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June 9th, 2014 05:59 PM #1Member
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Norse Heroine Main Character Names??
Dear fellow Berries:
I am writing a novel series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is a descendant from a very important ancient family from Norway who have been given the ability to fight spiritual battles in wolf-form (yes, like the animal). Through her quest to find more about herself and her family, she ends up saving the entire "wolf warrior" population. (This is not a Sci-Fi type story, it's actually based on the story of Fenrir in Old Norse Mythology.)
I am having some trouble coming up with a name for my main character. She will be a beautiful, feisty blonde character with Scandinavian blood. The name doesn't have to actually be Norse or Scandinavian in nature, but would be a nice touch. I want a name that is not hard to pronounce, but is distinct & feminine. I am most attracted to 2 syllable names, but have an open mind.
I originally called my main character Thea - but I've selfishly fallen in love with the name and want to be able to use it for my own daughter someday, so I've found myself back at the drawing board.
Here are some of the names that I love but I'm not sure if they are right for my character:
Please give me your opinion on the names I have listed & please give me some of your thoughts!
Thanks in advance
June 9th, 2014 06:08 PM #3
I think Isis and Nile fit best from your list. How about:
Fjord, Dasha, Dune, Viveca, Agne, Electra, Axl, Brita / Britta, Dagny, Signy / Signe, Daven, Else, Elke, Eline, Freja, Frey, Hedda, Ib, Isak, Jone, Juni, Lilya / Lilja, Lars, Marna, Nanna, Marte, Mette, Nessa, Noora, Ola, Pirjo, Pelle, Petah, Petrine, Rane, Lowri, Pixie, Rica, Rikka, Sade, Saga, Tea, Suren, Valo.Mary Valentine, Bessie Prairie, Frances Dove, Pascoe O'Brian, Yuki Camellia, Vinnie Vesper, Teddy Susanna, Shalom Galilee, Dossie Opal.
Morris Noble, Abraham Lou, Enzo Raphael, Obadiah Dove, Clancy Lazarus, Murphy Jericho, Lemuel Jethro, Zebedee Shalom, Pascoe Anders, Barnaby O'Brian, Francis Gardener.
June 9th, 2014 06:51 PM #5
Of the ones from your list, I like Isis and Cleo the most. They have the right attitude to me.
My first thought is perhaps a little predictable but very fitting all the same, Ylva. Ylva means 'she-wolf' and is a name of Nordic origins.
I really like the suggested Dagny as well, it means 'new day' and feels very right for your character.
Another suggestion I'd like to make is Siri or Sigrid. Siri is a short form of Sigrid, both mean 'beauty and victory'. Siri has the added bonus of being the Kiswahili word for 'secret'. I know Siri is the Apple-lady helper thing (what is she?), but I think the connection is a fading one. And the name would be perfect!
I also think a lot of Finnish names would be suitable, Lumi (snow), Suvi (summer), Valo (light) and Vieno (gentle) are my favourites, and I'm very fascinated by Toivoa (hope).
Other Nordic suggestions:
Thora / Tora (thunder)
Liv / Olivia or Olive nn Liv (Liv means 'life')
Eira ('healing', also Welsh for 'snow')
Non Nordic names I think would fit:
Alma (nourishing/soul, always felt very fiery to me)
Vesper / Esther
Felicity (goes by Felix)
AnnÅshild / Norwegian / 24 / Name Collector / Work: Daycare and the Library / Love to bake, read and listen to music
Emerence + Eulalie + Everild + Flora + Helena + Leonor + Louisa + Nimue + Ophelia + Rosalind
Balthasar + Edmund + Emmanuel + Emrys + Ignatius + Isidor + Leonidas + Oberon + Valentine
Want to help me with my lists?
Bloom + Blythe + Evening + Mercy + Vesper + Briar + Boone + Forest + Hawthorn + Prosper
June 9th, 2014 07:32 PM #7Member
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June 9th, 2014 10:22 PM #9