WVD – Special Edition
Where do writers find good names for characters? Baby name sites/books are probably used the most. I have also found sites for ethnic names, surnames, name trends of certain decades, etc. There are tons of ways to find names. Fantasy names are trickier because we want them to be completely different and still sound good and yet not be too hard to pronounce. The trouble for writers, and parents, is that so many names are common. Google your name, most are not unique.
So, here are some interesting suggestions for “names” that I have been collecting from my Word Verification prompts…(pronunciations are how I would say them)
Latisina (La-ti-SEEN-a) Pater
Misci (MIS-ee) Foree
Tatialla (Ta-tee-AH-la) Wiess
Salessea (Sahl-es-EE-ah) Jorph
Sprica (SPREE-kah) Flych
Catavia (Ca-TAVE-ee-ah) Hende
And here are a couple of good online names: Foxylizi and LianNYC
Lastly, I have to pass on how to know your stage name (from Laura at the Daily Dodo): Combine the name of your first pet with your mother’s maiden name. I’m Peppy Parker! Too funny!
I may use one or two of those when I start working on my MG Fantasy again. Any fun names you’ve seen?