CAP 9 Prevo - Name Submissions

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Let's give this design a name! Colosshale, the name of the previous design for Colossoil's pre-evo, will not automatically be slated. If you want to submit it, you may do so! In addition, remember that we are using. Gen. IV rules here, so please read the below rules carefully!





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)

Names will not be slated if they are:
  • completely unrelated to the design
  • the name of an existing Pokemon
  • silly (puns are fine)
  • based primarily on memes
  • meant to inflame, intimidate, or cause controversy

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.

Final Submissions
Only ONE Final Submission can be made per person. Any Final Submission that does not follow the proper format will be disqualified.

Name Final Submissions can only be posted after a CAP Moderator posts in the thread announcing that final submissions are open. Any Final Submission posted prior to the Moderator announcement 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 there is some time for discussion and that all submitters have equal opportunity to post Final Submissions without anyone unfairly "jumping the gun".

Please make a new post after the CAP moderator announcement for Final Submissions. Do not edit a previous post prior to the announcement to make it a Final Submission. All posts prior to the announcement post will be ignored for purposes of making the Name Poll.

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. (You may optionally also provide an IPA pronunciation. For information about IPA and processing words into IPA read this guide: IPA For English. There are also numerous phonetic translation tools online that can help.)

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. (25 words maximum)
  • A blank line
  • "Pronounced: <common English pronunciation>"
  • "IPA: <IPA pronunciation>" (optional)
Below the Final Submission you can post other comments, explanations, etc.

Example final submission:
Final Submission


A combination of "Icicle" + "Ant".

Pronounced: "SICKLE-ant"
IPA: sɪkəlænt

This name was originally submitted by Lawman on the very first CAP project. It is simple, elegant, and easy to pronounce (even if you are pronouncing it wrong), which is why it was chosen as the official name for CAP1!
WIP #1


A combination of "excavation" and "whale"; also sounds like "wail", which suits this timid-looking boy.

Pronounced: "ex-cah-wail"

WIP #2


A combination of "beluga" and "clay"

Pronounced: "bell-LOO-clay"
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A combination of "Bore" + "Porpoise”.

Pronounced: "BORE-puss"
IPA: \ ˈbȯr-pəs \


Combination of colossal and shore (since it's a sand-dwelling beluga), and similar naming pattern to Colossoil and the original name for the pre-evolution (Colosshale).

Pronounced: kuh-LAH-shor

EDIT: Thanks to Darth Jigglypuff for pointing out that my original name (Colossand) was already used by an actual Pokemon.



Combination of massive and sand, and also similar naming pattern to Colossoil and the original name for the pre-evolution (Colosshale).

Pronounced: MAH-sand
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Cetiment is a portmanteau of Cetacean - a group containing all dolphins and whales - and Sediment, a kind of earth.

Pronounced: "Set-e-ment" or simply as Sediment


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distortion of "cetacean" (marine mammal group) + "silt" (a type of fine soil)

Pronunciation: seh-TA-silt


I'm so meta, even this acronym!


Dorsal (as in the fin) + soil

Pronounced: DOR-soy-al
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Sub (from submarine), bel (from beluga) and land (self explanatory and sorta fits considering colo's name)

Pronounced: Suh-Bee-Lahn


Silicalf is a pormanteau of Silica (One of the most common components of sand) and Calf (A young whale).

Pronounced: SEE-lee-calf
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A combination of "Trowel", a small garden shovel, and "Whale".

Pronounciation: TROU-wale


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"Pod (A group of whales) + Soil" Also sounds like topsoil.

Pronounced: Poh-de-soy-ill
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Dune (as in a sand dune) + Delinquent (a pesky, troublemaking teenager)

Pronounced: Doon-leen-kwent

Edit: reread the rules, and this is two letters too long according to gen 4 standards. I have no idea how to cut two letters out so it still makes sense (Feraligatr is a great example.)
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A combination of Portable + Soil

Pronounced: Port-uh-soy-ill
IPA: pɔɹtʌsɔɪl


Colossal + Shale (+Whale?)

Pronounced: ko-LAH-sheyl

Someone had to submit it. I couldn't think of anything good this time around. Pronunciation is a big WIP, I pronounce Colossoil as "ko-LAH-soy-al"


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Massive + Sieve

Pronounced: Mass-seev

It's massive, and it sieves through the sand. Fits the naming suggestion of Colossoil (colossal).
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