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WriterInChains
01-16-2007, 11:45 PM
I'm working on one of my WIPs today since Mom Nature gave me 4 inches of snow to keep me from my cubicle, and I really want to solve a problem:

I need to change my protag's brother's name. Too many "D" names in this book, so "David" has to become something else. His first name is Kevin but he switches to his middle name in college, because Kevin's his father's name too (no love lost there), and that's where I go blank. I like the idea that his middle name is his mom's maiden name, but so far I haven't come across the "right" name. (I know, I'm obsessing, but that's what I do.:))

Mom's name: Constance
Bro's name so far: Kevin [ ] Peck

So, any names that work as a surname to Constance will be greatly appreciated! If they sound "lawyerly" & come with a good nickname, that'd be cool too.

Just throw 'em out -- whenever I brainstorm here I get the best ideas, & my problems are always solved. So, thanks in advance! :)

Kate Thornton
01-16-2007, 11:47 PM
Fitzgerald
Taylor
Dulles
Jackson
Martin

Just a few...

alleycat
01-16-2007, 11:58 PM
Carter / Carver

Alderson

Gray

Linnwood

Thompson

Stanley

WriterInChains
01-17-2007, 05:55 AM
Thanks Kate & alleycat! :)

More? Anyone?

This is the first time I'm forcing a name onto a character & it feels very weird . . . I should just pick one & stop thinking about it.

Fern
01-17-2007, 08:09 AM
Tucker
McKnight
Linkswiler
Crippin

When all else fails, pick up the phone book!

Kentuk
01-17-2007, 10:45 AM
Try mine. Terry, an old family last name.

Maryn
01-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Ashford
Beaudry
Carlisle
Davison
Endicott
Franklin
Graham
Hardy
Joyce
Keaton
Logan
Madison
Norris
Peyton
Redmond
Simon
Terrence
Vernon
Wallace
Wylie
Yeager

Maryn, who has a big fat names file

WriterInChains
01-17-2007, 09:57 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You guys are the coolest!
I've poured through phone books, surname web sites, yearbooks . . . but of course I get the right name here! :Hug2:

CaroGirl
01-17-2007, 10:00 PM
I have one more: Cameron.

PattiTheWicked
01-17-2007, 10:04 PM
I like to use last names as first names -- probably a holdover from my years in South Carolina, where it was practically mandatory to name your child Tradd or Seawall or Pinckney or Middleton.

Why not use Constantine as a male variant of Constance? It's a power name.

Elektra
01-18-2007, 01:11 AM
Fitzwilliam! Fitzwilliam!

Sandi LeFaucheur
01-18-2007, 02:40 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You guys are the coolest!
I've poured through phone books, surname web sites, yearbooks . . . but of course I get the right name here! :Hug2:

Are we allowed to ask which one you chose?

WriterInChains
01-18-2007, 05:57 AM
I didn't think anyone would be interested -- but it's Graham. They were all good suggestions, and I liked Gray a lot too (it's very lawyerly & hot). Maybe it can be his nickname? :)

Thanks again, everyone! :)

Sandi LeFaucheur
01-18-2007, 02:44 PM
I didn't think anyone would be interested -- but it's Graham. They were all good suggestions, and I liked Gray a lot too (it's very lawyerly & hot). Maybe it can be his nickname? :)

Thanks again, everyone! :)

Yeah, Gray would be a good nickname for Graham. It beats Ham... :)

kaztaylor
01-19-2007, 07:19 PM
My adorable 3yo son's name is Bennett. Ben for short.