Currently struggling to find a name for my new character. All I know ist that I would like her nickname to be [name_f]Cat[/name_f] but I am not too big a fan of [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]/Caitlin/Kate and its many variants.
It’s a dystopian(apocalyptic setting in the near future (20-30) years, set in the US but when she was born, the world was pretty much like ours so the name shouldn’t be too ‘out there’… rather one that’s somewhat common in the US today.
Her last name is [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] and she has a brother called [name_m]Robert[/name_m], who is quite a bit older than her.
The nn [name_f]Cat[/name_f] would also fit some of her character and history. She is a fighter who won’t give up and will always find a way to ‘land on her feet’, she’s gotten out of some tricky/dangerous situations in past, which is why she jokes she has ‘nine lives’, she’s quite independent, wandering from one place to the other the last couple years, has learned/was forced to learn not to show weakness, she’s proud, fierce but can also be gentle etc…
Out of the [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]/Caitlin family, [name]Catalia[/name] is my current favorite, even though it leans toward ‘too unusual’ plus I don’t quite like it with surname [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u].
Other names/variants on my list are:
but I’m not quite convinced by either of them yet.
I also really do like [name_f]Scarlet[/name_f], but [name_f]Cat[/name_f] as a nn might be a bit of a stretch here…
[name_f]Cat[/name_f] does not have to be the first nn that comes to mind when hearing her name, and does not actually have to be part of the name, but it should still be somewhat plausible. Could also come from a combination of first an middle name…
Any ideas or suggestions? Maybe you have met someone called [name_f]Cat[/name_f] who’s full names wasn’t [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]/Caitlin etc.?