Ideas for science fiction character names?

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    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.

      I'm Throne Warden of Emberia or Nuetrobolt. I write with my tiny dragon, Vip.

      #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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