The (potential!) story revolves around seven friends in a boarding school. They belong to a tribe whose babies are taken away by the government at age three and put into foster care/boarding school. Usually they get renamed, as part of the campaign to integrate them.
The problem is that all their names sound the same. They are all different ages, from all parts of the country, and yet their names all are similar styles. Also, I can't get into some of their heads, because their names just don't fit them. You know what I mean?
Four girls: Jasmine, Titāli, Olivia, and Tor (Titāli is a half-breed, so her name wasn't changed)
Three boys: Michael, Elisha, and Calder.
They just all sound the same!
Elisha, Titāli, and Tor's personalities are already fixed in my head. Jasmine and Calder are sort-of-there, but I'd be open to changing them if something just struck me as perfect. But I am desperate to get rid of Michael and Olivia, and replace them with names that aren't quite so similar in style to the names I already have.
Thank you all and sorry for the rant