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October 9th, 2012 08:30 PM #1Junior Member
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Fantasy Character Names - Help?
Working on an old story of mine for a fiction writing workshop for a class I'm taking, and I'm just really curious about how people are going to feel about the names. Most of the characters I've been working with for years, and I've known their names since I created them, but they're a little weird and I feel like they're almost childish. I know fantasy can be a touchy genre, because people expect really made-up names, but you have to avoid that keyboard-smashed style.
Basically, I want to know if you think these are fitting to the genre? Do they fit well with each other?
How would you pronounce them??
Would you assume male or female?
What sort of assumptions about the character would you make? (ie, girly, royalty, main character, etc.)
Lorraina OR Alaina, nickname Lainey
Selona (possibly changing to Selena?)
Thank you so much!!!
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Top Names - Open to suggestions or opinions
Madeline, Julia, Adrielle, Wren, Charlotte, Rosette, Ceara, Aurora, Katriona, Rae
Acheron, Frey, Nicolas, James, Sebastian, Layle, Avery, Quinton, Julian, Augustus
October 9th, 2012 09:16 PM #3
Aetana - (Ay-tah-na) i like it but dont love it - female - main character?
Chrey - (Sh-ray) mmm i dont like it - male - best friend
Dagger - (Da-ger) its strong and masculine, i like it - male - bad guy
Elaegar - (El-ay-gar) nope - neutral - bulter
Erika - (E-ree-car) its okay - female - princess/royalty
Garendd - (Ga-rend) no - male - idk
Kierran - (Keer-ran) love it - male - main
Lilly - (Lil-lee) i prefer it spelt Lily but Lilly is nice too - female - idk
Linnelle - (Lin-ell) hmm its interesting - female - popular girl
Lorraina - (Lore-ay-na) maybe just Lorraine - female - popular girl
Alaina - (A-lay-na) i like it - female - idk
Metisse - (Met-eese) nup dont like - female - idk
Neo - (Nee-o) like - male - bad guy
Obsydia - (Oh-b-sy-dee-a) strange compared to the rest - neutral - idk
Selona - (See-lone-a) eh its okay - female - idk
Selena - (Se-leen-a) i like it - female - idk
Syrohn - (Sy-ron) like it alot - male - idk
Last edited by ballerinagirl; October 9th, 2012 at 09:20 PM.First year Uni student; Speech and Language Pathology
Melody, Briar, Arabella, Tempest, Zoey, London, Zara, Peyton, Sadie, Rani, Liora, Jordan, Kallie, Xia, Poet, Wren, Quinn
Lachlan, Ryan, Oliver, Benjamin, Jai, Claude, Carter, Asher, Rhys, Rian (prn Ree-an), Levi, Leo, Joey, Harper, Damien, Sebastian, Jasper, Jace
October 9th, 2012 09:28 PM #5Member
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Some of them are pretty out there but it is a fantasy genre and I've seen much weirder
Aetana: female, royalty, ae-tan-ah (like it's spelled), proud
Chrey: male, shray (like gray), mysterious
Dagger: male, easy to pronounce like the weapon, possibly a threat
Elaegar: unisex, ee-lay-gar, magical (if this has magic in it, not sure)
Erika: female, common enough not to be mispronounced, tough
Garendd: male, gar-end
Kierran: male, ki-air-an, royalty
Lilly: female, lily, fragile or unexpectedly strong
Linnelle: male Lilly, luh-nell, really similar to Lilly
Alaina: female, uh-lane-uh, girly
Metisse: unisex, met-eese, talented with arts
Neo: male, nee-o, means new so something unexpected
Obsydia: female, like obsidian but without the n, dark
Selona: female, se-lone-uh (more different than Selena which is pretty common), light
Syrohn: unisez, sigh-rune or sigh-ren, sexy
I like most of them a lot! In context they would work better together, but seem to work okay here. Garendd with two Ds throw me off a bit when reading it.