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    ex con/red neck names?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Jimm79, Jul 13, 2012.

    Hi,

    I'm looking for inspiration for 3-4 deep south ex con/red neck names for a short story. I'm trying to avoid obvious sterotypical names ie Bubba etc but if anybody has any suggestions???

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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    You could try checking out the write-a-con website. The names aren't stereotypical - except I did see a Clyde, which always sounds faintly criminal to me.
     
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    Justin, Donney, Hector, Bob, Joe, Tommy, Jacob.
     
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    Jim Bob, Joe Bob, Bob Tom, Joe Don, Jor-El, Moose. (Okay, one of those might be more deep-space than deep-south.)
     
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    You want a stereotyped name that doesn't sound stereotyped. Good luck.
     
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    Floyd? Hank?
     
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    Hi,

    Why does the Dukes of Hazard spring to mind? Beau, Luke, Daisy, uncle Jessie, Eonis and Rossco.

    Or the Beverly Hillbillies? - Ellie May, Jethro, Jed.

    I'm sure there are other shows from that locale you could use.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
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    Perhaps because they're pop-cultural? There's not too many Southerners I know bearing those names.

    We're more apt to use Biblical names, but none terribly unusual: Mike, John, Dan, Dave. The OP is probably better off selecting these normal names, and conveying region through a clearer channel, such as dialogue, place-name, and setting.
     
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    Hank, Jethro, Ross....I can't think of anything good.

    You know what? Ralph. I think Ralph would be perfect for your character.
     
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    My friend's son is in the clinker as we speak. His name is Adam.
     

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