I also posted this in the Appellation Station, but I figured I would post it here as well.
I am writing a fantasy novel where magic is based on 10 different elements. 9 of the elements are easily named.
The 10th element is based on electricity. But I am having trouble coming up with a good name for it. "Electricity" is too cumbersome of a word, while "Electric" is an adjective. I'm looking for a noun.
Here are ones that I've thought of:
Lightning - too similar to Light, another element.
Spark - what I'm currently working with, though I'm not too fond of it.
Surge - there is a character named Surge, so that would be confusing.
Volt - a possibility, I suppose
Nothing sounds right to me. Nothing seems to have the same simplicity that the other elements do. Do you think any of the ones that I have listed are good enough to use, or do you have any new ideas? Thank you.
Storm and Charge are two that haven't been suggested yet. You could also call it ohm, amp, coulomb, or volt. (but you already said volt...) Depending on the mythos of your world, you could just name it after some fictitious deity, magician, or other person, like sky fire orFrank's fire, or just Franks for short. (Just throwing it out there.)
Or, go with the Final Fantasy solution: Call it thunder.