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September 19th, 2013 11:49 AM #11
September 19th, 2013 11:55 AM #13
@cilesuns92 : thank you :-) I really like Harlow Kate & Harlow Zoe. I love Zenobia & Astrid!! I think Zenobia suits her very well. I love Astrid but I can't picture it on a red haired one. I like the idea about using a goddesses name. I think Artemis or Persephone or Saga might fit her.
Iam btw 2 names : Zenobia " Zoe " or Harlow .
What do you think ?
Other names are also welcome.
Last edited by bellerose; September 20th, 2013 at 04:40 AM.
September 19th, 2013 11:57 AM #15
September 20th, 2013 08:33 AM #17
It depends heavily on the genre, setting, etc. You should know your characters as well as you know yourself, or better. Know the details. Go in-depth. Give reasons and explanations for why they're who they are. Their name depends on era, culture, and overall who their parents/guardians were. Also, I don't know, but I don't think you can 'become' an introvert. Again, I'm not sure.
Is this fantasy? Steampunk? Sci-fi? Cyberpunk? If steampunk, is it a more Victorian or Western setting? If fantasy, more Medieval or similar to some other era? If sci-fi/cyberpunk, is it more futuristic and technologically advanced, post-apocalyptic, or primitive (also, futuristic doesn't necessarily mean advanced, people just often go with that.)? What's the culture? It all depends on factors like these. In a Medieval setting, Welsh and Cornish names like Anwen, Athwenna, Rowena, Gawain, Morwen, Aneirin, etc., would probably be common, depending on what the language and country it is most similar to. In a futuristic or steampunk setting, pretty much any more common name would do, but it also just depends on what you like. Also, do their parents choose names based on personal things, like where the child was born, what meanings they like, or just the sound of it? Or, do meanings have significance due to culture or moral standards/doctrine? (For example, Native Americans often named children after things that were around them when they were born or after spirits.) In short, culture, family, history, language, religion, etc., all factor into naming a character depending on the genre. If this is fantasy/fiction, wordbuilding is the most fun part.
You could also go by hair-color. Look up names that mean 'red' or 'fragile' or are related to the character. What suits her? What rolls off the tongue, or just clicks?
Fiammetta, Rowan/Rowyn/Rowena, Roisin/Rosheen, Flannan/Flannery/Flann, Clary, Ruad, Ruadhan, etc., are all related to red hair or the color red. 'Willow' could be a name for someone who's willowy or sylphlike or delicate. Violet or Violetta might also make you think of 'Shy violet' or 'wallflower'.
Basically, just go with what both makes sense and what you like.
September 20th, 2013 09:03 AM #19
@thebibliophile : thanks the story is modern . Its set on now . And from your name list you give me the winner . thanks for the information . Lots to know about. .it's my first time in write a story and I feel lost. I have imagine it on my mind. But I cant express them to the paper.
I have decide on Clary . thanks all of you for help
I will choose the middle later. I want to have a personal significance like Anwen's middle has.
If you have any other middle ideas for Clary please tell me :-)
Last edited by bellerose; September 20th, 2013 at 09:42 AM.