Jennifer_P wrote:The name doesn't even have to have a meaning, actually. For example, "Amateria" just means "Away from matter/timber" in Latin. I doubt that they meant spell something in Latin when they named that Age though.
Indeed. And there's a good reason for that, this Age's name has a funnny little story..
Back when Exile was being developped (by the late Presto Studio), there was one of the artist who appeared to be a fan of the singer Madonna. And at some point during development he kept singing a particular song.. "A material girl". (You might see where this story is going now). And the chorus for this song goes: "A materia.. a materia.. a material girl!". He kept singing it, and it annoyed everyone in the studio. So, to have fun with this and because the whole "materia" part happened to fit that particular Age so much they decided to name the Age Amateria.
And yes, this is a true story.
(Oddly enough years before I created a name for one of my Ages the exact same way.. Music can be a great inspiration )
Sometimes names have weird origins. I love to hear were names come from. Many people use precise methods to create names such has using words from other languages, but sometimes it just comes out of the most random inspirations and this it totally fun.