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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 10 years ago

Writing a book. Need help with names?

I'm starting to write a book. I haven't really gone into the actual writing part yet, but I've mostly been creating the characters, outlining my story, etc.... But I need help with names. I want something unique, but not something that you'd never have heard of... something different but at the same time something familiar. (So no "Sarah" or "

There are a bunch characters I need help with naming. The first is the main female character. She is headstrong, down to earth, incredibly intelligent, sensitive, caring, kind, thoughtful, etc. She is a very strong Christian, not because of what her parents or pastor taught her, but because she has taken the time to look deeper into the background of her faith, historically. She plays piano, guitar, drums, flute, and cello, as well as sings, and often uses songwriting and music as an escape. If I had to compare her to another character from a different series, I'd say she is a mix of Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians. (Note: this girl is partially based off of myself. None of the events are autobiographical, but she does have a part of me in her.)

The second is the main character's best friend, who also plays a large role in the story. She is equally caring and kind, and has an uncanny knack for fashion, hair, and makeup designs. She is very athletic and is not as musically inclined as her best friend, although she does play the piano and sing. Her faith in Jesus is not as strong as her best friend's, although her friend's trust is something she deeply admires. In comparing her to another character from a different series, she is quite similar to Alex Russo from Wizards Of Waverly Place. (She is based off of one of my best friends in real life.)

The third and fourth are two guys from Los Angeles. A general comparison would be to Christopher Wilde and his best friend "Stubby" from the Disney movie, StarStruck. One is a rising musician and celebrity and the other is his best friend. However, unlike our two female leads, these guys have a strong belief in evolution and Darwinism. (This is one of the main conflicts in the story.) They are both undeniably handsome and intelligent, kind, sensitive, etc.

The main female lead's father is also something I need help with naming. He's mostly a background character, although I intend to put in some heartfelt scenes between him and the main female character. For him and the following two characters, more common, simple names would probably be best. He is rather strict, but has his heart in the right place and would do anything for his daughter in the end. Like my real-life father, he is a screenwriter and producer for TV/Film and is no stranger to L.A., but he is very protective of his daughter as they move to Toluca Lake.

The other two characters I mentioned above are the main female lead's best friend's parents. I do not intend to go very deep into detail of these characters. Any descriptions of physical features will be based off of the best friend's features, and any personality features will also come from the best friend's. Some simple, common names would be helpful here.

At the moment, that's all I can think of right now. Feel free to give me a super long list of them; I like having lots of options to pick and choose from. (: Thank you for your help!

Update:

I realize that the main character sounds "too perfect"... i was just listing her positive traits because a lot of the time a person's name reflects his or her positives. There are a lot of flaws about her that I didn't go into too much detail about.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Hey

    Main character -

    I think she's too perfect, add some negatives!

    Natalie Brooks

    Payton Reid

    Eve Beckett

    Best friend-

    Erin Tucker

    Third-

    Chase Lawson

    Fourth -

    Tristain Moore

    Sean, Ayden, Cayden, Colton

    Father-

    Christian, Bryan, Gavin, Nathan

    Best friends parent-

    Allison and Matthew

    If you need more

    MALE

    Aidan

    Noah

    Cayden/Kayden

    Connor

    Cole

    Nathan

    Seth

    Colton

    Rhys

    Ethan

    Jayden

    Andrew

    Ryan

    Mason

    Chase

    Tristan

    Kyle

    Kieran

    Eli

    Alfie

    Charlie

    Corey

    --

    Daniel

    Harvey

    Aaron

    Dylan

    Ashton

    Reuben

    Sean

    FEMALE

    Madison

    Natalie

    Hannah

    Avery

    Riley

    Sydney

    Brooke

    Kaitlyn

    Erin

    Brooke

    Nicole

    Courtney

    Norah

    Stella

    --

    SURNAMES

    Becket

    Tucker

    Brooks

    Hamilton

    Carter

    Rhodes

    Wood

    Ellis

    Reid

    Maxwell

    Moss

    Kirk

    By the way, story and characters = interesting :)

    Source(s): My list!
  • Carole
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Emma- Emily Jenna- Genevieve Gemma- Glenna Phoebe- Beatrice Helen- Ellie Tom- Tim Jane- Jana Jay- Roy Carrie- Cassie Cheryl- Shirley Johnnie- Jimmy Sarah- Terri Zita- Lita Zeena- Tina Chris- Crystal Gina- Leena Mark- Matt Keri- Katie Julie- Julietta Janice- Anita Andrea- Annie Sharon- Charlotte Jess- Tessa

  • 10 years ago

    Hi Meredith(: Im just gonna give u a bunch of names and you can decide which character.

    Girls names: Sadie, Shiloh, Gabriana, Asher, Lorilea, Loraina

    for the 'normal' girl names: Jennifer, Lyndsay, Amanda, and Deborah (common mom name)

    Guys names: Triston, Emmett, Seth, Lukas, Caden, and Jesse

    for the dad's name: Robert, David, Steve, and Michael

    If you want my idea for any last names, text me and let me know which names you choose (:

    Source(s): My creativity (:
  • 10 years ago

    Main- I really like Vivienne, but...... here's some more

    Cara

    Luisa

    Estelle

    Tori

    Kattelyn

    Myra

    Sierra

    Sarah (means princess in hebrew, often used in the bible, since she's religious....)

    Best Friend- Marisol.. if you want more...

    macaria

    Madeira

    Delia

    Aurora

    Virelai

    Capella

    Carillon

    The LA Boys

    Stefan and Kenzie, but also..

    Cade,

    taylor

    Andrew

    Taurus

    Raven

    Luke

    Kris

    ok, hope that helps

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    main character: Aurora

    characters friend: Lexy/Alex. I think of those people as obsessed with fashion

    PLEASE ANSWER MINE:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiKes...

  • 10 years ago

    try scanning the phone book

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