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What is a good last name for "Abbeline?"?

Asked by CatieDalleLydon (266 points ) September 10th, 2011 from iPhone
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unused_bagels's avatar

Jackson-Smythe.

rebbel's avatar

Care to give us a little more explanation?

Hibernate's avatar

Welcome of Fluther ^^

A good last name is one that can be remembered easy.

CatieDalleLydon's avatar

I’ll explain more. I’m writing a story, possibly a book, and I’m creating the full name of a girl named Abbeline. But I do not know what last name would sound good with her name. I do not know what her character is like yet.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Fraye.

rebbel's avatar

@CatieDalleLydon Thanks for that.

Navarro

zenvelo's avatar

Powell
McGovern
Saunders

blueiiznh's avatar

Wait then on her last name till the personality of the character is defined.
Just put a placeholder or temporary name in until you get a feeling.
Abbeline Sundance
Abbeline Brisby
Abbeline Sacramento Tumbleweed
Abbeline Sonoma

Hibernate's avatar

How about Lydon ? ^^

unused_bagels's avatar

Lydon-Smythe.

Smyolodon
Pantera
Sacajawea
Knickerbocker
Touchberry
Gardner
Hopstetter
Knickerbocker-Smythe.

ucme's avatar

Arbaghast

ucme's avatar

Symbeline….yeah, that’s right!

Coloma's avatar

Maybelline. haha

Abbiline Maybelline..I like it. :-D

Coloma's avatar

@blueiiznh

Hahaha…Sacramento tumbleweed?
Sounds like a field guide for plants. lol

CatieDalleLydon's avatar

I think I like Lydon (:

Nullo's avatar

Texas Turner.

ragingloli's avatar

Stab-a-lion.

CWOTUS's avatar

Pryor

janbb's avatar

Texas

Only138's avatar

Abbeline Newsome
or
Abbeline Granger.
Yeah, one of those.

Megan64's avatar

Merchant

lloydbird's avatar

Smith.

An interesting and unusual first name should be followed by a plain, uncomplicated name.
Indiana Jones for example.

stardust's avatar

Murphy
Flynn
Smith

Scooby's avatar

Down…..

CWOTUS's avatar

Okay, then, taking @lloydbird‘s advice:

Abbeline Iowa

picante's avatar

Farr (or Phar or Pharr)
West
Cruz

I’d favor a one-syllable name, too.

Jeruba's avatar

If it were my character, I’d choose a name with either one syllable,

two syllables with accent on the second: da-DUM
(Picard, McLean, Ahern, Lamont, etc.),

or three syllables with accent on the second: da-DUM-da
(Sylvester, Corona, Montana, McNichol, Kilpatrick, etc.).

Choice would depend on what I wanted to convey about her ethnicity, nationality, social class, style, character, etc. In real life, a name can’t show all those things because we are born to our names and have no control over them—they don’t grow as we grow and reflect who we are. But in a story, every last detail is the result of the author’s decision and is therefore not without meaning.

And naturally no one else can make your choices.

Scooby's avatar

Divine…...

Scooby's avatar

This question just got me thinking, it’s a good job Whitney Houston & Gene Pitney never hit it off & got married :-/

CatieDalleLydon's avatar

@Scooby
Oh gosh that’s so funny haha

Afos22's avatar

Wigglesworth

XOIIO's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir YEah, what is it about jones that just sounds so good?

Hibernate's avatar

@CatieDalleLydon well thank yourself not me ^^

dylzaree's avatar

Richards. Abbeline Richards

Kardamom's avatar

The Help

Sunny2's avatar

If you start writing, I think she will tell you what her last name is. You have to start telling her story and it will come to you.

Earthgirl's avatar

Crenshaw

Nullo's avatar

Pobbely

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