NaNo-nite Tips – Choosing Character Names

Neverwhere

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Just something I wanted to post to possibly help some of our fellow NaNos’ out there. If you are stuck trying to come up with names for your characters sometimes picking completely “Weird” names can be quite unique, like in stories I’ve either seen/read by Neil Gaiman. In Neverwhere the main female’s name is “Door”. I gotta ask, who names their kid “Door”? but in the end it’s part of what makes her unique as a character and her special abilities. Also it never hurts to use a little extra help from a friendly “Name” generator like this:

Behind the Name

You can even use those Baby Name websites for a helpful bit of inspiration. Remember your story is just as unique as you are which means your character’s should be/will be to. 😛

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marc Schuster
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 18:40:15

    Great example! I love Gaiman.

    • Lady Gwendolynn
      Nov 09, 2011 @ 18:44:58

      I haven’t gotten a chance to read too much of Gaiman’s work but I plan on it eventually when I have the money to buy more books to add to my collection…or make sure my Library Card is re-updated. hehe But Gaiman seems like one of the best examples I can think of. I’m glad you approve. 🙂

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