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  1. #1
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    Help with naming female character

    Hello there! I need help with naming my character, please. Here's a description.

    She's a junior in high school. She has blond hair that she likes to keep in a low bun most of the time, blue eyes, a square shaped face, and is 5'5" and has a slender athletic frame. She's very practical, outspoken, intelligent, and stubborn. Her flaws are that she is power hungry, argumentative, judging, and pessimistic (sees the glass as half-empty).

    The two main names I'm thinking of are Catherine (Cate) and Anne. I want a name that reflects her personality, something bold, feminine, and timeless.

    For middle names, I'd like two. I want them to sound sort of grandma-ish and vintage.
    For the first, I'm considering these: Iris, Mae, Lily
    For the second, I'm considering these: Helena, Elisabeth, Vivian/Vivienne, Madeleine

    And for the last name, I'm thinking of these: Woods, Monroe, Knight, Fisher, Bergman

    I'd already asked for help on Yahoo Answers with naming my character. What they came up with was Catherine Woods. The only problem, is that when I googled it, a murder victim of the same name came up. So I'm a bit spooked to use it. And also, I'd appreciate a second opinion from another website, as the communities on Yahoo Answers and Nameberry are somewhat different.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    I've come up with a few combinations based on the info you gave:

    Catherine Iris Madeleine Knight

    Anne Elizabeth Helena Knight


    And here are a few of my own:

    Charlotte Elizabeth Alma
    Emma Catherine Violet
    Laura Frances Josephine
    Jane Margaret Eleanor

    I particularly like Emma after Emma Woodhouse
    Last edited by renrose; April 3rd, 2013 at 07:49 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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    I think Catherine May Elisabeth Woods is pretty catchy, even with the murder victim story. Hey, maybe you can incorporate that into your story, her having to bear the name of a murder victim maybe makes her tougher, or more practical so she doesn't up like the other Catherine Woods.

    Other ideas, not on your list, could be
    First name (I'm thinking some of the stronger biblical names could work): Miriam, Rebecca, Victoria, Jane, Eleanor, Josephine

    Middle Name(s): Beth, Mabel, Ingrid, Freesia, Simone, Blythe, Alma, Ada, Ruth, Pearl, Vera

    Last name: Taylor, White, Penn/Penner, Whitman

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    Renrose: Katherine Knight is an Australian murderer, so maybe not the best name to use.

    I think that Cate sounds a bit more bad-a** than Anne, but Anne has a bit more spunk. Based on your description, I think that Cate works a bit better. For last names, I like Fisher better with Catherine, but Cate sounds marvelous with Bergman. If you're going to call her Cate exclusively, I'd go with Bergman.

    Catherine Mae Madeleine Fisher
    Catherine Mae Vivienne Fisher
    Catherine Helena Iris Bergman
    Catherine Elisabeth Mae Bergman

    Here are some other ideas:

    Fiona Knight (It sounds tough, but also elegant)
    Piper Bergman (I think it matches your description really well)
    Veronica Woods (It has a lot of potential, and some great nicknames)
    Avery Fisher
    Nell Bergman

    It sounds like a great story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinagirl View Post
    Renrose: Katherine Knight is an Australian murderer, so maybe not the best name to use.
    Oh dear :/ That's a shame. It's a pretty name too.
    ~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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