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November 12th, 2012 09:19 PM #1
I'm writing a Harry Potter fanfiction, the character I want to name is likely part Russian or part Italian and I am considering naming her Elena.
However, I'm concerned that this will bring to mind Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries too much.
They're really nothing alike, but I'm not sure if it's enough of an issue for me to nix the name.
Do you think it'd be workable? It's different genres, but I was just wondering if it's too tied to TVD. Like Hermione is to HP, for example.Nathaniel . Eden | Alessandra . Noel
November 12th, 2012 09:21 PM #3~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
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November 12th, 2012 09:28 PM #5
Haha, I love Harry Potter!!
However, when I read this, my mind immediatley connected with Elena from the Vampire Diaries. I've read the books and seen a few episodes of it, and find Elena a very displeasing name. It sounds like a perfect character, a Mary-Sue, if you know what I'm talking about. Of course in the VD, the character Elena is a Mary-Sue, so yeah. Elena sounds too perfect, but just that spelling for some reason with me.
Good luck!!17 year old name lover, enviromentalist, and future author
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My name is Charlotte, but I've been called Charlie since fifth grade, so why stop now?
November 12th, 2012 10:52 PM #7
Alena, but I figured that Alena would be more Mary-Sue seeming due to the spelling, to most readers.
I'm really trying to avoid mary-sueisms as much as possible, I know how annoying they are! I like Lena, and would likely have that be her father's nickname for her, but I don't think it's enough as a first name for her.
Argh, the challenges of female OCs.
And thank you!Nathaniel . Eden | Alessandra . Noel
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