help! can't find a name for a character

[name]Hi[/name] everyone! I have been reading these boards for ages and you guys are so nice and friendly and you always have such good ideas. So, i was wondering if you’d be able to help me out with a name for my main character in a book I’m writing. It just seems impossible to find a name that fits her! I want a quite unusual name for her that’s not crazy if that makes sense lol. She’s very feisty and independant and likes a bit of adventure in her life, but she’s also got a sweet, sensistive side that she doesn’t show very often. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks! :smiley:

She reminds me of my friend [name]Eirin[/name] (pronounced EYE-rin, last i is short) ^^

If perhaps you could tell us a bit more about her? Like what she looks like, what her flaws are, likes/dislikes, a bit of her history, what’s her favourite people like, what’s her “crowd”, where she’s from, what time, her roots maybe, or just the names you’ve tried that didn’t work! [name]Do[/name] you want a quirky old name like [name]Ariadne[/name] or something modernly unusual like [name]Nova[/name]? Complex or simple? Representative meaning? Cool or odd? Would a nature name do the trick?

I’ll try some suggestions:
Quirky old:
[name]Ianthe[/name] (or [name]Iolanthe[/name], nn [name]Io[/name])

Modernly Unusual:

Nature Names:
[name]Jacaranda[/name] (a bit over the top maybe ^^)

and so on and so on… There are so many things I could suggest to you, so It would really help if you told us a bot more about her!!! I want to help, it’s just a bit hard ^^

What great suggestions!

Some more you may like (my apologies for repeats):

[name]Gemma[/name] (unusual in the US)
[name]Hazel[/name] (getting popular)
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Poppy[/name])

Good luck on your book! :slight_smile:

Sorry I was a bit vague but thanks so much for your suggestions, they”re fantastic ! Right, she”s eighteen, and she was born in Greece, but then moved to [name]England[/name] with her uncle when she was still a baby. She”s quite small with dark, curly hair and is very stubborn and independent and prefers to only have a few close friends rather than a huge circle of friends. A name that has greek origins would be quite nice but it doesn”t matter if it”s not. I think a short, vintagey, unusual name would fit her well. I love the suggestions of [name]Beatrix[/name], [name]Liesel[/name], [name]Juno[/name] [name]Thalia[/name], [name]Lilac[/name], [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Laurel[/name] and [name]Opal[/name] ! Thankyou so much. :smiley:

[name]How[/name] about Siren or [name]Sirena[/name] (they have Greek roots, not heard often, etc.?

I’m glad you like the suggestions ^^ [name]Juno[/name] and [name]Thalia[/name] are most definitely Greek of the ones you favoured, and since your character is Greek, I’ll try to dig up some more of those to suggest that also fit in with your style :slight_smile: I’ll just have to do it later because it’s two in the morning here sigh I have to get up early tomorrow and do stuff, so I need my sleep…

Aha! You need Greek names…


[name]Philippa[/name] (nn [name]Pippa[/name])

Good luck! :slight_smile:

i fave is [name]Tara[/name]

Hmm, what about [name]Cassandra[/name]? It’s a girly name with the energetic, tomboy-ish nicknames of [name]Cass[/name] and [name]Cassie[/name].
It also has Greek roots–in the story of the Trojan horse, [name]Cassandra[/name] was the princess of [name]Troy[/name] who promised her love to the god [name]Apollo[/name] in exchange for the gift of prophecy. When [name]Cassandra[/name] betrayed [name]Apollo[/name], he turned her gift into a curse–she saw the future, but no one believed her when she told them of it. She foresaw the fall of [name]Troy[/name], but since no one believed her, [name]Troy[/name] was defeated and she was made a slave.
I also loved the previous suggestions of [name]Clio[/name] (the Greek muse of history), [name]Eleni[/name], [name]Acacia[/name], [name]Ariadne[/name] (nickname [name]Ari[/name]?), [name]Navi[/name], and [name]Thea[/name] (pronounced [name]Thay[/name]-uh or [name]Tay[/name]-uh). Good luck with your book!

[name]EDIT[/name]: What about the names of the Greek/[name]Roman[/name] goddesses? They are wonderful as well. Here are a few:
[name]Artemis[/name] ([name]Goddess[/name] of the hunt)
[name]Juno[/name] ([name]Roman[/name] equivalent of [name]Hera[/name], the queen of the gods)
[name]Minerva[/name] ([name]Roman[/name] equivalent of [name]Athena[/name], goddess of wisdom and battle)
[name]Hestia[/name] (goddess of the hearth)

And I also like [name]Acadia[/name]. It’s not Greek, but it fits your requirements and also has the option of the spunky nickname [name]Cady[/name]. Also, I love the names [name]Thalia[/name] and [name]Eris[/name] for your character. [name]Thalia[/name] was the Greek muse of comedy. Think about [name]Kairi[/name] and [name]Kalindi[/name] as well. Once again, good luck on your story!

I think she sounds like a [name]Raven[/name].

Well, if she’s an Irish character [name]Megan[/name] is the perfect name (think fiery red-head). I also think [name]Elysse[/name] is a good fit too.

I’ll try not to repeat but it will be hard with all these great suggestions.

[name]Elena[/name] or [name]Helena[/name] is what first came to mind.
[name]Helena[/name] pronounced like heh-lay-na

[name]Anastasia[/name] - I’m loving [name]Anastasia[/name] lately.
Eudosia - I’m lovie Eu- names too.

I love a lot of the ideas given!

Names that I first thought of…


[name]Abby[/name] rae

Hey was looking through some Greek names and came accross these tried to pick out the more unusual names. [name]How[/name] about
[name]Agatha[/name] (Good in Greek, [name]Aggie[/name] as nn)
Asasia (Sass for short)
[name]Delta[/name] (v cool)
[name]Dido[/name] (Greek wanderer appropriate?)
Hesper (Greek star)
[name]Memphis[/name] (established and beautiful in greek)
[name]Persephone[/name] (Seph as nn)
Good luck!

What about [name]Melina[/name] nn [name]Mel[/name]?