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  1. #1
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    a hunky sci-fi detective needs a name.

    my novel takes place on earth in the distant future. there's robots, androids, high-tech guns, self-driving cars, etc. everything's kinda peaceful ( but not for long obvi ).

    everyone calls the main character by his last name, solis. so i need a futuristic sounding first name to go with 'solis'. maybe include some interesting middle names? he doesn't need a middle name but...'ya never know.

    sorry if this seems a little all over the place. i'm writing this in the middle of the night because it's really bugging me that he doesn't have a full name yet.

    thank you for any and all name suggestions! ^-^

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    Someone posted a thread asking for futuristic male names a few weeks ago so I figured I'd recycle those names here. I think a lot of them have a futuristic feel to it.


    Jaxus
    Horatio- I've always thought this would be a great name to use in a sci-fi novel
    Leonardo "Leo"
    Leopold "Leo"
    Petros
    Acer
    Xander/Zander
    Saturn
    Baudelaire
    Kestrel
    Otter
    Even
    Nicanor/Nikanor
    Nikopol
    Dion/Deon
    Dio/Deo
    Vayu
    Gilgamesh
    Enlil
    Enkidu
    Geon/ Geo
    Demetrius
    Cephas
    Rohan
    Ronan
    Rolan/ Rolin
    Sirius
    Phoebus
    Virgo
    Juniper
    Halo
    Helix
    Gaius "Gai"
    Caius "Cai"
    Elymas
    Galix/Galax
    Belenus "Bel"
    Vox
    Sirocco
    Yunis
    Tunis
    Scytho/Scythe
    Scorpio/Scorpius
    Seven
    Fiero
    Amanda
    Liorio
    Lior/Leor
    Artaxias "Arta"
    Solifer "Sol"
    Sulgenius "Sully"
    Stellan
    Cristobal
    Tamerlane "Tam", "Lane"
    Zal
    Zakkai
    Pallav
    Dathan
    Akim
    Gladio/Gladiolus/Gladion
    Coriolanus "Corio"
    Cassander "Cass", "Sander"
    Evander
    Sylvain/Sylvan
    Fergal
    Valor
    Valiant/Valynt
    Zahir
    Maewyn
    Mephisto
    Camber
    Haul
    Puma
    Arrick
    Ezreal
    Ezrael
    Sohrab
    Jagjit
    Shango
    Rangi
    Tyto/Tito
    Tytus/Titus
    Javed
    Cayzer
    Rama
    Ram
    Axler
    Aridai
    Rafa/Rapha
    Belisarius
    Aniketos
    Elnathan
    Lazar/Lalazar
    Kekoa
    Taras
    Cove
    Corinth
    Athens
    Rumi
    Lios
    Caelifer "Cael"l
    Caelum "Cael"
    Pantheras/ Panther "Pan"
    Ishan
    Shiva
    Corino
    Pericles "Peri"
    Peregrine
    Doric
    Darvin
    Neon
    Torin
    Versus
    Atom
    Adamant "Adam"
    Sorin
    Soren
    Osric
    Austin
    Julian
    Julius

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    I think it's best to not go overboard with making the name sound futuristic -- by which I mean, I would avoid too many x's, y's, and z's (although one of these per name could still be very cool), brand names (these will probably just date your story), or space-y names (these can be a bit heavy-handed). If he's a hot detective, you're probably going to want a short, cool, masculine name -- nothing very fancy. Only a very few of my suggestions would have more than 2 syllables.

    From the previous poster, I second:
    Evander
    Kestrel

    For my own suggestions, how about any of these?
    Adlai
    Cael/Kael/etc. (alternatively, Cal -- can be a standalone name or short for all sorts of things)
    Ludo/Ludek
    Harlan
    Enzo (by itself or short for Lorenzo, Vincenzo, etc.)
    Urban
    Cian
    Bronson
    Grier
    Wystan
    Misha
    Orin
    Calix
    Warner
    Destry
    Falco
    Cadel
    Elson
    Audruxo
    Chiron
    Gage
    Beck/Beckett
    Stark
    Wes/Wess
    Sterling
    Cordero
    Damon/Damian/Damien
    Arkady/Arkadi
    Griff
    Arkin
    Madigan
    Sacha/Sasha/Sascha
    Raph, 25, male


    Aisling Echo Endellion - Nadine Ferelith Alma
    Emmeline Orchard Hosanna - Ruth Lycoris Embla
    Opal Elaine Beatrice - Louise Angharad Maple
    Zilpah Rosalie Heidrun - Quinn Barbara Solace

    Atlas Berenger Comet - Yarrow Donovan Leslie
    Moses Archibald Graeme - Jude Perrin Heathcliff
    Quentin Snowdrop Didier - Almanzo Briar Joseph
    Ishmael Curran Milo - Linus Bellamy North

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