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    Default Character Name Question

    Without giving you to huge a run down... in my novel I have a character (he ends up being the "Hero") who is a big celebity, and he plays his guitar and sings under an alias at quiet haunts around LA - basically to do what he enjoys unnoticed by throngs of fans.

    I need to give him a name. It has to be something that sounds like it could be your typical American male movie star. He is young - only 22.

    I also need an Alias for his name. I was thinking, depending on the name I choose - it could be an anagram (if it suits).



    LOL - none of this probably makes sense to anyone but I'd love some feedback if you know where I am coming from!!

    I need a name (first and last) and an alias.

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    For some reason Im thinking Tad for a first name! Not sure about a last name or alias...

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    I thought of Chad! Or Landon.... Brock?
    Spencer is a coolish surname

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    Ooh...... sounds interesting.
    When I read that the name Hunter kept coming into my head, I don't know why. That's as far as I've got, lol.

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    Cruz
    I like Hunter as well
    Brody
    Cody
    Spencer
    Jackson
    Ty

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    Johnny- he sounds like a Johnny

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    I agree, he definitely sounds like a Johnny!

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    Yes,Johnny!!!!!

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    Johnny reminds me too much of Johnny Depp...

    I like (from your suggestions...)

    Spencer (although this was going to be my heroine's surname - it can be changed)
    Chad
    Hunter & Cruz - I like both of these but I can't see them on a 22 year old..

    Some others I thought of...

    Nate
    Patrick

    Surnames...

    Marshall
    Williams
    Spencer

    Spencer Marshall
    Nate Spencer
    Patrick Williams

    Thats all I have!! AHH this is hard... more suggestions please!!!!!!
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    Tom/my?

    I like Nate.

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    I have played around with a couple of names and found anagrams for the "alias". Let me know what you think (brutal honestly please!)

    Nate Williams (aka Talisman Wile, Amnesia Twill)
    Chad Spencer (aka Drench Space)
    Nate Spencer (aka Serpent Cane)

    I think I can pick a surname from what I have but I still need a first name. It can be anything from preppy american to traditional english.

    Another alias I was toying with is completely irrelevant to the name (if I find a name I love that can't be made into an anagram). It's actually a name one of my friends called her son (well her husband named him) -

    Jedi Maximus

    Tribute to Star Wars and Gladiator - his two favourite movies . Do you think I could get away with it for my characters alias for when he performs?
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    I don't like Jedi...but I do like Nate! that does suit a young bloke.

    What about Billy? Carter?

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    oooohhhhhhhhhh I LOVE Nate Spencer as Serpent Cane!!!! Thats awesome!

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    I think I'll go with

    Nate Spencer

    It's fits the character well and the alias of Serpent Cane is pretty cool.

    Thanks for all your help girls - you rock!!

    Now I just need to give my main character a new surname (it was originally Spencer)... It needs to be something fairly traditional and common but not as common as Smith or Jones.

    Her first name is Tallulah.

    Any suggestions?

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    Williams was the first name that came to mind.

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    Carlisle
    Johnson
    Mason
    Delahey
    Stephens
    Cartwright
    Emery
    Sommerton

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    OK which one sounds better...

    Tallulah Williams
    Tallulah Sommerton
    Tallulah Carlisle

    I'm leaning more towards Williams (she is from Australia).

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    I would suggest Sommers? or Summers?

    Otherwise Williams is my pick

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