• Copernicus
    • Arlo Copernicus
    • Milo Copernicus
    • Sasha Copernicus
    • Jonah Copernicus
    • Elliot Copernicus
  • Galileo
    • Rue Galileo
    • Jude Galileo
    • Owen Galileo
    • Galilea?
    • Galileo & Julius (Leo & Jules)
  • Archimedes
    • Rowan Archimedes
    • Archimedes & Caspian (Archie and Kit)
    • Archimedes & Sophronia
  • Hypatia
dec 11 2018 ∞
dec 13 2018 +

Do an outline, whatever way works best. Get yourself out of the word soup and know where the story is headed.

Conflicts and obstacles. Hurt the protagonist, put things in their way, this keeps the story interesting. An easy journey makes the story boring and boring is hard to write.

Change the POV. Sometimes all it takes to untangle a knotted story is to look at it through different eyes, be it through the sidekick, the antagonist, a minor character, whatever.

Know the characters. You can’t write a story if the characters are strangers to you. Know their likes, dislikes, fears, and most importantly, their motivation. This makes the path clearer.

Fill in holes. Writing doesn’t have to be linear; you can always go back and fill in plotholes, and add content and context.

dec 3 2018 ∞
dec 3 2018 +
  • lumos + nox
  • fate + coincidence
  • moony + padfoot + prongs
  • swish + flick
  • phineas + ferb
  • jim + pam (+ cece + philip)
  • harris + hubert + hamish
  • sabrina + kelly + jill
  • hugo + victor + laverne
  • angeline + damian
  • bert + ernie
  • anne + diana
  • tom + jerry
  • bert + ernie
  • sherlock + john (or, holmes + watson)
  • paul + art (or, simon + garfunkel)
  • calvin + hobbes
  • josephine + gertrude
  • pen + paper (or, paper + ink)
  • rose + salt
  • salt + sea
nov 23 2018 ∞
dec 1 2018 +

I loved Callie Rue Eliza on this list, so I decided to create some combos in the same vein.

the combos

  • nora wren rosemarie
  • bette aurelia joy
  • ivy moon liana
  • josie henrietta story
  • lenore juliette soleil
  • lydia josephine yule
  • cove elisabeth sigrid
  • rye wilhelmine yvette
  • ruby theo helene
  • lucy philomène adair
  • poppy ophelia joy
  • milou eleanor ash

others to include

  • ash
  • june/jane/joan
  • bay
  • joy
nov 13 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +

Saw this on Pinterest and was inspired.

  • liv cosima fawn
  • isla primrose moon
  • camilla elspeth story "millie"
  • india blue violet "indie"
  • willow shea celeste "will"
  • faye olive rowena "folly"
  • emilia margarethe bay "mimi"
  • delilah amaranth sage "delia"
  • indigo sunset rose
  • sky tallulah fern
  • aurora jane eulalie "rory"
  • zoe saoirse autumn "z"
  • neve naomi boheme
  • ophelia verte sigil "ollie"
  • nina dahlia soleil
  • vidie lorelei alice
  • flora wisteria ash "florie"

notes: cosima is pronounced cozy + muh. shea is pronounced shay. margarethe is pronounced mar-ga-ray-eet-uh. verte is prono...

nov 11 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +
  • Ada
  • Adeline
  • Agatha
  • Alexandra
  • Alice
  • Alma
  • Amabel
  • Amelia
  • Angelica
  • Anne
  • Arden
  • Augusta
  • Aurelia
  • Beatrice
  • Cecelia
  • Celia
  • Cora
  • Cordelia
  • Coretta
  • Edith
  • Eleonora/Eleanora
oct 27 2018 ∞
dec 12 2018 +

Some of these are a bit clunky.

