OK, I always

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OK, I always

OK, I always run into this problem when I'm writing stories, but this time I thought, hey, post something on Cricket! OK, here's my issue: I need some uppity sounding British names for this story I'm writing. The characters that I have already are: Elizabeth, Monty, Alistair, and Victoria, but I need some more. Any suggestions?

submitted by Koffee, age 12, sitting in fron
(January 29, 2009 - 11:50 pm)

Umm . . . How about Marie, Richard, or Albert?  Or you can make up snotty names like Winston or something . . . ?

submitted by BellaTrix ✌ ♡
(January 30, 2009 - 8:48 am)

I think you might be onto something with "Richard". Thanks!

submitted by Koffee, age 12, OR
(January 31, 2009 - 12:47 am)

Anabel, or something like that? Or Lillietta. Or just Etta. I could probably think of more, but I'm too lazy right now. 

submitted by Starfire
(January 31, 2009 - 7:04 pm)

Oooh...I like Anabel! How come everyone else can think of good names, but not me? Thanks!

submitted by Koffee, age 12, OR
(January 31, 2009 - 11:30 pm)

I know EXACTLY how you feel.  :)

submitted by Laura M., age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(February 3, 2009 - 1:02 pm)

I can't think of names for my stories either. I need names that could go in Lord of the Rings-ish times. But I can't think of any. Well, I don't need them just yet, but I will. 

submitted by Starfire
(February 3, 2009 - 11:24 am)

Starfire, maybe try going with names that are in myths, like Thor, Freya, you know.

submitted by Koffee, age 13, on the back of
(February 3, 2009 - 10:54 pm)

I guess so. One of my characters had the name of a greek goddess for a while, but then I changed it. Speaking of which, do any of you know interesting translations of 'Sun'? I'd like to name one of my other characters that. I have a name for her, but it's a name I found in a name book, so it's an actual name. Bleah.

submitted by Starfire
(February 4, 2009 - 8:52 am)

Marisol means 'sea and sun.' Why don't you try going on a baby names site? There might be something there to help you. Hope this works!

submitted by Lena G, age 11
(February 4, 2009 - 6:18 pm)

Starfire... speaking of names, pretty cool nom de plume yourself! Translations of sun? Well, in Hopi there's Taawa. And "light" is "luz" in Spanish. But if anybody needs Hopi, let me know--we had to do this thing in school and I've basically got the Hopi word for everything under the taawa. :) As for snobby British names, how about Elladora? That sounds fairly prissy if you ask me. For boys, I'd stick with Winston. That's pretty good.

I named one of my characters Fatima Arlena True. I call her Ima. I did have a girl with a really pretty name (Joybell) but when she grew up she turned out to be a villain. Pity.

If anybody else has got name suggestions, anything Korean/Chinese/Vietnamese other than the usual crowed of Lings, Changs, Songs, Yu Diu Chu and other typical "Chinese" names? I'm beginning to doubt that those are actually authentic, they're so overused.

submitted by Mary W., age 11, Bordentown, NJ
(February 5, 2009 - 6:16 pm)

In Turkish, "sun" is "gunes", pronounced goo-nesh. Hope it helps!

submitted by Wolfgang, age 13, Ankara
(March 27, 2009 - 8:47 am)

Oooooo the Egyptian Sun God was named Ra (I'm ocd about Egypt!)

submitted by KittyKat, age 1, In a flying hou
(July 31, 2009 - 6:33 pm)

Hey, Star Fire, how about one straight from it like Galadreil or maybe Rollumen (Made up so may stink) or Marilindrell?

submitted by KittyKat, age 1, In a flying hou
(July 31, 2009 - 6:31 pm)

Salir is a translation of sun, I think.  Don't take my word on it.  Maybe you could use Gemma or Simon.  Those were popular names back in the 1880's in England. 

submitted by Phoenix
(February 5, 2009 - 6:07 pm)

Thanks for all your help! I'll probably end up sticking with her current name, though... I might pull up one of them later in the story, though! I don't really know Asian names... Suki, I don't know how it's spelled, is Japanese for 'moon' though. I need to get my mom to give me that name website we came upon a while ago... Sorry I'm not much of a help. For British names, you could maybe try Anthea, or Cyril? They're both from an E. Nesbit book, so they shouldn't both be main characters, but they could work. Let's see... Parthe, Opeline, Esatine... This is getting less and less British. You could also try good ol' flower names. Lilly, Rose, Daffodil.. 

submitted by Starfire
(February 9, 2009 - 3:41 pm)