View Full Version : Poll: City Names


Håkon
Apr 04, 2001, 09:38 AM
What is your favourite city name(s):

1. NowWhat
2. OhWell
3. Let'sHaveAGoodTime

willemvanoranje
Apr 04, 2001, 10:04 AM
I don't get it.


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Amsterdam
Wolfschlugen
München
Driemond
Kevin City
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GenghisK
Apr 04, 2001, 10:34 AM
Sidmeieropolis
Sidmeierocity
Sidmeiertown
Sidmeierhill... http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Kev
Apr 04, 2001, 04:13 PM
If I am going to try to take several cities in a round, I like to send a spy or two around to investigate. I will rename the enemy cities with notes to myself.

For example, in one I'll rename it 2R_CW_R and that would mean to me that they have 2 riflemen for defense, they have city walls and they are building a rifleman unit at the time. I don't get a chance to use it often, but it has helped some in the past.

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CoolUserName
Apr 04, 2001, 05:12 PM
Noticed when you build enough cities, you go through all your default national city names then go along cities like capua, toronto, etc. Then it goes back to same ol' cities... I had a game with 2 New York and 2 Washington... I was lost!
So I started to make my own citynames.

So anyways... here's my list.

1- 1
2- 2
3- 3
4- 4
5- 5
x- x

Pretty simple heh?

Andu Indorin
Apr 04, 2001, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Kev:
If I am going to try to take several cities in a round, I like to send a spy or two around to investigate. I will rename the enemy cities with notes to myself.

For example, in one I'll rename it 2R_CW_R and that would mean to me that they have 2 riflemen for defense, they have city walls and they are building a rifleman unit at the time. I don't get a chance to use it often, but it has helped some in the past.



Now this is damned interesting ploy! Might use it in the future.

VanillaCube
Apr 04, 2001, 08:04 PM
I always name my first 20 cities the same thing
1.Kenland
2.Shaunanonia
3.Billia
4.Betland
5.Ricion
6.Tinagel
7.Distant
8.Gemberg
9.Elvisia
10.Vanillia
11.Cubicinal
13.Bobdebob
14.Weirnbern
15.Portland
16.Teloma
17.Vanil
18.Vanacubis
19.Tulsa
20.Vladagig

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TimTheEnchanter
Apr 04, 2001, 11:00 PM
IIRC, someone posted that when they investigate an enemy city, they use the Rename button and change the name to something like "Next"

Now that's a good name!

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Håkan Eriksson
Apr 04, 2001, 11:17 PM
I like the cityname Nosskire!

http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif It's my lastname spellt backwards.

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Mongol Horde
Apr 05, 2001, 04:51 AM
I just make up the first thing that comes into my head it gives each game a bit more uniqeness I find. As for calling your cities 1,2,3 etc I cannot relate to that at all. I sometimes try and name them in relation to their geographical surroundings like I might named a city that is really far south 'Australis' or whatever.

GenghisK
Apr 05, 2001, 05:16 AM
Noticed when you build enough cities, you go through all your default national city names then go along cities like capua, toronto, etc. Then it goes back to same ol' cities... I had a game with 2 New York and 2 Washington... I was lost!

?http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/confused.gif Strange. Normally it doesn't cycle but it gives the names of others civ towns. That's why after having built 20 mongols cities, I was proposed... Zimbabwe! no comment http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif


1- 1
2- 2
3- 3
4- 4
5- 5
x- x

And then? Queen King Ace? http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/lol.gif

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stormerne
Apr 05, 2001, 07:00 AM
What I normally do is name the place after the geographical or strategic feature they're near. Like Old Town (capital) or "Two Pheasants" (two specials) or "East Headland" (eastmost promentory) or "Zulu View" (overlooking their homeland) or "North Canal" (on an isthmus) or "Roman Choke" (sealing off an another civ). Where similar features on a large map would repeat, I add an "island name", like one island may be "Holm" so I have "Eastholm" etc.

