What Is In A Name?

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Postby Lorie Ellison » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:11 am

Well, I've always liked English-origin names, particularly Lorie. Ellison comes from the Greek "Elias" or the medieval English "Elis". I just thought it'd be a nice combination. :D
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Postby Lilith DiAngelo » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:12 pm

I feel like I cheated slightly with my HOL name. I borrowed it from a character I used to RP as since I never had time to do her justice and she lives on in my head. Lilith I chose because it suited the image of a tiny dark haired girl I picture my character as. It's a bit odd, a bit old fashioned and sounds as though it could have been lifted from a faerytale and that suited her. DiAngelo, truthfully I just liked the way it sounded. I liked the reference to angels as well though, it made the name sound a little bit more etheral.

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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby TeeTee Weber » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:44 pm

My name is actually Timothy but my older siblings started calling me TeeTee or TT a few years ago. I always liked it. it made me feel special and especially loved by my older siblings - especially my sisters. P.S. I have a large family with lots of siblings and I love it (though they can be a pain sometimes - the older ones that is). But lots of us have nicknames in my family too which is really fun

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Postby Artemisia Delacroix » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:00 am

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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Maxwell Shadow » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:12 am

I was sure I'd already posted here but can't find the post so here I go!

Many years ago I used to have a RP character called Bellicia Shadow, named after Bellatrix Black (who I'd also previously RPed as). My Bella graduated from Hogwarts and when I move to HOL I decided it was time for her younger brother to start school. I'd given him a name years earlier in one of Bella's RPs; I think I just picked something that I liked and that sounded good with Shadow!
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Postby Will Lestrange » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:36 am

I had thought the rule of choosing HOL names was "RL first name + last name from an HP character you like".

So I really wanted to go with William Lestrange (because I find Bellatrix Lestrange incredibly intriguing and gorgeous... though there are parts of her personality I do NOT like) only to find that the name was already taken (by an RP profile that was, to be honest, badly written and long since abandoned). So I hacked three letters off of my first name and figured "Will Lestrange" was good enough as an HOL name...
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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Leonie Munslow » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:23 am

Leonie is actually my middle name. I don't usually use it, but I like to use different names for all the sites that I go on. As I go on many different sites, I was starting to run out of ideas for names that I liked. Therefore, I chose to just use my middle name. As for the last name, I just used a random generator until I got something that sort of fit with the first name :)

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Postby Joey Stark » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:42 pm

My story is really uninteresting but...*shrugs*

My first name is actually Joey (well, Joseph). Stark is from the Marvel character (not Game of Thrones). I'm a big RDJ/Tony Stark fan =, especially when I joined (few years ago). I also like the sound of the name. It I was to redo it I would probably take Lupin as my last name, I love the sound of it.
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Postby Hanna Inari » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:37 pm

Seems like I didn't answer here even though I thought I did. :huh:

Inari is a lake in Finland, and Hanna is a common Finnish name. When I make up a nickname, I usually use Finnish or Swedish names because Scandinavian culture is closer to me than many others and I learned Finnish and Swedish in the past. I like names that start with H and there was no particular reason why I chose this but for how it sounds. While doing my homework I found out that Inari lake was mentioned in "His Dark Materials", a book that I liked when I was 12. I think I took it from there because even when I visited Finland, I never was near that lake.

Also I always wonder whether to pronounce it Inari or Inari. The first variant is the correct one but the second just sounds better (actually because of the rules of different languages).

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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Arlynn Cassidy » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:08 am

A lot of people in my family has names starting with the letter A. Also my middle name is Lynn. As for Cassidy I have a cousin named Cassy. But to be honest I chose the name just because I like it.

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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Amy Links » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:41 pm

I got my name, Amy Links, from a Harry Potter fanfiction I wrote not to long ago. I honestly don't know where the name Amy came from, it just popped in my head when I was writing. Links came from the name of the people who adopted Amy in my fanfic. If you're interested in reading it's about a troubled girl named Amy Links who finds a family, love and friendship by going to Hogwarts in 1972. It's called Severus's Love, Harrys Protector on Wattpad

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Postby Anisia Anom » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Anisia is a name I really like and I've used other places too; Anom is my nickname reversed - sounded ok enough to put these two together.

