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Malus Tepes

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Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« on: April 19, 2013, 07:02:45 PM »

Hello there my fellow New Marians!  This is Moderator Malus Tepes here again!  I am here to announce our newest contest!

Shooting the Moon!

This contest is simple, everyone may put in a name for the contest to name the Moon.   The name can be for any reason ((However, lunar references are prefered.))

There are some rules still.
-You must Bold your entry.
-One entry per person
-No Vulgar words ((or foreign vulgar words))
-No Ur Anus jokes with this.   ((Yes, the planet is funny))
-If anyone enters in Pluto, I will slap you.  It's still a planet in my book.   
-Please, do not use Popular Fiction in the names ((references to old religions is fine, however slapping names from main stream media movies and books, is discouraged))

The contest entries will stop at 2:00 P.M central Time on Monday.   Then at 3:00 P.M. central time of the same day, we will put up the voting both for 6 days.   

Start you naming here!  ((No duplicate names please.))

There's a large icy moon with deep oceans and a thin oxygen atmosphere. There's a hot desert moon with a thick hazy atmosphere. Then there's a small irregular moon with no atmosphere.
We are naming the Large Icy Moon with deep oceans and thin oxygen Atmosphere ONLY!
Any entries with more names than just that moon will be disqualified.

Voting:
When the Voting portion of the contest takes place, players will get 1 vote for every 10 Named Entries after the first((This way, its not everyone voting their own.))  Meaning if there are 11 entries, everyone gets two votes.  21 will be three votes.  31 is four votes and so on and so forth.

Prize:
The winner will have one Major notable location on this moon named directly after that players real name or forum name *Their choice*((Think like Tepes Island or Malus Mountain))
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Hopefully, he will also think of a special In Game Item for any Contest winner, to help distinguish them in Online Play ;)
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 05:13:16 PM by Malus Tepes »
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 07:15:22 PM »

PRIMA DONNA

Meaning something along the lines of "first lady of the house". A bit melancholic, reminding of old times and the old home (Earth), but has enough modern interpretations to be able to crack jokes about it.
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 07:20:58 PM »

Hyperion after the greek god of the stars and planets

was thinking about the greek thing and imediatly thought hyperion
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 07:22:39 PM »

Tantalus

 After greek mythology too. :P
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 07:51:50 PM »

I feel like throwing my name into the pit as well again.

Cornell - After the werewolf who was called the Blue Crescent Moon.
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 08:14:56 PM »

Pandora

Yeah you knew someone would do that. It's the moon used in Avatar and it's a moon of Saturn.
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 08:46:20 PM »

Pandora

Yeah you knew someone would do that. It's the moon used in Avatar and it's a moon of Saturn.
But that'd only make sense if the moon ALSO supported life!
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 08:56:17 PM »

Pathea  ;D

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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 09:10:18 PM »

Just seen the post by Malus so just edited this back down to the original one. ::)

Selene         Greek moon goddess for the Blue ocean moon

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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 09:29:14 PM »

Pathea  ;D

I don't care, You won my vote.  I'm not even gonna vote for my own.  You just won my vote haha.
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 09:34:56 PM »

Cruithne - meaning Earth's second moon, if I recall right an asteroid was named that for a while (or is it still.....)
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 09:42:16 PM »

Raiya - Russian for Heaven, I believe.
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 09:59:04 PM »

BOREALUM
Boreale would be proud.
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 10:53:43 PM »

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-If anyone enters in Pluto, I will slap you.  It's still a planet in my book.   
Heeheeheehee! :)

...no suggestions offhand. Astronomy isn't one of my interests so I can't think of anything "moon sounding" or not purely joke-intentioned. Heehee.
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Re: Shoot the Moon - Naming Contest!
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 11:32:45 PM »

Hello Marians, I've been looking around this forum for some time and now I decided to speak a bit.

I thought about the fact that, to name celestial objects, usually names from certain pantheons or myths are used, and in this case, Maria is just a variant of Mary, from the Bible. So, to keep in line with this, I wanted to use a name from Christianity. Then I found out that Zifei said that there would eventually be three moons, and that happens to fit perfectly into calling them...

MELCHIOR, Gaspar and Balthasar, the Three Wise Men.

To top it off, the manifestation of Jesus as the Son of God before the Wise Men is known as...the Epiphany. Sounds familiar? ;)

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