  • Josepha
  • Casimira
  • Adamina (I didn't realize it was a feminization of Adam until after I fell in love... I thought it was Ada + Mina)
  • Sebastiane/Sebastia/Sevastiane/Sevastia
  • Augusta/Augustia/Augustina
  • Cesaria/Caesaria
  • Joaquina (hate the pronunciation, but the name itself is beautiful)
  • Xaviera
  • Simona
  • Victoria
oct 26 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +
  • autumn
  • snuggling under quilts, blankets, afghans, and throws
  • foot massages
  • crisp air
  • cinnamon
  • weeping willows
  • when it's cool enough outside to have the windows open
  • pumpkin bread
  • cinnamon sugar
  • daydreaming
  • leaves blowing, swirling, and raining down in the wind
  • lazy rainy days
  • warm fresh bread with butter
  • new hardcover books
  • hot chocolate
  • mugs
  • a good movie at home
  • the sound and feel of the wind
sep 22 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +

Inspired by sms and motivated by Sarah Celeste (hey, that rhymes! [bah dum shhh])

  • Dec 11: you done good, self. real good.
  • Dec 10: surprise, surprise, didn't see that coming.
  • Dec 09: freezus I am so dang happy.
  • Dec 08: well, tomorrow is another day, y'all.
  • Dec 07: not a bad outcome after all.
  • Dec 06: finally had that celebration we deserved.
  • Dec 05: iZzY wRiTe BaCk WaItEd AlL dAy
  • Dec 04: a pretty good day all in all.
  • Dec 03: happiness + despondent tears = an incomplete day.
  • Dec 02: I AM BUJO MASTER *beating chest*
  • Dec 01: sent it. planned it. tried—nope.
  • Nov 30: two girls, 4 hours, 1 dog (?)
  • Nov 29: waiting on your letter, Ismay Chaplin :)
oct 28 2018 ∞
dec 11 2018 +

Dogs

  • Boys...
    • Perry
    • Teddy
    • Tucker
    • Toby
    • Bennett
    • Kaito
    • Louis nn Louie
  • Girls...
    • Pippa
    • Piper
    • Winnie
    • Vinnie
    • Mandy/Maggie/Maddie
    • Coco
    • Poppy
    • Mia/Mila/Mira
    • Bina
sep 3 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +
  • Emma --> Eliora nn Ellie, Lio, Ora, etc
  • Olivia --> Ophelia nn Opi, Fay, Lia
  • Ava --> Aurelia nn Ari, Aria, Ellie, etc
  • Isabella --> Ivy
  • Sophia --> Saoirse nn Siri
  • Mia --> Merie nn Manon
  • Charlotte --> Coretta nn Cora, Etta, etc
  • Amelia --> Alexandra nn Alex, Andie, etc
  • Evelyn --> Eleanora nn Ellie, Nora, Lia, etc
  • Abigail --> Ada nn Adri, Addie
  • Harper --> Hanorah nn Nora, Hannie, Anna, etc
  • Emily --> Elowen nn Ellie, Leo, Winnie, etc
  • Elizabeth --> Eden nn Edie, Enna, etc
  • Avery --> August nn Auggie
  • Sofia --> Sereia nn Seri, Reia, etc
  • Ella --> Eloise nn Ellie, Lois, etc
  • Madison --> Maiara nn Mai, May, Aia, Maia, Mia etc
sep 18 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +
  • Vintage and Floral
    • Ada Florence
    • Ada Magnolia
    • Ada Marigold Lyra (ALL CREDITS TO Millie/@books_and_tea)
    • Ada Rosemary
    • Alma Wisteria Faye
    • Camilla Autunna Rose
    • Florence Ivy
    • Louisa Rosemarie Joy
    • Victoria Elowen Ivy
  • Culture Clash
    • N+E
      • Noor Emmeline (Arabic and French)
      • Naima Elspeth (Hebrew and Scottish)
      • Nadira Eloise (Arabic and French)
      • Nabila Elowen (Arabic and Cornish)
      • Naomi Elettra (Hebrew and Italian)
sep 30 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +
  • August Cole
  • Sebastian Jude
  • Isaac Alexander
  • Caspian James
  • Tobias Ciaran/Tobias Eden (thanks, @ashthedreamer!)
  • Elliot Wilder Rose/Oliver Wilder Rose (?)
  • Elliot Solomon
  • Elliot Sebastian
  • Oliver Alexander
  • Oliver Sebastian
  • Felix Sebastian
  • Felix Alexander
  • Felix Solomon
  • Felix Solomon Kit
  • Oliver Alexander _
  • Tobias Absalom
  • Elliot Henry
  • Silas Gideon
  • Lucas Gabriel
aug 21 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +
  • Ada Florence
  • Ada Magnolia
  • Ada Marigold Lyra (ALL CREDITS TO Millie/@books_and_tea)
  • Ada Rosemary Lyra
  • Alice Cadenzia
  • Alma Catalina
  • Alma Eleanora
  • Alma Gwendolen Lila
  • Amelia Joy
  • Aurelia Ivy
  • Aurora Edith
  • Camilla Autunna Rose
  • Cecelia Florence Ivy
  • Celia Florence Ivy
  • Cordelia Margaret Soul
  • Edith Aurelia Mae
  • Edith Charlotte
  • Eloise Cecelia Ruth
  • Elowen Lark
  • Florence Eliza Beatrice
sep 29 2018 ∞
dec 15 2018 +
  • Evensong
  • Ophelia
  • Merie
  • Cordelia
  • Ivy
  • Primrose
  • Magnolia
  • Elspeth
  • Lark
  • Laelia
  • Wilhelmine
  • Frost
  • Story
  • Lore
  • Other: Girls, Boys, Singles
dec 15 2018 ∞
dec 15 2018 +

