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Thread: Harry Potteresque surnames.
March 23rd, 2013 09:23 PM #1
Harry Potteresque surnames.
I'm in the process of forming another family for the Harry Potter world, and I could use some assistance.
Father: Nicholas, is an Australian half-blood wizard.
Mother: Aurore, was a pure-blood witch (name is highly subject to change, and she is currently deceased but that could very well change.)
MC: Natalie Demetria
MC's older brother: Alexander Gemini
MC's younger sister: Eliana Jolene
1) The surnames I had first was Whitefern, and then I switched to Fairfax, but I'm not really feeling either much now. Any suggestions?
2) Also, I'm starting to think Eliana's name doesn't mesh with her siblings well. Any suggestions? I'd like it to be an E name.
Laurel - twenty one - Toronto
Nathaniel . Eden | Alessandra . Noel
March 24th, 2013 12:23 AM #3
I agree, Eliana is very liquid, Hebrew, exotic and a bit out of place. Jolene, too, is a little cornbread when you're going for crumpets. Depending on the personality of the character, you either want something mythological or extremely clunky, a la Dudley:
Best match for Natalia is Emilia.
Replace Jolene for sure. Jocosa?
Surnames in the Potterverse are important; they're rarely placeholders. It depends on the affiliations and personalities of
Your characters. Whitefern is good; Beecroft for Hufflepuffs, Runeby for Ravenclaw; Vallant for Gryffendor; something hissy for Slytherin like Argess or Sims or Sykes.
Last edited by blade; March 24th, 2013 at 12:27 AM.Blade, MD
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 24th, 2013 02:43 AM #5
Emilia, but it's a bit too earthy feeling for her, she's more airy; she's an Aquarius if that helps with picturing her energy.
Electra's good, but a bit heavier than I'd like, the others don't fit.
Whitefern seems like a good option to stick with then...Natalie, and her sister are Gryffindors, I'm thinking of putting Alexander in Ravenclaw instead of Gryffindor. What I like about Whitefern is that it's nothing too striking, which Natalie isn't supposed to be.
March 24th, 2013 12:10 PM #7
March 24th, 2013 12:51 PM #9Junior Member
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Erienne might fit for the little sister... I don't know.
For the last name, Hollingberry, Halliwell, Hastings... H names sound pretty good.