I've come up with a lot of story ideas. And every time I do, I have to write down the characters, or else I'll forget them. Or, most of them. And considering that I have one hundred thirteen story idea characters (counting the story ideas I haven't even used, and the ones that have flopped), it's a good thing I did. Of course, I sometimes wonder where on earth I get these names. I like them, but still… Where the heck does my mind come up with these? (These characters that are following are not all my characters, only some of them).
Nova Cassidy: Is Nova a girl name? Or is it a boy name… Maybe it's a unisex name. I don't know, but this Nova is a boy. Why did his parents name him Nova…? I'm still working on that… I like the name Cassidy, though. I think I'll use that as a first name sometime…
Gabriel Ivan Joseph: This one was a bit forced, I think. I don't know where he is from, but I was trying to come up with a name that can make up the nickname 'G.I. Joe'. Is Joseph even considered a last name? I don't know, but I don't really care; it's my story and I can do what I want.
DC Con: I like the first name. I like the last name. But does anyone name their kid DC? I think I would, actually… And it's been brought to my attention that DC is not only this character's name, but his initials as well. Weeeiirrddd…
Anya Tesh: I like the name Anya. This is actually an old character, and her name was originally Amy, until I thought that 'Amy' didn't fit the style of story I was writing. But 'Tesh'? I don't know where that came from. But it's a last name, and last names are sometimes weird.
Kandi Marcus: Actually, my sister came up with this one. Which is weird, because she normally goes for practical names in her stories. But she's known me for a little more than twelve years, so she can get my style down. Except for the last name; 'Marcus' is one of the first last names that comes to her mind most of the time.
One McKale: Don't… Ask…
Akee: I was on purposely trying to find a weird name for this book. I haven't thought of a last name for her, but I actually kind of like the name 'Akee'. (Akee: a tropical tree that is cultivated for its fruit; Native to West Africa).
Maya Bea: This name came on a whim. I had to come up with some sort of name and 'Maya' was the first thing that came to mind. It also 'felt right' for the character. I sometimes torture myself trying to some up with the correct sounding name for a certain looking character (but sometimes I choose the name, and the name makes the character).
Jayne Greene: Yes, this is a guy. Yes, I on purposely chose the name. No, it's not a normal name.
Elias Skies: I think there is an interesting story on how this guy went through school with a name like his… I can't remember where I got the name 'Elias'. It just sounded right for the character. But it's the last name that really gets to me…
Joden Chase: It's so awesome when I make up names. But it's kind of hard when you're trying to find a full name for a shorter version. This character is called 'Joe', but I had to come up with a full name. I think 'Joden' actually sounds kind of cool, but the character doesn't think so.
Zoë Stone: Actually one of my 'normal' names.
Kitty Myra: I've always wanted to use the name Kitty. I actually like this character. I almost made her a stereotypical blond, but I managed to make her a badass 'cat burglar-ish' personality. (Hardy har har).
Eureka Lane: Man, I sometimes wish I was named Eureka. It's actually a very, very cool name.
Cali Sensei: The character was supposed to be from Japan, and so my idiot self made a horrible last name…
Julian Rike: This is one of the oldest characters in the book. I haven't used him for awhile, and I'm still trying to figure him out. I like the name Julian.
Maxus Blake Powell: So, this character has been around since the beginning of my writing escapade. He's gone through about a million last names (exaggeration; about five), as well as full first names. He's only ever started off as Max. There have been a lot of options for the full name, all of which I've tried out: Maxwell, Maximilian (there is another character of mine called Maximilian, but that's not important right now), even Maximus. I've settled comfortably on the name you see now. (The middle name was redundant, but I felt like I needed it for one story; Max is a character in a mini series I'm writing).
Bane Taske: I don't know how he got through school either.
Aliya Alem: Ok, so this is where things start getting weird… No, never mind, all the names have been weird. Anyway, since this character is from a whole different universe, it's perfectly acceptable that she has a name like this.
Silver Lila Tam: This name is originated from the name Silver Leaves (a name I made up when I was nine or something). In the story she is in now, it has been mentioned that several people wonder about why her parents named her Silver. (Her brother is actually Maximilian, who I mentioned a couple names ago; as one character thought in this story: 'Whoever their parents were, they had a weird sense in names').
Zyle, son of Fube: The people in this story have no last names. Just their name, and the name of their father. Same qualifies for the women; their first name, and the name of their father (not their mother; FATHER).
Augustus Tris: Originally, he was just called August, but I felt like I needed to elongate it. He's still called August, but it's just he never uses his full first name. (Who can blame him, though; it doesn't suit him).
Rex Basie: I've thought that the name 'Rex' is really cool. So when the opportunity came to use the name, I pounced on it. I think the last name sounds kind of cool too, but I don't know where it's from; again, I just chose a name that 'felt right'.
Lenny Vine: Yes, Lenny is a boy name. No, this character is not a boy. I've always thought Lenny sounded more like a girl name, so I decided to make a girl character named Lenny. Well, one of her brothers is named Kit, more generally known as a girl name. (Yes, I did that on purpose; Kit sounds like a boy name to me).