Okay, everyone! Part 2 is finished, so now it's time for Part 5! We've decided what kind of Pokemon we want. We've decided what powers it should have. We've decided how tough we want it to be. We've decided what it looks like. But what the heck are we going to call this snake? In this thread we will discuss and submit potential names for our little snake. The rules for Name Submissions were formalized in this Policy Review. A formal list of rules has been enacted: RULES: Legal name submissions must meet the following standards Names must start with a capital letter. Names cannot be longer than 10 letters. Names can only contain the following characters: Letters A-Z Numbers 1-9 Dash (-) Apostrophe (') Period (.) Space No more than two capital letters can be included in the name, and capital letters cannot be consecutive. A maximum of two non-letters can be included in the name, and a maximum of one non-letter of each type can be included (ie. You can't have two numbers, or two apostrophes, but you could have one number and one apostrophe) Work In Progress (WIP) Names can be posted at any time for comments from the community. No more than three WIP Names can be posted by any individual person through the entire course of the submission thread. This limit applies to ALL posts made by a single person, even if previous posts are edited or deleted. This limit is intended to curb the tendency for some submitters to spam the thread repeatedly with lists of Names. This detracts from other submissions and makes it difficult for commenters to survey the submission thread. Do not bump your WIP names by posting them repeatedly, or making minor spelling changes of a letter or two. Bumping will result in the disqualification of all names by the offender. Editing or deleting bump posts will not prevent disqualification. Only ONE Final Submission can be made per person and only after Final Submissions are open. Name Final Submissions can only be posted after a CAP Moderator or Leader posts in the thread that final submissions are open. Any final submission posted prior to the Moderator notification post, will disqualify the submitter from the poll entirely. Even if the offending post is edited later or deleted, the submitter will still be disqualified for the remainder of the thread. This ensures that all submitters have equal opportunity to post final submissions without anyone unfairly "jumping the gun". Final submissions must provide one sentence (25 words maximum) explaining the etymology of the name. Final submissions must provide a common English pronunciation. The common pronunciation can be made in whatever format you feel best conveys the pronunciation to most English speakers. Do not post a profane name. Do not imply profanity with your name. This includes swear words, racial/ethnic/any-group-of-people slurs, and anything that doesn't belong in a game rated E for Everyone. If a six-year-old would be offended by your name, it's time to think of a different name. Name Final Submissions must be posted exactly in the following format and in the following exact order: The first line of the post must have the words "Final Submission" in bold on its own line. No other text may be included before the bold heading. A blank line The Name submission in bold. A blank line A one line description of the etymology of the name or why it is appropriate for our Pokemon. A blank line "Pronounced: <common English pronunciation>" Below the Final Submission you can post other comments, explanations, etc. Example final submission: Any Final Submission that does not follow the proper format will be disqualified. ----- Commenting: Do not just post to support a name or group of names without any reasoning. Posts such as "I like the name Miniconda" are unacceptable and can be subject to moderation. Posts such as "I like the name Miniconda because it's catchy and makes our Pokemon look cute" are perfectly fine. If you think your post is acceptable, it probably is. This rule does not exist to discourage posting, it exists to get rid of five word posts that contribute nothing to the discussion. If you're not sure if your name/post/comments are legal, post them. The worst that will probably happen is your post being deleted. If you're still not sure, just ask. We're not trying to make this thread difficult to post in, and these rules are not intended to trick anyone. Malaconda's Final Product post! Hisssss... Our Pokemon So Far: Art: Type: Grass/Dark Abilities: Harvest/Infiltrator Stats:80/70/40/20/90/30 This discussion will be open for a while. Keep throwing around names and comments and we will end up with a name that shakes the very heavens!