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Subject: Re: origin
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: October 31, 2005 at 8:39:36 AM
Reply to: origin by Keladry
Here is a link to the page on Tamora Pierce's site where she discusses how she comes up with names for her characters:

http://www.tamora-pierce.com/faq.htm#names

As you will see from the last paragraph on this page, like most fantasy writers, Pierce actually does not use the names she discovers "as is" but "tinkers" with them to come up with something new and exotic-sounding for a fantasy world. I'm about 95% confident that "Keladry" is a name she invented by melding syllables from other names she found, and that the character in her book is probably the first use of the name in history.

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