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lordofsoup

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Kaladin and Kalad
« on: January 03, 2011, 05:15:27 PM »
Since both are so similar, I had to ask.  Are they more than coincidences?

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Re: Kaladin and Kalad
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 06:16:42 PM »
I don't think so. Kalads the old kingdom in Warbreaker, right?

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Re: Kaladin and Kalad
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 08:11:56 PM »
i know that, but they seem too similar to be unrelated somehow.  That is the sort of thing that an editor is for.  BS has to have known about it. 

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Re: Kaladin and Kalad
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 08:15:05 PM »
Kaladin's name wasn't originally Kaladin, you know.  His original name was changed because it was too close to some WoT name.
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Re: Kaladin and Kalad
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 04:16:39 PM »
Also,

*** Warbreaker spoilers ***

Kalad was an alternate name for Vasher.  Or perhaps I should call him Warbreaker?

I don't really see a connection here.
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Re: Kaladin and Kalad
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 07:46:49 PM »
Merrin was Kaladins original name, and was both to feminine and to alike to Perrin. But, they probably are unrelated.

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Re: Kaladin and Kalad
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 12:03:05 AM »
Merin had one r. So it was also close to Verin.
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Re: Kaladin and Kalad
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 01:44:18 AM »
and also Lanfear/Cyndane's birth name Mierin.