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#1 Alexis!

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:52 PM

Okay so I'm 14 and writing a book in whatever free time I can manage. It's hard work, but I'm managing. It's my goal in life.

The book I'm writing is about this young girl who finds herself being abused by her boyfriend and not knowing what to do. She doesn't wanna tell her parents and older stepsister nor any of her friends in fear of appearing weak. But the parents have an idea and walk in on the boyfriend trying to kill her. She refuses to talk about it with anyone so her parents send her to live with her stepsister who she's never gotten along with in hopes of breaking her. The whole book is basically told from the two sisters and how they feel about living together and the rewards of learning to live together.

My problem is that I want names that reflect personalities and I love too many of can never find the right ones

The mother is calm and collected and kinda denies anything is going on, even after she sees it going on.

The father is very in the moment and about taking action.

The main character is shy and more reserved. She can think anything in her mind, but can't say it out loud in fear of what people will think. She's based on me a tad bit. She doesn't feel like she fit in her family because she doesn't look like them and isn't outgoing like they are.

The stepsister is loud and outgoing and always saying what she feels. She's based on my best friend.

The boyfriend is dark and mysterious. He looks, in appearance, like he's one of the sweetest people you'll meet, but he's got some ghosts in his closet.



Any help possible is appreciated!!!

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:40 PM

I think this book sounds great! I hope you like how it turns out.

My suggestions:

Mom: Katherine or Rebecca. They were popular about the time when the mother would have been born and I think fit the description of her well.
Father: Caleb or Patrick I think would work. I think Caleb more.
Main character: Grace. I think it has meaning because the girl needs grace and it is also a pretty name. I could work into a meaning for her.
Sister: Lindsay I could see working
Boyfriend: Christian because of the double meaning. It seems innocent and charming, but it could be deceiving.

Do you like any?

Also, how old are you going to make the main character? I think she should be 16 or 17 to make her seem more real and more mature to deal with something like an abusive relationship. Good luck!

If you like any of my names or have anymore questions, message me on here. I would love to help you with this!


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:25 AM

Here are some names I'm 'feeling' for them:

Mother: Ellen, Mary, Joanne, Aida
Father: Jack, Neil, Jonathan, Karl
Main character: Louise, Clara, Anna, Daisy
Sister: Alexandra, Juliana, Tessa, Carmen
Boyfriend: Liam, James, Sebastian, Gabriel

For some odd reason I've got a lot of J names there, is there any you like?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:54 PM

The mother - Kathy, Susan, Janet, Patty, Lucy, Ruth

The father - Dick, Rich, Kyle, Carl, Mark, Dave, Joe.

The main character -Meg, Jade, Marie, Liv, Cat, Sara Lee, Annie, Amy, Kaye

The stepsister - Julie, Alex, Kate, Liz, Callie, Regina

The boyfriend - Casey, Zane, Justin, Grady, Derek, Trace, Ant(hony), (an)Drew

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:59 PM

Mother:Karen, Carol, Katherine
Father:Steve/Steven, Ken, Joseph, William
Main Character:Ashley, Madison, Serena, Erica, Katelyn
Sister:Kari, Valerie, Taylor, Bryana, Larissa, Samantha, Jade, Olivia
Boyfriend:Jon, Alan, Christian, Casey, Corey, Caleb, Zane, Justin, Tyler

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 03:04 PM

Since I'm a weirdo, all my characters have full names. Here's what I'm leaning towards:::


Mother: Katherine Joanne McCaffery nn Kathy or Kate. In her later 40s.
Father: Caleb David McCaffery nn Cal. Also late 40s.
Sister: Kristen Alexandra Gallagher nn Krissy or Lexi =]] Around 20.
Main Character: Grace Olivia McCaffery nn Gracie 16 years old.
Boyfriend: Christian James Edwards 17 years old

Other Characters:::

Erin Victoria Lee- Oldest sister...8 months pregnant. 24 years old.
Daniel Scott Lee- Husband to Erin- 26.
Cara Christine Charleston- Gracie's best friend. 16.
Lauren Venice Lee- Erin and Dan's soon to be daughter. not born so no age =D

Adding more soon possible. We'll see.


So...thoughts??

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:54 PM

Mother: Katherine Joanne McCaffery - this is a great name for amom, and i would definitely go wit hthe nickname Kathy, it seems more momish since Kate is used on children more often than kathy now
Father: Caleb David McCaffery nn Cal. - i like the nickname cal as well for this dad, i would like it for calvin too.
Sister: Kristen Alexandra Gallagher - a great name!! krissy is a great nickname too
Main Character: Grace Olivia McCaffery - this is hard for me to picture a shy and reserved girl because all the gracie's i know aren't but i'm sure it will be nice!
Boyfriend: Christian James Edwards - i like it!
all your other names sound great too!!

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:11 PM

I actually have only seen Grace as a name twice.

The first was 4 years ago, my cousin was born. Haley Grace. She's wild but I think that's the Haley bit of her. lol.

The second is on my neighbors daughter, who was miscarried last week. Since was was almost 5 months, they buried her last week. It was tough on my mom cause she almost miscarried me around the same time.

I'm starting to rethink Grace for that reason, but I don't know. I was thinking of using a more masculine name for her to make her fit in less. Cause her sisters are Kristen, Erin and I'm adding Mia as the baby of the bunch. So I was thinking maybe doing something like Jordan or anything like unisex even.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:00 PM

Agh! No! I don't like Jordan at all for the main character.

I think Grace fits fine. If you think of her personality it totally fits. There could be nothing more innocent sounding then Grace and Christian. The plot is less unexpected. I just like it. Maybe it's because I helped come up with it, I don't know. :P But I like it a whole bunch!

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:16 PM

Mom: Nathalie - Very elegant name that says 'I'm serious'

Father: Wesley 'Wes' - A name that says 'don't mess with me'

Main Character: Kamille - A beautiful name that says 'different'. Quiet, but also gives an edge.

Stepsister - Caroline - What can I say? She's my favorite Vampire from The Vampire Diaries (Very outgoing)

Boyfriend - Xander - Very hot, in my opinion (though I'm biased 'cause that's my BF's name). Mysterious.




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