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    Looking for a female anti-hero name

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by DarkPen14, Feb 4, 2019.

    I'm writing a superhero urban fiction story about a hero called Suburban Knight (Which is a play on the word suburbanite). I intend to have a female anti-hero within the story for a Batman/Catwoman style relationship, but I'm having difficulty coming up with the girl's name
     
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    Similar play on words or a ‘normal’ name pls?
     
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    Well, I'm looking for both her actual name and her "story name"
     
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    I guess the main theme with her is basically a ninja thief/assassin or whatever with a code of honor. Kinda like Catwoman, I guess. Kittyopolis, I pray I'm pronouncing this right, I'll keep that in mind.
     
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    I don't think you will be allowed to use Catwoman, legally. If you were saying you were considering it. You may have meant she's "kind of like" Catwoman.
     
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    Don't I know it. DC wasn't really very creative in their names, though.

    I was just comparing the two. She's kinda like Catwoman, but not.
     
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    Got it, we must have been typing at the same time.
     
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    Never had that happen before. I normally type faster than the people I'm having conversations with. Huh
     
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    "Susan."

    Just give her a hilariously normal name to subvert expectations.
     
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    Just some suggestions from me. Real name ‘Kittie Day’. ’Kittie’ is a derivation of Katherine (and happens to be my paternal Grandmother’s name!), ‘Day’ as the opposite of ‘Knight’ (sort of!). Story name - Felindra if a cat reference desirable or ‘Alley Kat’ an ‘Alley’ being a passage way in Suburbia in the UK.

    Scoobs
     
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    Jan (Janice) Leigh, aka Janus Slay?
     
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    Like it
     
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    Nice, Janus the two-faced God of Choices. I like it.
     
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    But will the average reader out there get it?
     
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    I intend to make a reference. Since she's similar in function to Catwoman, it's a coin toss as to whether she's a villain or hero.
     
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    Oooooh, I wouldn't do that. Don't intepret for the reader it should be something clear that people will get. No one had to explain that Metropolis was like a big city like New York.
     
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    You're always making me laugh, @Harmonices. Clawdia...nice.

    ETA: But I wonder if you would spell it Claudia and let the audience get it?
     
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    Not a direct reference, of course. I'm thinking more like a museum or something with a statue labled "Janus", or something like that. You'd have to be paying attention for it, but it would be there.
     
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    The whole "Oh, I got my name from a Greco-Roman Deity", reference wouldn't make sense plotwise since the main character is an idiot
     
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    Bastet Rey from the Egyptian Goddess
     
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    Why does everyone think of cat-themed names?
     

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