Saturday, February 18, 2006

i don't ask you for much

I need a male first name with quirky/dorky connotations for my SSF. Three syllables perhaps preferred though not required. It doesn't even have to be a real first name, as long as it has a plausible first name ring to it. Help!

(Without help, I might go with "Murray". Or "Warren," which I've always liked because of its connection to scared rabbits.)

Update: All helpful suggestions so far. More, please. I don't know if it really needs to be three syllables or not, now. As background, the character in question plays the accordion and writes songs about his pain. (The assignment, btw, is to write a story that's a list.)

24 comments:

Fred Vincy said...

Three syllables?

How 'bout Englebert?

Anonymous said...

Mortimer.

Anonymous said...

Pahana
Native American, meaning Lost White Brother.

Anonymous said...

how 'bout "jeremy"

Anonymous said...

Poindexter? Eugene?

Anonymous said...

Beauregard, Elwyn, Rupert

Anonymous said...

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Sylvester.

Drek said...

"Icabod"

Anonymous said...

Joachim

Teddy Love said...

OK, how about ... Aloysius, Tobin (according to my parents, my name, had I been born a boy ... but feel no obligation to pick this one :), Oliphant, Abelard, Tobias ...

Anonymous said...

Milton, Cyrus, and Clement
aka
Milty, Cy, and the Klemmer

Anonymous said...

Chester, Alistair, Bartholomew, Agrippa, Agamemnon (Aggie for short), Philbert, Plutarch, Nicodemus, Erasmus, Euripides, Gaylord, Emerson, Gunther, Festus, Vespasian, Zoltan, Ignatius, Cletis, Cadwalader, Caligula, Slobodan, Ludwig, Leopold, and Mervyn.

Anonymous said...

Go with your own. It'll make your story much better.
Using someone else's suggestion will read like a slapped on 'band aid'.

Anonymous said...

... or are you planning to use these suggestions as your LIST? you sly, lazy dog!

eszter said...

You could try finding an appropriate name by playing with the Baby NameVoyager.You can start typing just a few letters and it'll give you possible names right away.

Anonymous said...

How about Percival

Shelley (suggestion was Ellie's)

Anonymous said...

Sebastian

the jeff said...

Isaiah

Anonymous said...

I'm at Harvard. Please help me write a paper. I don't ask you for much.

Anonymous said...

Thaddeus.

Anonymous said...

Sheldon or Sherman. Or Eldon or Herman.

Anonymous said...

Josiah, Spencer, Stanley, Homer, Randall,

Winston said...

Winthrop
Throckmorten
Mortimer
Ebenezer

Anonymous said...

Herbert