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    1. Thomas Caleb 2. William Isaac 3. George...

    1. Thomas Caleb
    2. William Isaac
    3. George Avner
    4. Frederick Louis
    5. Philip David
    6. Giles Edmund
    7. Geraint Michael
    8. Jonathan Ivor
    9. James Patrick
    10. Josiah Alasdair
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    You need to develop your characters further to...

    You need to develop your characters further to find the name. Does your story take place in 2014? If so, go back 25 years or so and look at the top twenty names. My own daughter is 29 and named...
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    I prefer Graham, although you can also spell it...

    I prefer Graham, although you can also spell it Graeme. A common nn is Gray/Grae. Also, lots of guys in BC are named Gordon.
  4. My name choices for characters are bound up in...

    My name choices for characters are bound up in who the characters are, their families, where they've come from, when they were born, etc. I assume we're talking about main and main supporting...
  5. George Louis Alexander isn't to honour someone? ...

    George Louis Alexander isn't to honour someone? George the name of William's great-grandfather as well as a number of other family members including the Earl of St Andrews; Louis is after Lord...
  6. Thread: Giles Edmund

    by miloowen
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    Giles Edmund is perfect -- in fact, that was to...

    Giles Edmund is perfect -- in fact, that was to be the name of my second child if she'd been a boy. Two hero names -- Giles, for Giles Corey, the unlikely common man hero of the Salem Witch Trials...
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    We don't know anything about these extended...

    We don't know anything about these extended families, so how could we help you?
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    Ethnic background? The son of my main character...

    Ethnic background? The son of my main character is named David Alfric Ross & his nn is Dai, which is a common Welsh nn for David. Also Taffy is a nn for David, as is Dov if the character is...
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    In my own family -- which was aristocratic New...

    In my own family -- which was aristocratic New England -- names were quite limited: Stephen, Elizabeth, Charles, George, Parthenia (she was a second wife, lol), Louisa, Mildred, Bertram, Waldo,...
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    Well, I'm sure you can see what generation my...

    Well, I'm sure you can see what generation my siblings and I are from:

    Leslie Elayne (me; Leslie after Leslie Caron, the actor/dancer; Elayne is my mother's name and I chose it; my mother didn't...
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    I personally love Chester; the American baritone...

    I personally love Chester; the American baritone Chester "Chet" Ludgin was a friend of mine. However, you can add Anglo-Saxon endings to this Anglo-Roman name:

    Chetwin or Chetwyn
    Chetworth...
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    Love Last Tango in Halifax -- and Derek Jacobi! ...

    Love Last Tango in Halifax -- and Derek Jacobi! And I too listened carefully to the names....so funny. Puir wee bairn. But we also have: Alan, Celia, Raf, Gillian, John, Caroline, Kate, William,...
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    As the cousin of Samuel Dashiell Hammett, I can...

    As the cousin of Samuel Dashiell Hammett, I can tell you the reason why you want to pronounce the name dash-eel. It's because everyone outside of family has always pronounced the name incorrectly. ...
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    I am bi and finally came out two years ago, after...

    I am bi and finally came out two years ago, after being asked to become faculty advisor for the first ever high school GSA in our extremely rightwing and conservative community. The kids -- all of...
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    You liked Levi (which is NOT short for Leviticus,...

    You liked Levi (which is NOT short for Leviticus, it means "joined" in Hebrew) so let's try:

    Adiel or Adriel
    Asaph
    Dov
    Eben, Eli, Elisha
    Gad, Gershom
    Ira
    Jotham, Judah, Joram, Joel, Joachim,...
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    Actually, I just mentioned Silence on today's...

    Actually, I just mentioned Silence on today's blog thread. In my family, the Brewsters of Mayflower fame, Silence is a recurring name...and it's also the name of a stillborn child in Ben Ames...
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    Personally, I think you should be writing about...

    Personally, I think you should be writing about what you know. You sound very young, and this sounds like a "mash-up" between Divergent, Hunger Games, and a number of other dystopian YAs. I can't...
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    As a professional writer and writing teacher, the...

    As a professional writer and writing teacher, the grammar goes with the character. It does, indeed, become tricky, because it all depends on the point-of-view. In one of my novels, I use first...
  19. Thread: Naomi

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    Well, Naomi (nn Nomi) has always been a favourite...

    Well, Naomi (nn Nomi) has always been a favourite in my neck of the woods. Here are some traditionial combos for Naomi:

    Naomi Avra
    Naomi Chaya
    Naomi Aliza
    Naomi Aviya
    Naomi Ruth
    Naomi Rivka...
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    I remember she responded to my blog about the...

    I remember she responded to my blog about the Brewster genealogy names with her mention of her love for the name Solace, which was featured frequently in my family.

    Solace seems to epitomise who...
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    Sticky: I was unable to post when I read the news in...

    I was unable to post when I read the news in urgent prayers, because I was so saddened. Rollo and Mischa were the two friendly faces I met when I joined this forum -- four years ago? three years...
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    I love the name, but in its Hebrew version,...

    I love the name, but in its Hebrew version, Avner, with the nn Avi. If I'd had a second son, his Hebrew name definitely would have been Avner.
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    You couldn't use Barnabas for a vampire anymore,...

    You couldn't use Barnabas for a vampire anymore, lol.
  24. You're misunderstanding in that Prince Prospero...

    You're misunderstanding in that Prince Prospero was a first name, not a last name. Fortunato could have been either but both stories were set in Italy. Poe used names that fit his settings, such as...
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    Depends on what type of a story it is. There's...

    Depends on what type of a story it is. There's livejournal, fictionpress, Archive of Our Own....I post previously published stories of mine on my webpage at proboards. But remember that if you post...
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