Genevieve! needs naming help

[name]Hi[/name] everyone, so I’m writing a story set in [name]Boston[/name] in the mid 1800’s and I need names for my characters.

The main character is a 13 year old orphan girl who lives on the streets. She is constantly on the run from the law, and is very smart and clever. I would like a tomboy-ish name for her, possibly?

Her best friend is a 15 year old boy who works as an apprentice in the cobbler (shoe maker)'s shop. He makes a decent wage. He feels sorry for the main character and sometimes sneaks her into his house to sleep for the night, but his parents are very strict and religious and do not approve. He is also very smart.

The other character I need help naming is a 9 year old girl. She is very rich and spoiled and doesn’t know much about real life. She is stuck in her own little world, and thinks she is better than everyone else. By the end of the story I think she will have had some life-changing realization :D.

So if you have any name ideas, just reply please! I appreciate any feedback.

For the main character: [name]Eliza[/name] (I find this name tomboyish for some reason), [name]Molly[/name], [name]Matilda[/name] “[name]Mattie[/name]”, [name]Jessie[/name], [name]Josephine[/name] “[name]Jo[/name]”, [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Georgia[/name] “[name]Georgie[/name]”, [name]Caroline[/name] “[name]Callie[/name]”, [name]Hannah[/name], [name]Ginny[/name], [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Bridget[/name], [name]Gemma[/name], [name]Lena[/name], [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Frances[/name] “[name]Frankie[/name]”, [name]Corinne[/name], [name]Willa[/name] “[name]Billie[/name]”, [name]Nora[/name], [name]Abigail[/name] “[name]Abbie[/name]”, [name]Madeleine[/name] “[name]Maddie[/name]”, [name]Addie[/name], [name]Tess[/name], [name]Vera[/name], [name]Sibyl[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Penelope[/name] “[name]Penny[/name]”, [name]Philippa[/name] “[name]Pippa[/name]”, [name]Imogen[/name], [name]Alison[/name] ([name]One[/name] of my great great grandmothers was an [name]Alison[/name] during the Victorian [name]Era[/name]), [name]Winnie[/name], [name]Rachel[/name], [name]Felicity[/name] “Flicka”

For her best friend: [name]James[/name], [name]Jacob[/name], [name]Elijah[/name] “[name]Eli[/name]”, [name]Samuel[/name] “[name]Sam[/name]”, [name]Benjamin[/name] “[name]Ben[/name]”, [name]William[/name] “[name]Will[/name]”, [name]Johnathan[/name] “[name]Jack[/name]”, [name]Oliver[/name], [name]George[/name], [name]Freddie[/name], [name]Charles[/name] “[name]Charlie[/name]”, [name]Noah[/name], [name]Caleb[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name] “[name]Nate[/name]”, [name]Aaron[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] “[name]Luke[/name]”, [name]Matthew[/name], [name]Peter[/name], [name]Harry[/name], [name]Thomas[/name], [name]Theodore[/name] “[name]Teddy[/name]” or “[name]Theo[/name]”. I feel like he should have a traditional biblical name since his parents are really religious but thats just my opinion.

For the spoiled little girl: [name]Sophie[/name], [name]Rosalie[/name], [name]Emmeline[/name], [name]Grace[/name], [name]Olive[/name], [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Annabel[/name], [name]Isabelle[/name], [name]Isabella[/name], [name]Amelia[/name]/[name]Amelie[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Olive[/name], [name]Florence[/name] “[name]Flossie[/name]”, [name]Cecelia[/name], [name]Marianne[/name], [name]Lavinia[/name], [name]Juliet[/name], [name]Eva[/name], [name]Adeline[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Victoria[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Eleanora[/name], [name]Lillian[/name] “[name]Lily[/name]”, [name]Mabel[/name], [name]Georgina[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name], [name]Winnifred[/name] “[name]Winnie[/name]”

Thanks for all your suggestions! They were really helpful and I agree that the boy should have somewhat of a traditional biblical name. I have a lot of thinking to do.

