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Old September 12th, 2010, 4:26 am
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

I too want to be an author. Recently I have been brainstorming names. some are common and some are not:

Loa
Sphen
Jenna
Chris
Halley
Tayla (this is my favorite)
Caleb
Luke
Jocelynn
Jamie (female)
Evelyn
Sean
Jacqueline
Jayden
Addie
Alene
Trent (another one of my favorites)
Tresha
Zac
York
Jerome
Lauren
Dayna
Alexa
Jaden
Tallia
Mayra
Ayla
Mavi (last minute thought but still one of the best)


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Old September 21st, 2010, 5:12 am
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

I love having creative and unique names, but I try to refrain from using them in order to not have them sound too 'Mary/Gary Stu-ish'. But I do love the names Emilie, Hayden, Lysander, and Aaron I use them when I write stories for school.


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Old January 15th, 2011, 11:19 am
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

I found this website for generating names. I usually try to choose characters' names on my own, but I think this site can be really helpful for coming up with unique names. I got a few nice names from it, .


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Old January 16th, 2011, 3:59 am
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

That's a nice site, though not very helpful for me, who writes mostly Fantasy and/or Science Fiction, building my own worlds — which means I like to have my own unique names that aren't necessarily similar to a specific area in our world. Though I'll definitely find need for it when writing for school.


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Old January 22nd, 2011, 7:04 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

Names I've used are:

Nathaniel
William
Sage
Jace
Evan

Isobel
Sofia
Liliana
Niamh

Not that strange really, but I don't see them as common names. (Especially not where I live!)


And this website is actually quite good for names, character info, places etc. It means using a lot of help, but I find it good for inspiration.


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Old January 25th, 2011, 12:46 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

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I found this website for generating names. I usually try to choose characters' names on my own, but I think this site can be really helpful for coming up with unique names. I got a few nice names from it, .
Oh wow, thanks for posting that! names are actually the thing I struggle with most, I don't know why, I just have everything else so well thought out and then struggle at the last hurdle.

My favourite name I've used so far is Lexi, for a character in story I'm writing.


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Old January 28th, 2011, 8:08 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

My favourite name at the moment is Imperato It was the surname or something of a publisher for one of my history textbooks and I thought it sounded very Harry Potter-ish. I am determined to use it in something, though. I also have a chapter or two of a long since given up story somewhere in my house with the main character's name being Kayla, which I quite like, I might reuse it sometime.


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Old March 2nd, 2011, 5:12 am
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

I'm sort of obsessed with names, and I really like this thread.

These are some of the names for people in a story that I'm currently writing:

David Hansen
Daragh O'Hanlon
Simon Bennet
(these are the only three with last names too)

then there's:

Graham
Lily
Riley (female)
Callum
Noxon (male)
Vala (female)

There's also dog named Jersey.


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Old March 27th, 2011, 5:21 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

Well, the most interesting thing I've made up is the name Mark Collins, and I'm pretty sure there are millions of people with that name. But that was my intention, it had to sound like a normal, ordinary name.


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I grab good names from everyday life. I was tutoring a kid the other day, and his last name was Kesselring. I told him that I was stealing his name, and that someday he'd see he'd see it in a best selling novel. I think he was a little weirded out


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Old June 24th, 2011, 11:02 am
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I tend to use names of famous people because I feel confident if I do that. My main characters, the twins, are named Ian Misha Devyn and Everett Chris Devyn, which are, basically, my favourite names.


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Old June 29th, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

My MC is named Shiloh. His boyfriend is named Noel. His best friend is named Shannon. Shannon is not a girl. (:


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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

I like to give at least one of my characters in anything I am writing a Welsh name. I like Medi (girls name, it's Welsh for September), Eira (again girls- Welsh for snow) and Seren (Welsh for star)
I'm beginning to veer away from Seren though because there seems to be a lot of people I went to school with who are naming their daughters Seren.


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Old January 4th, 2012, 10:51 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

12 yr old girl-(Per)Seph(one)
14 yr old boy-Xavier
Mom-Katie
Dad-Raemonde,Pronounced Raymond.
Aunt-Shelly
Uncle-Mark
I tried to stay away from all tiny names,but it happens.


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Old February 14th, 2012, 6:07 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

I used to work for a Human Resources department of a big corporation and love love loved filing personnel files because I got to see some really awesome names. I ended up copying the list of employees to an excel spreadsheet and splitting them into first and last names and alphabetized them so I could mix and match them and get more unique names like Marta Johanson rather than something boring like Mary Johnson. The first is still a 'normal' recognizable name but it's more interesting than the second and automatically tells you more about the character like where they might have come from.


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Old February 27th, 2012, 3:38 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

For me, names are very important and I usually only give names to characters after they've developed a bit so that the name can fit the character. Unfortunately, I have so many ideas that I rarely stick to one long enough for it to actually grow into something. I like Samantha a lot. I use usual names such as Michael, Rebecca etc but I also like using less usual names or making them up. I once named a dog Peroni...I don't know why but I think it might have had something to do with the fact that he liked pepperoni


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Old May 25th, 2012, 6:16 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

An extended list of names-
Russian girl-Svettlana
Polish boy-Philip
Prissy American-Tammy
Nerdy British Girl/Guy-Tabitha/Nicholas
Jock boy(American)-Tyler
Goth Guy/Girl-Shane/Taysia(pronounced Taysha)
Owl me for any help.


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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:30 pm
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I like to keep my names simple: like Avery and Evan, I think are good.


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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:59 pm
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Re: Your Favourite Character Names

I've been known to change names in mid-stream.

I like really simple names.

Charles
Grace
John
Julie
Hank
Carrie


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