I got very lazy on GOTM #2 and just accepted what was given. When they started repeating I added a meaningless prefix. In the last few turns I needed to form cities with the last engineers so these all became "Last xxxx...".

And on the current GOTM (3) I just love the Viking city names. That's because I've either visited these places or know their history. So I'll keep those too.

And I occasionally use the "rename enemy city by spy" feature and always use the "let's see your foreign service map while I'm here" feature. I don't usually bother with a defence code because that can change so quickly. But "Next conquest" is a good reminder. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Wandering Nomad
Apr 05, 2001, 12:02 PM
Okay. I always loved the first city of the Aztecs. Tenochtitlan. Babylon also for some bizarre reason. and another aztec Ayopolctio or something anyways...

HIEROPHANT
Apr 05, 2001, 04:32 PM
i use name of charcters from certain games like Fei in Xenogears to name my cities.

CornMaster
Apr 05, 2001, 11:28 PM
-It depends on the mood/situation. If I build on an island or in the Arctic, I usually call them Missile Base. Or Nuclear Base. Or Outpost Alpha/Beta/etc....

-If there is a lot of hills or mountians, then Hillside or Mountian Side.

-If there are resources near by then probably a conbination of their names. For example: Fishy, Whale Town, CornIMeanWheat, Buffalo Wings, etc...

-If it's near an AI civ that I hate, Souix Sucks, etc.. or an stragetic landmark. Cutoff Point, etc...

-If it's got lots of food/resources Sweet Spot and Trade City come to mind.

-Also the Capital is commonally Called Capital (This is a carry-over from Fishheads old naming scheme)

-And if I have no reference points as above, then whatever comes to my mind first, FortresOfEvil, Sucky Spot, No Ideas!, ø¤Œ«‰¼¿ you know...whatever.

-And if I have no ideas then I use the default.

Edit: For formatting (readability).

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Squirrel2004
Apr 08, 2001, 07:53 PM
I usually play as Americans or English. I keep the default names. When I'm the English, if I run out of names or if I capture a city, I'll rename them Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Aberdeen, Stirling, Carmarthen, Jersey, Scapa Flow, and other Scotish, Irish, or Welsh cities.

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Loaf Warden
Apr 09, 2001, 11:30 PM
I tend to keep the default names, but in some cases I'll rename captured cities. I remember playing as the English in the Napoleon scenario once and sweeping across France, capturing cities, and changing all their French names into nonsense English-sounding names like 'Bordough' (Bordeaux) or 'Mansfield' (Le Mans). Or when I play as the Romans, I'll give captured cities Latin-sounding names like 'Eboracum Novum' (New York) or 'Corn.Magn.Parv.' (Little Bighorn--short for 'Cornus Magnus Parvus, which I think means 'Small Large Horn' in Latin, though the grammar is probably wrong).

When playing on Earth, I sometimes put cities in their 'correct' locations and I sometimes don't bother with it. When playing on a random or otherwise nonhistorical map, I name cities after nearby features if I decide not to use the default names.

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BlueMonday
Apr 10, 2001, 12:07 AM
I usually use my custom civ, the Irish, with cities like:

Dublin
Belfast
Killkenny
Cobh
Cork
Dungarvan
Londonderry
Bantry
Westport
Skiberrean

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goodbye_mr_bond
Apr 10, 2001, 12:14 AM
It's boring to give names like 1, 2, 3, etc, but it's also useful. Later in the game when I'm building caravans like mad and checking my supply/demand advisor often, it's nice to see at a glance where my cities are.

I usually name my capital CAPITAL CITY, and then I theme each continent so I can tell which city is where. For instance, in GOTM 1 I gave all my original continent's cities names of girls I've known, starting from my first girlfriend in JHS and working my way out chronologically--so I could also tell not only the continent, but roughly how far away each city was from the capital. Another continent I named with Japanese girls' names. I usually leave my conquered city names as they are though.

