Name these characters

Hey guys, so I’m writing a book about an Elite figure skating team and I need a little help to find good names for my characters. Thanks!

Character #1 : She is 14 and a freshman in high school. She is the favorite at the rink, because she has amazing technique, gorgeous facials and she is a fast learner. She is popular, pretty and small for her age. She is very nice and always there for her friends. All of the other skaters want to be her friend and/or as good as her. She is almost perfect. Her mother died in a car crash when she was only 5. She wants to go to the Olympics like her mom.

Character #2 : She is 19, but doesn’t go to college. She used to skate with the girls, but is now so good she trains with other adults for the Olympics. She’s just like a big sister to Character #1. But, her talent got to her head and she sometimes behaves like she knows everything. She doesn’t like the new girl and tells Character #1 not to let her steal her spotlight. She is a very pretty girl.

Character #3 : She is 16. She is one of Character #1’s best friends. They used to be on the same level, but she is falling behind and she does,t understand why her hard work isn’t paying off. She is kind and a great friend.

Character #4 : She is 15 and Character #1’s other best friend. She is an amazing skater, but she struggles with school and is scared she is going to have to give up skating and her dream of going to the Olympics. She is a very happy girl, but she gets very emotional and has anxiety.

Character #5 : She is 13 years old and has been skating since she was 3. She is always happy, fun and cheerful. She used to love skating, but she doesn’t progress as fast as her little sister and it’s making her sad.he eventually quits skating to join her school’s cheer team.

Character #6 : She is basically a figure skating miracle. She is a little firecracker on and off the ice. She has power, strength, grace, flexibility and facials. Everyone loves her and she’s like their little sister. She brings the team together without even realizing it. She is 9 years old and Character #5’s sister.

Character #7 : She is the new girl. She is sweet, friendly and figure skating is easy for her. It’s her escape from reality. She is Character #1’s cousin but they hadn’t seen each other since they were really little. Her parents got divorced and her mom moved closer to her family. She just joined the team and is an amazing figure skater. She is Character #1’s biggest competition. She is 15 years old.

[name_f]Madilyn[/name_f] “[name_f]Maddie[/name_f]” [name_f]Grace[/name_f] Amherst
[name_f]Vanessa[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_m]Rogers[/name_m]
[name_f]Megan[/name_f] [name_u]Addison[/name_u] [name_m]Lewis[/name_m]
[name_f]Annie[/name_f] [name_f]Laura[/name_f] Edens
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] [name_f]Kiara[/name_f] Kealoha
[name_f]Iva[/name_f] [name_f]Cassie[/name_f] Kealoha
[name_f]Carly[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f] [name_m]Thompson[/name_m]

[name_m]General[/name_m] tips:

Definitely choose names that people named their kids in the years your characters were born, but don’t feel like you have to use super-popular names for every character. I’d just avoid distinctive names that were super-popular only at certain, irrelevant times ([name_f]Linda[/name_f], [name_f]Aria[/name_f], [name_f]Adelyn[/name_f]), or associated with a celebrity’s child ([name_u]North[/name_u], [name_f]Willow[/name_f]).

Whenever you name a character, think about what their parents might have named them. It may reflect family dynamic, socioeconomic status, and a level of personal taste that gets passed on.

Character #1 :
Think of what an Olympic figure skater would name her daughter. Maybe she’d want something feminine and strong-sounding but normal, like [name_f]Zoe[/name_f] or [name_f]Isabel[/name_f]. Maybe she’d want something with a special meaning. [name_f]Amara[/name_f], [name_f]Chana[/name_f], and [name_f]Grazia[/name_f] all mean “grace”.

Character #2 : [name_f]Savannah[/name_f], [name_f]Mariah[/name_f], [name_u]Cheyenne[/name_u], and [name_f]Angela[/name_f] are all different but on the top 100 list for 1999. She needs a name with a little star quality. Focus more on that and what her parents named her than on her current bad behavior.

Character #3 : Choose a name that sounds good with the main character and their other best friend. Not like a sibset but names that imply the characters have friend chemistry. Also, choose a name with personality for this character. She’s already going to feel less-than because she’s falling behind in the skating, so maybe her name can remind you to flesh out her personality too. Some possibilities are [name_f]Aaliyah[/name_f], [name_f]Audrey[/name_f], [name_f]Kylee[/name_f].

Character #4 : She is bad at school, is emotional, and has anxiety, yet is a happy girl with dreams of skating in the Olympics. This sounds low-income to me because of the fact that she can be happy but she still deals with some psychological trauma (I’d expect a rich kid to just be sullen). Obviously I don’t know because they’re not my characters, but it’s fun to add economic diversity to your pool. Maybe [name_f]Makayla[/name_f], [name_f]Destinee[/name_f], [name_f]Mercedes[/name_f], [name_f]Emmaleigh[/name_f], or something else cree8iv or made up.

Character #5 : This girl sounds more like a typical popular girl with lots of privileges. Her family probably goes out of their way to fit in. Maybe her name is [name_f]Hannah[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f], or [name_f]Chloe[/name_f].

Character #6 : As the sibling of the previous girl, she also needs a normal, extremely popular name: [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] “[name_f]Izzie[/name_f]” “[name_f]Belle[/name_f]”, [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], [name_f]Layla[/name_f].

Character #7 : [name_m]How[/name_m] was the mom’s relationship with the family? Did they like the ex-husband? If not, maybe the mom was a rebel when she was younger. If so, she may have similar taste to her late, Olympic-skating sister. If the mom was a rebel, choose a trendy (not classic) name of the time: [name_f]Kayla[/name_f], [name_f]Jada[/name_f], [name_u]Reagan[/name_u]. If the mom is similar to her family, choose a name similar to the cousin (main character).








Character one could be [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], or [name_f]Michelle[/name_f], and character number two can be [name_f]Natasha[/name_f]. As for number three, [name_f]Kylee[/name_f] or [name_f]Kyra[/name_f] could work.