[name]Hi[/name] there! So I’m beginning a new screenplay, and I need to rename two of my main characters, both 16 year old girls. Any help would be much appreciated!
[name]AUDEN[/name] – this is for a character who’s always been the perfect child, and she needs to break free. She’s pretty, straight-A student, etc., but perhaps a little aloof? I love how [name]Auden[/name] is at once hard and feminine, but its poetic roots give it a little bit of that aloof feeling; at the same time, it’s still sleek, modern and stylish. Unfortunately, it’s also the name of the protagonist of a highly anticipated teen novel, so I’ve been advised I’d be better off changing it. Any ideas for good substitutions? I’m at a loss! ([name]Arden[/name] and [name]Autumn[/name] just aren’t cutting it!)
[name]LUCY[/name] – This is more of a placeholder name until I (or you!) can think of a better one. The character is sweet and funny, but not the prettiest girl, maybe a bit overweight. She’s got a great heart, but lacks confidence. She’s staunchly loyal, the kind of girl you’d love to have as your friend. To me, [name]Lucy[/name] feels right for many of these qualities, but it’s also a bit generic. I’d love to find a more off-beat name that accomplishes these same goals.
Any ideas you folks have would be VERY much appreciated! Thank you so much!!