ITT the dumbest fucking names you've made up for characters in that novel you're working on
>Dr. Snathing Kohlslaus
To be fair, it's an alias and it's established as being dumb in universe, but even then.
I thought I was pretty clever at the time because the culture the character comes from has it "Surname First, First-name" last, so the reference isn't clear until you switch the names around into a western order.
The characters in the short story I'm writing are pretty stupid
The main characters (two CIA agents) are both named after mythological spears/spear-throwers.
>Gary Bog Cullain Jr.
Usually just G. B. or Cullain.
My wife never tires of telling me that Elyse Patience is a terrible name for the semi-romantic interest/positive foil to my main character's impulsiveness. But there's something in me that wants this shit to be blunt, iunno.
OK, let's say I change it despite my intuitions to the contrary. Can we make it less shit without removing all sense of at least some amount of patience from the character even at her naming?
Naming your character Patience to reflect she has patience is just as terrible as naming your character Raven to reflect she has raven-black hair.
Character personality traits should exist independently of accidentals such as name.
My parents didn't name me Cynic Bitterman because they had no idea that's how I'd turn out when I was born. How did Elyse's parents know she'd be patient?
I get all of that, I really do. I was quite literally naming her Patience to break believability a little bit; to lend a bit of the "legend" or "fairy tale" aspect to the story, much as "Hiro Protagonist" does for Snow Crash.
I'm open to suggestions about alternative names.
Also P.S. - Patience is the surname; her parents didn't have a choice about that one.
And I had just forgotten that retched name.
I regret trying to write science fiction with a 'Gnostic symbolism' angle to it. pls no bully
Vasilij Georgijevič Dragunov
"O" (character in some ways alludes to Othello)
Those are the only two names I have for my novel, which I've only just started making notes for. I have other characters, but I can't seem to name them.
I can't show my face in public again after coming up with a shitty name like that.