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July 9th, 2014 09:07 PM #1
Name opinions and name list request
I have been writing my first mystery novel. I finally decided it would be fun to write something I would love to read. So one standard country house murder taking place between the first and second world wars coming up.
My main character and her great-aunt are both called Lavinia. They insisted and nothing I have said has changed their minds. Do you all think this is okay? The younger Lavinia I call Vinny in my head - could I use this as a nickname in the book?
I would love some interesting suggestions for both Vinny's generation and her mother's generation. British, upper class...So far I have names like Mary, John and James as fill ins but need something firm by the time I finish.
Thank you for all your help. Planning the entire murder was more intuitive than naming everyone.
July 10th, 2014 05:31 AM #3Senior Member
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I think that having two characters with the same name is fine- as long as you refer to Lavinia the younger as Vinny, otherwise it will be incredibly confusing (not in a good way either).
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July 16th, 2014 09:25 AM #5Senior Member
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I agree with @nooshi. Vinny is a great nickname, something that would stick in my head after I've closed a book.
Here...I'll try to avoid repeats:
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