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  • #112180
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

      @katja-r

      Hey, actually I do need a name lol! It’s a last name so if that counts that would be great haha! The first name is Ethan, he is the main bad guys ‘sidekick’ in my book. I originally had Gruber for his last name. But that was when I was younger and looking back I’m like, what the heck lol! He can communicate with my main bad guy telepathically. He lives in Aclabar’s (my main bad guy lol) mansion/house thing. He isn’t as evil as Aclabar, but he is his main general. It’s like medieval times.  And he’s about 30.

      Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉

      #112181
      Katja R
      @katja-r

        @beth20

        I will take a peek and let you know if I come up with anything. And I can’t see your post unless I look at my email. So yeah, I’ll do my best to come up with something.

        -Katja

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

        #112193
        Kristianne Hassman
        @kristianne-hassman

          @katja-r

          Sorry, I guess I forgot to really describe him . . .

          So my story is a fantasy. It sort of has a medieval mixed with an early to late 1800s setting (If that makes sense??). I’m actually not really sure how to describe it because it’s kind of complex. But really any medieval, English-sounding name would work for him.

          He’s pretty tall and muscular (since he’s a sailor), and he has gray-blue eyes and brown hair. He’s about middle-aged (late 20s, early 30s). He had a wife many years ago, but she died from a fever while expecting their child. At the time my story happens, he hasn’t remarried yet.

          Does that help?

          Courage, dear heart.

          #112206
          Katja R
          @katja-r

            @kristianne-hassman

            Thanks, yes that does help. I’ll send you some names in a bit. Also do you want his name to start with any particular letters?

            -Katja

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

            #112208
            Katja R
            @katja-r

              @kristianne-hassman

              I just found a bunch of first names that had a meaning to do with the sea and then I realized you wanted his last name to have that meaning. Do you still want the last name to have something to do with the sea? I can change it, just let me know.

              -Katja

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

              #112217
              Kristianne Hassman
              @kristianne-hassman

                @katja-r

                It really doesn’t matter to me what it starts with, as long as it’s not a weird letter like “X” or “Z” 😉

                I would like his last name to mean something to do with the sea, because he comes from a long line of sea captains and it’s his family’s occupation.

                Courage, dear heart.

                #112223
                Katja R
                @katja-r

                  @kristianne-hassman

                  Ok thanks! Will do! I will send those names either tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.


                  @beth20

                  I will try to get your name soon as well.

                  Sorry this is taking me so long. Today was a bit busy. (It’s a Monday :D)

                  -Katja

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

                  #112230
                  Katja R
                  @katja-r

                    @kristianne-hassman

                    Here are a few first names:

                    Jolyon or Julian
                    Kai
                    Marin
                    Alon
                    Adrian
                    Dylan

                    I was trying to find shorter first names. Let me know if you don’t like any of these and I’ll find some new ones.

                    Last Names: I just copied the meanings people said, so if they sound a little weird, it’s not from me. 😀

                    Alvarado: I couldn’t really find a meaning for this last names but thought it sounded pretty cool.
                    Darya: If you want a water inspired name, but are looking for something more original than Aqua or Tallulah, Darya should be your pick. Darya is an Iranian name, meaning ‘sea’.
                    Hali: the Greek term for ‘sea’, would make an excellent alternative to the somewhat popular Halle. The pronunciation is similar, though.
                    Marella: Stylish and sophisticated Marella is the Japanese version of Muriel and means ‘of the bright sea’.
                    Moselle: The name Moselle, meaning ‘from the water’, in the Hebrew language.
                    Rialta: is an Italian name, meaning ‘deep brook’, has a pleasant and antique feel to it.
                    Coburn: This is a traditional Welsh name, meaning ‘rocky water’ or ‘stony river’.
                    Destan: The French name Destan, meaning ‘by the still waters’, is traditionally used as a surname, but is delicate enough to be used as a first name too.
                    Jordon: meaning ‘flowing down’, was initially given to children baptized in holy water from the Jordan river. But everyone is free to use it now.

