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  1. #11
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    Why do they need middle names?
    ~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.


    ~Girls~

    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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  2. #13
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    Okay, no middle names. Got it!

    What about maiden names? When you name a character who's married, do give them a maiden name?

    And what's your advice on using a surname that is also a normal name? For example: I have a character named Colleen Wakefield. Her maiden name is Phillis. Now do I lose points for Phyllis because it's a regular women's name? Sorry, I'm just trying to understand all these name rules.
    Last edited by crissy76; September 26th, 2013 at 10:24 AM.
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    I don't have any children, but I write like crazy and am always looking for names for characters. I think I'm a half decent story teller, a mediocre writer, but horrible at picking names.

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  3. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by crissy76 View Post
    What about maiden names? When you name a character who's married, do give them a maiden name?
    Only if it's important to the story. Two of my characters have maiden names. The first is Queen Cashrin (deceased) and that's only because I mentioned her cousin Madgelain Juel-Westergaard who was married to the king before she was. The second is because that character can't use her married name.

    Quote Originally Posted by crissy76 View Post
    And what's your advice on using a surname that is also a normal name? For example: I have a character named Colleen Wakefield. Her maiden name is Phillis. Now do I lose points for Phyllis because it's a regular women's name? Sorry, I'm just trying to understand all these name rules.
    Is Phillis used as a surname too? Some first names can be: Thomas, William, Roger etc. If so, no problem. If not, I'd consider changing it.
    Last edited by renrose; September 26th, 2013 at 06:43 PM.
    ~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.


    ~Girls~

    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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  4. #17
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    Phillis is in fact a last name in this old Toronto phone book I have.
    Have a Nice Day
    -Crissy-

    I don't have any children, but I write like crazy and am always looking for names for characters. I think I'm a half decent story teller, a mediocre writer, but horrible at picking names.

    Favorites: Ainsley, Everly, Shay, Bryce, Michaela, Bree, Susannah, Jensen, Damien, Anson, James, Dalton, Sawyer, Alaric

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