Last month, I shared two names I wasn’t using for my Camp NaNoWriMo novel. I had realized I’d chosen too many names starting with “Al” or “El” and had to change some. Well, today I’m sharing two of the names I did use for Camp NaNoWriMo. Feel free to use these names, but just remember, I did have them first! 😉
Lark is a girl’s name. It is of English origin and means “songbird.” According to Google, the name also has the meaning of “something done for fun, esp. something mischievous or daring; an amusing adventure or escapade.” That second definition fits my Lark very well! She’s the main character and tends to get herself into all sorts of scrapes as she is trained to be the stand-in for the real Queen. She is quirky, slightly crazy, and tends to be a bit proud. I loved the name Lark because it is simple, yet beautiful.
Kieran is a boy’s name. It’s Irish and means “little dark one” according to nameberry.com. It’s also the name of an Irish saint known for his generosity. While the name has saintly connections, my Kieran is anything but a good guy. Kieran starts out as charming, trustworthy, and kind. He becomes good friends with Lark, and she eventually trusts him with her biggest secret: that she’s not really the queen. Unfortunately for Lark, Kieran works for the villain, and ends up betraying her.
Both of these names are very versatile, and I could see them used in all sorts of genres from fantasy to contemporary fiction.
What do you think? Would you use Kieran and Lark on your characters? Comment below! 🙂