Culture:

  • Adira
  • Arinya
  • Ioanna
  • Imani
  • Tavora

Ridiculous:

  • Aristeia
  • Caylie/Caylee
  • Josepha
  • Poppy
  • Sienna
  • Vienna

Familiar:

  • Cordelia
  • Helene
  • Leo as a nn

Just No:

dec 11 2018 ∞
dec 12 2018 +
  • Perro means dog in Spanish. Perry would be a dog.
  • He's Perry! Perry the Platypus!
  • It's cute
  • It's short for Perrington/Perrington Isle :)
dec 1 2018 ∞
dec 1 2018 +

Combos from what you get when you enter Matilda, Scarlett, and Vienna into the Nameberry Namehunter tool (I couldn't link it, wouldn't let me)

  • clara adelaide ruby
  • iris amelia hazel
  • lucy clementine georgia
  • josephine cordelia olive
  • edith vivienne mabel
  • piper cecelia florence
  • willow harriet verona
  • harlowe beatrix daisy
  • cora evangeline louisa
nov 23 2018 ∞
nov 25 2018 +

BOYS

  • Callum Elias (Maybe)
  • Avery Nathaniel (No)
  • Elliot Rhys (No)
  • Luca Brendon (No)
  • Phoenix Jude/Jude Phoenix (No/Maybe)
  • Wilder Cassius (No)
  • Cassian Sage (Maybe)
  • Andrew Viridian (No)
  • Lorenzo James (Maybe)
  • Artemis Cole (Maybe)
  • Tobias Max (Maybe)
  • Alexander Hollis/Hollis Alexander (Maybe)
  • Sullivan (No)
  • Casper (No)
  • Haven (No)
  • Andrew (No)
  • Cameron (No)
  • George (No)

GIRLS

sep 15 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +

Neutral

  • River Juneau
  • Wren Artemis
  • Phoenix Rain
  • Sparrow Arden
  • Avery Saylor

Sibsets

  • Juno + Jasper
  • Juno + Zenobia
  • Ada, Victoria + Solomon
  • Ada + Kit (b)
  • Ada + Jack
sep 26 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +

In general:

  • Viridienne
  • Celyn
  • Angelou
  • Libra (symbolizes freedom and balance)
  • Stella-Maris (sea star, north star)
  • Aubrielle (Aubrey + Brielle, normally I would hate this, but for some reason it appeals to me)
  • Seren
  • Vesper
  • Cypress
  • Lillemore
  • Elysande
  • Cerelia
  • Cecelia nn Celia, Cece, or Lia
  • Esperance (means hope in French)
  • As inspiration: Caia Caecilia, Roman goddess of fire, the hearth, healing, and women

That I don't really like but maybe should...

sep 8 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +
  • Adagio Tea of the Month club subscription
  • Art supplies
  • Bath caddy (https://www.amazon.com/Bathtub-Caddy-Bam...)
  • Beanbag
  • Bella Grace, Teen Breathe/Regular Breathe, and Real Simple subscriptions !!
  • Books !!
  • Bullet journal supplies
  • Cozy blankets
  • Decorations for bedroom
  • Fairy lights !!
  • Fancy boxed sets of my favorite book series
  • Fjällräven daypack !!
  • Games !!
  • Gift cards (Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Chipotle)
  • Hammock
  • Headscarves
  • Knitting/armknitting supplies
sep 23 2018 ∞
nov 21 2018 +