Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Does anyone know some unusual names?

I am currently writing a book (3 actually) and I am running out of names that I want to use. It takes place in a more Lord of the Rings setting. So I don't want very modern names. Does anyone know any names that could help me?

Boys and Girl names.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Elyra[el-i-ra] (G)







    Anaika[un-ay-ka] (G)

    I love making names. My favorite names are those having "r" , "l" , "e" and "n" in them

  • 1 decade ago

    You may wish to try:

    Akaky Akakievich (male, Gogol's The Overcoat)

    Madame Kukshina (Female, Turgenev's Fathers and Sons)

    Muthoni (Female, Ngugi wa Thiong'os The River Between)

    Zhen Zhen (Female, Ding Ling's When I was in Xia Village)

    Maimouna (Female, Sembene Ousmane's God's Bits of Wood)

    Maiguru (Female, Dangarembnga's Nervous Conditions).

    Try Shakespeare for names, especially the Comedies or Bertolt Brecht or Charles Dickens. With names only, they'll never let you down. William has Orlando, Brecht has Puntila, and Dickens has Fagin, not quite modern names or so I'd presume.

    But if you fail completely, you can always deploy Taban lo Liyong's "Man-and-Woman" (who was once a single animal until Man ran away with a chunk of meat and Woman got the aperture. . . and since, been trying to greet!!). A classic (not mine!) name from from the writer of Thirteen Offensives Against Our Enemies!! My favorite iconoclastic existential, prophet of Devil.

    Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    Liz...a lot of famous authors, Tolkien included, have used names from mythology and ancient history. Many have blended two names together to get a name. I would suggest you try something similar, yourself. For instance....the goddess of spring from greek mythology is Maia, and the goddess of the hunt from roman mythology is could blend the name into something like Myana...Daya....see?

  • 1 decade ago

    The speaker of the Commons in the time of Cromwell was called Praise-God Barbon. If you think that Praise-God Barbon had an unusual name, think about his son who was called ‘If Jesus Had Not Died For Thee Thou Hadst Been Damned Barbon’.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oh gosh, I so understand you! Coming up with names for my characters is always really hard... I have recently moved to ireland though, and I like some of these Gaelic names:

    Aiobhin (F - Ee-fin)

    Sinead (F - Shaneed)

    Niamh (F- Neeve)

    Siobhan (F - Shevaughn)

    Deirdre (F - Deardra)

    Seamus (M - Shamus)

    Padraic (M - Patrick)

    Oisin (M - Oyshin)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kaesi for girls and Kaeso for boys - Roman names

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  • 1 decade ago

    Boys name: Kirei and for a Girls: Amai

  • 1 decade ago

    You're writing three books and you can't come up with any names, I can't wait!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do you want real names or made up names?

    If made ones, here are a bunch:

    Arthurus (F)

    Ornust (M)

    Demeneas (M)

    Arroak (F)

    Malai (F)

    Sauron (F)

    Some names like these may help (real):

    Dorothy (F)

    Margaret (F)

    Ra'aza (F)

    Estella (F)

    Christopher (M)

    Jeffery (M)

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