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    Opinions on name for a Character

    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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    The brief description reminds me of Alexander the Great... so, Alexandra?
     
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    Just my opinion of course, but her nick-name is Dani, short for Danielle. I can just picture her close friend whispering, "Dani, hold back!" And then a legion of the oppressors marching by on the road they were just about to cross...
     
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    I feel as if a unisex/boy name or surname as a first would suit her well. I just cant seem to find one that fits right.

    Simple, classic names are also appealing.
     
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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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    Here's name I like that to me personally seem like the qualities you described (so may to you too :-D)
    Firstly, I second "Alexandra"
    And some of my own:
    - Allegra
    - Miranda
    - Elizabeth
    - Stacey
    - Freya

    If you're stuck, try trawling through baby names sites - it's what I do, and it usually works :)
     
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    You may also want to think about what your names mean...EX, I just changed a name from Humara to Hadya because in Arabic Hadya meant sacrifice, or gift. It was fully appropriate. Don't stick to indo-european names either...you might find something a little more exotic that really appeals to your character.
     
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    Thank you all for the grear suggestions! I appreciate it
     
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    Anne ... I find Anne is a good strong name. Or if its a dystopian society and she's somehow going to instigate a change to this maybe Eve or Evie?
     
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    Evie makes me think of V for Vendetta.
     

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