example, I recently watched an anime and searched for a pair ships name's just merging the names however best I thought... I immediately found tons of fanart about the ships and it would have been less easy to find them under the RWBY fandom style.

I mean, that's a fair criticism, but I still see this as a situation of creativity and imagination VS efficiency and simplicity.

And with that viewpoint, I see the "name mashing" style of naming to be boring, very "cookie cutter"-esque, and lacking a lot of heart, which is very funny and ironic to me considering the topic of relationships, which is the point of shipping. Or at least my point.

 

Yes, it makes things easier, but you know what else is easier? Not getting out of bed when you're too tired to go in to work. Not showering because you just don't feel like it. Not eating because you're just not in the mood, or eating too much. All these things are technically easier, but they're not necessarily better. And that's exactly how I feel about ship names as they are.

And besides, when I joined the FNDM, I learned a lot of the main ship names long before I even thought of getting into RWBY shipping myself. If the community is large enough and has enough fanart, it becomes increasingly harder to not find ship art with fancier names, because you already get familiar with it though pattern recognition and familiarity. Now, if a community is too small to make such a thing work, I can understand using the name fusion method. But fanbases like us for example, who are or used to be well known for being very creative, have very little reasoning in my eyes to be lazy.

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