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.
@emma-flournoy , Thanks for your imput! I’ll tell you when I have a definite name… hopefully tomorrow.
I have decided apon the name Douglas Clark. I really, really like it! Thank you all for your help.
Ooh, I like it too.
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:
Hope this is helpful!
@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.
@jane-maree That’s a good one! I’ll be paying closer attention to the movie credits from now on.
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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