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Subject: Re: Character Names
Author: ClementineFox7   (Authenticated as ClementineFox7)
Date: October 12, 2012 at 3:24:11 PM
Reply to: Re: Character Names by RoxStar
Erik Dion Fletcher (18): If this is a black guy, as the middle name would seem to indicate, maybe change Erik to Eric. He's white and I've known white males with the name Dion. Still considering changing the spelling of Erik.

James Holloway (22), twin sister Janey: Janey has to go. This is just not used, especially in this spelling. Also, twins are kind of cliche. James and Jennifer? James and Jessica? - I didn't realize how similar James and Janey sound. This is the only set of twins that are main characters. Most of the siblings aren't mentioned much at all, I just included the names as context for the family.

Elam Fisher (24), brothers Hananiah, Jericho, and Canaan: Very Old Testament sounding. Fisher is a very common Amish surname, and an Amish person would be likely to use the name Elam. Not sure about Hananiah, but very unlikely an Amish person would use Canaan or Jericho. Let's pretend this is an Amish family; Elam, Jacob, David and Daniel? - The family is actually Israeli Jews.

Jensen Nervetti (28), brother Blaine: Jensen doesn't work too well; when it's used at all lately it seems to be used as a female name. Also, Nervetti sounds like a joke, like he's high-strung or has bad nerves or something. Jeff Nunzio? Jeff Perretti? - Your description actually fits the character quite well.

Silas Black (34): Too similar to Sirius Black, and Silas is not a name you see often at all on people that age. Sam Black or Steven Black, or keeping with the Biblical theme, Paul Black. - I was afraid of the Silas/Sirius thing. I'll probably change Black.

Mikhail Markov "Misha" (40), children Aleksei, Viktor, Raisa, Zina, Timur, and Klara: Seems to work if he's Russian of some sort. Might be too many kids. - They are Russian.

Females:
Adelaide Westbrook (10), siblings Brady, Lexa, Mason, Landon, and Mia: Adelaide is a bit out of place here. Addison would fit in better, as would Alexa or Alexis. Don't get too carried away with big numbers of siblings; if you have too many, they'll be harder for you to find things for all of them to do. - Adelaide is the only sibling used since the people who are chosen are taken from their family.

Alyssa Rey (15), siblings Brea, Jojo, Lara, and Larue: Brea Rey? That doesn't sound too good. Jojo only as a nn within the family. Larue is way out of date and too similar to Lara. I'd make the siblings Brianna, Joseph/Jojo, (I'm assuming he's a boy) Lauren or Laura, and something else, maybe Kayla. -Brea Rey does sound bad, thanks for pointing that out!

Violette Laurent (30) If she's from French or is French Canadian, yes. - Yes, she is French.

Sharise Lawson (46), children Deshawn (18), Tyreese (12), Kion (12), and Jazara (5) Maybe spell Kion Keon, that's how it's usually seen, and Tyreese is usually Tyrese. They all seem to go together. - Probably will change those spellings.

Thanks for you thoughts and advise!

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