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    Hi all,



    I need a name for the lead character in my story. She is mid 20's, attractive, career driven, strong willed and focussed. She also comes from a respectable and well known family and from a upper middle class background. I need a first, middle and last name for my character. For first names I have come up with the following, but would apprecite some more ideas based on the description I have given!!

    Eva
    Kate (Catherine)
    Anna
    Sarah
    Eden

    Also some ideas for some surnames would be great!! Please help!!
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    Liz (Elizabeth) Alexis McCarthy

    God - this could be a very long thread! (i am guessing whe is from a caucasian background?)

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    Sarah Anne Fenwick (just popped into my head!)

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    Yes she is from a caucasian background. Was thinking the mothers name would be Elizabeth (Beth for short). Great surname! Thanks for the ideas Kitt3n and Shellbell!

    Keep them coming guys! I'm looking for a strong, simple but traditional name - nothing too out there - but something that would suit a woman in her mid 20's.
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    Is it set in modern day?

    Genevieve (Evie?)
    Katharine/Kate
    Clare
    Susan
    Lucinda
    Carlisle

    Mmm Upper middle class sounding surnames...no idea..for some reason I'm thinking Mc or St something, or maybe hyphenated names?

    McClure
    St. Clair
    St. James
    Mander-Jones

    I like the St. names the best though, they seem to go with long and short first names too.

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    Hmmm....How bout Eden Jayne Preston??

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    For some reason Isadora Jane just popped into my head.

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    Keep them coming girls - this is fantastic!!

    It is a modern day setting and a modern storyline.

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    Ok... what about...

    Emily Jane Prescott
    Katie Mae Johnson
    Lara Hope Presley
    Eva Leigh Carson

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    Girls these ideas are great!! I am thinking my main characters last name will be Carmichael - do you think that is too American? I have used nearly all of your suggestions of surnames and first names for other characters in the story so thank you so much!!

    Still need a first name...

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    I like it, ist that the surname in the reese witherspoon movie sweet home alabama?

    I think maybe a shortish name would do with it (could be short for a longer one though)

    oooh or CAsey of Cassidy. I like Casey Carmichael!

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    Well i think Lydia goes well with Carmichael!

    Lydia Louise.....

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    Carmichael is a popular and distinguished surname used alot in southern US.

    Other surnames I was considering are Wright, McMahon, Maguire and Hamilton.

    Which one sounds better?

    Front runner first names are Eva, Anna and Eden.

    Hmmm... Eva Hamilton?
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    I like Eden Hamilton, middle name mmmm not so sure, how about Faith? Eden Faith Hamilton.

    Or how about Marie for a middle name? Oooh this is very hard, and very exciting!

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    Layla Elize Carmicheal

    Layla always sounds (to me) like well groomed lady with and exqisite back-ground.
    Elize - named after her mother
    And I like the Carmicheal, but Hamilton will do also

    my 2c worth ..

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    How about Stella? I heard that this morning on TV (Tori Spelling named her bub this)....

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    Ok guys, here is what I have so far in terms of names for my characters:

    Main Character: Eva Elizabeth Hamilton-Tate (still deciding on first name)
    Ex Husband: William Tate
    Ex Husbands new love: Lydia Wright
    Parents: George and Elizabeth (Beth) Hamilton
    Older Brother: Blake Hamilton
    Younger Brother: Myles Hamilton
    Older Brother?s Wife: Francesca Mander-Jones Hamilton
    Nephew: Oscar Hamilton
    Best Friend City: Colette McCarthy
    Best Friend Home: Sarah Fenwick
    Ex Lover/Rekindled Romance: Oliver Miller

    Still deciding if there will be anymore characters and the names are not set in stone yet. What do you think of the male characters names?

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    Are Oscar and Oliver a bit too alike? Confusion for readers at times maybe? Just a thought!

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