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Warriors of the Wasteland follows functional naming conventions. This means that all names will have a proper meaning, much like traditional naming conventions, but will not be restricted by the canon names in any way. Prefix and suffix rules apply to all Clan cats. This code is comprised of a list of each accepted prefix and suffix, and their meanings. If a prefix or suffix isn't listed here that fits into traditional naming conventions, it may be suggested on the talk page to be added to the list, with the meaning of it listed.
If suggesting a prefix or suffix, please check beforehand to see if it fits into the roleplay setting. The setting is based on Australian flora and fauna, so research into those categories. Otherwise it will likely not be added.

Key

  • Brown - brown tabby, solid or tabby chocolate, possibly solid or tabby cinnamon depending on the exact shade
  • Gray - solid or tabby gray or lilac
  • Ginger - red tabby or possibly solid or tabby cinnamon, depending on the exact shade
  • Cream - cream tabby or solid of tabby fawn
  • Tortie - solid black-red or chocolate-red tortie, possibly solid cinnamon-red tortie depending on the exact shade
  • Dilute tortie - solid gray-cream, lilac-cream, or fawn-cream tortie
  • Torbie - any tabby tortie
  • Possibly with white - prefix is linked with white markings, but they aren't required
  • Likely with white - prefix is linked with white markings, and they're highly suggested. Prefix may list a percentage of white the cat should have (40% or greater)
Everything else is pretty straightforward with their meaning. If "solid" or "tabby" aren't specified, they're entirely optional, except in the case of black which is always solid.
A note about colorpoints, bicolors, torties, and smokes: prefixes are given for the predominant color. This means that a mostly ginger tortie, for example, can be given a ginger or a tortie prefix. The same applies for any of the other patterns listed. Smokes may be given a prefix, for their base color, a specifically smoke prefix, or possibly a bicolor one depending on how strong the smoke is. Colorpoints can usually be given a pale-colored prefix, or a bicolor one.

Name changes

In the event of a renaming ceremony, the prefix or suffix may be changed individually, or they may both be changed together. New names should be approved by Beau before the ceremony is posted.
Name changes are considered an honor among clan cats, and therefore hold no negative implications. Name changes should be made for injuries or deformities that either had the potential to kill the cat, or significantly impair them. They are usually given when the cat overcomes their injury or deformity in some way, either by surviving what could have been fatal, or by adapting to or learning to work around their disability.

Strangers

Strangers have fairly loose rules for naming. The name can either be a real human name, or any word that a cat would be familiar with.

Prefixes

Rules

A Clan cat's prefix...

  • Should come from the most notable trait about the cat.
    • Can be used to honor another cat with a similar appearance.
  • Should not come from eye color, as cat's eyes are not open at birth, and are blue for the first few weeks of the cat's life.
  • Should only use words the Clan cats are familiar with.
  • Should not have negative implications.
  • Are forbidden to be Kit, Paw, or Star, as those are suffixes that are connected to specific ranks.
  • Should not include any of the prefixes of the Clans; Stream-, Cave-.
  • May be changed individually or with the suffix in a renaming ceremony
  • It may not be gendered (ex. Buck- or Doe-)

