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    Wdyt?

    If you were to pick up a newly published book in a bookstore and discovered that the MC's first name was Dagny, what would you think? I'm 90% certain I want to use this name for my MC, but what do you guys think of it? Set in modern times, the genre is fantasy. Thoughts?
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    1. I'd be surprised that Dagny wasn't a boy, especially next to fluffy, feminine Layla (I get the day and night thing, but I think there're better ways of doing it)

    2. I'd roll my eyes at the fact that she was a twin and would put the book down.
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    I agree with renrose--Layla and Dagny don't go well together. Plus, there's the children's book series with villains named Hedy and Dagmar, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    1. I'd be surprised that Dagny wasn't a boy, especially next to fluffy, feminine Layla (I get the day and night thing, but I think there're better ways of doing it)

    2. I'd roll my eyes at the fact that she was a twin and would put the book down.
    The day and night thing actually just kind of happened, I wasn't planning on their definitions to do that, and why would you roll your eyes at the fact that she has a twin? I don't understand.
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    Since the 2 names don't really fit together I'd wonder if the author was trying to make one seem boyish than the other right off the bat. Since her twin would have a feminine name, I'd find it kind of odd if that wern't the case because, while I prefer Dagny on a girl, it feels very boyish, and I have a hard time picturing it on a girly girl.

    As for her having a twin, it wouldn't make me 'roll my eyes' or 'put the book back down'.

    On a side note, I don't think Dagny Warren sounds the best though.
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