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30 December 2009 @ 01:15 am
Curse you, historical figures!  
So I'm creating an OC for a fanfic. I quickly settle on Ellen Lundquist as her name. She feels like an Ellen to me somehow. Then, as planned, I marry her off, in a part of the country and time period in which taking her husband's name is pretty much unquestioned.

Since these are supposed to end up the parents of Jennifer Keller ... um. Yeah.

So now she's Anne Lundquist. Which just doesn't feel right for this character.

(Yes, yes, I know, people end up with pun-inspiring names all the time, but given the tone of the piece, I don't think it would work. I definitely don't want to set up that false allusion. In other news, if anyone has suggestions for names for Jennifer's parents, I'm all ears ....)
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
valleyavalleya on December 30th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Maryanne and Jeffrey
michelel72: SGA-RodneySam-Readingmichelel72 on December 31st, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Interesting — not ones that would have come to mind. Then again, I'm terrible at coming up with fitting names — just ask my cats! I'll put them on the list. Thanks!
lyrstzhalyrstzha on December 31st, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)
Maybe something Ellen-like, yet different enough? Elaine? Eleanor? Emily?
michelel72: SGA-Atlantis-Sunsetmichelel72 on January 21st, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
Promising, thanks! Anne is growing on me, though, strangely enough.
korilian: Jelly fingerskorilian on January 21st, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Well I'm rather taken with this resource You put in the state and year and out roll the 100 most popular baby names.

I vote Gary and Heidi because together they make 1982, which is incidentally Keller's birth year (well the actress' anyway), and I'm a big dork.
korilian: Hairspraykorilian on January 21st, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
She's supposed to be from Wisconsin btw (in case you didn't know that, since I had to look it up).
michelel72: SGA-Rodney-StayInBedmichelel72 on January 21st, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
That's funny. Hee. (I'm using the actors' birth years for this particular oh-so-wrong story, since I'm pretty sure canon has never stated anything particular.) I've come to peace with Bill and Anne, though, I think; at least, they don't bug me anymore. Heh.

Good site. And: Chippewa Falls, represent! (I had to look it up myself for the same story.)

korilian: asgardkorilian on January 21st, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'm really curious about that story.