Deciding the name of two of my main characters that relate to the time era they are in.

by Brandon
(Upstate NY)

Question: I am writing a story that revolves around one little girl; Faith. She is an important girl who has gone missing from one of the main 6 cities of the world of Cambiar. (To Change)The ruler of this city; Warrick, hires two of the main characters after they impress him with different skills that they have. After they find Faith they immediately connect with her.

I am having a problem trying to come up with the name of two of the main characters (One male and one Female) that relate to the time era they are in. I don't where to begin with this. I want them to be in an Age with Steel but before anything with guns. It is a time of limited Magic.

I know my question is confusing, but it would be great if you can help me and even give advice.

Thank You

Brandon K.

Answer: Here are three options ...

1. You try one of the fantasy name generators found on the web (not to copy the names it produces, but just to get ideas you can turn into something you like better). (This is probably the lamest option.)

2. You do some historical research to see what names were popular or existent around the equivalent time in real world history and choose two of those or something that sounds similar. It sounds like the names in your world are drawn from English history, which narrows it down.

3, You write about the characters for a while and see if they name themselves. I know that sounds odd but it actually can work quite well.

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Aug 20, 2012
by: Brandon K.

Thank you for your help. I will try and work with the "name himself" option. I have the story line planned out and everything. Now all I have to do is put in on paper! Thanks again.

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