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  1. #1
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    Number Names

    So I'm starting on a new writing project. I've hit writer's block on the novel I've been working on so to keep myself writing, I'm starting a new project. This is going to be a sort of sci-fi/fantasy cross over that explores String Theory and the Multiverse. My main characters live in a totalitarian society, where everything they do is closely monitored, like the type of food they eat, the way they bathe and keep themselves clean, how they give birth, what they name their babies, even down to what is acceptable on a child (things like curly hair and freckles are taken out of the genetics during the genetic counseling during pregnancy).

    I want the characters to start out having number names. They won't always have number names, but the adults do. I'm think about my main male character being named Seven, and I'd love your opinion on that.

    What are some other number names (in English or any other language) that could go on a boy or girl?

    TIA
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    Here you go:

    1.

    Ensio
    Primo/Primus
    Ilkin

    Primula
    Winona
    Shamise

    2.

    Jiro
    Secundus
    Najja

    Beta
    Kekona
    Pili

    3.

    Mensah
    Ottah
    Saburo
    Terzo

    Kunto

    4.

    Reba
    Reva
    Shiro

    Delta

    5.

    Anum
    Goro
    Quentin
    Quincy

    Quinta

    6.

    Cecil
    Rokuro
    Sextus

    7.

    September

    Septimus
    Shichiro

    Septima

    8.

    Hachiro
    Octavius

    Octavia

    9.

    Kuro
    Nuno

    Nona
    Noni

    10.

    Decimus
    Juro

    Decima
    Dixie

    EDIT: As for Seven, I really like it. I prefer it to the ones I suggested for seven.
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    I remember an old cartoon called Gundam Wing where all the main characters had number names. It was pretty cool!

    Here's a website that lists one through ten in a bunch of languages: http://justmegawatt.com/tutorials/counttoten.html

    Some of my favorites are:
    GIRLS: Lima (5), Hana (1), Diez (10), Ayne (1), Char (4), Thalatha (3), Sab'a (7), Ashara (10), Tria (3), Tessera (5), Epta (7), Dess (10)
    BOYS: Miden (0), Ithayn (2), Ahdin (1), Otto (8), Nove (9), Quatre (4), Sept (7), Deux (2), Nueve (9), Duo (2)
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    There's also a NB blog post about this:
    http://nameberry.com/blog/numerical-...rimo-to-decima

    I really like Prima, Sixtine, Una, Octavia, and Nona. I have more trouble with boys number names, although I've always liked Trip for "triple" if someone's a John Smith III.

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    Thanks you guys! I'm glad no one got on to me about wanting to use these number names (I was afraid that the nameberry crowd might be a little adverse to it) and I think there's some pretty good suggestions. I'm going to have all the main characters renaming themselves at some point.

    So what do you guys think of this:

    In this society, the new thing is bright colors and what not (sort of like the society from Hunger Games or the Pretties book) so people like blue and purple and whatnot for their hair and eyes, normal colors are considered "to commoner".

    My main guy is blue hair, blue eyes, sharp features, very white skin, slender and compact. He's a fighter jet pilot. Sometimes he can be a pushover, he's sensitive towards his family, and has strong core values. This is the one I want to name Seven.
    Does Seven fit him do you think, and also, when he renames himself, I was think about Tevin. (It's close to his original name and he'd feel comfortable with it). Tevin means "beautiful at birth" or "fair and gentle" according to baby name world. What do you think?
    Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^ Call me Dantea or Remy

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