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Thread: Dollhouse names
August 19th, 2013 02:08 AM #6
How little is the girl? Are we talking four-year-old? Ten? A young child would pick names that weren't names at all. Dragon. Moon Hopper. Sunshine Sparkles. Bumblebee Flyer. Stuff like that. Any parent who ever asked their little one for ideas on baby names for a younger sibling could list some really funny names young children come up with. A combination of fun words or characters from books/movies they've seen. Superman. Dora. I don't know what kids watch anymore. Maybe some flower-faerie type names. Buttercup. Twinkleshine. Starbright.
I remember some of the names I loved when I was 8-12, if that's more the range of your characters age. Twyla. Jessamine. Devony. Stormshadow. Haha, okay, so I was still in the mixing fun words stage. My point is, think about it from the perspective of your character. How old is she? What does she read? Watch? What year is it? What names or words would be part of her vernacular?Cordelia Eilonwy Snow | Evadne Snow | Felicity Astra Wildrose | Gwenna Moon | Lorelei Ondine | Octavia Eowyn Sol
Pandora Willow Isolde | Petra Leocadia Silver | Sunniva Adar Rhiannon | Thisbe Wildrose
Caspian Wilder | Damian Sparrow | Evander Thorn | Everett Lyle Ward
Ezra Balthasar | Gwydion Alaric Hart | Konrad Peregrine Llyr | Malachi Tristan Bjorn | Phineas Robin Blaise | Theodore Winter
August 19th, 2013 04:50 AM #8Senior Member
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@redrobin: I like Ella and Max off of your list, thanks.
@mbrow222: The long ones are a tad too complex, I'm afraid; I'm not looking for frilly so much as simple and girlish. I'm liking Rosie, Tim and Kevin.
@rkrd: I like your boys' options, especially Freddy and Ned.
@grackym: Maybe not Annabel, but Annie or Bella? Your others are a bit too much for me I'm afraid but I like nicknames or variations of them: Tally, Gemma, Cat and Lucy.
@redwoodfey: She's roughly in the 6-8 range. It's not specified, for she only appears at the very end of the story. You're really supposed to guess who or what the main characters (the dolls) are before it's revealed; for this reason, I'm trying to stay away from names like Moon Hopper, as I think most readers would have difficulty believing Mrs. and Mr. Sunshine Sparkles were ordinary people. When I mentioned Lily and Sophie, I hoped to convey the style of names that I wanted: simple, girly, well-known, something she might see in a picture book, or a classmate at school.
Thanks for all your help, keep the ideas coming!Amedeo Ariel Dmitri EnjolrasArtemis Cicely Elisabeth Evangeline Mirabelle Ophelia Rosalie Titania
August 19th, 2013 05:26 AM #10
Kayla, Isabelle, Emma, Lucy, Erin, Layla, Gracie, Marissa, Madison, Mia.
Caleb, Evan, Hayden, Isaac, Cooper, Blake, Drew, Garrett, Aidan, Ethan.
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August 21st, 2013 11:28 AM #12Senior Member
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August 23rd, 2013 08:55 PM #14Senior Member
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Names my sister and I used for our baby dolls:
When we started playing with Barbies the names got gradually frillier as the years went on: Jenny, Samantha, Isabella, Gabrielle, Camilla. Male names stayed pretty simple: Bob, Andy, Simon, Brian. (We didn't have many boy dolls. I am still a bit bitter about how this restricted our storytelling.)