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It depends on just how well you portray your words. You can have a variety of different names to chose from. Here is an example of how you shouldn't name your characters: Apple was a smart student and she had a knack for climbing trees. Apple did not fall far from the tree. Yet you can simply take an imaginary name such as Auburn and simply portray ...


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Think of everything in the story in terms of "actors". Do they appear near enough to be confusable? Do they appear in contexts where one can be confused with the other? In your case it's rather distant. Sure, there are contexts where they can be problematic. We're going to hitch a ride to Hilfinger We're going to hitch a ride to Helmin. That's ...


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Based on the Topic rather than the comment following. There are several character names that are the same as an object. Richard Castle Jessica Steele Robert Stone Henry Block Jason Sand, etc. Names sounding like their origin. Mork from Ork. Elmer of Selmer Bluto from Pluto, etc. I would stay away from many names to avoid confusion. That being said, many ...


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Don't stress about it. There are only so many consonants in the English language. The similarity would have to be pretty big before anyone noticed it. In the specific case you give, I don't think it is. Sure, they both start with the same letter, but other than that they have almost nothing in common. Consider the number of characters, locations and items ...


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Constrained Randomness. One fun trick is to take a bunch of names from one or more cultures with lexically interesting names, then generate random names that are different but lexically similar. The Gibberizer. I created a free (and open source) tool to do generate such lexically similar names: The Gibberizer. It's a little old, but it still works just ...


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You cannot create names with no connection to any existing human culture because... you're human. What I gather you're asking is more along the lines of: How do I select names that don't sound too obviously connected to one specific language (or language group)? At a basic level, anything you come up with is going to sound like something, or it's going to ...



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