Character Name Discussion
May 8, 2020 at 2:59 pm #111980
@arindown and I had been talking about names and she suggested making a discussion about them. I have tons of names, so if anyone needs a good name for a certain time period or something just ask me. Grace also said that sometimes finding fantasy names can be a bit challenging. I have quite a few lists of fantasy names and their meanings. Let me know if any of you would be interested in some names!
Also if anyone has character ideas this would be a great place to share them! I look forward to what you all come up with.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.May 8, 2020 at 3:27 pm #111981
Wow! You did that really well.
By the way, I just remembered I had a character with no last name. He is a fantasy character, who is what I call a “freedom fighter” against an oppressive government. His name is Damien, and he is kinda like Robin Hood for his country.
I want his last name to be easy to remember, and a little bit regal sounding…but not too fancy.
Anybody have any ideas?
Forgiven. Loved. Creative.May 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm #111982
Do you have a preference of what you want his last name to start with?
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.May 8, 2020 at 3:36 pm #111983
Not really…I just want something that flows, you know.😄 Some of the ones I particularly like (some of my other character’s last names) are Pledger, Whistler, and Dudinend. Maybe that gives you some ideas?
Forgiven. Loved. Creative.May 8, 2020 at 3:55 pm #111984
Here are a few. Let me know if you don’t like them and I’ll send a few more
Amelika – freedom
Gatleen – Merged in Freedom; Joined by
Gowshik – Love to Peace; Perfect; Freedom; Happiness; Life of Journey; A variant of name Gausik
Macalester – son of defender of men (Personally I like this one)
A few others that don’t nesescairly have the meaning of freedom, but might sound nice.
Laferriere – iron
Lemaitre – the master
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.May 8, 2020 at 5:32 pm #111997
Good topic! I don’t have any characters I need naming but if I do I’ll let you know!
Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉May 9, 2020 at 2:38 pm #112061
Wow! I like some of those! Macalester has such a cool meaning…but so does Gowshik. I like the idea of Life of Journey.
Which one do you think sounds best with Damien?
Forgiven. Loved. Creative.May 9, 2020 at 2:40 pm #112064
Personally I like Macalester best, but it’s up to you.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.May 9, 2020 at 3:15 pm #112071
Just gonna jump in here real quick lol!
I thing Gowshik is better just bc it’s easier to say in your mind when you read it! And it’s easier to pronounce!
When in a book there is a character name that is really long and hard to read I kinda just skip over it and pronounce it my own way. If that makes sense lol.
Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉May 9, 2020 at 3:43 pm #112072
Lol. I actually thought Macalester was easier to remember and pronounce, but I’m kinda used to unique names. (I mean my name is different 😉 ) But it’s up to you Grace. I don’t really have an argument for Macalester other than that I think it sounds good with Damien. Sometimes I change the name a bit, so even if you did Damien Maclester. Anyways, like I said, it’s up to you.
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If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.May 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm #112076May 9, 2020 at 7:48 pm #112093
Yeah, I think I agree. Macalester is cool. I might tweak it just a bit to make it easier like you suggested. Thanks.
If I ever have any name problems, I know where to come.😄
I totally understand about kinda “skipping over” long names in stories. Not to put anyone down, but I once read a book where one of the main characters was Belomondore. Once you figured it out, it really is a cool name, but when you’re trying to get through the story…I just ended up thinking of him as the B guy.😆 That’s part of the reason I like to mix familiar names in with the new ones. I also pay attention to length and syllables of names. Do you ever pay attention to that stuff?
Forgiven. Loved. Creative.May 10, 2020 at 5:41 pm #112143
Yeah! I pay attention to it a little bit but not a whole lot lol! There are only a few names that I made up. Like, Throden, Aclabar, Sringard… but yeah, haha!
Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉May 11, 2020 at 7:44 am #112162Kristianne Hassman@kristianne-hassman
This will be so helpful! Thank you!
Right now I have a sea captain in my story whom I named Jeremy Dylan, but I don’t really like it. It feels too plain and generic to me, if you know what I mean.
I want his first name to be short but unique. And I want his second name to mean something related to the sea.
Do you have any suggestions?
Also, I would be happy to share names on here too. I’ve collected quite a few names and their meanings over the years!
Courage, dear heart.May 11, 2020 at 9:58 am #112175
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