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Can someone please help me come up with a surname for one of my fictional characters?

Asked by weeveeship (4637points) April 11th, 2011

I’m creating a character and I am looking for a good last name for her. Details below:

First Name: Paula
Side: Protagonistic (Supporting Character)
Occupation: Student
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Positive Traits: compassionate, highly ethical, smart
Negative Traits: naive, shy, not pragmatic enough
Ethnicity: English American

CRITERIA FOR NAME (not shouting, caps for emphasis)
1. No “Jones” or “Abdul” as the last name. Please.
2. Last name should be of English origin and must be a last name that is used in real life (no “Skywalker”)
3. If possible, last name should reflect personality. However, don’t make it too obvious. (e.g. no “Loving” or “Smart”)
4. Don’t make it offensive.

Many thanks.

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21 Answers

gameeboya's avatar

amabilis it’s Latin for lovely

weeveeship's avatar

Thanks, but
2. Last name should be of English origin and must be a last name that is used in real life (no “Skywalker”)

gameeboya's avatar

Latin is the father of all languages and is used in real life. It’s up to you if you like it, or try Starkiller haha

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Adams, Baines, Cole, Dole, ...

I often read the phone book for character names.

Aethelwine's avatar

Your description describes my old neighbor. She was my neighbor for 16 years, and her 29 year old son recently died in a tragic accident. So sad. :(

She had the same first name , last name Crosswhite. She was very compassionate, ethical, smart and shy. wow

ucme's avatar

Abdul…....“it ain’t fiction just a natural fact.”

augustlan's avatar

Noble (ethical)
Sharp (smart)

Meego's avatar

Paula Morrison,
Paula Graham
Paula Lockard
Paula Tanner
Paula Talbot

That’s all I’ve got…

Hibernate's avatar

Hayden.

Or you can always relly on SMITH ^^

Brian1946's avatar

I think Paula Wallflower has a pleasingly euphonious sound to it. ;-p

Foolaholic's avatar

Paula Wilson
Paula Hall
and another vote for @Meego‘s Paula Talbot

Scooby's avatar

Smith, it’s the most common surname in England…… :-/
What could be more English than that…….. ?

seazen_'s avatar

Paula Pearson.

AshlynM's avatar

Church or Cheddar? Clifton? Ashford? Peach? Peacock? Sheffield?

lifeflame's avatar

I would pick something with a snappy sound.
e.g. Paula Clarke. (I also like Paula Clifton)

You can also browse the most common English surnames here
And see if there are any that you like. e.g., Paula Kingsley. Paula Wright.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Archer
Adams
Bennett
Chamberlain
Hall
Harrington
Jarvis
Kemp
Leavitt
Mathers
Porter
Pryor
Rowland
Royston
Spencer
Stroud
Thorne
Turner
Tyler
Vaughn
Vesey
Winthrop
Woodham
York

Kayak8's avatar

Goodall (very English, says exactly what it is and brings to mind the kind Jane Goodall who studied chimps in Africa).

dxs's avatar

paula whitter
paula lee
paula poundstone

Kardamom's avatar

Stinson
Broadmoore
Jeffries
Richmond
Strickland
Applegate
Childs
Brennan
Amesworth
Cranford
Ashland
MacKenzie
Reynolds
Robertson
Wendall
Roundhouse
Morton
Jameson
Randolph
Sunderland
Maxwell
Oberlin
Lancaster
Bedford
Lynwood

Mantralantis's avatar

I would name her Paula…Hartley.

As in ‘having plenty of heart’.

Well, at least that’s what I think it could mean.

Yeps. 8^)

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