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LittleGwyneth Thu 05-Oct-17 13:10:47

so I've called a character in a book Hester, but she can't be called Hester because it's based on a real person and it's not exactly a nice comparison.

Anyone got any suggestions for a name that has that exact same feel? The kind of name that some quite intellectual parents would give an only child?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 05-Oct-17 13:12:11

Gretchen. Constance. Judith.

bogofeternalstench Thu 05-Oct-17 13:13:53

Felicity
Ariadne
Imogen

hjublen Thu 05-Oct-17 13:15:20

Georgina, Johanna, Sara, Sonia, Miriam,

MissBabbs Thu 05-Oct-17 13:17:04

Gretchen
Celine

NapQueen Thu 05-Oct-17 13:17:28

Adrienne
Jonquil
Perdita

SpanGransSuperfan Thu 05-Oct-17 13:17:53

Harriet
Imogen
Betty
Josephine
Helena

Subtlecheese Thu 05-Oct-17 13:19:03

Artemis Hecate Sulis

NoSquirrels Thu 05-Oct-17 13:22:32

Miriam
Rosalind
Hermione
Felicity

4evernamechanging Thu 05-Oct-17 13:23:07

Agree with Gretchen

InDubiousBattle Thu 05-Oct-17 13:26:23

Elsebeth, Eleanor, Evangelise. How old is the character?

InDubiousBattle Thu 05-Oct-17 13:26:51

Evangeline even!

LittleGwyneth Thu 05-Oct-17 13:27:34

This is amazing guys, thank you so much.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 05-Oct-17 13:30:10

Georgana. Henrietta. Rosina.
Theodora. Julietta. Christabella
Julianna. Rosetta. Linnet. Florianna.
Floella. Persephone. Lilibelle.
Emmelina. Isadora. Isolde.

monkeysox Thu 05-Oct-17 13:30:46

Honor?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 05-Oct-17 13:31:23

Philippa. Thomasine/a. Alexandria.

Subtlecheese Thu 05-Oct-17 13:35:08

Jacinta; Ada; Aphra; Millicent; Constance for influential people sort of names.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 05-Oct-17 13:35:33

Antoinette. Marietta. Beatrice/rix.
Allegra. Anigone. Albertina. Alberta.
Alfreda. Cordelia. Charlotte.

NoSquirrels Thu 05-Oct-17 13:35:34

Btw, you do know that even if you change names, if it's based on a real person you will need to be very careful if you intend to publish it? You must obfuscate well! Publishers are hot on libel law. Plus, horrible comeback for you personally if someone recognises themselves in an unflattering light.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 05-Oct-17 13:39:46

Rowena. Helaina. Marabelle. Rosabelle. Trixibelle/a.

Racingracoons Thu 05-Oct-17 22:02:40

Seren, Isobel, Bronte, Elsie, Florence, Lillian, Amelie

Petalflowers Thu 05-Oct-17 22:09:28

Arabella
Tara
Tilly
Cordelia
Vivienne
Henrietta
Porsche
Bianca
Camilla
Tabitha

TuttiFruttiCutie Thu 05-Oct-17 22:10:08

Imelda, Belinda, Veronica, Jaqueline

Harebellmeadow Mon 11-Dec-17 13:48:37

Vesper

Rebeccaslicker Mon 11-Dec-17 13:55:25

Esther!

Gwendoline
Josephine
Hazel
Hetty/Henrietta
Junot
Olive
Ursula
Yvonne
Lydia
Nadine

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