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March 30th, 2012 12:23 PM #1Senior Member
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A Name for a Female Serial Killer! Fun fun fun!
This character is a female serial killer from the 1920s. She was a beautiful girl, tall and slim with dark brown hair and big blue eyes, from a very wealthy family with a long line of suitors. She married one of those suitors, who was very devoted to her, but she cheated on him with someone else. Because her family was Catholic, they would have disowned her if she got a divorce. So, she took the easy way out: killed her husband. She got away with it for two years, eventually moving in with her boyfriend. Then, she found out he was cheating on her. She caught him in the act, killing both him and his mistress. After that, she killed more people, between 25 to 30, mostly targeting married couples and single, wealthy men. One of those men fathered her only child, a daughter, but she killed him, too. The woman was finally caught in 1931 and executed via electric chair in 1932. Her last words were, as she handed a letter to the minister in attendance, "Give this to my daughter--for when she is old enough to understand." The press, law enforcement, and historians have dubbed her the "Black Rose": beautiful and deadly
What would you name this woman? First, middle, and last name
Also, if you have any name suggestions for any other characters, feel free to add them. Thanks everyone!
March 30th, 2012 12:47 PM #3
Rosalia / Rosalie
Eve / Eva
Violetta / Violet / Viola
Theodora nn Thea
Adelina GrayDelilah Celeste ∥ Aveline Ruth ∥ Winter Fay ≶ Silas Alaric ∥ Fabian Seth ∥ Lucian Ezra
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March 30th, 2012 01:02 PM #5Senior Member
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A cool tie in might be using a name that means rose, such as Rhoda, or one that means black or has a connection to black, like Odessa or Dahlia or Melanie.
Dahlia Rhoda Hughes
Rhoda Odessa Hughes
Melanie Rose Hughes
For her daughter, maybe a name with a positive meaning or a virtue name, to combat the dark nature of her mother?
And for some of the men:
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March 31st, 2012 04:29 PM #7Member
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Love your story, it sounds so cool! Just one thing I noticed is that she seemed to have a perfectly normal childhood, and with serial killers, this is not the case. As she kills men who cheat, why not make it so that her father cheated on her mother? The more extreme, the better, I believe. Good luck
March 31st, 2012 06:08 PM #9
A female serial killer from the 1920s? Cool.
I would name her Gladys Claire Quimby.
Later she became: Gladys "The Black Rose" Quimby Penrose.
Her first husband: Gary Shepherd.
Her boyfriend, following the death of ol' Shep: Jonathan Walsh
Peter's mistress' name: Beatrice Kittinger.
Father/caretaker of Dorothy's child: Adam Penrose.
Dorothy's child's name: Felicia Gladys Quimby Penrose.
March 31st, 2012 06:52 PM #11Senior Member
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I found this passage in More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts by James Naremore (now that I think about it, Naremore strikes me as seeming like a really cool surname), discussing the femme fatale archetype in the noir genre, that seems like it might be somewhat relevant. (It's on page 19 if you'd like context for the quote, and sorry if I'm totally off in bringing this up!)
"By the same logic, the noir heroine is no Doris Day. Borde and Chaumeton never allude to the Marquis de Sade's Julliette, one of the most famous sexual terrorists in all of French literature, but the character they describe resembles her in every respect save the fact that she is "fatal even to herself" (10). Beautiful, adept with firearms, and "probably frigid," this new woman contributes to a distinctive noir eroticism, "which is usually no more than the eroticization of violence" (10). Her best representative on the screen, Borde and Chaumeton argue, is Gloria Grahame, who, even though she was seldom cast as a femme fatale, always suggested "cold calculation and sensuality" (125)."
With that in mind, what about Julliette, after the character from the Marquis de Sade's Justine? Another variant of the name (Julia comes to mind) could also be a good and less obvious option. Maybe even Gloria?
This may be cheesy, but I also like the idea of Virginia for her, and it would have been a very commonly used name when the character would have been born. I also like the idea of using a nickname for Virginia (Ginny, Ginger, maybe even Vera) with her full name rarely used, perhaps being brought up mainly when other characters are commenting on the irony of it.
I like Evelyn a lot too. That would be very timely and appropriate. Or maybe Lila?
March 31st, 2012 06:54 PM #13Senior Member
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June 28th, 2012 05:16 AM #15
hmm she sounds like a Vidia
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Vidia Heather Verson15 year old who writes in her spare time, looking for new names all the time <3
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June 28th, 2012 03:09 PM #19Senior Member
I'm Erin, a teenaged writer who loves names (and dessert).
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