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FFC #51 - What names do you want to see?

Posted May 13th, 2020 at 02:34 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #51

Since my last entry, things have improved considerably in the writing department. I still don't have solid control over the second act like I would like, but I at least am getting there, and can reliably get through it now.

I've also settled on the series I want to tell. Where things will end up is still open-ended, but things are starting with a version of the vampire story I've had in my head for some time. Development is progressing steadily, and writing should begin before the end of the month, barring any major roadblocks.

But before I can do that, there is one thing which I could use your help with: names. Naming characters has never been my strongest suit. And the hardest names for me to come up with are vampire names. And considering that this is a vampire story, you can imagine that I need to come up with a few of them.

So to any reading, I would like you to reply with any and all names which might come to you. You might see them in my next fan fiction.

Submitting a name does not, regrettably, ensure its appearance in the story.

Here are the exact names I need:
  • Two names for male vampires. One is a commander. The other is his son, is still quite young, and has yet to participate in his first battle.
  • Two names for female vampires. One is the wife of the commander. She does not participate in battle. The other is for her daughter, who has just been 'born'.
The reason vampire names are so hard for me to come up with, is that names like Cyprien, Sonya, and Nicholas, are based on Russian (Cyprien is French), but sound English enough to NOT sound Russian, while also maintaining a majestic quality. That's the kind of name I'd like to come up with. Made up names are perfectly okay, if they feel like they belong to the Esenwein family. Steer clear of the hard-to-pronounce, the weird and whacky, and anything too innocent-sounding (at least for male names).

Take care with these names: one of them will likely become a main character in future stories.

Now give me your best ideas!

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Girl names: Drusilla, Elisabeta

Boy names: Alaric, Cassius, Kieran
Posted May 13th, 2020 at 11:20 PM by William099 William099 is offline
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First ten randomly generated Vampire Male names: Azriel, Simon, Jael, Aurel, Phelan, Wilfred, Hendrick, Hacan, Griswold, Moldark

First ten Female names: Musette, Griselda, Nyx, Asphodel, Ethelinda, Herma, Alexandria, Destiny, Elisabeta, Ravette

I've underlined my two favorites of each. Just keep clicking until something clicks.

Posted May 15th, 2020 at 03:20 AM by TheAverageFan TheAverageFan is offline
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None of the names had quite the feel I wanted. I was able to get enough quality names by playing around with the boss names from Dark Souls 3, all of which had a good ring to them. While I won't be using the suggested names for the main (side) characters, there are plenty of other one-scene vampires where I can use the suggested names.

Posted May 21st, 2020 at 06:01 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend The Grim Reaper's Friend is offline
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