I'm working on a list of names.
More specifically, names that it would be entirely plausible to give a character from a certain place without running into Ghetto Name
, Famous-Named Foreigner
, Hollywood Spelling
, or As Long as It Sounds Foreign
, but without having to resort to lists of super-common names either... Or farting out (the foreign equivalent of) something like Jacuzzi Splot
or Quillish Wammy.
It would also make Melting-Pot Nomenclature
The list would include first names for both genders, last names, and nicknames, and would be sorted by gender, and time period in which someone would most likely name their kid that. Each country I'm covering gets a different section, with each major race in said country getting a subsection.
Names that are too associated with celebrities or events are disqualified, unless they're common enough to not immediately bring said celebrity up - for example, "Kennedy" and "Freeman" are alright, "Depp" and "Zappa" aren't.
If this would be useful to anyone, I'll start posting it here (and maybe start a site for it later on or something), but if It's Been Done
too much or is unneccessary, I'll stop.
edited 30th Mar '11 5:59:01 PM by Wheezy