The Shadow in the Moonlit Night (demonoflight) wrote in little_details,
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Namesakes in Japan, bases in Latin

A question on names, a question on Latin.

A) What do the Japanese think of namesakes? For example, if a person had a brother named Osamu who died when he was a boy, would it be socially acceptable of him to name one of his sons Osamu as well? I haven't been able to find anything on the subject, but my instincts say no. I'd like confirmation, maybe.

B) I have a villain with three bases - you know, as in headquarters, base of operation, that kind of thing. He names his bases after their location (underwater base = Sea Base), but in Latin (he's 14 and thinks it's really clever, what can I do). So how would Ground Base, Air Base and Sea Base translate to Latin?
Tags: japan (misc), ~languages: latin, ~names

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