Ideas for science fiction character names?

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  • #90890
    Mrs. Skywalker
    @padawanpadme

      Hi……sorry I’m never up here *wails* Do you guys have any ideas for science fiction names? Male, female, good guys, bad guys, I need ’em all. The story has a lot of space travel, so that can give ya an idea of the kind of names I’m looking for.

      Thanks for your help!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

      #90914
      Kaleigh Flowers
      @kaleigh-flowers

      Hello! I am drafting a dystopian/sci-fi book, and names are extremely difficult! Here are several though-

      Eiley (pron. EYE-lee)

      Verity (pron. vair-IT-ee)

      Rhett (pron. RET)

      Aeron (pron. AIR-on)

      #90919
      Warden
      @nuetrobolt

      @padawanpadme Look up baby names.

      Your story is yours and no one else's. Each sunset is different, depending where you stand. -A. Peterson

      #91406
      Old Coot
      @old-coot

        While this websiteย https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/ has a heavy focus on real-world and fantasy settings, there are several SF name generators (and a ton of other types of name generators) scattered throughout.

        #91463
        Daeus Lamb
        @daeus-lamb

        @padawanpadme

        https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/

        ^^ That’s a good starting point.

        To get technical, it really depends on your sci-fi culture. If it’s futuristic America, just make up stuff that sounds cool and fairly normal. Futuristic Chinese? Make up something that sounds cool and Chinese. Now if it’s alien, you can do a pretty good fake by answering two questions.

        1. What are the naming/language conventions (if there are any)? Do all names have standard affixes such as Latin’s Just-us, Tacit-us, Marc-us, etc? Or is it two-part like OmenHabbido or IshiSabo? Do the aliens just have number codes as names (if so you’d have to invent enough of their language to figure out the names for all their numbers)? You can be as imaginative here as you want.

        2. What do you want the language these names are derived from to sound like? Elongated something like Eolonae while garbled might sound something like Erbtuklishk. Just form a bunch of sounds until something feels right.

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        #92273
        Mrs. Skywalker
        @padawanpadme

          @kaleigh-flowers

           

          Hey! And I know right?

          Ohh, thanks for these! They are so neat sounding!

          "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

          #92274
          Mrs. Skywalker
          @padawanpadme

            @nuetrobolt

             

            Thanks, I might just do that.

            "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

            #92275
            Mrs. Skywalker
            @padawanpadme

              @old-coot

              Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

              "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

              #92276
              Mrs. Skywalker
              @padawanpadme

                @daeus-lamb

                 

                These are awesome tips! Thanks so much for the help, I appreciate it!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

                "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub."

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