I need a name for my main character!

I am planning out a new story, where one of the main characters is a boy. First, I named him [name]Shasta[/name]. However, upon further research I found out that [name]Shasta[/name] is apparently mostly associated with girls. I thought [name]Misha[/name] has the same feel, but it just screams [name]Mischa[/name] [name]Barton[/name] to me. Then, I named him [name]Pasha[/name], but I just found out today that “[name]Pasha[/name]” was the name of a political rank in the Ottoman empire, that weren’t all very nice.

So, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for boy names that have the same “feel” or sound as [name]Shasta[/name]. It is a fantasy novel, so origin doesn’t matter that much. :slight_smile:

Thanks!

What exotic names! Here’s a small list I made with names mostly ending in “-ha”, with meanings, if that sways you to use a particular one.

[name]Abrasha[/name] (meaning “father of multitudes”)
[name]Gosha[/name] (meaning, if you trace its roots far back enough to GET a meaning, “yew wood, archer”)
[name]Jasha[/name] (meaning “supplanter”)
[name]Kenzo[/name] (meaning “strong and healthy”)
[name]Malachy[/name] (meaning “my messenger”)
[name]Nicasio[/name] (meaning “victory”)
[name]Pavlusha[/name] (meaning “small”)
[name]Simcha[/name] (meaning “gladness, mirth, festivity”)
[name]Tavish[/name] (meaning “twin”)

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Leanora[/name], yeah, that’s the trouble with a lot of names ending in “a”: they sound like girls names. [name]Shasta[/name] is very [name]Wild[/name] [name]West[/name] to me so here are some names that I can think of with the same vibe or ending as [name]Shasta[/name]. [name]Hope[/name] you like one. Regards, [name]Mischa[/name].
[name]Asa[/name]
[name]Jericho[/name]
[name]Elisha[/name]
[name]Shiloh[/name]
[name]Destry[/name]
[name]Seneca[/name]
Cimarron
[name]Zane[/name]
[name]Wyatt[/name]
[name]Creed[/name]
[name]Luca[/name]
[name]Canyon[/name]
[name]Abel[/name]
[name]Jethro[/name]
[name]Troy[/name]
[name]Ilya[/name]
[name]Beau[/name]
[name]Ezra[/name]
[name]Kit[/name]
[name]Jascha[/name]
[name]Ryker[/name]
[name]Carson[/name]
Zenith
[name]Deacon[/name]
[name]Ridge[/name]
[name]Elan[/name]
[name]Talon[/name]
[name]Nikita[/name]
[name]Calix[/name]
[name]Jabez[/name]
[name]Sasha[/name]
[name]Lorne[/name]
[name]Dana[/name]
[name]Indigo[/name]
[name]Ira[/name]
Cypher
[name]Akiva[/name]
[name]Quentin[/name]
Falco
[name]Kolya[/name]
[name]Clarion[/name]
[name]Rigel[/name]
[name]Zephyr[/name]
[name]Shia[/name]
[name]Hardy[/name]
[name]Abram[/name]
[name]Vanya[/name]