Have you ever been writing a story (whether short or novel length) and found yourself stuck for a name of a character? I certainly have. Sometimes I have a first name and need a surname. Sometimes I want a fantasy- or an evil sounding name.
So here are some name generators of different types that might be just what you seek. I hope you find htem useful. And if you come across a different one that isn't included in this list, please DO let me know by adding it to the comments using Facebook or Google+.
When I opened this generator, these are a few of the names it gave me:
- < Grail Chaostotem
This isn't sophisticated, but it might give you a good idea. You can choose a male or female name and say how many names to provide. You could always mix and match. This uses common names in the USA based on census data.
Joy Zelma Moon
Juanita Mattie Chen
Keisha Tasha Sanders
I write fantasy and paranormal quite a bit, and next time I need a strange sounding name, I might try this one. Maybe one of these will be what you seek:
- The Seventh Profane Queen Who Desires Madness
- The Seventh Rogue That Burns the Monk
- The Sly Bloodstained Sultanna
- The Studious Forgotten Czarina That Burns Clouds
- Turquoise of the Celestial Tower
Not sure why the fixation on burning clouds, but it just might tickle your muse. My personal fav from this short list is The Studious Forgotten Czarina That Burns Clouds. Maybe I'll use that as a writing prompt and write a story about her.
These names are inspired by J. R. R. Tolkein's body of work. Her are a few samples:
I'm using one of these for a Ghoul in a humorous paranormal sequel to A Tasty Morsel.
I have a feeling I'll be using this one to help inspire me for the series around my "pantser" demon hunter Kassidy. Here are a few samples.
I love looking at these generators, even though I don't write westerns. Here are a few from when I ran it to write this post:
- Angela "Thinker" Jensen
- Deborah "Gravedigger" Stevens
- Gambling Reynolds
- Joanne "Shooter" Payne
- Lillie "Sunset" Beck
- Lost Adams
My personal favorite from this list is Deborah "Gravedigger" Stevens. If you're into writing westerns, I bet you could craft a short story around a female grave digger, or one who doesn't dig them but has that nickname.
This one's also good for warriors/fighters or bad guys. I thought this was so funnyt that I had to share it. You don't need to be writing a story about WWF to use a name like any of these:
- Q. O. "The Princess" Turner
- Sandra "Unknowable Venus" Johnson
- Stephanie "Blessed Goddess" Scott
- Sue "The Word" Pierce
I like Stephanie "Blessed Goddess" Scott. Imagine a fighter with that appellation. Fun.Those should help you find character names. I'll post generators for places, animals, etc. in future posts, so watch the "Name Generators" series for more.
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