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March 5th, 2013 04:30 PM #1
Is Aries too childish for a man? What would be better?
I am really progressing on a young adult fiction/fantasy novel, all my bases are covered and I'm half way done, and this is the only name I haven't updated. He is a male witch (still trying to figure out if I should call him a witch, or wizard, or sorcerer..) and I recently wondered if the name was too childish for a twenty-something. He is tall, lean, with blonde hair and iolite-blue eyes. He keeps his hair in a ponytail, and he wears a little star earring on one ear (those old four-point diamond looking ones). Also, he is mysterious, gorgeous, kind and helpful. He had a hard childhood, and all he wants is a family.
My only only thought is Archer. The name should be general, as in easily translated and not tied to any specific culture, or the Bible, since it's not this world.
Can anyone give me their thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
March 5th, 2013 04:51 PM #3
Would you rather invent a name? Any name we suggest will be tied to a human, earthly culture or language. In general, for ideal hero-characters such as the one you describe, names with long vowels and a liquid sound convey the sort of imagery you want.
XY: Antoine Raphael
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor
Aurea * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Fleur * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Myrrine * Rosamond * Seraphine * Sylvana * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Quentin * Rainier
كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Maysan _ Farah / Altair _ Fahd _ Faraj _ Khalil _ Tariq
March 5th, 2013 05:35 PM #5
I've thought about inventing a name, but I've already done that for the fictional country he lives in, and the other characters don't have invented names. I chose Aries because of it's imagery (strong, independent, adventurous), and because the astrological signs are used in several cultures, not just one. I thought of Archer because so many cultures have had archery.
March 6th, 2013 07:24 AM #7~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
March 6th, 2013 01:26 PM #9Member
Hi there. My pen name is Diana (or akky, whichever you prefer).
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
- Europa ;)
I'm here to find names for characters, not babies, though I do love working with kids.
"Sometimes all you get is twenty pages, but you've got to make the best of it"--my mother
If you need help with fantasy names, I'm your gal!
Current WiPs: *Sometimes Falling Stars*