Maurning /mɔ́rnɪŋ/ (female)


Maurning’s greatest strength lies in its vague spelling. This very deliberate choice on the part of the name’s creators allows it to phonetically evoke both “morning” and “mourning,” without having to explicitly claim either word. This gives Maurning the strange sense of flexibility that is likely responsible for its recent explosion on the scene. Critics, however, have protested that this eye-of-the-beholder style strips power away from the name itself, giving it instead to the person hearing it. Frankly, we don’t understand a word of what they’re saying. We just love the name for its soft elegance.

“I can’t tell if Maurning is racist or just inarticulate.”

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