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I'm writing a light fantasy-adventure series aimed at a young audience. One of my main characters is a fifteen-year-old boy named Skylar. (His last name is Aguilar. Middle name is Teodoro. I know...
July 18th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Thanks so much, guys!
Oh, a little background on some of the characters:
In the Weaver family, the firstborn son has been named Benjamin for five generations, but the wife promised her dying...
This summer, I work at a county-run day camp for kids ages 6 to 12. They are mostly from low-income families (though not all) and from a very diverse range of backgrounds. Some of the names in the...
July 16th, 2012, 12:20 AM
This book-length story has a large ensemble cast of multiple eccentric families. How do the names fit together for you?
Benjamin "Ben" Weaver: The father
Claire Weaver: The mother...
July 14th, 2012, 10:36 AM
I always loved Lucy, Violet, Theodore, and Percival since I was a little kid. But I've added a lot of new ones. And there are names I outgrew... for example, Nancy, Mary, Margaret, Sean, Angela, and...
July 14th, 2012, 10:32 AM
What kind of person do you think would have these names?
Benjamina (nn Jamie)
Daniel (nn Danny)
June 12th, 2012, 11:39 PM
I might have posted in this thread before forever ago, but I haven't been on this site in so long!
June 12th, 2012, 11:25 PM
Shea (or other spelling, pronounced 'Shay'-- for either gender)
Here are some of the kids I've worked with at an two preschools. Some very unusual names, and a few more ordinary ones. I know a few of their middle names because they're at the age where they're...
Say: Hi, girls! What lovely, glamorous names!
Think: I like them, and those are cute nicknames, but I knew a Brigid in high school, and she had to put up with all of the 'frigid Brigid' jokes.
Say: Oh, wow! Those names go so well together!
Think: They really do, but I've never much liked any form of the name 'Kelsey' (makes me think of seltzer), and I usually think of Teagan as a girl's...
Say: Hello, Sean! What a nice name!
Think: It is nice, but it's already starting to feel a bit dated and overused, at least in the US. There were three Seans in my third-grade class as a kid.
January 16th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Oooh, what interesting names!
Okay, I think these are my new ones:
I should have mentioned, I wanted the twins to have a somewhat androgynous names, because it's embarrassing for them when...
January 15th, 2012, 11:32 PM
Adelaide, Eleanor, Catherine, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Charlotte
Lydia, Helena, Miranda, Jocasta, Philippa, and Corinna.
Moira & Genevieve
Imogen & Celia
Say: Hi, Dallas! Were you born in Texas?
Think: I guess it makes sense to name your child Dallas if the city has special significance to you. Like most place names, my opinion of Dallas as a name...
January 15th, 2012, 01:23 AM
Hrmmm. I don't watch a lot of TV, and most of the shows I like, the names don't jump out at me that much. (For example, I love Firefly, but I don't love any of the characters' names. Same with The...
January 15th, 2012, 12:54 AM
I went with Emma Grace even though it's a bit overly-popular. Jack, Claire, and Emma all suit each other very well, while all the while sounding independent from each other. Cecily Anne is my other...
January 15th, 2012, 12:48 AM
If you had to choose between the following pairs to name a child, which would you choose? This is an odd mix of names...
1. Kenadi or Kaytelinn-- Kaytelinn. At least she could just go by the...
January 14th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Oooh, I'm seeing some marvelous suggestions! I especially like Ruby and Samantha for "Emma," Cameron and Tobias for "Jordan," Polly and Johanna for "Haley," Griffin and Beckett for "Ted," Dominic and...
I like it a lot, but it is sooo serious-sounding! I can't really think of any nicknames that would sound good on a baby, but maybe if he had a pet name that wasn't directly connected to his name. It...
January 13th, 2012, 12:27 AM
^ He said 'As,' not "A's." Names that start with 'As,' like Astrid or Aslyn, can create puns with the word 'ass.' Teasing potential supreme.
1) Acelyn or Oaklyn or Lakelyn-- Oaklyn. The double 'l'...
I prefer Sybil! It's old-fashioned and elegant, yet kind of spunky-sounding.
January 12th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Those are really pretty, but I'd kind of prefer some more... normal-ish names, since the setting of this story will not be within a fantasy universe. I will probably give more unusual names to about...
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