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March 27th, 2013 05:23 PM #1
Looking for a name for a female character
I’m looking for a name for my MC in my latest story project, a Harry Potter fanfiction. The story is about one particular wizarding family. They are assassins and vigilantes and are known to most as the Shrikes –if you know how the shrike bird does to its prey, you get a pretty clear idea why this family is shunned and distrusted by the society in general. Each and every member of the family is a trained killer, the MC included (although they claim they haven’t killed anybody for decades). They were never supporters of Voldemort; they are neutral in their affiliation and work mainly for the highest bidder. The main part of the story takes place during the second wizarding war, that is, in the 1990’s.
The MC was born in late 1970’s in England and is of Scottish and English descent. She is quite beautiful, with her long curly blonde hair and green eyes, but there is something about her that makes people uncomfortable in her presence. She is unwaveringly loyal to her family and will protect them fiercely. She is strong-willed, even stubborn, and more than capable of standing up for herself, but she has trouble admitting that she is wrong and apologizing. She will finish whatever task given to her, even if it kills her.
Her father, Roderick, was a bit of a daydreamer and didn’t entirely agree with his family’s way of life; he disliked killing and only did so when there was no other option. He died when the MC was six. Her mother, Jeanie, was orphaned at a young age and raised by strict relatives. She ran away when she was seventeen and strongly believes in following your heart.
What kind of names I’m looking for: Nothing too popular. Something old-fashioned and/or unusual would be preferable. It can even be something completely out-there, something you’d never consider for a real child. Because the Black family has a tradition of naming its members after stars and constellations, I’d rather avoid those kind of names, but they are not completely out of the question. Here are a few examples of names I have considered/am considering: Maeve, Selina, Marga, Effie.
That’s about it. If you have any questions I’ll be happy to answer them."Terhenetar, ether-maiden,
Daughter of the fog and snow-flake,
Sift the fog and let it settle
O'er the bills and lowland thickets,
Where the wild-bear feeds and lingers,
That he may not see my coming,
May not hear my stealthy footsteps!"
~ The Kalevala: Rune XIX. Ilmarinen's Wooing
March 27th, 2013 05:41 PM #3Senior Member
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- Nov 2011
Talitha (perhaps nn Tali or Tala)
Aphra (very old; lit cred to the first professional female playwright, a contemporary of Shakespeare, so a strong woman)
Clea (prn CLAY-uh)
Annora (nn Annie or Nora)
Mattea (nn Tea [TAY-uh or, I suppose, Tee-uh] or Mattie)
Nina or Penina
Romilly (nn Romy or Milly)
Romina (nn Mina or Romy)
Thalassa or Thalia
Theresa (nn Reese or Tess/Tessa)
March 27th, 2013 07:26 PM #5Libby Felicity Annalise Isla Phoebe Carina Violet Martha Ariana | Iowan Macsen Henry Isaac Jude Freddie Aneurin Niall Adair
March 27th, 2013 07:33 PM #7Simon, Eloise/Louise/Louisa, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov
Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...
March 27th, 2013 07:37 PM #9~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.