I mentioned recently that I need to come up with new names for a few supporting characters in the goblin project, and that I thought the graveyard might be a good place to find some inspiration. I took a quick trip through the cemetery (not exhaustive by any means, but as much as I could do at the time) and found these names I’d never heard/read before. Perhaps with your help and this inspiration my character might finally have a decent name.
- Gort (this sounds like the name of a fantasy creature, right?)
- Scharphorn (another good name for a dragon, I’d think….)
- Marinus (makes me think of Namor, the Sub-Mariner from Marvel Comics)
The goblin project is a story within the adventure/fantasy genre. In the haste of writing my first draft I filled in a dragon’s name with the word “Thrieg.” I’ve got to do better than that. Do you have a favorite from the names listed above? Or maybe some creative conjugation of them? Since Thrieg is a dragon “Sharphorn” seems like a good choice. However, his brief role in my story is as a protector, and a servant to disenfranchised goblins. Should his name, then, reflect his function in the story?