Name My Faerie To Win Prizes

by on March 8, 2011


(edit: competition finish time is now correct. Oops. Just testing you guys).

Get your thinking caps on: you’re going to name my faerie. No self-respecting hero can go adventuring without giving their companions their own name, right?

This is what you're naming. And yes, I know my cleric looks frumpy. Break from the chainmail bikini norm, though.

I’ve been playing Rift since last Thursday. The game’s only been officially launched for a few days, or a week if you’re in America. Say what you will about how much it’s like WoW – Rift’s got polish, it’s got presence and it’s got a maturity to it. I’m fairly excited about the whole thing, unlike other game launches. It feels like something to celebrate. At the moment I’m happy playing my cleric – and that’s where you come in.

Thing is, I’m not reeally a faerie kind of girl. I didn’t realise that the ‘fae creature’ mentioned as part of the druid soul path for clerics in Rift meant faerie. I don’t know what else I expected – maybe some kind of fluffy-tailed spirit dog with a disturbing grin.

Anyway. My cleric now has this faerie following her around and, despite my the pink wings, I’m keeping her. She does useful things like healing me. But naming a faerie? Not my cup of pixie dust.

So I want you guys to name her. The wonderful folks behind Rift have been very amicable since first contacting us about press accounts and  when I ran the competition idea by them they gave us a Rift T-shirt and a Steelseries mouse mat to give away as prizes for it. First prize is the t-shirt, runner-up prize is the mousemat. See the pictures below to get an eye of what you’re aiming at.

All you need to do is come up with a name (e.g. only one entry) for my faerie and post it in the comments here by Midnight GMT/4 PM PST Sunday 13th March. I’ll pick the winner and runner up on Monday and post up the results. My faerie, my entirely subjective judging, mwhahahha. You don’t have to be a Rift player to enter, you don’t have to be a blogger to enter. Anyone can enter.

The name can be anything you like, but a few hints to help you get your mitts on the prizes: I like thoughtful names. I also like mythical names. And amusing, light-hearted names. Oh, and while you’re welcome to submit lolspk names, they’re not going to win prizes. My cleric is not going to venture into the wilds with the fae l2pnub as her one and only companion.

So, are you going to celebrate with me, regardlses of whether you’re on the Rift bandwagon – and more importantly, are you going to help me out of this pixieish pickle I’m in?

Sword not included ;)

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SoundsAV March 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm

How about George…as in the old Sylvester and Tweety cartoon…”I will hug him and love him and call him George”

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Tracey March 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Enzili - it’s a Caribbean goddess of many moods, all feminine aspects. Found on this fantastic tongue-in-cheek database: http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/caribbean-mythology.php?deity=ERZULIE (alt spelling selected)

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Cold March 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Ophelia  

I didn’t know fairies had affros?

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Chadrassa March 9, 2011 at 2:32 am

Flutterby, Flora.
I love naming competitions.

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Syl March 9, 2011 at 7:51 am

Am sorry Rebecca, but I think those cleric faeries are absolutely horrid! =P
It was one of the reasons that made me roll mage for good, haha!
Anyway, I still wanna contribute – if it was my sprite I’d call her ‘Tipsy’ (the one true healer state of mind).
Have a nice day, and Rift is awesum!

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Imraith Dos Santos March 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

Merelanthe, Queen of Petals

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Spitt March 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

SimplyFaebulous
Faet (pronounced Fate)
 
Sorry to break your bubble, but more then 2 points into the druid tree stinks as a leveling build. Get the pet, and put on passive (endless HoTs). Go Cabalist/Inquisitor/Sentinel for AoE DPS (leveling). For heals, go Warden/Sentinel/Purifier. I will have a post up on my site, for these builds in better detail soon.

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Sil March 9, 2011 at 10:59 am

Strawberry :) I love calling pets in whatever shape after fruit or spices. Mine is called vanilla.

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Elfindale March 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm

My favorite pet I ever had (that I still mourn for) was named Bella. So there’s that. But I would like to throw out a second option – Tizzywing.

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Nina March 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I remember those Shakespearean fairies from Midsummer Night’s Dream named after common herbs and weeds – Peaseblossom, Mustardseed, Cobweb.  Maybe name yours after an MMO herb?

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Ross March 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

/agree with Nina! Call her Gromsblood!

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Tesh March 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

If she talks to you, Navi.  If she’s mute, Eriny.

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Tesh March 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Eriny after these ladies, of course:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erinyes
Kind or fury incarnate?  Best not to find out, mayhap…

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Copra March 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Pixies.
Befana. (old Italian female demon type)
Twinkies.
Ok, that’s three, it’s way past 8th of March which wasn’t a Sunday anyhow…
Just to add some: Helmi (pearl in Finnish), Aino (‘the only’, well almost in Finnish), Säde (ray or beam in Finnish), all typical but old Finnish female names. They would go nicely as a reference to EQ2, where the whole Fae city is populated with NPC’s with Finnish names!

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Riley March 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm

The Winged one!

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Rebecca Judd March 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Keep them coming guys! Some good entries here but there’s time for more. You’ve got til this Sunday coming (13th). If you read it as 8th – my bad, was just testing your sense of urgency… ;) No seriously, it now says the correct date.

Btw, to all those who’ve entered multiple names – good stuff on the creative front! Though as it’s a one entry per person thing, I’m going to go with your first entry unless you specify you’d prefer one of your others to be your official entry :)

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M:E March 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Look at your picture,
now back at me, now at the picture,
back to me again.
Amy (Winehouse)

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twitter.com/gr8scott March 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm

GreatScott!!!!

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Lady Erinia March 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Morganna (le Fey)

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PistNBroke March 14, 2011 at 12:05 am

PistNBroke!
 

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Rebecca March 14, 2011 at 12:43 am

Competition closed – will post the results tomorrow. Thanks for joining in with the fun everyone! :D

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Spitt March 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Darn it, and I just thought of 2 more…
DefiantBait or GuardianBait, depending on faction.

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Rebecca Judd March 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Nice one! Would be GuardianBait for me xD

Competition results are out – find them here!

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