Names for Southern Characters
Posted 01 January 2009 - 06:49 PM
So what I'm looking for today are names you find commonly in the South.
I don't just want Annabelle or Clara or Scarlett. I want deeper, more Southern names. Names you might find in Texas or maybe Georgia.
I also need last names and boy names, so if you could take the time, please give me a few suggestions for each.
Thank you, you wonderful, smart people! Thank you.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:32 PM
Here are some suggestions:
Last Names - To use as first names or last name
* May be to old fashioned
Mae, Jean, Lou, Faye, Lynn and Ann/Anne are probably the most common Southern middle names!
Hope these help! Please let me know if you like any!
Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:28 PM
That is exactly what I needed!
Those were great names, thank you sooooo much.
I definitely have a better idea of what I'm looking for, now.
I'd still like some more boy names and last names to anyone else who'd please contribute!!!!
Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:37 PM
Kathryn/Katherine nn Katie or Kate
Emma/Emma-Kate (or most names with a hyphen between)
Cheyenne (name of a country movie my grandpa likes, lol)
For a boy:
Andrew nn Andy
Matthew nn Matt (maybe...)
Thomas nn Tom
(My brother-in-law says biblical names would probubly be very southern, too).
As for last names.... no clue, but I've always thought my last name (Taylor) sounded southern. Good luck with it!
Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:40 PM
Posted 04 January 2020 - 10:39 AM
I live in the south, North Carolina to be exact. My family is split between White and Cherokee/Lakota Sioux Indians. My family consists of Williams, Davids, Johns, and a LOT of people named Thomas. MY whole family comes from Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina, so it doesn't sound too much like what your looking for, which is more south-central/west, since you used the state of Texas as an example. My parents lived in Texas for a while, and I've came u with deep south surnames:
- Perry (To make it sound more southern, to me at least, would use the name "Jim" as the first name to this surname)
- Begay (Surname derived from Navajo Nation, southwest surname of someone with Navajo ancestry)
Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:27 PM
1. Double names for both genders
(girl) Mary Delaney, Anna Ryan, Hannah Grace, Abi Beth
(boy) Jon Brent, John Robert
2. The mothers maiden name as the childs first name
Examples: Caldwell (nickname Cally for girl), Hudson, Brewer, Bryson, Braxton, Everett, Tucker, Bailey, Campbell, Davis, Dawson, etc.
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