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    Inventor's name? James (_______)

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by goldenlight56, May 3, 2012.

    My character is a famous inventor and adventurer. He invents jetpacks, flying cars, hover boards, and travels the world looking for new adventures. He helps the planet, loves nature, and is a good man. He will transition into politics later in the story, so his name should be fairly classy.

    I would like his first name to be James, but I can't think of a good last name.

    James Madix
    James Jetson
    James ??????

    I don't like Madix because it sounds kind of negative. "Mad Madix" comes to mind, but he's not crazy! He's not the stereotypical type of inventor with the crazy hair. He's more like Indiana Jones meets Nikola Tesla or perhaps Richard Branson of the Virgin brand.

    Thanks in advance!

    -GL
     
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    Well, don't go for a gimmicky name. Just go for one that speaks for itself. Most famous scientist people don't really have complicated names, with the only exception of Tesla. Which probably isn't that weird in Europe.

    Hm...hm...
    James Tanaka
    James Madison
    James Geralds
    James Franklin
    James Adams
    James Bordeau
    James Wichita
    James Axl Foster

    ....huh.
     
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    A buddy and I were tossing around names for characters, and we never actually used them.

    We got giddy one afternoon repeating "John AusVenner" and "Bill Brunhill" until the names no longer made sense.

    Have at 'em.
     
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    James Wright? Like a futuristic version of the Wright brothers.
     
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    Most of us got our names before we became famous, or even knew what our interests are. Just throw a phone book across the room, and pick a random name from the page it opens to.
     
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    One of the things writers like to do is use a name that is indicative of the character's function or personality. Such as Mr. Hyde (who 'hides' with in Dr. Jekyll) and George Stark (because he's in 'stark' contrast to Thad Beaumont).
     
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    I like the vibe of Wright, but it should be unique. I like the science sounding names too. Eg. Papa Neutrino. That's a real person by the way. It seems like last names that start with 'M' and 'J' sound nice because they work with 'James'. I'm open to suggestions though! Thanks and keep 'em coming!
     
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    James Joyce sounds amazing too, but that's obviously not unique.
     
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    James Matics (As in mathematics)

    I'm still not feeling it... Any ideas?
     
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    James Wyndam-Pryce
     
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    James Wlodarski
    James Mancini
    James Redlake
    James Pembroke
    James MacTavish
    James Hernandez
     
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    James Maker
    James Founder
     
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    Firstly, there's a pretty important question that no one has asked: what's his ethnic/cultural background? Coz it would be kinda weird to have someone of Italian or Persian descent called James Smith. Maybe mix it up a bit and have him as a second or third generation immigrant with an American sounding first name and ethnic surname:

    James Schroeder
    James Theodorakopoulos
    James Benraba
    James Khan (that's actually a real life entrepreneur...)
    James Bertorelli
     
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    I always get my name from a random name generator.

    Here's my personal suggestion: James Jesla or James Tones (mixture of Tesla and Jones)
     

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