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    character name

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by jazzman, Dec 8, 2010.

    Gday all xxx need some help. I am writing a story set in Nazi occupied France but been wracking my brain for a name for my central character, a private detective xxx am going insane, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated by me and my wife, who is going insane as well from constant nagging LOL
     
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    I'm not sure if this is something we can suggest, but perhaps use a small short names, or something you can shorten, like in the Death note series all the characters have names like Lawliet, Near, Mellow, but go by the first letter, L is an amazing detective.
     
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    cheers bartlby xxx i was thinking Lachance but just cant think of a first name that makes the whole name flow
     
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    Léon Dalbiac. You may have that one gratis, mon ami.
     
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    rene [re-nay] lachance [la-shahnss]
    albert [al-bare] lachance
    hercule [air-kyewl] lachance
    jacques [zhahc] lachance
    alphonse [al-fonz] lachance
    andre [ahn-dray] lachance

    do any of those sound 'right' to you?
     
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    thankyou mammamaia xxx much appreciated
     
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    I actually live in France so here's what I think of some of the above names:
    rene [re-nay] lachance [la-shahnss] : This sounds really good, it sounds like "renaissance" which means re-birth (and also refers to the renaissance ... yaddayaddayadda)
    albert [al-bare] lachance : sounds like "Et, bah... La chance!" - "And, well... Lucky!"
    hercule [air-kyewl] lachance : I'm not going to say what this sounds like, it sounds pretty rude though, haha!
    alphonse [al-fonss] lachance: "A fond la chance!" - "Go for it you seem lucky" (the French isn't grammatically correct here, but the words sound that way)

    If you have words you want to disguise as a character's name in French, I'm happy to help out.
     
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    It would be nice if you used the same beginning letters so you could put the initials L.L. I always like double initials :p
     
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    in which case, i'd suggest:

    leon [lay-ohn]
    louis [loo-ee]
    laurent [low-rahn]
    luc [lewk]
    lucien [loo-syehn]
    leonide [lee-ah-need]
     
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    My other thought was Remy Rousseau xx any thoughts?
     
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    not bad!

    btw, 'rémy' can mean 'from rheims' so if he's from that city it would be fitting...
     

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