Okay, so I had a dream last night that kind of morphed into a pretty good story; think The Last Airbender meets X-men meets The Fifth Element - sort of. It revolves around these four sisters (or friends - I haven't decided yet), and each of them controls one of the four elements. (I might incorporate some mythology or folklore about elementals, but I need to do some more research first.) Their personality also reflects which element they control (see the descriptions below). Now, I just need names. I thought about having their names somehow reflect their element (for example, Earth could be named Eartha or Air could be named Erin), but I'm not sure if I like that idea or not. Basically I'm looking for anything that encompasses either their personality or element. I'm sorry the descriptions are so long, I went a little crazy. You don't really have to read all of it, but I thought it might help. Thanks in advance!
Fire: She is the spirited one of the bunch - enthusiastic, assertive, individualistic, good-natured, fun-loving, and adventurous. She exudes this radiant, vitalizing energy that seems to glow with warmth and exuberance. She yearns for the freedom to express herself individually, and this is displayed through a fairly unrelenting insistence on her own point of view which creates some conflict within the group. She has great natural generosity, but she also has a big ego and shows it frequently. She has great faith in her own powers and abilities, so much that she frequently overlooks and fails to take advantage of the talents and abilities of the others. She tries to do it all herself and does not delegate well. Despite her flaws, she is very capable of inspiring others and is a natural leader. She's always the one out front leading the charge. Her sense of honesty is straightforward and often child-like; thus, she believes that everyone is like herself, an open book, which can be considered somewhat gullible and naïve. One of her biggest weaknesses is her need to be recognized and admired. Appreciation is more important to her than anything; nothing hurts more than being ignored.
Earth: She is the dependable one - reserved, quiet, practical, responsible, down-to-earth, and steadfast. She is susceptible to pessimism and moodiness. She is the organizer, the builder, the hard-worker. Very pragmatic, she doesn't often gamble or take unnecessary chances. She has a very no-nonsense approach to life. She understands the reality of a situation and places a great deal of importance on value, in both a material and human sense. Her biggest weaknesses are lack of imagination, predictability, and blind adherence to rules and regulations.
Air: She is the smart one, the brain - intellectual, thoughtful, sensitive, creative, easygoing, carefree, and sociable. She is usually more concerned with theory than application and struggles with following tasks all the way through; but even though she may ponder and vacillate, she rarely makes foolish mistakes. Rational and logical, she analyzes situations fully, thinking them through and planning carefully before acting. She is almost always objective and fair-minded. She is very people-oriented and outgoing. Her biggest weakness is also her biggest strength; she is constantly thinking which could lead to her being trapped by her own mind in impractical dreams. (Although, some would argue her biggest weakness is the tendency to be chronically late, forgetful, and sometimes a little sarcastic.)
Water: She is the heart of the group - kind, self-content, even-tempered, peaceful, calm, reliable, accepting, affectionate, relaxed, rational, curious, observant, and sometimes shy. She is very closely in touch with the group's feelings, and in tune with the nuances and subtleties in the environment that others don't even notice. Her approach to life is to understand it through emotions, and she's best when playing her hunches (kind of like Gibbs and his gut - for all you NCIS fans out there). She has an intense sensitivity that permits her to experience the heights of emotional bliss, but it can also take her to the depths of despair. She also has a natural feel and sense for the arts - dance, music, poetry, and photography. Her biggest flaw is the inclination to let the heart rule the head.