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  • #111980
    Katja R
    @katja-r

    Hey Everyone!


    @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.

    -Katja

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.

    #111981
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    @katja-r

    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?

    Not all those who wander are lost.

    #111982
    Katja R
    @katja-r

    @arindown

    Thanks!

    Do you have a preference of what you want his last name to start with?

    -Katja

     

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.

    #111983
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    @katja-r

    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?

    Not all those who wander are lost.

    #111984
    Katja R
    @katja-r

    @arindown

    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

    -Katja

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.

    #111997
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    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! 😉 I love you guys!

    #112061
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    @katja-r

    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?

     

    Not all those who wander are lost.

    #112064
    Katja R
    @katja-r

    @arindown

    Personally I like Macalester best, but it’s up to you.

    -Katja

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.

    #112071
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    @arindown

    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! 😉 I love you guys!

    #112072
    Katja R
    @katja-r

    @arindown @beth20

    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.

    -Katja

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Katja R.

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.

    #112076
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    @katja-r

    Oh haha!

    Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!

    #112093
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    @katja-r

    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.😄


    @beth20

    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?

    Not all those who wander are lost.

    #112143
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    @arindown

    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! 😉 I love you guys!

    #112162
    Kristianne
    @kristianne-hassman

    @katja-r

    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.

    #112175
    Katja R
    @katja-r

    @kristianne-hassman

    What time period is he in? Can you describe him a bit more? Does he have family or is he by himself? How old is he?

    I will look through my name lists!!

    -Katja

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try living with a mosquito.

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