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  • May 1st, 2008 | 4:21 PM
plant kid needs

a name.

Really.

I can ALMOST work without a title for the book but this no name thing for the plant kid is making me crazy. I had one name and I liked it a lot. But then I started trying to figure out how he got the name and it didn't work with the story and now I've lost my connection to that name. Then I thought I had one that would work but it still doesn't feel right.

I'm looking for a one syllable boy's name, sorta soft sounding, not hard. Not too common. (Piece of cake, right?) Anyway, if you are one of those people who excels at names, I'm taking all suggestions.
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susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
LOL on the last one.

Thanks. Sam is soft. Hmmm/
artistq
May 1st, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
maybe this will help.............

http://tamarrion.tripod.com/id4.html
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! That will be fun to check out.
nancy_v
May 1st, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Ben
Carl
Chris
Cole
Kyle
Dan
Dave
Doyle
Ed
Herb
Jay
Lee
Mel
Quinn
Ron
Ross
Steve
Vince
Wes
Will

?
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! Will is maybe...
Argh. Why does this have to be so hard? :-)
hollygrande
May 1st, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
Tad, Ish, Dove, Gio, Mitt, Mel, Lir, Mo, Kai, Shane, Chayne, Sean, Leigh, Les

I love names. They tell a story in themselves.
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Oh man, those are some good ones! I like Ish though it dosn't work for him. Kai? Argh!

I started with got any that start with the letter "B"?

Thank you.
hollygrande
May 2nd, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
Hmm, Beau is the only one I can think of.

I love Ish, too. It's the name of a friend of mine I knew in middle school as a kid, and then reconnected with when we ran into each other (literally) at college across the country. It's short for Ishraq. :)
melissawyatt
May 1st, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
My real life boys are Ned and Will, nice soft one syllable names!
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Nice! Thank you.
janni
May 2nd, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
Max! (ducks and runs)

I like Sean, actually.

Jeff?
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
LOL. Never fear. Max's story is getting attention. Which reminds me, Frankie's sister needs a name now too. Gee thanks!

boreal_owl
May 2nd, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Leif :-)
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Too too funny!
I started off with calling him Bloom.
slayground
May 2nd, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Dave
Ant (short for Anthony)
El (short for Elliot/Elliott)
Tim
Mel
Sam
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Oh I like Ant a lot. I may have to use that somewhere else. Thanks!
slayground
May 2nd, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
You are welcome!
My relative's nickname. :)
citycatinwindow
May 2nd, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
My parents excelled in one syllable names for my brothers:
Don, Jay, Brad, Jeff
citycatinwindow
May 2nd, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
and....
oh, and the one syllable middle names used:
Keith
Clark
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: and....
Thanks you! Do you ever have trouble using names when you know someone with the same name? Not a bad association but still hard for me to picture a character with the same name as a friend.
citycatinwindow
May 3rd, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Re: and....
I do use names w/ people I know - sometimes it's a coincidence, or the feeling I get from that person when I hear that name (I use the positive ones for the latter). Then they become separate beings to me b/c they have a new family, life in a new place, and have pretty much been reinvented.

If it's a character who's loaded w/ emotions or strife, I go w/ the name that feels right for that person.
lizzybee999
May 2nd, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
Lee
Do you know what his mother was like? I was voting Sam as I read the previous comments, but I now say Lee. Lief made me think of it -- but unless you know his mother was either Norwegian or had a teen crush on Lief Garret, I don't think it fits...just one nosy fan's opinion!
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Lee
Do you know what a loaded question you ask when you asked about his mom? Oh my goodness. There are all sorts of things that I haven't explored there, yet, but have to.
giogas
May 2nd, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Ash (short for Ashley). I actually know a guy w/this name.

Matt
Brett
Brent
Beau
Ben
Blaine (not a personal choice, but...)
Kip
Carl
Kai
Drake
Drew

I focused a bit on B's since you asked for those above.
susanwrites
May 2nd, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the B list. :-)

I bet Blaine would be a snot. Kip is nice. I like Ash too.
jamarattigan
May 2nd, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Seth!
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susanwrites
May 3rd, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Ooh...good one! Thank you.
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