What’s your favourite first and last names? ?

Looking for ideas for a female character I’m writing about. I’ve written a decent plan referring to her as Person A, but I’m about to get started on a first draft and I need a proper name for her. Thanks all! 

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  • 2 months ago

    There is a lot that can go into choosing a name - nationality - what century - poor or rich. Was she named by her mother or her father? Was she raised by a single parent? Once you figure all that out you can look at baby names on the internet with their meaning.

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  • Cousin
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Lee and Pelham. 

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  • 2 months ago

    So what precisely is your difficulty in finding 'a proper name' for your character?

    Don't you KNOW any names? Don't you have a name, don't your brothers and sisters, mother and father, school friends, teachers and local shop-keepers have names?

    Don't you ever open a newspaper or magazine, read a book, or glance at the names in the closing titles of ANY movie or TV programme?

    How can you NOT see names everywhere around you?

    Please. This is totally pathetic. Just pick a name, ANY name that you don't actively dislike, and use it.Not one of your readers is going to care a hoot whether the character is called Sue or Fiona or Margarita-Xenia Armstrong-Siddely. 

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Stella MacLean.

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  • Spike
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Here goes some name ideas. Where the first and last names sound good together. But IF you don't like it, you can just use either the first or last name or mix your own. With any of the first and last names.

    Jane Ma

    Maggy Lau

    Cynthia Chinn

    Calliope Lin(Cal for short)

    Irene Lee

    Rosemary Sue

    Kim Tat

    Judy Ho

    Veronica Cruz

    Roberta Gonzales

    Rosemary Orozco

    Amber Lee

    Pam Cook

    Carmen Chu

    Julie Chen

    Juju Chang

    Sharon Tay

    Linda Yu

    Judy Hsu

    Jessica Wong

    Jamie Sommers

    Kris Munroe

    Grace Park

    Rena Marlette 

    Marina Sirtis

    Deanna Troi 

    Marla Heasley

    Amy Amanda

    Blanca Marsillach

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  • Expat
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Look at old white pages phone books. They were great for literally thousands of options. The other, and I do enjoy this is walking through older parts of cemeteries reading people’s names. As a writer you will tend to start thinking and wondering about their lives. You might find more than a name but a story as well.

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Germolina Fangorian

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Olivia Hasnoimagination

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  • 2 months ago

    My advice is to use the names of anyone here who takes your question seriously, and post the completed nightmare on Wattpad. That'll show 'em.

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    While I have no problem with first names, I find I pick dull last names.  I'm a great fan of looking in the indexes of history books.  Lots of good names, especially if you look in a book about the Middle Ages or about U.S. or Canadian History. 

    You can type "surname" or "last name" + "generator" into your Google or other search engine's box. 

    The first names can be accessed by typing "first name" or "personal name" generator in the box or by looking for the Library of Congress subject heading "Names - Personal" in your library's catalogue (the books themselves usually sit in Dewey 922-923)

    • Marli
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      One thumb down I can comprehend; but three? My answer is as sensible as the others.

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