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  1. #1
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    Need a little help with names?

    Okay. I won't go into extreme detail, because the project I hope to be beginning soon is a bit complicated and would take too long to explain. But I wish to call on my fellow name enthusiasts and writers to ask for some help with names! I need MANY for this particular story (most of which will not end up in the story itself but that I will need to keep everything straight). Obviously, as a name nerd this is greatly exciting, but it's quite a task!

    For this novel, I'm looking for names for both boys and girls, all from the ages of 11-18, which doesn't particularly matter to the names themselves. It's important that they are all strong names, either in sound or in meaning (those that mean strong, victory, brave, even wise). I'm also interested in literary names or names that appear in mythology. In this novel's setting, names truly are the identity of the characters, which is why they're so important.

    So far, to give you an idea of where I'm going, I have Ash (strong and short), Liv (strong and short, also means "life", which interested me), Harlow ("army"), Alden (means "old, wise friend"), Malin ("strong, little warrior), and Zephyr (means "west wind" and is obviously derived from Zephyrus, a Greek god).

    It doesn't really matter that the names are attractive or particularly nice, all that matters is that they are strong enough to be an identity and have a meaning to the bearers of those names. That being said, really, any suggestions help. Thank you!

    (EDIT: I forgot to mention-- there are several people that are important to this story, but there are only two, a female and a male, who will eventually be the focus. They aren't necessarily a love story here. I'm pretty sure they will be Liv and Zephyr, but I'm not positive; what do you think of them together? Any suggestions?)
    Last edited by nyysfg27; February 6th, 2013 at 05:18 AM.

  2. #3
    For strong names, I think:

    Victor
    Victoria
    Raider/Raiden
    Kit
    Maura

    Shawn/Shaun (could be boy or girl)
    Brock
    Athena
    Antigone
    Lyda

    Gunner

    Also, I love Liv and Zephyr together.

  3. #5
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    Wren (wren, a bird)
    Maire (means bitter: I have no clue what your story is but the second you asked for kids ages 11-18, I just pictured the bitter yet strong girl, with a dark past.
    Thalia (means to flourish)
    Celia (means heavenly)
    Clio / Clea (means glory/ glorious)
    Veda (means knowledge)
    Nova (means new)
    Clara (means bright, clear)
    Ayla (means halo, moonlight)
    Paloma (means dove. I figured that since dove represents peace, you could use this as the peacekeepers name?)
    Flavia (means golden)

    Arthur (means bear)
    Phelan (means wolf)
    Soren (means stern)
    Zevi (means deer)
    West (means west)
    Urban (means of the city)
    An extremely name obsessed teenager . My all-time favourites are .....
    Girls: Ella Juliette, Aurora Niamh, Aria Laurel , Evangeline Lilac, Anastasia Primrose, Adeline Louisa, Hermione Clara, Penelope Bohème, Genevieve Alouette , Bridget Rosalie, Vivian Lark, Fiona Miette, Whimsy Isolde
    Boys: Gabriel Finnick, Luca Marius , Elias Benjamin, Ezra Miles, Reid Elijah, Peregrine Forrest, Augustus Barnaby, Louis Metias, Montgomery Theodore

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