I [name]LOVE[/name] Flicka, [name]Mattie[/name], or [name]Georgie[/name] for the main character, [name]Eli[/name], [name]Theo[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], or [name]Charlie[/name] for the boy, and [name]Aurelia[/name], [name]Mabel[/name], or [name]Flossie[/name] for the little girl.

[name]Felicity[/name] nn Flicka is perfect!!

[name]Elijah[/name] nn [name]Eli[/name] for the boy.

[name]Florence[/name] seems the best for the little one, but here’s some suggestions:

[name]Pollyanna[/name] “[name]Polly[/name]”
[name]Jemima[/name] “[name]Jemma[/name]”


For the main character I like [name]Felicity[/name] nn Flicka a lot. Some other names that came to mind:
[name]Samantha[/name] nn [name]Sam[/name]/my- Maybe too tomboyish
[name]Zipporah[/name] nn Zippy- Really like this one
[name]Meg[/name]/[name]Margaret[/name]- Alone the lines of [name]Maggie[/name]
[name]Abigail[/name] nn [name]Abby[/name]- Like the nn, fn not so much
[name]Adaline[/name] nn [name]Addy[/name]- Same as above
[name]Mo[/name]- Fn is [name]MIA[/name] but love the nn
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn [name]Ell[/name]- nn is great, might want a better fn
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Bet[/name]/[name]Liza[/name]/[name]Bess[/name]/[name]Libby[/name]- like the nn options, especially [name]Liza[/name] and [name]Bet[/name]

For the boy, biblical names are definitely fitting. So many good ones have been said already!
[name]Ezekiel[/name]- A stiff, quirky name could be fun, but [name]Zeke[/name] is too trendy
[name]Isaac[/name]- I like it, good for the character I think
[name]Joshua[/name] nn [name]Josh[/name]- Great name, [name]Josh[/name] is cute but may be too modern for you
[name]Simon[/name]- Like
[name]Cyrus[/name]- A little quirky, but it might work
[name]Josiah[/name]- As long as he’s not [name]Joey[/name], it’s all good
[name]Nathan[/name]- Like for the character
[name]Nathaniel[/name]- Different feel from [name]Nathan[/name], but I like it. The nn [name]Nat[/name] is nice

For the little girl, sweet, old-fashioned names would probably work best, [name]IMO[/name].
[name]Lottie[/name]- [name]Love[/name] it
[name]Flora[/name]- Sweet
[name]Sara[/name]- Really like it
[name]Clarissa[/name]- Ooh, I think it’s great for the character
[name]Cecilia[/name] nn CeCe- Very sweet, not so sure about CeCe though
[name]Emily[/name]/[name]Emma[/name]- Has always seemed very young
[name]Lucy[/name]- Very cute
[name]Lily[/name]- What else can I say?

Well, that’s all for now. [name]Hope[/name] you can find the perfect names!

OK, here are a few names that fit in to the era you’re writing about;

Main character
[name]Agnes[/name] (nn [name]Aggie[/name])
[name]Mandy[/name] (nn [name]Dee[/name]?)


Spoilt young girl

I am really stuck because I have no sense of what Ameica was like in the 1800s but for the main character you could use the nn [name]Blue[/name] or [name]Ollie[/name] (short for [name]Olivia[/name]/[name]Olesya[/name] etc.).

Sorry for this late reply but I have chosen the names (mostly)…
Main charrie–[name]Felicity[/name] nn Flicka
Best friend–[name]Theodore[/name] nn [name]Theo[/name]
[name]Rich[/name] little girl–I can’t decide…I love [name]Florence[/name] nn [name]Flossie[/name], but Flicka and [name]Flossie[/name] are too matchy. [name]Clarissa[/name] is my second choice and I think that’s what I’m going to go with.

Again, thanks so much for your help. My story will be much better with names for the characters!