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March 25th, 2014 01:04 AM #1Member
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1. Name for heroine
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]1: ‘NAMING X’ Form[/FONT]
Genre of Story: Dystopian / Sci-Fi
Time Period/Location: 3026 ish America, Denver (although not called Denver anymore)
Character Description: Wavy honey hair & cognac eyes. 16. Very book smart, loves reading, but has a relatively sarcastic inner voice. Not good with handling her emotions, and has a tendency to bottle it up then explode.
Brief Plot: Following a revolt and the instatement of a new government (a very bad one, kind of a twist on the whole "glorious wonderful revolution" plot thats going around) an agency has begun to experiment by putting microchips into the brains of teens to give them "enhanced abilities" and train them to fight. The MC and Hero are both parts of the experiment.
Who named the character: Her father, a very liberal, very anti-new government man; and her mother, a very smart woman, she owned a giant library in the capitol city, but went mad after willingly subjecting her daughter to the experiment
Immediate Family (if relevant): Father Maxwell, Mother Sienna
Already Considered (if relevant): Olivia nn Liv (I keep coming back to this, but am caught on the fact that it is so common right now) | Camden nn Cam | Halle/Hallie | Aidan
Don’t Suggest These Names: Nothing too long without a nickname, too obscure, or super old fashioned without a modern nickname
Anything else?: I love in Divergent where the MC is named "Beatrice" but called "Tris" as opposed to "Bea". I love the idea of classic names with modern nicknames (as opposed to the expected nicknames for those names). If no nickname, something short enough to be used conversationally (ie. no Genevieve) Considering the last name Jackson, & having the hero call her Jacks (or something similar with Becks)
Hero: The hero's name is Bennett, called Ben
March 25th, 2014 07:00 AM #3
Excellent assistance! I love it when people actually give us an idea of what they're looking for. Makes the job so much easier.
Classic names with unexpected nicknames:
Charlotte - Arlo
Catherine - Trina/Atty
Alexandria - Sandy/Lexie/Annie/Andy/Dree
Adrienne - Dree
Elizabeth - Libby/Zabby
Margaret - Emmy/Garet
Based on your description of her parents, I don't think - personally - that boy's names on girls or place names would be the choice of an extensive reader with a vast library. Combined with her father's description I think they might have gone with something literary that also had a bit of a secret political meaning. Like...
Emmeline (the name of a famous suffragette)
Bellona (to fight)
I think of all the ones I suggested, Alexandria is the best fit. There are a surplus of unusual nicknames and it carries the meaning 'defender of men'.~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.
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
March 25th, 2014 09:23 AM #5"While some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their energy long since cooled; miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever, and the glow will be so bright, it'll warm your heart, it'll make your eyes glisten, and it'll make you think to yourselves; what a concept"
March 25th, 2014 07:30 PM #7
Adelaide - Lady
Alexandra - Lux
Bellamy - Bell
Calandra - Cal
Callista - Calla
Cascada - Case/Cady
Emilia - Mila
Emmanuelle - Elle/Emma/Emme
Evangelia - Lia/Eva/Eve
Guinevere - Neve/Nev
Isobetta - Bette/Betta
Josefina - Fia
Katarina - Kitt/Kit/Kitty/
Lolita - Lita
Phillipa - Pip/Philly
Phoenix - Nix
Priscilla - Cilla
Sophronia - Saffron/Sophron
Valencia - Lena/Valley
Verona - Vera
Viktoriya - Vika
Zenobia - Zena/Zen
August - Daniel - Erik - Heath - Leo - Ronan
Eve - Fiona - Johanna - Lana - Lena - Sally
March 25th, 2014 07:55 PM #9Member
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