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shimodahito

developing a shikona

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Good day all,

Not sure if this belongs here or the off-topic forum so feel free to move it needed.

Got a sumo novice friend who wants to try a few games, but needs a shikona. She wants something related to "Star Gazer" or "one who gazes at stars"

my japanese is limited... but couldn't find a good translation for "gazer" that sounds nice.

'gakusha' (as in tenmongakusha) astronomer translation is 'scholar' so the shikona... hoshigakusha is a bit...well, scholarly, eh?

"to gaze" i think is nagememasu, but it's a verb.... or maybe gyoushi?

hoshigyoushi? hoshinogyoushijin? hoshigyoushijin? second two are a bit long.

in english there is subtle differencen between a gazer, a watcher, and an observer... but i don't know the variations of the japanese verbs.. and then to put it in a "one who gazes at stars" format.

any suggestions or ideas? adding a twist is ok (as sukubidubidu and others do) is ok as long as it stays with the star gazer theme.

sorry, no prize for the best idea/suggestion and all suggestions could be rejected, but thought i'd let the expert sumo forum crew provide input.

-shimodahito

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Hoshishi (星 視) might work. Hoshi - star, Shi - to look at carefully.

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Hoshimi?

'Mi' coming from the common verb, 'miru' (to see). It sounds OK at least! And it is also a girl's name in Japanese anyway, although the kanji for the real name is not from 'miru' usually.

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How about 愛好家 ? (aikouka) It translates as 'lover' or 'aficionado' and could be combined with either 'hoshi' or 天 (ten/ama) or something.

This way, it conveys the passions of a star gazer without giving the impression of diverted attention.

In my opinion, gyoushi sounds too much like gyouji.

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There's also Kinboshi, of course (gold star) or Ginboshi (silver star) etc.

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Hoshinoumi (Sea of Stars), 'cause I like the sea.

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I'll just add Hiten, which is the name of a Japanese space probe and also apparently means 'Celestial Maiden'.

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I would like to offer my suggestions:

天の川  or 天乃川 - in a more traditional style

"Amanogawa" (ama-no-gawa)

which stands for: "milky way" or "galaxy"

and

流星

"Ryuusei" (ryuu-sei)

which means: "shooting star" / "meteorite"

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"Amanogawa" (ama-no-gawa)

That's likely to run into issues in some games; there's already a veteran member and game player by that name. :-P

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thanks for all the suggestions....

Nagareboshi was also suggested... which I think also means shooting star.

Amanogawa is a co-aomori tomodachi... a sweet name, but not under consideration.

It's fantastic to have this forum to solicit!!!!

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Genki desu ka, shimodahito?

"Hoshi o miru mono ( one who gazes at stars )" just came to my mind. Lyrical, but sounds more like a book/movie title.

Hoshihitomi 星瞳 - "Hoshi" is star(s). "Hitomi" is the pupils of eyes, to be precise. But actually, 98% of Japanese ( okay, age over 10 ) would have a picture of beautiful, twinkling, sparkling eyes, when they hear the word "hitomi", frilly form of "me (eyes)". So this is a fairly popular name for girls too. Some of you may know a girl named Hitomi and she should have beautiful eyes. Twinkles on beautiful eyes can imply, I guess, that the person is looking at something/someone so closely with heart (Heart...) , or maybe, gazing at stars and the bright eyes are reflecting starlights...? A little romantic twist desu.

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Arigato Amanogawa! Genki. And hope you are as well.

I will pass your suggestions, but right now she is leaning towards -- Hoshiaikouka... not sure how that rings. I like both of your suggestions!

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