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Thread: Renaming Cassandra...
June 25th, 2013 06:44 PM #1Senior Member
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So I have a problem. My main character is currently named Cassandra Atkinson, which I'm not happy with for a number of reasons. It's too long, it comes out like Cassandratkinson when you say it out loud and it's just a little too girly for her. She needs a name that's feminine but not too girly (and preferably doesn't end in -a) and a little bit unusual. The book takes place maybe 50 or so years in the future, and naming trends are different - but not too different. Other characters are named Livia, Emerson (boy) and Wren. I'm fairly content with her last name - it's the first name I need suggestions for. And if anyone would like to offer a few ideas for middle names, well, that wouldn't go unappreciated.
I've considered Astrid, Faith and Daphne. I like the 'feel' of Daphne for this character - it's soft and pretty but not frilly (in my opinion, anyway), but I just don't think Daphne is the right name for her. Any thoughts? Suggestions?
And for anyone who's feeling particularly helpful today, I need a name for another character, who used to be called Lucas. I'd like a strong name for him that doesn't say dumb jock (like Brock or Bruce might)... I'm thinking maybe Roman or Griffin.Teen writer, pianist, sci-fi geek, cat-owner and name enthusiast.
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June 25th, 2013 07:04 PM #3Senior Member
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June 25th, 2013 07:56 PM #5teenberry -- writer -- drama kidCurrent crushes (constantly changing):Girls: Thea, Aurelia, Rosalind, Rose, Rowena, Helena, Hermione, Carys, Clio, Cassia, Viola, Lily, Lila, Lucy, Seren, Maia, Mirabel.Boys: Miles, James, Jasper, Jude, Graham, Arthur, Oliver, Leo, Lewis, Wesley, Rory, Rowan, Caspian, Silas, Sebastian.
June 25th, 2013 08:08 PM #7
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June 26th, 2013 12:53 AM #9