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Naming a scifi character

  1. Jan 21, 2013 #1
    Hello all,

    I am a first-time writer. I'm writing science fiction, and I'm trying to name my protagonist. She is a 14 yo girl, and I'm trying to come up with a name that could connote both vulnerable and strong.

    Any name ideas, or name resource ideas (in addition to the OSC one I found in the sticky'd thread)?


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  4. Feb 20, 2013 #3


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    Jimmy is a good name.

    But it's probably not what you're looking for.
  5. Jan 19, 2014 #4
    Mildred or Leota? Guess not. Why don't you try a conlang name?
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    Is that Polish for "this thread is a year old"?
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    In a twisted way - yes, it can be understand this way.
  10. Jan 20, 2014 #9
    Cooooool...I am going to borrow that! :D
    In what sense is it usually used though? Gossamer is so much more flattering than cobweb...
    (Pajęczyna Kronanwalt*...I love google translate...)
    *work in progress
  11. Jan 21, 2014 #10
    If I may take the question literally:

    Strong in other languages: findthedata.org

    The word Vulnerable doesn't come up on the tool, so using "tender": findthedata.org

    And then mashing together some interesting sounding ones:

    Tamu Stark


    Imara Dolce


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    Cobweb. There is no single word for gossamer in Polish.
  13. Jan 21, 2014 #12
    Ah well, one can't have everything...
    Thanks for the name!
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