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#1 Charity

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:35 PM

My best friend and I have created our own… I suppose you could say “roleplaying” universe, a private little world between us where we can flesh out our characters and keep on improving our writing skills. We’ve been at it since 2006 now, and between the two of us we have we well over a hundred characters… and needless to say I’m sometimes forgetful of names :lol:

One of my favorite characters is named Ayame -- she’s of Japanese descent, obviously, and the name means “iris” in its native tongue. The name is pronounced a-yah-may. Problem is that I just created another character named May, and the similarities between them didn’t click until I had May completely planned out.

They’d be around the same age and would pretty much be living in the same place, too. Do you guys think that their names are too similar? Ayame’s name is staying no matter what, but it wouldn’t kill me to go back and change May. I also have a character named Esme, so I might just be having an overload of the “ay” sound..

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

Unfortunately, I do think that they're too similar especially if you've already got an Ayame, an Esme, and now a May. I'm not sure if these suggestions would "fit" her, but what about using Molly, Maggie, or Mina (min like in minute - "I'll be there in a minute, hon." not mee-nah).

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

I think May and Ayame are too similar sounding to go with it. It's pretty, though. If you like May, you could name her Mayella and have her go by the nickname Ella. If not, I'm sure you can come up with something else.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:56 PM

Thanks gals, I was afraid I'd pulled a stupid and it looks like I was right :lol: I actually do kind of like the ring of Maggie, it goes with her last name pretty well. I'll think on it :D Again, thanks so much! You two are the best :P

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:07 PM

I agree that Maggie is cute! Love it!!

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:09 PM

Glad to be of help! :lol:

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:38 AM

Just thought you guys should know I just redid her character profile, and her name is now Maggie May Clarke :lol:

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:51 AM

Maggie May Clarke is a great name!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:18 PM

Love it!! Awesome choice!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

Thanks gals! Couldn't have done it without your help :lol:

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:32 PM

That's what we're here for, isn't it?!

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:26 PM

i just came across this topic, and that is just an awesome name! maggie may clarke, i know the topic has long gone or whatever, but i cna't get over what a great ring that has, just saying :)




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