Girls Name for MC

I'm planning a novel set in the present day at a college. I'm having trouble settling on the name for a girl who is a main character (but not the narrator) and a love interest.

The other characters' names that I have decided on so far are:

 

Boys:

Jamie (James) - narrator

Archer

Clark

 

Girl:

Hadley

 

For the MC's name, I want it to feel fresh and feminine, underused but not so unusual that it would be distracting to the reader. It should also sort of fit in with the other characters' names. I also think it shouldn't end in an "ee" sound since I already have a Jamie and a Hadley. Thanks for your help! :)

Replies

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February 26, 2013 5:54 PM

Jane came to mind for some reason. I don't know why.

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February 27, 2013 12:07 AM

Jessica was the top name at the time (18 years ago), so Jess or Jessie might work.  (Perhaps not Jessie/James together...though that could play into the story).

Rebecca is always my "go to" name when I can't think of a name because I know Rebecca's in all age categories, from grandmas to teens to babies.

Elizabeth can also be used a lot because it has SO many diminutives.  A "Liz" is a different character than "Beth" to me. 

And may I suggest Melinda? It's feminine and underused, but not unusual.

Britt, Amy, Julia, Alexandra?

Good luck!

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February 27, 2013 8:21 AM

Julia, Lorna, Justine, Erica, Corinna/Corinne, Cara, Lara, Martina, Cecile, Celia, Suzanne, Anya, Faye, Helena, Cleo, Isla, Lydia, Rosanne?  (Afraid that was a bit of a mind-dump!)

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March 3, 2013 7:46 PM

Some other suggestions (sorry if I repeat what others have said)

Ada

Charlotte

Nora

Maya/Maia

Ava

Lila

Anya

Francesca

Madeline/Madeleine

Tessa

 

I hope these help!