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    Bird Names?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by LaPetitePierrot, Jan 3, 2011.

    I'm currently writing a book in which many of the characters have avian themed names to match their personality. I'm got an extremely greedy and petty treasure hoarder named Jay as well as a crafty, quick-witted character with the last name Sparrows (along with a main antagonist whose last name is Falkner).

    Right now I'm trying to find a suitable name for the main character... but I'm kind of at a loss. Any suggestions would be great!
     
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    Hmm I have a MC his birdform is Cobbley (Swan)

    What about Falcon, Hawk, MacCaw, Birdie, Linnet, Zohar (the falcon the socoress used in He-Man).
     
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    Flacon, hawk, kiwi, dove, raven and finch.

    There are som birds names, I like.

    My favorites are Dove, Raven and Kiwi.
     
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    I find Eagle to be a nice name carrying the hint of a bold person. Raven and Hawk are nice names too. Nightingale makes for a nice last name, especially for a woman. Of course, there is also Phoenix.
     
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    Roc, even tho is it a myth is a personal fav. Osprey, Herron, Moa, Kestrel, Condor.. the list is quite vast
     
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    What's the personality of your unnamed bird MC? This will help generate name ideas to suit the character, you know?
     
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    You say that many of your characters have avian names to match their personality, yet you haven't giving us a clue to your main characters personality, therefore how can you expect us to suggest a suitable name? :confused:
     
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    Well, explaining his personality fully would take pages and pages, and I'm not sure that would be too pleasant for you posters :p
    And I'm not asking for suitable names, just suggestions. I'll choose a suitable one as I see fit.

    If you want a starting point, I suppose I'll give a quick outline. He's a rather fierce desert bandit who mercilessly slaughters anyone who gets in his way. He had a deeply disturbed childhood as a pickpocket on the streets, and became a feared gangster of the city in which he lives. He is cunning, manipulative, and extremely obssessive; taking great measures to take revenge, etc.
     
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    Houbara ? Kind of Bustard that lives in the desert.
     
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    Is he a desert bandit after an urban gangster, or before?

    Peregrine, Crow...perhaps.
     
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    Maybe Paun? Paun is actually a Croatian word for peacock.

    Or Sokol? That is a Croatian word for Hawk.
     
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    Sokol sounds pretty cool. Has a bit of a east european-ish sound to it too, which fits well in my setting. Will definitely try that out!
     
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    Griffin? That's like, half a bird....
     
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    Glad I could help. I can try think of some more bird words if you want :D
     
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    BUSTARD! sounds good to me:D
     
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