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How'd Your Character Get Their Name/Nickname?

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Do you have any special stories for why your character is named as they are, or why they received a certain nickname? 

 

In my Redford werewolf family, its a common practice for the oldest son to either inherit the father's first or middle name. 

 

So the current family patriarch is Seth "Red" Robert Redford, after his father Robert. He received the nickname Red as a boy, and while he usually tells people its just a play on a common nickname for Robert, short for Redford or a moniker he picked up boxing in reality he got the name because he was an unusually tiny baby - then went through an extremely unexpected growth spurt. So the name Red is actually a reference to the children's stories Clifford the Big Red Dog

 

Similarly his son's given name is Seth Redford, but his nickname among the family is Blue. He usually sticks with the 'Red and Blue' story, but its a play on the Dr. Seuss book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish stemming from his Grandmother's play of "One Wolf, Two Wolf, Red Wolf, Blue Wolf". 

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In a novel I wrote ages ago, the Sage family has siblings named Tarragon, Coriander, and Rosemary. 

 

I also had a character named Christoper but he went by "Tow" as a nickname because he "once dragged an entire tow truck using his abs." His playby was Brock O'Hurn. Haha!

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I don't think it's a particularly interesting story but my Character Alice has the middle name "Red" as in the "Red Queen". So she often uses Red as a means to keep people from knowing her real name. She additionally calls her 2 older brothers "The Tweedles" Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee  or just Dum and Dee.

 

My character Charlotte is called. Their dad Daniel Daniels wanted two boys and got two girls. Danielle (Danny) Daniels and Charlotte (Chuck) Daniels. It was a fun way to use Pushing Daisies in RP for me but daddy did it because he wanted to pretend like he had boys at work.

 

My character Lamont has the nickname from his best friend Alice that is "Lala" because she caught him singing and dancing like an idiot to "Brown Eyed Girl" in his bedroom when they were 6.

 

The rest of my characters have nicknames based on their shortened version of their name.... at least for now.

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Andrea is named after his maternal grandfather. When he joined the privateers, he was 16 and he had been recommended to the captain by his lover, who was quite popular in town, and she had told him: "Take care of my angel!" Therefore, he was nicknamed, in jest, Mireille's Angel/ Angel... until, two - three years later, he defended the first mate in a sword fight and killed enough enemies to be worth the nickname Sword Angel, which he is having until now.

 

His sister was named Marina because she was born on the sea.

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I have a male character named Jester which is  his real name. One day he helped two of his brothers and father beat up his youngest brother, but then he suddenly switched his allegiance from his father and brothers to his baby brother in order to "save him". But his father calls him "traitor" because of it.

 

I have another character named "Happy Giggles" because she is a six year old girl who always laughs, sometimes at the wrong time, like when she is in church. She doesn't mean to, but she does. Her real name is Avon Leigh LaBelle Devereaux.

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