Need a little help with names?
Okay. I won't go into extreme detail, because the project I hope to be beginning soon is a bit complicated and would take too long to explain. But I wish to call on my fellow name enthusiasts and writers to ask for some help with names! I need MANY for this particular story (most of which will not end up in the story itself but that I will need to keep everything straight). Obviously, as a name nerd this is greatly exciting, but it's quite a task!
For this novel, I'm looking for names for both boys and girls, all from the ages of 11-18, which doesn't particularly matter to the names themselves. It's important that they are all strong names, either in sound or in meaning (those that mean strong, victory, brave, even wise). I'm also interested in literary names or names that appear in mythology. In this novel's setting, names truly are the identity of the characters, which is why they're so important.
So far, to give you an idea of where I'm going, I have Ash (strong and short), Liv (strong and short, also means "life", which interested me), Harlow ("army"), Alden (means "old, wise friend"), Malin ("strong, little warrior), and Zephyr (means "west wind" and is obviously derived from Zephyrus, a Greek god).
It doesn't really matter that the names are attractive or particularly nice, all that matters is that they are strong enough to be an identity and have a meaning to the bearers of those names. That being said, really, any suggestions help. Thank you!
(EDIT: I forgot to mention-- there are several people that are important to this story, but there are only two, a female and a male, who will eventually be the focus. They aren't necessarily a love story here. I'm pretty sure they will be Liv and Zephyr, but I'm not positive; what do you think of them together? Any suggestions?)