Writing a short story, can't think of a name for my main character

King_Martha
King_Martha

Writing a short story, can't think of a name for my main character. Suggestions?

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Bidwell
Bidwell

@King_Martha
Look for characters from books you have already read.
Best: look at the greek works or in the books of the bible.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Phallus Bohner

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Bidwell
Greek or Biblical
Gay unless you want your character to be a peder or a Jew

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Bidwell
It has a theme quite similar to Pygmalion, one of my favorite myths, but I've already put a Galatea in the story, so I don't want to lean to heavily on that. I thought about Viktor, because there is some parallels to being an unholy creator, but that name just doesn't sound American enough for a Bostonian.
@kizzmybutt
not bad

TechHater
TechHater

@King_Martha
If it´s a fantasy story, might use greek terms as a reference and modify them so they don´t sound too fancy, also, watch for the terms, avoid medical uless you feel it sounds comfy, but, again, at your own risk, a name like Gastritious is not serious, neither comfy

If it´s not a fantasy, then a friend´s name may work, if you don´t want your friend to notice just modify the name, also, if it´s a female character you could put the name of the woman you used to love, or again, another friend but modified; pretty basic, but may help

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Jezebel

Nojokur
Nojokur

@King_Martha
Pussy Galore

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@TechHater
Also, if the character is physically attractive the name should match

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@SniperGod
@King_Martha
To much maekup, get some taste
Not Veeky Forums at all

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Crazy_Nice
some trap
okay buddy

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Rhwanda Johnsteen.

WebTool
WebTool

@King_Martha
Just take the last name of a person you've met then combine it with a different first name. Bam, problem solved. You could also just go waltz down to the local cemetery and get names off the tombstones.

@Bidwell
look at the greek works or in the books of the bible.

"Jesus Leonidas felt a chill down his spine as he pressed the button for the nacho cheese dispenser. A black man wearing a hoodie walked through the door behind him randomly singing rap lyrics under his breath."

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@WebTool
"Jesus Leonidas felt a chill down his spine

FastChef
FastChef

Jerry Seinfeld

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Not that any of you give the tiniest of shits, I chose Vincent, or Vinny, as my narrator. Dolores as the love interest, Galatea as the unholy contrivance, and Giuseppe as the cat.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Raving_Cute
All is good except the love interest, it’s too much of an “oh yeah of course” name.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@SniperGod
Jesus christ I'm frothing at the mouth

eGremlin
eGremlin

@hairygrape
Watch it mister that's my waifu you're talking about
And she's more beautiful than any human or any art of any medium and all of it combined

Illusionz
Illusionz

@King_Martha
Chloe. She needs to be an aspie girl with an interest in the paranormal pursued by a guy who isn't quite as autistic, but has numerous other character flaws including substance abuse, possible narcissism, and an inability to let her go. In the end she falls for him after reading a short story where a girl of the same name falls for a similar guy, coincidentally after reading a book of the same nature, etc. and taking it as an omen that it was meant to be.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@eGremlin
she

Flameblow
Flameblow

@viagrandad
She!

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@King_Martha
Stadg Thaddeus

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Mr. Sakh Hadik.

You could actually build the premise of your book around his name.

For example: a slapstick series of shenanigans in which Mr. Sakh Hadik finds himself in all kinds of kooky situations where the people he introduces himself to hear his name, due to his accent, as "Mister Suck a Dick" ahahahahahahaha I think that would be so funny!!!!

Lunatick
Lunatick

@King_Martha

https://www.behindthename.com/

Playboyize
Playboyize

@BunnyJinx
i second that

Skullbone
Skullbone

Gregor Batistini.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@King_Martha
slop morray

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Micah. Criminally underused

iluvmen
iluvmen

Emmanuel Skarsgard

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@SniperGod
that tiny jingle

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@SniperGod
How did this come out of Phil Collins' balls?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@PackManBrainlure
Is she really Phil´s daughter? I thought it was just a last name coincidence, good job Phil, no kidding

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@King_Martha
WHY?! WHY MUST YOU TORMENT ME SO WITH THESE JEZEBELS? All I want to do is come here for an asexual experience that will exercise my brain but I am constantly titillated by these vixens with their prodigious hips and provocative figures. Can I never satiate this thirst, will I ever know the touch of a woman and enter between her loins? Will my seed ever drip from her moistened hole?

Life is a constant hell. No wonder I resent women too.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Kike Jewstein

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@King_Martha
dildolancer

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@ZeroReborn
ahoho jolly good my friend jolly good i say

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Crazy_Nice
3/10

Emberburn
Emberburn

Hitler Robert

SniperGod
SniperGod

Lucifer Niggerbastard
PolPot McHitlerfarts

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Fuzzy_Logic
This did, too.

girlDog
girlDog

@King_Martha
E.R. Eddison had some good ones;
Fax Fay Faz, Brandoch Daha, Lady Mevrian, Queen Sophonisba, Lady Prezmyra, etc.

In Norse myth, the first woman (made from an Elm tree) was Embla.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@King_Martha
Joe Stalin

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Crazy_Nice
@eGremlin
@Flameblow
what's her name?

Techpill
Techpill

@King_Martha
write it in the first person, and don't have anyone refer to the character by name.

you do know, user, that people rarely use someone else's name unless they're in a large group and it's necessary?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@TechHater
If it´s a fantasy story,

http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/

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ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@PackManBrainlure
Not subtle, imagine an interview
"Sir, how did you create your character´s names?
Well, I just used fantasynamegenerators.com"
That´s actually less probable to happensince good writers don´t tend to do dumb things like that

Methnerd
Methnerd

@King_Martha
Mackenzie Williamette

happy_sad
happy_sad

Tommy Pinecone

5mileys
5mileys

@King_Martha
Susan McCholabrow

Inmate
Inmate

@King_Martha
googlw "writers character name generator". shit ton of stuff there.
Try dis, user
https://writingwhilethericeboils.blogspot.com/2011/11/writing-roulette-all-generators-youd.html

TreeEater
TreeEater

@King_Martha
Big Al

happy_sad
happy_sad

bette-jo carnahan, of the carnahan clan from hale county alabama. not those carnahan's from up by memphis. they all no good, trailer park white trash. car thievin', dope sellin', welfare scum, they no part of our family.

takes2long
takes2long

@King_Martha
Tiffany Ree
What a epiphany she
comes to see
when she realizes
happened to me

Tiffany Ree
Who is she who is she
Who knows who to be
When the roof debris
Falls down on you and me
Wait and see

Emberburn
Emberburn

@takes2long
how drunk are you

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