Characters with Ambiguous Gender
I'm currently trying to write a story in 1st person POV, where the main character/narrator's gender is ambiguous throughout the whole story. It's not that the main character doesn't identify as male/female, but the idea is that their gender is never explicitly mentioned. It's up to the reader to decide on the character's gender, based on their dialogue/actions/etc.
Which brings me to the issue: the main character is a parent and their children are an integral part of the story. I'm at a loss to come up with gender neutral names for "parent" which the children will call them. Preferably something that doesn't lean too much one way or the other.
Also: for the same story, I'd like to have a baby character (one of the main character's children) whose gender is also ambiguous throughout. I'm liking unisex A names for this character, perhaps Alex, but that doesn't feel quite right. The siblings are Katherine and Elliott (boy). Non-A names are all right too!
Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:57pm