                    If you don’t like any of these just tell me and I’ll try to find some you like better.

                    -Katja

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

                    #112231
                    Katja R
                    @katja-r

                      @beth20

                      Here are some names. Let me know if you don’t like them and I will try better next time.

                      These names I couldn’t find their meanings. They are also kinda more fantasy than medieval:
                      Koberic
                      Veldor
                      Dion
                      Gathar
                      Kiall
                      Derald
                      Iphan

                      A little more medieval:
                      Brewstere: Warrior; man
                      Cockse: Bold
                      Bronsone: Guard of his wealth

                      A few more without a definite meaning:
                      Hayden
                      Froste
                      Harte
                      Langley
                      Baxtere
                      Aylmere

                      Hope these are a help!

                      -Katja

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

                      #112243
                      Beth Darlene
                      @beth20

                        Thanks! I really like, Koberic, Veldor, Kiall, Bronsone, Aylmere, Froste and Hayden! It’s good to see different names! Which one do you like the best out of those?

                        Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉

                        #112341
                        Kristianne Hassman
                        @kristianne-hassman

                          @katja-r

                          I like the name Adrian as a first name.

                          And I like the last names Coburn and Jordon.

                          Thanks so much for taking the time to do this! This will help me with brainstorming some possibilities 😀

                          Courage, dear heart.

                          #112460
                          Livi Ryddle
                          @anne_the_noob14

                          @katja-r

                          Great topic!

                          I don’t have many (if any) names I made up myself; mostly just ones I modified some. But I do frequently have unnamed characters!

                          One in particular right now is one of the antagonists in my current WIP. (It’s set roughly around the 1600s, I think. I don’t use the same timeline in the book.) I really don’t have him fleshed out much at all… but what I know about him so far is he’s the commander of most, if not all, of the groups of bounty-hunters (though they aren’t called that in the book) in the country. He’s also (secretly) deep in the child slave market, and oversees groups of kidnappers. He’s very rich, and rather flamboyantly so. He’s the kind of guy who would fire his servant for bringing him tea that’s a few degrees too hot or cold. He pretends to care deeply about the people he has command of, but really all he cares about is money and power. Not power like kingly power… but he wants to keep his position as the guy who tells the bounty-hunters to go arrest/kill so-and-so. Cause then he can basically just be the one who controls the more minor leaders of different cities. (Not gonna go into much more detail than that lol. [Read as: I have nothing else thought of yet.])

                          So anyways, he needs a villainous/big-shot/regal-ish name. Something to match his flamboyant, rich mannerisms.

                          "Reck not."
                          ~Sir Nicholas Beauvallet

                          #112463
                          Mel
                          @melodyjoy

                            @anne_the_noob1

                            Katja is a little busy right now and asked me to post this for her.

                            These names aren’t necessarily 1600 names but they kinda fit your description. 😀

                            First and Last name:
                            Greysen Wilsone: First name means “Son of Grave”
                            Edvin Fryee: First name means “Rich friend”
                            Nash Hathawaye
                            Edward Hunte: Rich guard
                            Swithin Glasse: Strong

                            Some first names:
                            Kuraim: Dark and gloomy
                            Draven: One who emerges from the shadows
                            Brennan: Sadness
                            Brody: Dirt
                            Dwayne: Black or dark
                            Seth: A god of disorder, storms, and violence

                            Let me know if you don’t like them and I will get you some new ones.

                            -Melody

                             

                             

                            Life is short, smile while you still have teeth!

                            #112872
                            Loki
                            @loki

                              Looking for cool character names for a character who has an affinity with moths, long story. anyone have any ideas?

                              #112881
                              Arindown
                              @arindown

                                @loki

                                A name that comes to mind is Flicker…which could be a first or last name.

                                Forgiven. Loved. Creative.

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