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April 28th, 2013 08:24 PM #6Mrs. H.
Trying for our first!
If it's a boy: Josiah Walker "Joe"
If it's a girl: Clementine Marvel
Avatar: "Dark Robe" by Malcolm Liepke
April 28th, 2013 08:45 PM #8Senior Member
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In all the post-apocalyptic literature I've seen, memory of what was before disappears so fast (as usually all records are completely destroyed), so I imagine names would reflect all that a post-apocalyptic society would know: a desperate, radioactive, history-less mindset, being "economical" or truncated. One-syllable or short two-syllable names with hard consonants. Unisex names. Names without an obviously royal or medieval heritage. Puritan names might work if it's set in North America, a sort of pseudo-memory. (Of course, if your story is set IMMEDIATELY after some near-future apocalyptic disaster, say, 2015, they would all be Jacobs and Sophias).
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April 28th, 2013 08:46 PM #10Junior Member
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Thanks Guys. Lol Celianne, Avabellaleelynuneededletters is magical.
What I'm liking so far:
Lucian: Maybe, kinda think this would be a cool vampire name XD
Cephisso: Not sure about the spelling might try a phoenetic spelling, but would that come off as
Kline: maybe spelled as Klein
I agree mythological names do have a futuristic ring. I saw a lot of mythology and ancient names in The Hunger Games: Lavinia, Cinna, Seneca, Portia, etc. Wouldn't use Seneca or Cinna though lol they were major characters and it could come off as copying. Lavinia I might consider. I'm sure the right name will come to me eventually.
I think I might mix in some classic names for minor characters I want my main group to be unsual though. This whole project is kinda rough right. The main character will be female but I haven't decided on how many male or female friends she'll have.
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April 29th, 2013 04:05 AM #12
Hm, here's my steampunk list.
A lot of classic, somewhat off names. Looks like you're looking for more 'real' names, so... :)I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
April 29th, 2013 06:00 PM #14Member
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