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#1 Insert Name Here

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:36 PM

I'm writing an interpretation of Romeo and Juliet in which I'll be moving the play forward to the 1970s/1980s (haven't decided yet!), and be switching the genders of the roles. This isn't what it sounds like-- I'll literally be switching the characters so that the men will be women and the women will be men. I'll then change plot and lines accordingly in the rewrite. One thing I'm having trouble with are the character names. I'm having trouble switching them over. If anyone had any ideas, I'd love your help. Here's a list of main characters whose names I need help with:

MEN (I need female forms of these)
Friar Laurence (Who I'll make a nun)

WOMEN (I need male forms of these)

That's right. Only two. Pathetic, right?

Thanks so much.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:55 PM

Romeo-Romea, Roma, Romana

Mercutio-Mercia, Mercutia, Mercutiana

Escalus-Escala, Escalana, Escaly

Benvolio-Benvoliana, Benna, Voliana

Friar Laurence-idk...Lauren? Laura?

Paris-Paryss, Pareese? isnt paris a girls name? already?

Juliet-Julien, Julian, Liet (Let, or Leet)

Rosaline-Rosen, Ross, Ross Lee

Hope I helped!

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:56 PM

yup looks good to me

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:39 AM

Let us know which names you are using!

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:22 AM

MEN (I need female forms of these)
Romeo --Roma is good or Ramona would have been popular in the 70s
Mercutio --- Meryl, Mercille
Escalus -- Esme, Estella
Benvolio -- Benecia
Friar Laurence (Who I'll make a nun) Nuns take the name of a saint when they take orders...here are some saint's names...Margaret, Cecilia (patron saint of music), Winifred (patron saint of virgins), Leila, Richael
Paris -- Paris would work or maybe another French city...Avallon, Marcilles (sp?)

WOMEN (I need male forms of these)
Juliet --- Jules, Julien, Julius
Rosaline -- Rosario, Ros, Ross, Rosston

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:56 PM

Romeo- Andromeda (nn Romey), Rome, Roma
Mercutio- Mercy, Mercedes, Mercury
Escalus- Francesca, Estelle
Benvolio- Benevolence, Benecia, Benita
Friar Laurence- Lauren, Alaura, Claudia, Laurel
Paris- I think Paris is fine, London, Parisa

Juliet- Julian, Liam
Rosaline- Ross, Rosco, Roshaun

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 04:02 AM

Romeo- Roma, Ramona, Roxanne, Rhiannon, Romonia, Roanna, Roberta, Rosalind, Romy, Rosalia, Rozellia...
Mercutio- Mercy, Meredith, Meriella, Merielle Meryl, Meribella, Merissa, Meena, Medoriah, Meiriona, Melinda, Melantha, Melysande, Milicent, Mathilda, Meleena, Meliora, Mercedes, Melody...
Escalus- Estoria, Escaria, Esme, Estelle, Estella, Esmerald, Escence, Estefani...
Benvolio- Bianca, Belinda, Benoria, Bronte, Beverly, Bethany, Beatrice, Bella, Belle, Bergette, Bridget...
Friar Laurence- Laurel, Lorelai, Lorreta, Lavinia, Larissa, Laretha, Lacacia, Layla, Laliah, Lanette, Larssenia, Laudonia, Larenzia, Laurentine, Laverne...
Paris- Marseilles, Lille, Agens, Amien, Calais, Lyon(ne), Dijon...

Juliet- Julien, Justus, Jurgon, Jorge, Juvian, Jude, Judaiah, Judus, Judd, Juliano, Juniper, Junius, Juvenal...
Rosaline- Robert, Ross, Robinson, Roman, Rolando, Orlando, Reuben, Reginald, Roarke, Rochester, Rudolpho, Roderick, Rogiero...


-Yasmine <3

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:10 PM

I hope this helps!

MEN (I need female forms of these)
Benvolio-Beatrice, Brenna, Olivia
Friar Laurence (Who I'll make a nun)-Freya, Grier, Briar, Francesca, Lauren, Laura
Paris-Pricilla (sp?)

WOMEN (I need male forms of these)
Rosaline-Roli, Rain, Rory/Roran, Sorai


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