Inspiration For My Character Names, vol. 1

by , Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Inspiration Behind the Characters of Our Dark Lies

Naming characters is hard stuff

 

Hello! I'm not pretending to be some sort of goddess of naming characters, in fact I am far from a master of this delicate art. I just thought it would be cool to share the inspiration behind some of my character's names. 

 

Olyxe Heregaleoh-licks hear-gail- started out as a typo of "Onyx" (Olyx) I thought it looked cool, so I built on that. I mashed to random words together to create the surname, until i founf something which looked good.

 

Tenjeyten-jay- got this from a stre in a mall out of town called "Alli and Tanjay" which I've never been in, only saw the cool sign and twisted the name around a little bit. 

 

Fenly- fen-lee- was orignally goign to be Tenly, but i thought it sounded too much alike to Tenjey.

 

Nokonoh-koh- started with an alternate spelling of "Nicky" (Niki) but didn't like how it sounded. I experimented with several variations before settlin on this one. 

 

Jasmajazz-mah- I played around a little bit with "Jasmine."

 

Katpin- Cat-pin- originated as a surname for Olyxe (Catpin) but didn't quite fit. I changed the 'c' to a 'k' and made it a character. 

 

Kissija- kiss-ee-jaw- not really sure how i got this one, other than that I played around with letters until i found a combination that sounded cool.

 

Ridserrid-zur- same as Kissija, really. 

 

Enise- eh-knee-z- I really like the spice, Anise, so I played with the lettering. Anise tastes like licorice, by the way. Its very good if you ask me.

 

Keila- kay-lah- I started out with the name Kayla, before I realized its the name of a girl at my school, so I changed the lettering.

 

Well, there you go! That's where I came up with the names for most of my characters. I hope this was at least somewhat interesting, as I'll be doing a follow-up with the Southern Falls main characters.

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