Acceptable Prefixes

Nature

Bark-

brown, gray

Berry-

ginger, solid black

Boulder-

solid gray

Cinder-

solid gray, gray tabby

Cloud-

solid white

Dawn-

tortie, cream, ginger

Dusk-

solid black

Dust-

brown, solid gray

Fire-

ginger

Flame-

ginger

Honey-

cream, ginger, possibly brown

Morning-

tortie, cream, ginger

Mud-

brown, solid gray

Night-

solid black

Pebble-

solid gray

Rain-

solid gray, gray tabby

Sand-

cream, ginger

Shade-

solid gray, solid black

Sleet-

solid white

Smoke-

solid black, dark gray, smoke cat

Snow-

solid white

Stone-

solid gray

Storm-

solid gray, possibly solid black

Sun-

solid white, ginger

Colors

Amber-

ginger

Black-

solid black

Blue-

solid gray, gray tabby

Bright-

solid white, cream, fawn, gray, lilac, pointed

Brown-

brown

Copper-

ginger, red-brown

Cream-

cream, fawn

Dark-

solid black, brown tabby, solid gray, gray tabby

Fawn-

fawn, cream

Ginger-

ginger

Golden-

ginger, cream

Gray-

solid gray, gray tabby

Hazel-

brown

Light-

solid white, cream, fawn, gray, lilac, pointed

Lilac-

solid lilac, solid gray, lilac tabby, gray tabby

Orange-

ginger

Pale-

solid white, cream, fawn, gray, lilac, pointed

Red-

ginger

Russet-

ginger

Silver-

silver tabby

White-

solid white

Yellow-

ginger, cream

Patterns

Patch-

patched

Dapple-

tortie, torbie, spotted tabby

Brindle-

tortie, torbie

Spotted-

tortie, torbie, spotted tabby

Speckle-

tortie, torbie, spotted tabby

Fleck-

tortie, torbie, spotted tabby

Size

Note some of these also appear in other sections.

Ant-

solid black, brown, ginger (small cat)

Boulder-

solid gray (large cat)

Fly-

solid black, gray tabby (small cat)

Goanna-

tortie (large cat)

Little/Tiny/Small-

any color (small cat)

Mosquito-

brown, solid black (small cat)

Pebble-

solid gray (small cat)

Perentie-

tortie, possibly brown tabby (large cat)

Wren-

brown tabby (small cat)

Mammals

Bandicoot-

solid gray, gray tabby, brown, brown tabby

Bibly-

solid gray, gray tabby

Cuscus-

ginger, possibly with white

Dingo-

ginger, cream

Echidna-

brown, brown tabby

Fox-

This refers to the Flying Fox.
black, ginger, tortie

Kangaroo-

solid gray, gray tabby, ginger, brown tabby

Koala-

solid gray, possibly with white

Kowari-

solid gray, gray tabby, brown tabby

Numbat-

solid black, tortie, ginger

Phascogale-

solid gray, gray tabby, possibly with white

Platypus-

brown

Possum-

brown, brown tabby, gray tabby

Wallaby-

solid gray, gray tabby, brown, brown tabby

Wombat-

brown, brown tabby

Reptiles & amphibians

Adder-

brown tabby

Crocodile-

solid gray, gray tabby, brown, brown tabby

Devil-

This refers to the Thorny Devil
tortie, possibly with white

Frog-

brown tabby, tortie

Goanna-

tortie

Lizard-

brown tabby, possibly tortie

Newt-

solid black, brown tabby, tortie

Perentie-

tortie, possibly brown tabby

Python-

brown tabby, possibly ginger

Skink-

brown tabby, possibly with white

Snake-

brown tabby

Taipan-

solid black, brown, brown tabby

Tiger-

This refers to the Tiger Snake.
brown tabby, solid black

Toad-

brown, possibly tortie

Turtle-

solid black

Birds

Bittern-

solid black, brown tabby, possibly with white

Booby-

solid gray, possibly with white

Bustard-

brown, brown tabby, possibly with white

Brolga-

white

Cockatoo-

black, white, gray tabby

Coot-

solid black

Corella-

white

Cormorant-

black, possibly with white

Currawong-

black, gray, possibly with white

Cuckoo-

brown tabby, possibly with white

Curlew-

brown tabby, possibly with white

Darter-

black, brown tabby

Dove-

solid gray, gray tabby

Duck-

solid gray, gray tabby, brown, brown tabby, possibly with white

Eagle-

brown tabby

Egret-

white

Emu-

solid gray tabby, brown tabby

Falcon-

solid black, brown tabby, possibly with white

Finch-

solid black, brown tabby, gray tabby, ginger, possibly with white

Galah-

solid gray, possibly with white

Gannet-

white

Grebe-

solid gray, gray tabby

Gull-

solid black, solid gray, possibly with white

Heron-

brown tabby, gray tabby, possibly with white

Ibis-

white

Kingfisher-

brown, brown tabby, solid black, possibly with white

Kite-

black, brown, brown tabby, solid gray

Kookaburra-

brown, brown tabby, possibly with white

Lyrebird-

brown tabby, gray tabby

Magpie-

solid black, possibly with white

Osprey-

brown tabby, possibly with white

Owl-

solid black, brown tabby, gray tabby, white

Oystercatcher-

solid black, possibly with white

Pipit-

brown, brown tabby

Plover-

solid gray, gray tabby, possibly with white

Pratincole-

cream

Quail-

brown tabby, gray tabby, possibly with white

Rail-

brown tabby, possibly with white

Raven-

solid black

Robin-

brown tabby

Shoveler-

brown, brown tabby

Snipe-

brown tabby, possibly with white

Sparrow-

brown tabby, gray tabby

Starling-

solid black, brown tabby

Stilt-

solid black, possibly with white

Swan-

solid black

Tern-

solid gray, solid black, possibly with white

Thrush-

brown tabby

Turkey-

brown, possibly tortie

Warbler-

brown, brown tabby

Wren-

brown tabby (small cat)

