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    Dragon Snapper
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    @emma-flournoy 😛
    I’ve read it once before, which is probably why I’m not holding myself to it so strictly this time. I’ve recently finished the council of Elrond, which took me forever. :O
    I haven’t read the Silmarillion yet, though.

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    Emma Flournoy
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    @dragon-snapper Oh I KNOW. That chapter is sooo long and deep. 😛

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    S.G.Dewey
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    @emma-flournoy , Thanks for your imput! I’ll tell you when I have a definite name… hopefully tomorrow.

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    S.G.Dewey
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    I have decided apon the name Douglas Clark. I really, really like it! Thank you all for your help.

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    Daeus
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    Ooh, I like it too.

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    Kate Flournoy
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    @s-g-dewey nice! I love it. 😀

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    Ethryndal
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    @s-g-dewey Yay for you! That’s a great name!

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    Emma Flournoy
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    @s-g-dewey That’s really good. 🙂

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    Kina Lamb
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    To everyone looking at this:

    Something I’ve found helpful is to flip through a hymnbook, and look at the names of the people who wrote the hymns. I do this absolutely every single time I write a story, and it is SO helpful! There are so many names in a hymnbook, and they were all real people, so they all have legitimate last names… and most of them are from a long time ago, so it’s basically a name book full of names from a bunch of centuries. I pick a first name I like, and then flip through it until I find a last name that fits. Some of the names I’ve come up with this way are:

    Liberty King
    Denver Sears
    Benjamin Harrington
    Henry Mohr
    Dora Stebbins
    Lelia Cennick
    Thomas Croly
    Paul Reed
    Henrietta Clairvaux
    Adelaide Fawcettè
    Samuel Coffman
    James Gray

    Hope this is helpful!

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    Jane Maree
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    @kina-lamb that’s a really cool idea!

    Another method similar that I use sometimes is movie credits. There’s some random first and last names scrolling up the screen after every movie and I like to jot down some of my favourites if I have a chance.

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    Kina Lamb
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    @jane-maree That’s a good one! I’ll be paying closer attention to the movie credits from now on.

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    Mallory O’Bier
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    Me too, @jane-maree ! There are a wealth of unique and awesome names (and very nice ordinary names too) in movie credits. (Names I didn’t even know existed!) Tons of inspiration there. 🙂

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    S.G.Dewey
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    @kina-lamb @jane-maree , Thanks for the tips! =) Those are great ideas, and I’m sure I’ll use them. 😉

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    Aislinn Mollisong
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    Wait, wait, wait. @daeus. It took you a month to read LotR? I read it in two days?! I am faster than I thought….

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