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    Need help with Character Name!!

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by hrdoyle3, Aug 3, 2012.

    I am currently writing a story featuring a female main character. The story is set in a dystopian society in the not so distance future. (So names that are too futuristic are not ideal).

    She is 16 years old living with her older brother. Their parents are dead. She has one close friend. Her brother is taken by the society. She sets out to find him.

    A few words to describe her personality:
    Strong, determined, passionate, hardheaded, and, as the story develops, becomes more opinionated


    I really like simple names such as Alice or Lucy(these are the baby names my fiance and I have chosen so I prefer not to use them)

    Surname suggestions are not needed, but appreciated!
     
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    Simple names are great! There is Catherine/Katherine which can be simplified into the nicknames: Kit, Kitty, Cat/Kat, ect. Anne, Jane, (which you can always spell differently: Jayne or Jaine), Molly, Jennifer, Sarah/Sara, Lynne, Sue, Mary, Margaret(Maggie, Meg). Or you could choose a longer name and shorten it: Victoria (Vicki/Vickie, Tory, Ria, Vic), Minerva (Minnie, Mina, Min), Benedicta (Ben, Bennie, Ned), Stephanie (Steph), Meredith (Merry), Henrietta (Henry, Hank, Rett, Etta), Aurelia (Aura, Lia), Michaela (Miki, Mikey, Kay), Elizabeth (Ellie, Elle, Eli, Liz, Lizzie, Beth, Betty, Bette, Eliza), or Charlotte(Char, Charlie, Lottie). Brenna means strength, I think and Bridget is also similar in meaning too. If I remember correctly. There are also: Rae, Mae, Fae, Leah, Wynne (originally a boy's name), Mia, Vera, Lara, Kira, Zoe (means alive), Jenna, Audrey, Aubrey, Audra, Una, Ena/ Enya, Jessica, Rachel, Melanie, Lily, Ivy, Lulu, Fern, Joan, Eleanor, Helen, Rebecca/Rebekah(Reba, Becky, Bex, Beck) or Dana. I kind of got carried away(sorry) but I love names and I hope that this helps:) Alice and Lucy are beautiful names and congratulaions!
     
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    I like gender-bender names like Billie, Frankie, Charlie, Chris, Riley, Sam, Alex, Joe, Logan, Cody/Kody, Lindsay.
    Here's a list for inspiration though:
    Abby
    Adele/Adeline
    Amanda
    Amber
    Amelia/Amelie
    Angela/Angie
    Annie/Anne/Anna
    April
    Ashley/Ash
    Ava
    Avril
    Bethony
    Betty
    Blasia
    Bonita
    Breigh/Brea/bree
    Brooke
    Cadence/Cady
    Camille/Cammie
    Carmen
    Caroline/Carol
    Cecily
    Chloe
    Claire
    Corinne
    Danielle/Dani
    Darcy
    Dawn
    Deborah
    Desiree
    Diana
    Donna
    Eden
    Edith
    Eileen
    Elaine
    Eleanor
    Eliza
    Ella
    Emma
    Evelyn/Eve
    Estelle
    Fawn
    Frances
    Freya
    Gabrielle
    Gail
    Georgia
    Ginny
    Grace
    Gwen
    Hannah
    Hellen
    Ida
    Irene
    Iris
    Isabel/Isabella
    Isis
    Jacqueline/Jacky
    Jade
    Jane
    Jodi
    Joe
    Jolene
    Josie
    Judith
    Julia
    June
    Kat/Katherine
    Lori
    Leanne
    Leigh
    Lenora
    Lila
    Lily
    Linda
    Madeline/Maddy
    Maeve
    Maggie
    Margaret
    Marion
    Marley
    May
    Meredith
    Mira
    Miranda
    Molly
    Morgan
    Nelly
    Nora
    Olive/Olivia
    Paige
    Pam
    Patricia/Patty
    Reagan
    Renee
    Rita
    Rory
    Rose/Rosemary
    Sadie
    Sasha
    Sky
    Suzanne/Sue
    Tamara
    Tessa
    Trish
    Vera
    Vivian
    Zelda
    Zoe
     
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    Clarissa, Davina, Luisa, Isabella, Laila/Layla, Tamara, Portia, Annabella, Annalisa... all I can think of right now...

    Good Luck!
     

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