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Title: A Great Character Naming Website
Post by: Jean Reidy on February 24, 2015, 06:34 AM
Maybe there are other similar sites out there, but just his morning I found this site where you can plug in characteristics that you might want associated with your character and find names that mean that. So for example, you could plug in "brave" and it will list boy names or girl names which are tied to bravery in some way. So it's like a reverse dictionary of baby names. Here it is:
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/
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Post by: writerhoo on February 24, 2015, 06:56 AM
Ooooh fun! Thanks for posting. I love playing with characters names. I've changed my current MC's name three times already... can't quite find exactly what I'm looking for -- maybe this will help. And I can call it research, not procrastinating, right??
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Post by: 217mom on February 24, 2015, 08:48 AM
The next time one of my characters refuses to tell me what I should call them, :naughty I'll surely play with this. Thank you, Jean.
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Post by: JulieM on February 24, 2015, 01:05 PM
Nice one! Thanks, Jean.
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Post by: Lill on February 24, 2015, 01:46 PM
Wow, that's amazing. Thank you for sharing. That could definitely come in handy!
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Post by: Stephanie Ruble on February 24, 2015, 02:15 PM
Thanks for sharing, Jean!
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Post by: Hannah on March 22, 2015, 07:30 PM
What a cool idea! If I can add another suggestion, I'm a big fan of http://20000-names.com, which has names from tons of different ethnic, national, and religious backgrounds. They're arranged alphabetically and also give the meaning, and they're nice if you know your character's background but just can't put your finger on exactly the right name.
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Post by: laura-jenkins on March 23, 2015, 07:00 AM
I've used http://20000-names.com when I can't seem to find just the right name.  Excited to find out about another useful site.
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Post by: jennifer-bushroe on April 08, 2015, 08:30 PM
I played around on both of those and they look great! Thanks for the recommendations.
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Post by: Barbara Etlin on April 09, 2015, 09:49 AM
Thanks for both of these sites! I've favourite them.  :goldstar