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Postby Cliodna Levebre » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:32 pm

I love the name "Cliodna" since I read HP and the Sorcerer's stone for the first time (It's about March 2000). Cliodna is known as a Druidess who is depicted on a Famous Witches and Wizards trading card. At the first, I planned to use my RL name but I read somewhere that we don't allowed to use our RL name. So, I choose this "Cliodna" as my first name here. While Levebre is one of the surnames in France (though I'm not a French).. I love its pronounce.

Then, here it is.. Cliodna Levebre is born..

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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Edythe Weasley » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:36 pm

My IRL name is Jess but I am in love with the name Edythe at the moment.

Being a Weasley works well with my red hair, and are an awesome family in Harry Potter.

I'd like to say I'm a distant cousin.
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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Sapphire Riddle » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:49 pm

Well, I once made a stupid and very non-Ravenclaw mistake...

My first name comes from the fact that a while before this, I was a bit fed up with using the same character in all my RPGs on a RPing website that I'm on (it's actually a dress up website but they've got a forum and a RPG board that I mainly use so... yep) so I decided to make a similar one. Unlike my main character, Violet Black, who has a magical purple lock of hair, this character has a scarlet lock. I decided to name her after a jewel, so I though "Oh, sapphires are red gemstones! And Sapphire is a name! Aren't I clever!". I only realised when the RP had started that sapphires are BLUE jewels.

Before that, however, I had been happily clicking on the witch name generator in fantasynamegenerators.com (lovely website- I reccommend it for all sorts of names and place names) and found the name "Scarlet Riddle"- obviously a desendant of Tom Marvolo Riddle. I was delighted. I could do all sorts of things. I could put her in the Riddle house. I could make her turn pure evil every full moon (which I re-used here. I need to tell my fellow Ravenclaws to lock me in the cupboard on the 22nd... last time I locked myself in the bathroom... I broke the door and had to fix it before they woke up). I could give her a scarlet lock of hair- maybe coloured by blood, who knows. I then decided to give her a nicer first name (see above), but the surname stuck.
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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Alessandra Grace » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:23 pm

Well, Alessandra is my real name, I didn't have much inspiration, back when I signed up :lol: As for Grace, it's the name of an actress I like, Grace Kelly ^^

Actually, when I had to choose my HOL name, I panicked... there were all those rules, you can't choose a celebrity name, a HP character name, or we will know that and so on, so I decided to use my first name (which is very long, but I can't convince people to call me Ale lol) and the first name I could think of, that happened to be Grace Kelly's :rolleyes:
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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Katherine Evans » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:35 am

Well, I wanted to use something similar to my real life name, and I've always been fond of Katherine with a 'K' so there's that. I was going through a bit of a Marauders phase at the time (Remus Lupin = dreamboat) and since I make characters based on whatever I'm writing at the time (fanfiction writer woo), I chose to 'relate' my persona to Ms. Evans. We both have red hair and all that.

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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Reggy Faraday » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:47 am

Ohh everyone has such cool stories behind their names!

I've been going by Reggy for a looong time, and it just feels like me. Then I thought of the first last name I could that starts with F, the same first letter of my surname. And ta-da, Reggy Faraday! :rolleyes:
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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Nora Nightingale » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:48 pm

Hey all. Ickle firstie here. Up until a few months ago, I was in a cabaret performance troupe. Nora Nightingale is actually my stage name! I've always loved the name Nora and new I wanted that as my alter ego. I wanted something that flowed well, and Nightingale just seemed right. That was a few years ago, and since then, Nora Nightingale really has become my alter ego. Like me as a superhero. She's a lot braver and more fun and carefree than me ;)

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Re: What Is In A Name?

Postby Elizabeth Mayes » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:54 pm

I love the name Elizabeth so I knew I wanted that to be the first name of my character. I also knew I wanted a kind of plain sounding name. I don't know why, but those names have always been my favorites. After that I just used a last name generator until I found a last name I liked. I kept having to google Elizabeth + last name to see if it happened to be the name of a celebrity. Elizabeth is a pretty common name so it took a while to find a combination I wasn't concerned about getting deleted. I also think part of the reason I like Mayes is because of its similarity to Maes, as in Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist. He was my favourite character on that show.
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