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  1. #1
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    Wartime Character Names

    Hi Berries,

    Wondering if you guys could help suggest some fresh name ideas for these characters please? Basically it's a story set during the 40s and these are some of my nameless characters. What springs to mind from the descriptions?!


    1) Boy, 5 years old: cute but shy. If you've ever seen Nanny McPhee- think of the little boy Sebastian!

    2) Girl, 19 years old: a b!tch. Hates the protagonist and basically thinks she's 'it'. Always sneering and looking down her nose at people.

    3) Man, late 50s: father of above girl. In the home guard and a bit of a busybody. Always prying into others' lives.


    Thanks!
    William ♠ Thomas ♠ Peter ♠ Henry ~ Rose ♠ Alice ♠ Ivy ♠ Lowenna
    Mowesi ~ Henwyn Kernewek ~ Mebyon

  2. #3
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    For girl: Patricia, Judith, Margaret, Helen, Ruth, Susan, Marjorie, Loretta, Audrey, I found these names off the social security list for the 1940s which might help you.
    For the little boy: Johnny, Edward, Robert, Walter, Jack, Frederick (Freddie), Thomas (Tommie)
    For the dad: Joseph, Henry, Arthur, Philip, Theodore, Oliver, Alexander, Victor
    I hope this helped
    Raquel-21 year old who loves names, books, and languages.

    Ladies: Catherine Isabella,Helena Margaret, Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Eva Rosalind, Rose Fiammetta, Edith Lenore
    Gentlemen: Asher Frederick, Nicholas James, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett

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    For the girl: Naomi, Cecily, Kathleen, Miriam, or Helena. I also think the names listed above would work, but she may go by a nickname, which was common for girls of that era. There are lots of Susie, Sherrie, Dottie, Lindy, names in that generation.
    For the little boy: Alistair, Benjamin, Charlie, or Thomas/Tommie. A serious name on a precocious kid works well.
    For the dad: seconding Henry & Arthur; Niles, Maxwell, or Bernie (Sorry, these got a little random.)

    Good luck!

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    For the girl: Eleanor, Alice, Charlotte (nn Lottie), Dorothy (nn Dottie), Elizabeth (nn Bettey, Betsy, or Eliza), Margot, or Winifred
    For the boy: Robert, Thomas, Edward, Edmund, Frederick, Theodore, Charles, Archibald (nn Archie), Samyel
    For the Dad: Henry, Arthur, Hubert, Herbert, Bernard, Leopold, Lewis, Quincy

    Hope that helps!
    -Athena

    Top Girls: Under Construction

    Top Boys: Under Construction

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    Are they British? If so you'd need to research our name lists (if we have any) rather than Americas. If we don't have any lists then a basic search on Ancestry.co.uk should do the trick. It's free to use. Put in the common surname of 'Smith', gender, location and year of birth, hit search and it'll give you some clues as to names.

    For example:

    Men born in Liverpool in 1890: Charles, Dominic, Edward, Malcolm, Louis.
    Last edited by renrose; January 27th, 2013 at 08:09 AM.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Beta read The Self Invention: 18 is up. Two more to follow within the next week.

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