Portmanteau Name Game
Portmanteaus seem to pop up everywhere nowadays! From food (think pluots, tangelos, and peacharines) to animals (like cockapoos and labradoodles) and everything else (eg. Pinterest is a portmanteau of pin and interest). Fandoms create portmanteaus of characters' names similar to celebrity couple names ("Brangelina"), too.
So, here's how the portmanteau name game works: Take two names and mash them up to create a whole new name. Ta-da! Portmanteau name!
The only rule is that the new name can't already exist as a name. For example, portmanteau-ing Quincy and Milton into Quinton doesn't count because Quinton is already a name. Flip-flopping that into Milcy, though, counts.
What can you come up with? Do you like any you make? Would you ever use a portmanteau name? I wouldn't for a child (just not my style), but probably would for a fictional character, maybe in an alternate history, fantasy, or futuristic setting...
Here's a few I made. I don't like all of them, but here they are:
Emerlas (Emerson + Silas)
Myrzel (Myrtle + Hazel)
Rivody (River + Melody)
Rorander (Rory + Alexander)
Lindslow (Lindsey + Willow)
Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:02am