I hate having 200 cities and not being able to find one. The 'find city' option in civ2 sucks! It doesn't list them in any logical order as far as I can tell. I think in civ 1 you could type in the name, but in civ 2 you have to scroll through for some reason.

Fishheads
Apr 10, 2001, 12:17 AM
Nuke The Whales (whales)
Buffalo Wings (buffalo)
The Forgotten (who cares about that city anymore)
Oh Hungry? (not a whole lot of food)
Oh Thirsty? (desert, often oasis)
Peat Sake! (peat.. but i RARELY see peat)
Spicy Chicken!! (spice.. RARELY see that too)
In Vino Veritas (wine.. can anyone tell me what In Vino Veritas is in engish? hehehe :_)
KFC (pheasants... but it tastes like chicken :_)



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Fishheads
Apr 10, 2001, 12:19 AM
ARGH!!!

i INVENTED! naming your capital CAPITAL!!!


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Loaf Warden
Apr 10, 2001, 12:31 AM
In vino veritas = In wine, the truth. In other words, wine loosens the tongue.
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goodbye_mr_bond
Apr 10, 2001, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by Fishheads:
ARGH!!! i INVENTED! naming your capital CAPITAL!!!

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(Damn! How do you get *bold* letters anyway?)

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(Oh I get it.)

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Alcibiaties of Athenae
Apr 10, 2001, 04:53 AM
I like to use the default names of the civ I am playing. When all the names are used, I try to think of names from that civ that haven't yet been used. An example: As America, I would name a city 'Hartford', since this is not on the city list. Is is really hard to do this with some civs, like the Babylonians and Aztecs, for example, but it is an added challenge.

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Fishheads
Apr 10, 2001, 06:00 AM
i thought it was , in wine, there is truth..

but those things are losely translated :_)

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GenghisK
Apr 10, 2001, 08:24 AM
Surprised that Sir Fishhead hasn't called all his cities Nukeyour*** N1, 2, 3, 4... http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/biggrin.gifhttp://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/biggrin.gifhttp://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Az
Apr 10, 2001, 01:51 PM
I like naming cities according to their gegraphical position. I try to name a city the name of the one that is on the same spot in real world.

goodbye_mr_bond
Apr 10, 2001, 07:48 PM
It translates literally as, "In wine, truth".

So both translations above are right, depending on how you choose to interpret it.

BlueMonday
Apr 10, 2001, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by goodbye_mr_bond:
...I hate having 200 cities and not being able to find one. The 'find city' option in civ2 sucks! It doesn't list them in any logical order as far as I can tell. I think in civ 1 you could type in the name, but in civ 2 you have to scroll through for some reason.

There is logic to the listing of citites in civ 2, it's just really, really, REALLY STUPID! The cities are listed in the order by which they were founded, and then (if two cities were built by different civs in the same turn) by the turn placement of each civ. I seriously hope they change this into alphabetical order or population order in civ 3.

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PinkyGen
Apr 11, 2001, 09:32 PM
Why the best city name is PinkyGen, currently the star city of the MGE succession game. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif

*mutters*

At least when the sheep loving celts don't occupy it. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/reddevil.gif

vladmir_illych_lenin
Apr 13, 2001, 07:32 PM
I use creative names, like if I have 2 cities controlling the pet city, I call it Poisoner and Sabotageur. If I'm playing on the world map I name the cities according to their position on the map. And if I'm in the mood, say a city is between two hills, I call it "Boobs". http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif

VanillaCube
Apr 15, 2001, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by BlueMonday:
I usually use my custom civ, the Irish, with cities like:

Dublin
Belfast
Killkenny
Cobh
Cork
Dungarvan
Londonderry
Bantry
Westport
Skiberrean


KILLKENNY!!! I find that name offencive!
being that I am a kenny and all!
not really I have a southpark shirt that says Oh my god they killed kenny I think it is funny to wear that shirt because I am kenny!



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my words of wisdom

1.Square meals often make round people.
2.You Cant Argue With Stupitity!
3.an Eye for and Eye(and while your at it take 2)