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#1 flying-person

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:38 AM

Hey guys,

I've never done this before (but then again I've never had problems finding names for my characters before), so bare with me if I'm doing this all wrong!

I write online, and I plan to write a new book. Obviously, I'm having problems finding and deciding on names. It just seems like character names aren't really shouting 'WOW! YOU MUST USE ME BECAUSE I'M AWESOME' to me anymore, and the ones that are have already been taken by other authors.

I won't use a name unless it really REALLY appeals to me, but I think my pickiness is becoming a bit too much. So, I came here to see if I can get any cool suggestions and opinions!!

To all that reply to this, first of all: thank you :)

My main character is a girl, around 17-18, who is quiet, shy, extremely intelligent but troubled. She's in a pretty bad relationship with her boyfriend, who is abusive, but can't get out of it. I considered the names Laily, Boheme, Celia, Alice and Cassandra, but none of them really fit her. Her last name will be Hayes and she'll have strawberry blonde hair that's more strawberry than blonde and blue eyes. I don't want any common names for her, but I'm not into really crazy earthy/hippy names either. Something in the middle.

She will have a little sister called Lily-Rose (hyphen or no hyphen?). The abusive boyfriend's name will be Gage Saunders.

Another character I need a name for is her love interest (what's a romance story without a hot guy, after all?). His last name will be Cooper, and he will have dark hair and eyes. I'm considering him being mixed raced. He'll be a dark soul, very secretive and mysterious, with a mischievous streak that brings out his inner child. I considered the name Deacon, but then my ma said that it reminded her of beacon and ruined it for me. I don't want his name to be something really popular (like Aiden or Luke), but not yuck like Ernest or something.

Thank you all who reply, again, for the help :)
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:09 AM

Ironically, my friend is a total player and his name is Gage -.-
What about Mary, Monique, Elie, Cat..
As for the boy, Noah, Ross, Aron, Finn, Marc, or Collin.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

MC: Penelope "Penny", Harriet, Ariel(le), Joani, Viola, Farrah, Logan, Quinn, Eris, Ivy.

Cooper: Devlin, Seamus, Errol, Felix, Nolan, Wynston, Preston, Jared, Garrett, Randal, Thad.


EDIT: Maybe Skylar for the girl?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

Girl's names: Gabriela (Gaby), Sophie, Elizabeth (LIzzy) or Vicky.
Boy's names: Cameron (Cam), Eric, Jakob, Jack, Nathaniel (Nate), Gabriel (Gabe), Lucian (Luke), etc.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

I think Mayra or Elisabeth?
For the guy Kevin, Luis, or Shawn?
What do you think??

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

You should use Zena for the girl. Because it's an awesome name, and an awesome person's name. aka me. ;D

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

I personally think Deacon is great. And you could actually play on the similarity to beacon (guiding light) if he can get her to leave Gage (the dark).
As for the main character maybe Katerina or Katrina, Layla, Anastasia "Stasia".

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

Sofia Hayes. Lennox Hayes. Cassidy Hayes. Joelle "Joey" Hayes. Emyrson "Emy" Hayes. Courtlyn Hayes.

Lily Rose (w/o hyphen)

Not a huge fan of the name Deacon Cooper. What about... Dawson Cooper. Colton Cooper. Alyec Cooper. Dylan Cooper.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

Alana Hayes, Alisha Hayes, Abigail Hayes, Addison Hayes, Maia Hayes (my-uh), Elissa Hayes, Elina Hayes, Irina Hayes, Bethania Hayes, Dakota Hayes.....
Boy names:
Dylan, Deacon, Declan, Caleb, Kayden, Jayden....

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

Gennifer, Terry-Linn, Alicia, Summer, Dylanne (Dylan), Gena, Anya, Arica, Eavan, Ava, Bennett, Jacesy, Macey/Maisey/Maison/ Mason, Corinthia, Brandon? Jessye, Jai, Reyna, Lissie, Lila, Maybella, Cameron, Cassidy, Neldon? Damai, Ellie, Eden, Evelina, Angeline, Lina, Elaine? Levinna? Some of those are boy name that aren't typically uni-sex but might work? Hope hat helped for the mc

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Sorry I couldn't reply sooner- I'm on holiday, and only just got hold of a computer.

I'm going to use Lily Rose without the hyphen. Should there be a middle name, or is it okay just like that (Lily Rose Hayes)?

For the main character, I'm thinking:

- Summer
- Lila (too common? Too close to Lily Rose?)
- Lina, but I prefer this as a nickname (maybe Alina?). Suggestions for a full one?
- Maia
- Katia nn Kitty
- Zoe
- Joani(e) (thanks to the person who suggested this name- it's sooo cute!)
- Maria
- Sahara- it grows on you the more you think about it
- Rosalyn
- Jessamine nn Jessa
- Cassandra/Cassia

I also love Sofia/Sophie/Sofie but that's my sister's name so I can't use it.

For the guy:

- Dimitri
- Deacon (that suggestion about light and dark pretty much sold me ^.^)
- Lewis
- Thane
- Nathaniel
- Nicholas (Nico)

Thank you all, again, for replying!!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Deacon Nathaniel Cooper sounds good together, but could be a mouthful all at once. It just depends on your fancy.

For your girls

Lily Rose Hayes is a beautiful name :)

As for your main character

I do love Joanie, it has some sort of an edge to it and also flows nicely with Hayes.

If you want a middle name for Joanie I would suggest a one syllable name to make the name roll off the tongue.
Personally I like

Joanie Elle
Joanie Bae (pronounced bay)

or something like that.

But if you really like Lila, it kinda works with Joanie too. :)

Joanie Lila Hayes. I like it. haha

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Gwendolyn for the main character! You described her and she sounds so much like my niece, even the physical description! Seth or Davis for the love interest...

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

- Joani(e) (thanks to the person who suggested this name- it's sooo cute!)


You're welcome! :)

I really like Joani(e) & Zoe for the main character. I think both go nicely with sister Lily Rose.

And I also think Deacon is just perfect for the guy.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

Though I love Joanie, she just didn't seem to fit for the main character when I started writing. So now the MC's best friend's name will be Joanie Adele Lawrence :)

The sister's name will be Lily Rose Hayes.

The guy's name will be Deacon Nicholas Cooper <3

And the main character's name will be Summer Gwendolyn Hayes- shout out to the person who recommended Gwendolyn. I chose Summer in the end cause I couldn't decide after Joanie so I asked my little sister (she's 5) and she said Summer so... The MC will be Summer :)

Thanks everyone for helping me with their suggestions!





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