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Deck O' Names - Japanese Generator $6.25
Publisher: Tabletop Adventures, LLC
by David W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/18/2007 00:00:00

Please, will somebody learn that -ko is a female ending, not a male ending<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: More randomness than the Inspiration Pad<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Overpriced, with some random names not fiting the gender name rules. This is not worth the $5.00 I paid.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Disappointed<br>

[2 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
The reviewer's critique, that -ko is a female ending, was one of the same critiques that Tabletop Adventures had for the product author, Amy Vander Vorste in the initial review of this product. However, through research and review of the authorized naming list recognized by Japanese authorities, Tabletop Adventures found that while -ko is most commonly used as a female ending in names, ko does also appear at the end of male names and place names in the following examples. The ending -hiko means prince or lad. The ending -ko for places signifies lake. In female name endings, the ending -ko generally means child or child of. The kanji reflected in each of these endings is distinct and if read in the Japanese would clarify this issue.