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Naming Fluttershy's Parents, Trixie's Mom, and the Sphinx

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The sphinx is definitely just Sphinx, she doesn't need another name. Besides, any of those Egyptian words just sound ridiculous.
For all 3 parents — what Mildgyth suggested. There is pretty much no other names truly competing in the thread.
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I do second your thoughts on the Egyptian names. A lot of them are too long and strange. Giza makes me think of geezer and sobek, Anubis , sekhemet, etc. Are all names of Egyptian gods.
If we want to get into the actual lore of the creature, sphinxes are actually the guardians of the gods treasures. They would issue a challenge or riddle to those seeking the treasures. those who failed were eaten by the Sphinx. Really the Sphinx is more of a gods pet than a god, hence why the names don’t really work in my opinion.
I’d like to think there is actually a sobek, Anubis, etc. In the universe of mlp but it is not the Sphinx.
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it more commonly means "fart" in tamil. i thought that was the joke, to be honest.

It's also awfully similar to "kuso," which means "shit" in Japanese. Even if we wanted to use a Japanese name for an Egyptian character, "kusu" wouldn't be a very good one.
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If shes just gonna be called sphinx,couldn't we come up with a more graceful sounding tag than sphinx (character)?
Maybe the 'Somnambulan Sphinx', or 'the great purple sphinx' or even just 'The Sphinx'
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There's nothing constructively wrong with The Sphinx, but I'm roughly 800% sure it would cause plenty of unneccessary problems with searches and tagging. If her official Derpi name was "sphinx (character)", it would be a trivial matter to just add the line "For the character from Daring Done?, see sphinx (character)" to the simple tag description for sphinx.
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If you decide to come up with a name for the sphinx, at least try to make sure it reflects her deviousness and hostility, in the show it was quite an evil character. I don't see how Neko or Cleo are even remotely fitting names.
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Well 'Sphinx' is a tag cataloging sphinxes in general. We could go with 'The Sphinx' to catalog pics of Big-Purple.
It's still nice and short and while it is similar to other tags, it is still unique.
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I think if we were to name the sphinx, trixie's mom, Mr.Shy and Ms.shy it should probably be something creative like all of the other characters in the show.

For example:Twilight sparkle, fluttershy, rarity, etc. just something that fits there personalities.
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For Mrs. Shy, I'd vote Posey.

For The Sphinx, my vote goes to Jinxy. It's cute and fitting in a way, though keeping her unnamed is also something I support.

Finally, as for the whole Kusu situation, I have been lurking since before the first attempts were made to tag ALL Shpinx images with it and IMHO the whole thing could leave a bad taste in people's mouths just as it did in mine. The tag had to be deleted at least twice on most images by the mods as well (thank You all!). Therefore, I humbly suggest to leave it disqualified (if it isn't yet of course).
I do not mean to offend anyone, but Kusu would just not feel right after all this.
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I think you have your sphinxes mixed up buddy.

What you just described, is Phix, THE Greek sphinx, because in Greek mythology there's only one sphinx. Daughter of Typhoon and Echidna, which by extension would make her a Titan, a god-like force of nature.

Egyptian sphinxes on the other hand, were benevolent representations of the power of the Pharaoh. That's why they are represented with the head of a male (with the face of a specific Pharaoh) and the body of a lion, representing Sekhmet, goddess of war.
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