Fish & aquatic life

Bass-

solid gray, possibly gray tabby

Bream-

gray tabby, possibly with white

Bullrout-

soild black, tortie

Callop-

gray tabby, likely with white

Carp-

solid black, brown tabby

Catfish-

solid gray

Cod-

gray tabby

Conger-

ginger

Congoli-

brown, brown tabby, possibly with white

Eel-

solid black, brown, brown tabby, possibly with white

Grudgeon-

brown, brown tabby, possibly with white

Mullet-

ginger, cream

Mussel-

solid black, brown

Perch-

solid gray, gray tabby, brown tabby, cream

Shark-

This refers to the northern river shark.
solid gray

Smelt-

solid gray, gray tabby

Trout-

brown tabby, gray tabby

Yabby-

solid black

Insects

Ant-

solid black, brown, ginger

Bee-

solid black, tortie, brown tabby

Beetle-

solid black, brown, solid gray

Centipede-

brown, ginger

Chaser-

solid black, tortie, ginger

Cicada-

brown, brown tabby

Cricket-

brown, brown tabby

Darter-

ginger, solid gray

Fly-

solid black, gray tabby

Gnat-

solid black

Hawker-

solid black, brown tabby

Hornet-

tortie, brown tabby, solid black

Millipede-

brown tabby, solid black, solid gray

Mosquito-

brown, solid black

Moth-

solid gray, tortie, possibly with white

Spider-

solid black, brown, brown tabby

Wasp-

tortie, brown tabby

Worm-

brown

Plants

Chamomile-

white

Chanterelle-

ginger

Daisy-

solid gray, white

Eremophila-

ginger, likely with white

Fern-

This refers to the Elkhorn Fern and Mother Shield Fern, respectively
brown, ginger

Geebung-

ginger, cream

Grass-

This refers to Kangaroo Grass.
brown

Hop-

This refers to the Sticky Hop Bush
ginger

Lignum-

ginger and white

Lily-

This refers to the Nodding Blue Lily.
solid gray

Midgen-

white, solid gray likely with 40% (or more) white

Mint-

white, gray, ginger

Parakeelya-

solid gray

Pea-

This refers to Sturt's Desert Pea.
ginger

Peach-

ginger

Saltbush

white, ginger

Wattle-

This refers to the Mulga Wattle
ginger, cream

Suffixes

Rules

A Clan cat's suffix...

  • The suffix should come from one of the following:
    • A skill the cat excels in
    • A notable personality trait
    • The cat's appearance, usually as an extension of the prefix
  • It may not use any of the rank-specific suffixes, kit, paw, and star, unless they are currently the associated rank

Skills

-claw

exceptional in combat

-fang

exceptional in combat and hunting

-flight

exceptional reflexes

-foot

exceptionally fast

-leaf

Only given to medicine cats
exceptional knowledge of herbs

-nose

exceptional sense of smell and good at tracking

-shade

Should not be used with the Shade- prefix
exceptionally stealthy

-splash

exceptional at fishing

-stream

exceptional at swimming

-tail

exceptionally good balance and agility

-whisker

exceptional at hunting

Personality

-berry

Not medicine cat exclusive. Should not be used with the Berry- prefix
exceptionally nurturing, especially towards sick cats

-breeze

exceptionally easy-going

-cloud

Should not be used with the Cloud- prefix
exceptionally calm, gentle, and patient

-fall

exceptionally resilient

-flower

exceptionally motherly

-heart

exceptionally passionate

-spirit

exceptionally spirited

-storm

Should not be used with the Storm- prefix
exceptionally unpredictable

Other

-face

exceptionally beautiful

-fur

no noteworthy traits

-pelt

no noteworthy traits

-stripe

tabby, no noteworthy traits

-spot

spotted tabby, no noteworthy traits

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