Name for a Character- need help!

I'm working on a modern fairy tale story.  I am trying to have the names have some meaning, but I am having some trouble with the prince character.  I am trying to keep the names not super complicated, but I am open to names that are not common but have some kind of meaning.  I've tried findiing names with names meaning things like "Prince" or "handsome" but I haven't found any that I feel really click with the character.

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February 10, 2015 9:39 PM

Oh and if it helps: the character is supposed to be a fairly idealized character.  Not without flaws, but but he is going to be idealized for much of the beginning and is going to stay fairly idealized through much of the story.

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February 11, 2015 12:22 AM

Auberon (or Oberon, though that would be rather blatant), Aubrey, Avery -- forms of Germanic Alberich, derived from words meaning "elf" and "rule": king of the fairies

Brendan, Brennan: derived from a Welsh word for "prince"

Donald: what Jack in Titanic should really have been named, as it's derived from Gaelic words for "ruler of the world"

Any name containing the old Germanic element "ric", meaning "rule": Baldric, Derek, Emery, Frederick, Henry, Ken(d)rick, Richard, Roderick, Terry, Edric, Ulric -- and for a surname, Montgomery.

Griffith: derived from a Welsh name containing an element meaning "lord, prince"

Any name containing the old Germanic element "wald", meaning "ruler": Arnold, Garrett, Gerald, Harold, Oswald, Reginald, Reynold, Ronald, Waldo, Walter

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February 11, 2015 9:48 PM

Thanks for the list!  Right now I'm liking Aubrey Emery, and Garrett.  I like Kendrick too, but I think it might sound too old fashioned.  Montgomery sounds like a good last name, although I'm also thinking that Griffith could work too, or even somehting like Donaldson- I don't feel like Donald fits the character (maybe too Ronald McDonaldy) but Donaldson (son of the ruler of the world...) could be good...

Brendan's would probably be great for the character, and I know its not super common, but its a fairly common name where I live, so I would feel strange using it.  

 

Right now I'm thinking either Emery Griffith or Aubrey Donaldson might be good?

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May 13, 2015 2:10 AM

Tigin means prince in Turkish

Kaan, Hakan and Han means king and ruler