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August 18th, 2013 05:46 PM #1
I don't know about you, but naming my number one main character is the hardest thing to do. It often takes me a while, sometimes a whole month or two before I can find that perfect name. And the villain is next.
But what I want to know is how you come up with your MC's name and how you go about finding it.Ravenna Wynn | Mabel Johanna | Philippa Blythe | Mirielle Winifred | Roseline Aithne
Saoirse Giselle | Freja Gillian | Dagny Neve | Hazel Odette | Ingrid Cassia
Leonardo Atlas Wolf | Eleazar Ike | Dmitri Orion | Alaric Lincoln | Edgar Francis
Wendell Abraham | Alden Jericho | Raphael Phoenix | Dorian Sparrow | Gareth Benjamin
August 18th, 2013 05:50 PM #3
I find a picture of someone that looks similar to my main character, and think about how I would name that person in the picture. Once I come up with a few, I think about the personality of my MC and then see which of the names match the best. If that doesn't work, I just find another picture and the process repeats!~inside this teenberry's mind ~~Please vote on constantly changing middle name possibilities (updated 11/27/13)
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♂ ~ Adrian ~ Benedict ~ Benjamin ~ Dominic ~ Jack ~ Leonardo ~ Nathaniel ~ Tristan ~
☺☺☺ ~ Cassia Jane ~ Cordelia Frances ~ Georgina Alice ~ Benedict Evander ~ Jack Peregrine ~ Dominic Reeve ~
August 18th, 2013 06:23 PM #5
The names usually just come to me. Occasionally I'll go and read a few lists on Behind the Name and see if anything leaps out at me. I recently had another idea for a book, I was searching for the main characters name when I came across Eckhard. It means 'edge' which is perfect for the story so I decided to use that as a surname. Then I was discussing the names I'd made up for my world and in telling her about the new story she suggested Eli as a name. I'd been thinking about how I didn't currently have a twist on William and then - like lightning- Elliam Eckhard was born.
Basically I don't put a lot of fuss or faff into it. I just let the names come to me or I go in search of them.~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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August 18th, 2013 07:22 PM #7
When I write (which is not very often), I will usually ask my younger sister to give me a random list of 50 names she thought of, and then I will pick a few off that list and give some different diminutives and alternatives for each name I picked. Then I will think about if the names match the main character, and then I'll go on Nameberry. Which seems like a lot of work for a one-page short story I'm just going to stick in the paper shredder later.Catalina Rosalie "Tali" - 16 - Runner - Volleyball Player
Girls: Ivy, Caroline, Bryony, Paige, Celestia, Delphine, Acadia, Alexandra, Isabella, Magnolia, Olympia, Columbia, Reverie
Boys: Adrian, Everett, Nathaniel, Elliott, Levi, Sawyer, Miles, Preston, Paxton, Jackson, Theodore, Graham, Augustus
GIRLS: Elizabeth & Augusta
BOYS: Cooper & Edmund
August 18th, 2013 07:40 PM #9
I actually come up with a name and THEN fit a personality around the name. I come up with the name by looking on Nameberry and finding a name that I would want to read about. It's quite simple actually.-- ari
proud author of adelaide clara rose and kieran everett
first, the lovely ladies: adair "dare" and noor and bellatrix "trix"
now, the handsome gents: cashel "cash" and edward and elias