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    Suggestions for character's name?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by susanv93, Aug 7, 2012.

    So I am trying to come up with a name for a male character, who will be the antagonist of my story, and I want him to have a symbolic name to indicate the difference between my protagonist and him.

    I want a name that means something like bitter, angry, warlike, arrogant, or wanting to be a ruler in general or just has the connotation of having those things. For example, I would take the name of a king who was a really cruel ruler even though his name meant something pleasant.

    Thank you for all your help!
     
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    Eh, those are too exotic for me to use.

    I should have said but my characters are being set in modern day America at a high school. I do like the name Baldrick for a last name so now my character just needs a first name:

    ___ Baldrick.
     
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    Susan, there are zillion sites where they give inspiration for baby names, explaining their roots and meaning. The one I use is http://www.thinkbabynames.com/ but for sure there are many others. Just search the site (tip: a trick not very known is: type in google search site:http://www.thinkbabynames.com/ [no spaces around the colon!] and the google search limits to the contents of this site]

    HTH
     
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    Vlad (the Impaler) Dracul

    Vlad Baldrick?
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I do like that site recommended and I will definitely file it away for future use.
    I have decided to name my antagonist Derrick Baldrick.
    Thoughts/reactions?
     
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    Don't forget my 10% cut of the royalties.

    (Oh, just kidding)

    I thought his name was Vlad Tepis.
     
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    Vlad III of the house of the House of Drăculești. Is Tepis Romanian for 'the Impaler'?
     
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    Țepeș does mean impaler in Romanian
     

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