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Nameless characters

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I am making plans for the story I will be writing next month for National Novel Writing Month and I have come across two characers who have remained nameless. I am thinking of just calling them: the Prinicpal and the VP (aka vice principal) though out the story but not sure if I should do that either.

    Any suggestions would be great and helpful.

    The Principal is female and the VP is male just so ya know in case you think of some good names to suggest...

    N-e-ways any help would be appreciated for this. smile

    1. Gemsong profile image84
      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are these major or minor characters.

    2. sooner than later profile image60
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      naming is particularly tough sometimes.
      though I don't know your story.

      I would say Principal Casson and VP Marino.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        that's the weird thing for me, sooner...I am good at naming ppl right off the bat but these two...they are mean and are staying hidden. But I do like those names...I might have to steal them from ya

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    They are both minor characters who just pop in randomly lmao

  3. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    How about Big P and mini p.

    Principle Belding and Vice Principle Truants

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Don't stress yourself over character names especially those of minor characters. Fill something in for the moment. This is a draft and you will be going back to it time and time again for rewrites and a minor character may just reveal themselves to be Ms. Upthehiney and Mr. Roamthesheets before it is all over.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol ediggity thanks for the ideas.

    And thanks lynne I know I shouldn't be stressing over little things like that but I do lol...and true I am sure they will reveal themselves. Of course I already met the VP and Prinicpal in my dream but they never told me their names...jerks lol

    and yes I do dream my stories from time to time...or just scences that I work with to create a story.

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    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Are they serious characters or there in the novel for comic relief.  What role do they play in the story?

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Get them engaged in a little verbal banter then. Just doodle a scene to create more depth to them it isn't something that has to be added to the story but might reveal certain things about their character and possible names.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmmm...that is a good idea...too bad I can't make myself dream the story again maybe then they would tell me lol

      and no doodling lol I can't doodle hehehe jk I know what you mean

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hmm..they aren't serious nor are they there for comic relief...more like they are there for support

  9. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Margaret L. Paddlehappy...I think I had a principal named that!

    V.P....? Let's see....Thomas D. Verydorky

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OMG MPM you made me laugh on those names ooooo my cheeks hurt lol

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    I don't outline the traditional way for my book nor do I create my characters the same they are more or less created as a sketch be it a verbal sketch instead of a real one but it goes something like this:

    brown hair, wavy, brown eyes, flecked with gold, dresses like a man, but is all woman, rarely smiles, but has a brilliant smile
    hmm.. might call her sam, short for samantha

    ok well you get the drift

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep that is hwo I do it too..sometimes I see the name before the character other times I see the character before the name Oi ve! lol

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    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    For the Principal how about Mrs. Barbara Newell and Mr. Gordon Haskell for the VP?

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmmm I like those too...good ideas..lol Gordon my last name

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    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    oh forget Haskell, that reminds me of Eddie Haskell.  How about Gordon Wertheimer?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Gordon Wertheimer...hmmm...I'll have to think about that one big_smile thanks for the ideas

  14. Gemsong profile image84
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    This is just a suggestion and what I do with my unnamed characters.

    FMC1 = Female Major Character 1
    MMC1 = Male Major Character 1

    FmC1 = Female Minor Character 1
    MmC1 = Male Minor Character 1

    A lot of people do something similar when stuck for a name.

  15. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Well, I could give you lots of names of real principals and vice-principals!

    Hubby once had a teacher named Mrs. Tiddy - and she was VERY well endowed. He said it was really tough for a seventh-grade boy! Her husband was Coach Tiddy.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ooooo poor Mrs. Tiddy...bad name and well endowed...lol

      yea not gonna use that name lol no offense

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    That works...I'll have to remember that for other stories...I'm just calling these two Prinicipal and VP for now lol..hopefully names strike me..or if the names ppl suggest stick out to me.

    thanks Gemsong...I never had problems with naming ppl...these two suck! lol

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    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't either - unless it was a comedy!

    Sounds like a Cheech and Chong character.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Totally! haha that or one of James Bonds girls lmao

 
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