Names

[About Cat Hartliebe] [Writer’s Stuff]

One of the things that always gets me when writing, is a random new character appears and is nameless.

I just write. My plotting and planning is limited. I start off and just throw down words of a story. I get from the beginning to the end that way.

More often than not, I get caught up by a missing name.

Even Cyro came to me the other day and asked for a name.

Picking a name can be random. And it can be complex. The name if different from the normal will have an impact. If there is a way to make a punny insult, it would exist. Name matters. And all else fails, just go normal and stick with it.

You may need a new name at some later draft for some reason. I’ve changed many a name from draft to draft. It’s not set in stone until you hit publish. And that’s a good thing.

So I’ll offer a random list of names I found in my drawer for any new writers in need of random list of names. Most are very American. Technically, since every name works in the United States of America, all of them can be used for an American. We include everyone here.

Names

  1. cerbus
  2. hermes
  3. zachary
  4. zoro
  5. xena
  6. xaiver
  7. cupid
  8. chris
  9. cat
  10. carmen
  11. christ
  12. carol
  13. charolotte
  14. cassidy
  15. cain
  16. curtis
  17. conner
  18. daniel
  19. derrick
  20. dorthy
  21. donner
  22. dana
  23. harry
  24. henry
  25. henny
  26. horus
  27. harriet
  28. haddie
  29. quincy
  30. walter
  31. william
  32. wallis
  33. chronoa
  34. edwin
  35. ferris
  36. cliff
  37. able
  38. sephifer
  39. artimis
  40. fanny
  41. faith
  42. ferick
  43. elizabeth
  44. brad
  45. katie
  46. kim
  47. evan
  48. eugene
  49. carter
  50. george
  51. greg
  52. gene
  53. david
  54. opal
  55. oliver
  56. onyx
  57. orion
  58. thomas
  59. tim
  60. tito
  61. taki
  62. tara
  63. therese
  64. wisteria
  65. willow
  66. thor
  67. kyle
  68. kory
  69. luther
  70. lyon
  71. leon
  72. luke
  73. lisa
  74. linda
  75. lyla
  76. leonard
  77. leyard
  78. larry
  79. loki
  80. uriel
  81. ursula
  82. asura
  83. nathan
  84. jacque
  85. martha
  86. ares
  87. amanda
  88. paul
  89. athena
  90. arthur
  91. penny
  92. amy
  93. adam
  94. adel
  95. ariel
  96. bob
  97. victor
  98. van
  99. vlad
  100. bert
  101. bethany
  102. bart
  103. belle
  104. barbara
  105. ben
  106. butch
  107. iorek
  108. ivory
  109. ivan
  110. natalie
  111. newt
  112. neon
  113. neol
  114. nick
  115. suzanne
  116. naida
  117. raphiel
  118. rick
  119. ryan
  120. richard
  121. rebbecca
  122. rambo
  123. abigal
  124. peter
  125. ann
  126. anna
  127. beezlebub
  128. jennifer
  129. jason
  130. joe
  131. john
  132. joyce
  133. janice
  134. jack
  135. josh
  136. jeremy
  137. michael
  138. matthew
  139. mitchell
  140. mark
  141. monei
  142. mary
  143. merith
  144. yurik
  145. yano
  146. stacy
  147. sandy
  148. samantha
  149. samuel
  150. shawn
  151. susan
  152. sean
  153. stan
  154. miranda
  155. andy
  156. riley
  157. ormah
  158. dan
  159. culle
  160. maggin
  161. tullet
  162. beafhead
  163. stickley
  164. curmul
  165. moham
  166. streams
  167. lucky
  168. smit
  169. cashus
  170. danvito
  171. hella
  172. quia
  173. herman
  174. antha
  175. jacob

Is that enough for you? Some are definitely more nicknames than names, but who’s counting?

Good luck picking out your new character’s name.

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