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Thread: Renaming Irene
May 24th, 2013 12:48 PM #1
So, I have a character born circa 1922, a New York college co-ed in my novel set in 1941. She is ash blonde and pleasantly plump. She's the main costume person for the school's drama club and the quieter, more level-headed "best friend" of the club's biggest drama queen. Her name was supposed to be Irene Simpson, but her friend's name is Maxine, and I've decided that maybe the rhyming of their names is too much. She is in love with another character named Felix.
Other options for Irene:
Bernice (nn Binnie?)
I am looking for a definite "old lady" name. Any other suggestions?
pet peeves: nicknames as given names; unconventional spellings; masculine names on girls
not-so-guilty pleasures: five-syllable girls' names; virtue and nature names; over-the-top antique names for boys
(if i repeat name suggestions in a thread, it's because i like them! no apologies here for repeats of great names! )
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