Name that feels like Amanda (story names)

[name]Hi[/name] Everyone,

I was hoping that you could all help me out with a naming issue.
Lately I have hada story idea in my head (a story based on part of my childhood), and I can’t seem to shake it. I keep making notes, but I can’t seem to actually start the story. I feel that my problem lies in not having names for the characters. I was hoping that you could help me figure out some names.

The first one would be a name that feels like [name]Amanda[/name] (my name). Ideally it would have a built in nickname (like [name]Mandy[/name] is to [name]Amanda[/name]).

Here are brief descriptions of some of the other characters:

An older French woman, born in the mid 1930s. Has three daughters, and has worked quite hard all her life.

Oldest daughter (b. 1959): [name]Peace[/name]-keeper of the family.
Middle daughter (b. 1961): Shy and quiet, constantly harrassed by younger sister. As an adult, when she decides that she won’t put up with it anymore, she is considered the witch in the family.
Youngest daughter (b. 1966): Incredibly manipulative.

I feel that I might be able to finally start this if I can get names for these characters. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Your story idea sounds great! :slight_smile:

Names that remind me of [name]Amanda[/name]:

[name]Susannah[/name] (nn [name]Annie[/name])

Older French woman:


(I tried to include some names that would have been popular in the 30s…)

Did the daughters grow up in [name]France[/name], or just the mom?







Names that make me think of the late 50s and early 60s:


Good luck! :slight_smile:


I see the Older French women as being a [name]Georgette[/name]

The eldest daughter who’s a peace keeper being [name]Suzanne[/name] nn [name]Sue[/name] or [name]Susie[/name] / or [name]Edith[/name] nn [name]Edie[/name]

The middle daughter who becomes the black sheep of the family as being [name]Danielle[/name] nn [name]Dana[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name] / or [name]Simone[/name] nn [name]Mona[/name] or [name]Simmy[/name]

And the youngest daughter as being [name]Allison[/name] or [name]Caprice[/name] (because it means whim; tantrum).

[name]Hope[/name] that help!