Name for female character

My character is a teenager. She has SUPER curly, fawn-colored hair, fair skin, a round face, some freckles, and bright blue eyes. She is from Detroit, Michigan.

She is intelligent, sarcastic and a little hot headed, but has a soft side. 

She has 2 siblings: Emmet and Veronica

Names I am considering:

Ruby

Claudia

Kate 

Arwen

Paisley

Eden

I like names that are sort of "different" but not unheard of. I am open to common names too if they fit her.

Which of my choices do you like best, and do you have any other suggestions? Anything is appreciated, thank you!

Replies

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July 30, 2018 3:34 AM

I could easily believe that parents who named one daughter Veronica would name another Claudia, and parents of an Emmet would be not unlikely to use Ruby, but I would have a harder time believing Paisley or Eden as a sibling for these names, and Arwen would be Right Out.

The names of realistic characters -- just like of people in real life -- generally have nothing to do with their appearance or character, and everything to do with the naming style of their parents (the people who gave them those names). So unless you're writing an allegory, or choosing a nickname that the character acquired later in life, I suggest you use the tools available on this site (Name Matchmaker, Name Voyager, Namipedia's sibling clouds) to choose a name that fits the time and family of your fictional character.

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July 30, 2018 7:03 PM

The three that seem most likely to me are Claudia, Kate, and Ruby, in that order.  I have a harder time imagining Paisley or Eden, and Arwen doesn't sound right at all in that sibset.  I also find that as an avid reader, I prefer names of book characters that are visually different:  initials, ending letter(s), length on the page, sometimes even etymology (Charlotte and Claire would be hard for me to keep track of).  

 

I played around with NameMatchmaker a bit, and the ones it popped out that I like are Lydia, Julia, Annie, Bridget, and Georgia.

 

Good luck!

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September 24, 2018 10:18 AM

I choose Kate from your list. But I'll add a few extras....

Merope 

Patricia

Helena 

Natalie 

Theresia

IsaBella

Charity

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December 11, 2018 3:23 PM

From your list I would choose Ruby as my favorite. I can definitely picture a Ruby with that personality and features. The name goes well with the siblings names. Other names from your list I would choose are Claudia and Eden.

Other names that I might consider are:

Rebecca

Janise

Lucy

Tina 

Allyson (Ally)