Today is Day 3 of Camp NaNoWriMo. So far, I’ve been having a great time meeting and learning about my two main characters, Bravery and Daxton. In today’s post, I thought I’d share a bit more about their names with my readers. Feel free to use these names, but remember, they were mine first! 😉
Daxton is a boy’s name that comes from the name of a town in France according to some sources. Some say Daxton is just an invented name created in recent times. Whatever the case, Daxton is catching on as a baby name as is its shortened form, Dax. Probably the most famous Dax is Jadzia Dax from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (She’s my favorite character on that show. 🙂 ) I chose the name for my character after hearing it in a YouTube video. I really liked the sound, and it had the perfect “bad boy” vibe to fit my character’s personality. My Daxton is considered to be a threat to society since he refused the “Peace Pill.” Because of that choice, Dax is shut away from the rest of the population.
Bravery is a boy’s name and a very unusual name at that. In keeping with the name, I am courageously choosing to use it as a girl’s name. Of course, my story is set in a dystopian future, so maybe the name is more popular then? 😉 She will definitely have to live up to her name because one of the themes in my novel is self-sacrifice. I’m excited because I already have a line planned for Daxton to say that works really well with the name Bravery. To my knowledge, no one else has used this name for a girl.
What do you think of these two names? Would you use them for your characters?