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07 February 2012 @ 12:23 am
Lawless Surnames  

I'm messing around with the surname of one of my super dysfunctional fictional families and I thought I'd ask for some input. Mothers first name as of this moment is Margaret. I was looking for something dowdy and plain since she's raging against being anything less than larger than life by being delusional and forcing said delusions onto her children. She's named her son Valentine and her daughter Sparrow. Both are teenagers if that means anything to you.

I hate being ripped out of something that I'm reading by a name that I find really difficult to pronounce so I've gone through the pains of finding names that I think must seriously be easy to pronounce for everyone that also happen to be a little less common than most Spanish names. I'm looking into different origins for their last name so really, this is just me trying different things on them. Anyway, below is one poll broken into two questions, pick up to three names in total, please.

Based on how easy they are to pronounce and general appeal

Avila
4(10.0%)
Mascorro
1(2.5%)
Castanon
3(7.5%)
Silva
9(22.5%)
Pagan
4(10.0%)
Cedeno
2(5.0%)
Medina
7(17.5%)
Perales
3(7.5%)
Moreno
5(12.5%)
Lavato
2(5.0%)

See question one

Cortez
6(31.6%)
Santillan
3(15.8%)
Garza
3(15.8%)
Mendez
7(36.8%)
 
 
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「 hola space grasshopper 」 ♡punch on February 7th, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
I reaaaally like Silva as a last name. Like you wanted, it's pretty basic, but it also has the potential to be more than that, especially when you put it with the kids' names. Other than that, I kind of like Cortez as well, but I've always loved saying that name aloud :]
He will make the face of Heaven so fine: Model → Rosieslightlymore on February 7th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
Silva is one of my favorites. I haven't been in the mood to give them middle names but have been hoping that they'd flow together.
the copper scales: asoiaf ○ danyinnate_autumn on February 7th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
I picked surnames that wouldn't clash with how their first names sounded. Silva is really lovely too but something just doesn't click when I say 'Sparrow Silva' out loud.
He will make the face of Heaven so fine: Fashion → There Were Feathers entwined islightlymore on February 7th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's true! I was kind of hoping middle names might help some of them flow together but how often do we use a characters complete name, middle and all, you know?
night_owl_9: Alias - Sydney x Sarknight_owl_9 on February 8th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
I really like the names Cortez, Silva, and Castanon. Same goes for Garza :) All of these surnames are really cool!
He will make the face of Heaven so fineslightlymore on February 20th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
You're one of the only people who likes Castanon and it's one of my favorites!
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on February 8th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
I genuinely can think of at least two different ways to pronounce all of the last names except the three I voted for.
He will make the face of Heaven so fineslightlymore on February 20th, 2012 09:17 am (UTC)
I'm going with the idea that people know general bits of spanish pronunciation. These are names that are among the easier ones but if you don't have any handle on it, it might still be hard. :) Glad you were still able to pick three!
la, zeitgeist!: [etc] moon phaseszeitgeistic on February 14th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
I am partial to Medina, mostly because I knew a Medina.
He will make the face of Heaven so fineslightlymore on February 20th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
I've known Medina's and Moreno's so I'm kind of thinking about stepping away from those as options but they're awesome names too. Thanks for voting. ♥
Wallflowercolouredhorizon on February 26th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Aawwwwww sweet! Thanks for the beautiful gifts Nicole, how have you been btw? Hope your Vdays was all sorts of wonderful xoxoxo
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