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June 30th, 2013 12:48 AM #6
Last edited by calypsotheoneandonly; June 30th, 2013 at 12:56 AM."Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein.
14, writer (http://www.wattpad.com/user/arboretum), and obsessed with names since forever.
Plucky Heroines - Lyla, Waverly, Caroline, Lucy, Linnea, Early, Arielle, Ariadne, Felicity 'Fliss', Livienne, Ketura 'Kit', Laura
Dashing Heroes - Waylon, Luca, Wilder,Stephen, Daniel, Lysander, Levi, Nathaniel, Adam
June 30th, 2013 03:46 AM #8Senior Member
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June 30th, 2013 04:08 AM #10Senior Member
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When I think about naming characters, I back up a generation and try to think of what the parents would have named their kids. What are Mr. and Mrs. Bell like? Earthy people--and if so, of the relaxed earthy variety or the hippie earthy variety? Higher-strung, WASPy people? Rural, urban, suburban? Where are they from, and is the story set in the present day? Are the parents the type to like the names they hear more frequently (and thus whatever was more popular whatever year each kid was born) or the type to go with tradition or family names or the type to buck all tradition or popularity? Perhaps that will help.
I personally would definitely not name the character Ronan if there is a Taylor Swift song "character" with a similar story and the same name. And since it doesn't quite fit anyway, what about (from a variety of backgrounds/parental tastes):
John Parker or John Lincoln
Eamon or Ian or Owen
Dominic (Dom, Nick, Nico)
Winslow or Winston (Win)
June 30th, 2013 06:16 PM #12“I read books when I was a kid, lots of books. Books always seemed like magic to me. They took you to the most amazing places. When I got older, I realized I couldn't find books that took me to all the places I wanted to go. To go to those places, I had to write some books myself.”
― Pat Murphy, The Wild Girls
"Like everyone else, I am going to die. But the words – the words live on..."
― J. Michael Straczynski
July 1st, 2013 02:12 PM #14