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Old 12-13-2011, 12:45 AM
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I've noticed since the third generation most of gym leaders and elite four trainers don't have a normal human name. Their name commonly derive from a type of Pokemon they like to use. This first happened in the second generation, but expanded greatly in the third generation. In Johto, Bugsy that uses bug type Pokemon and Pryce that likes to use ice type. Their name suggests the type of Pokémon they'll use, so I think that upon being born the midwife said "Oh, he'll like to use bug, so name him Bugsy".

In the third generation:

Brawly - His name derived from the word "brawl". He likes to use fighting type.
Wattson - "Watt" is a unit of power defined as one joule per second, measures the rate of energy. Wattson uses electric type Pokémon.
Flannery - "Fla" of "flame". Coincidence? She uses fire type Pokémons.
Norman - Norman is a Normal name, and he uses normal type Pokémons.
Glacia - Easy shot, "glacial". As the own name suggests, she uses ice Pokémons.
Phoebe - Her name reminds the word "phanton". She got a lot of ghost Pokémons.
Drake - "Drake" is dragon in Deutch. He uses dragons.

In the fourth generation:

Gardenia - It looks like "garden". She uses grass Pokémons.
Byron - Reminds me iron, and he likes to use steel type.
Candice - Cand-ICE. she likes to use ice type Pokémon.
Volkner - Vol from volt. He likes to use the electric type.

In the fifth generation:

Burgh - a variation of Bug, like Bugsy. He loves bug type Poke´mon.
Elesa - Ele from eletric, eletricity. She uses electric type.
Skyla - SKY-la. Obviously she uses the flying type Pokemon.
Brycen - Or should I say BrICEn? He likes to use ice type.

What I want to say after all is that there's no more creative names like before as Gary, Giovanni, Blaine, Erika, Surge, Lorellei, Bruno, Chuck, Jasmine, Whitney, Koga, Will, Lance, Karen and Agatha, for example. Once the idea of naming is out they just check out the type used and make a name with it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:16 AM
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Default Re: read the name and guess the type used

To be honest, Gary or Chuck aren't really that creative...In fact, most of the ones you used are just plain names.

And you try coming up with a lot of names. It gets difficult. So yes, why not take what type they use and change it? Drake is a bit too obvious, but I like many of the other names. They don't sound too out there.

They sound like feasible names, for the most part. They have the added bonus of getting across the type they love.

And who knows? Maybe they did a name change. Or even more feasible, that's only their "gym" name.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:37 AM
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Well, I noticed that too(^^)
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:35 AM
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I really liked the names that referenced the gym type. It's more creative than "Chuck" as Aggron pointed out. I like making names. But hey, you're entitled to your opinions. To each their own, right?
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:33 PM
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I agree about names telling what types they use is more creative.
Also some names are related to types.
Surge- Electric Surge
Whitney- take out n and y the you have white as in plain as in normal.

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Old 12-15-2011, 07:50 PM
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Gary - Possibly taken from Garry Oak, a type of oak tree. Also possibly derived from Shigeru.
Giovanni - Italian Giovanni, equivalent to John ("God is gracious"); gio sounds like geo, from Greek γῆ gē, earth. May also be a play on his resemblance to a Mafia boss, who are typically Italian.
Blaine - Sounds similar to blaze or flame.
Erika - From the Erica genus.
Surge - Surge as in electrical surge. Also, "Sarge" (as in sergeant, another military rank) seems to apply. 'Lt.' may also refer to lightning as the game describes him as "The Lightning American".
Lorelei - The name of a siren whose beauty and voice lured sailors of the Rhine River to their deaths. In the anime, her name is Prima.
Bruno - Means "brown haired". It's similar to brawn, bruiser and to brunt.
Chuck - To throw, or possibly from nanchaku. Possibly a reference to martial artist Chuck Norris.
Jasmine - A jasmine is a sweet-smelling flower; the mine refers to mineral, or an actual mine.
Whitney - Similar to the word white.
Koga - From 甲賀流 Kōga-ryū, a school of ninjutsu.
Will -From "willpower", mental strength.
Lance - Possibly from a lance, used by knights, who fought dragons in legends and fairy tales.
Karen - From 花梨, a Burmese Rosewood
Agatha - Ironically means good and kind, but likely chosen for similarity with aghast, ghost or hag, or possibly a reference to Agatha Christie, a popular British crime writer, a possible reference to the Ghost or even the Poison typing of her team.
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I know some of those still don't exactly make sense with the type of Pokemon each Gym Leader uses, but close enough.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:59 AM
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: read the name and guess the type used

the gym leader chuck´s name come from chuck norris, but the gym leader chuck is easy to beat, so he isn´t even 1/4 as awesome as chuck norris
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