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    Need some help on foreign names, guys :)

    Okay, so I'm about to start writing a story about a girl (teenager, probably around fifteen), who starts a video-chatting website. The website becomes really popular around the world and she makes a lot of new friends-and enemies- from around the globe from video-chatting with all of them. I haven't gotten the plot entirely sorted out, but...yeah. I want your input on names for different characters. Any origin, I'm not very picky. French, Finnish, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Scandanavian, Arabic, anything really. So...yeah. I just need some good ones
    Girls; ♥ Caoimhe ♥ Senna ♥ Sanne ♥ Quinn ♥ Anniston ♥ Saoirse ♥ Beatrice ♥ Eleanor ♥ Anouk ♥ Rylan ♥
    Boys; ♥ Mason ♥ Liam ♥ Decimus ♥ Bentley ♥ Jace ♥ Michael ♥ Caden ♥ Jude ♥ Alexander ♥

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    French: Camille, Delphine, Ariane, Fabienne, Simone, Véronique, Sandrine, Mireille, Isabelle, Aline, Clémence, Adèle, Amélie, Léa, Mathilde, Coralie (female) / Aurélien, Thierry, Etienne, Olivier, Maxime, Luc, Gilles, Julien, Pierre, Sébastien, Xavier, Rémy, Louis (male)

    Finnish: Tuuli, Sari, Annikki, Eeva, Lilja, Marjatta, Mirja, Hanna (female) / Paavo, Antti, Mikko (male)

    Chinese: Jun, Lian, Ling, Bo, Mei-Li (female) / Chen, Gan, Fai, Shen, Jin, Yu (male)

    Spanish: Carmen, Alejandra, Beatriz, Blanca, Carlota, Elena, Pilar, Paloma, Sancha, Esperanza, Francisca, Guadalupe, Isabel, Sofia, Lucia (female) / Armando, Rodrigo, Diego, Javier, Felipe, Jaime, Jorge, Elias, Enrique, Domingo, Antonio, Pedro, Pablo, Luis

    Japanese: Aiko, Hanako, Masako, Sakura, Masumi, Sachiko (female)/ Akira, Seiji, Makoto, Masahiro, Akemi, Kentaro (male)

    Scandinavian: Ingrid, Dagny, Thora, Greta, Freya/Freja, Linnea, Marit, Elsa, Liv, Britta, Bodil (female) / Lars, Sven, Nils, Harald, Leif, Ingemar, Haakon, Jesper, Gustaf, Jonas, Anders, Erik, Magnus, Peder (male)

    Arabic: Farida, Aisha, Khadija, Samira, Aziza, Hafsah, Faiza, Iman, Noor/Nur, Laila, Nazira (female) / Haroun, Ibrahim, Jibril, Khalil, Khalid, Hassan, Hussain, Hamza, Abdullah, Nadir, Omar, Tahir, Yusuf, Sulaiman
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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    Violet Gray
    No longer a teenager, still sad and name-obsessed

    Jude, Theo, Luca, Oliver l Eliza, Rose, Kate, Dahlia

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    If you're still stumped, recommend behindthename.com. They have an option to see all the names used in a particular country. Greece, Ireland, Russia, China, you name it. Even ancient Greek. My friend and I are co-writing something set in ancient Greece, and we just chose the "ancient greek" names and narrowed our search by gender and meaning.
    Sounds like a great story idea - good luck!
    Proud author of Kissimmee, Orlando, Mary, Adam, Mississippi, Micah, Georgette, Evelyn, Diane, Millicent, Maybeline, Prudence, Margo, Jade, Matthew, Susan, Maura, Mil, Floss, Connor, David, and so many many more

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    Thanks you guys for all the wonderful suggstions! So far, I've looked through popular names from different countries and two of the main characters at the moment are a Finnish girl named Emilia and a Latvian girl named Alise. They're not too exotic, but I will be using better ones later on. And thanks Jame for the website suggestion, I will check it out
    Girls; ♥ Caoimhe ♥ Senna ♥ Sanne ♥ Quinn ♥ Anniston ♥ Saoirse ♥ Beatrice ♥ Eleanor ♥ Anouk ♥ Rylan ♥
    Boys; ♥ Mason ♥ Liam ♥ Decimus ♥ Bentley ♥ Jace ♥ Michael ♥ Caden ♥ Jude ♥ Alexander ♥

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