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    Do you think these names have a good ring to them?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by baviera, Dec 23, 2015.

    Which of these names have a good ring to them?


    Michelle De Parma
    Michelle Blanchet
    Michelle LeMarchal
    Michelle De Visconti
    Michelle De Albret
    Michelle De La Tour
    Michelle de Alba

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    Hi welcome to the forum. I like names that aren't hard to pronounce because readers stumble over the words sometime. For that reason and something about how they sound, these three don't sound good to me (other readers may differ):
    Michelle LeMarchal
    Michelle De Visconti
    Michelle De Albret​
    The others are fine depending on what the character is like you are naming.
     
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    Thank you Gingercoffee, the character is a 20 something, sophisticated, beautiful, successful business girl who works and lives in London. Parents are from Spain and France but she grew up between South America and Europe. She runs and owns a fashion empire, cultured, smart, jet-setter but not superficial, she is a strong girl but deep inside she is sweet and gentle, loyal to the people she loves.
     
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    Michelle de Parma does it for me for that character.
     
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    Thank you! Do you think I should replace an "L" for the "R" instead of De Parma make it De Palma

    Michelle De Parma
    Michelle De Palma
     
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    I thought Parma had a tad more sophistication to it. Keep in mind this is the subjective opinion of one person and I can't say objectively what I'm basing it on.
     
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    Of course, But you are absolutely right, deep inside I had the same idea just wanted a second opinion :)
     
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    I just think the first name doesn't go well with any of those last names. And I don't think those last names sound very "jet setty either. Sorry, I'm not trying to be negative, they just didn't convince me. Plus, if the parents are spanish and french, why does many of those last names have an italian feel?? It doens't make sense to me.
     
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    Well...

    "Parma" makes me think of chicken parma. Otherwise known as chicken parmigiana.

    You could use this list of french surnames to see which one you like.
     
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    Parma is a city in italy, and De Parma would mean "from Parma" even though the italian prefix would be "di" not "de".
     

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