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Vote!Amaya or Arisu?

#1 Post by Cute.Sakura.Princess » Fri May 27, 2011 2:21 pm

For my new game I can't decide which of these two female names better fit with surname Maeda. If you can help me , I would be grateful!Vote!This topic will be active until the end of month June. Arigatou gozaimasu! :D

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Re: Vote!Amaya or Arisu?

#2 Post by Taleweaver » Fri May 27, 2011 3:02 pm

Amaya. Arisu is too cliché.
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Re: Vote!Amaya or Arisu?

#3 Post by KomiTsuku » Fri May 27, 2011 5:11 pm

I'm afraid I must abstain. I'm not much of a fan of either name.

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#4 Post by manga_otaku » Fri May 27, 2011 5:48 pm

I think you should choose one that suits her personality - Arisu sounds more girlish than Amaya.
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#5 Post by redcat » Fri May 27, 2011 7:16 pm

What's the hidden meaning behind those names?
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#6 Post by SilverHyena » Fri May 27, 2011 7:29 pm

Amaya means rain or something, right? And Arisu is a japanese version of the name Alice?

I do think Alice is pretty common these days considering the popularity of the Alice in Wonderland stuff. Arisu might be a bit more original than that, but I'm thinking Amaya is the way to go.

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#7 Post by lucy » Fri May 27, 2011 10:55 pm

Err... it would be great if you could umm... post picture of her... so we could visualize better...

Otherwise you're just being Yahoo News*

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#8 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Fri May 27, 2011 11:00 pm

I agree. Pictures will help :)

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#9 Post by Chu-3 » Sat May 28, 2011 5:28 am

I think Amaya is usually used for surname (天谷)
There's even a cooking school in Japan called Amaya...

Ama can be used for heaven/ sky/ rain/ sweet etc, depends on the kanji.

I don't know... Amaya Maeda sounds a bit strange to me... Arisu Maeda..... or maybe Arisa Maeda? Risa Maeda? (ups I guess I just make a new name here ^^;;;) But well Arisu is better for first name than Amaya.

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#10 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sat May 28, 2011 7:24 am

abcdefghijklnmopqrstuvwxyz *look for the 2 wrong letters in order*
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:( I do agree with Chu-3 I have a classmate with his name, Ren Amaya or 天谷 連. Arisu is originally an english name and doesn't really fit much to japanese names(i think).
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#11 Post by manga_otaku » Sat May 28, 2011 9:51 am

Wait. Are you using the family name first or the given name?
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#12 Post by Chu-3 » Sat May 28, 2011 10:07 am

In Kanji, Japanese wrote the family name first, then the given name. This is used too in the Japanese conversation.
But, if you need to write down your name in alphabet, Given name will come first, and this is applied too in English conversation.
Ex: Watashi no namae wa Amaya XXX desu. >> in English, Japanese will speak "My name is XXX Amaya." (Amaya is the surname)
In a Japanese passport, you'll see the surname behind the given name too, in the alphabet writing.

but since Cute.Sakura.Princess told that the surname is Maeda, I think what she want is the given name.

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#13 Post by Cute.Sakura.Princess » Sat May 28, 2011 11:41 am

First, I found name Amaya on Google and it says that that's girl name, second, yes Amaya means night rain while Arisu is japanese version of Alice. Fourth name Amaya or Arisu is given name. And here's the url to picture:
http://bassnovel.com/showsub.php?type=char&id=46411916

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#14 Post by manga_otaku » Sat May 28, 2011 12:02 pm

Well, what's her personality like? If she's dark, tomboyish or something along the lines then calling her Amaya would be better - unless you want the irony of calling her Arisu which is usually associated with cute, moe girls and (typically due to Alice in Wonderland) fantasy.
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Re: Vote!Amaya or Arisu?

#15 Post by Cute.Sakura.Princess » Sat May 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Well her parents want her to be girly but she isn't. She's cold, a little mean and popular because of her cold personality.

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