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March 15th, 2010, 09:55 AM
Platinum Supermommy
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How do you come up with names for your characters?

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March 15th, 2010, 06:31 PM
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I love thinking of baby names, so I usually use names that I like but wouldn't use IRL. And I could never use a name that I love in case I decided to name a child that.

So I could never make a character named Cohen just in case I have another baby. But I would name a character McKenzie because even though I like the name its too popular for me to use personally.

Or I pick names that I really do love but are a little out there (for me) to use IRL. Like Lark, Lyric, Story etc.

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March 15th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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March 16th, 2010, 07:10 PM
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I use names I love. The characters are like my children Well, the main ones anyway. I did use Natalie as a main character name and then a few years later, named my daughter Natalie. I can always change the character's name or maybe they'll find it cool that I use their names as characters.

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March 16th, 2010, 09:19 PM
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Names I like usually. or a REAL name that turns into a nickname I like. My characters almost always end up with nicknames... if not more than one... lol as in my twlight fan fic.

My friends also choose names for characters. As in, in my current Fan fic, my friend Kelly wanted to be in the story, so she chose a name. The character is based on her. Several characters in my fan fic are based on friends with names chosen by them.

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