Hi, readers! I’m back with another list of name ideas for writers! This time it’s a list of last names! I admit, it’s not as long as the other name lists because it’s the most recent one I’ve started. But even though it’s not as long, I wanted to share it with you anyway. (And it has a lot of unique names this time too!!
At least in my opinion, anyway. XD)
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Beam, Becket, Berkeley, Biggs
Carmelson, Carnegie, Carroway, Chappelle, Corbett (Hehe, of course I had to stick Delano’s last name on the list!😉), Cyprus
Dolan (Yes, this was on the boy’s name list as well. But apparently it’s also an Irish surname, so I thought that was cool!), Dooley, Dover
Easley, Eastwood, Eckard
Fagerland, Fairfield, Fleet
Ganey, Gatewood, Gatlin, Graen, Groff
Langley, Lattimore, Ledger, Lumpkins
Remington, Rocke, Rockefeller, Rodgers
Shackleton, Sharpe, Shrimpton, Spade, Spiller, Steele, Steinbeck
*Note: when I add names to my personal list, I’ll update this post as well.
For a fun piece of information, “Carmelson” is probably the only name on the list you are not as likely to hear anywhere else. I did a search on all these names to see which ones I made up and which ones I had heard from somewhere else (since I couldn’t remember where most of them came from, lol). While most names came up with surname origins or famous people (even names I had thought I had made up at the time I wrote them down), “Carmelson” came up with the “Twitches” (whatever that is XD) fandom page. Oh, and “Willowmore” came up with a place rather than as a last name. (But I think “Willowmore” still sounds good as a surname, so I kept it on the list. XD)
Also, when it comes to last names, I have the tendency to use names of real objects and stuff for character last names, such as “cornstalk” and “hallway.” They work for humorous last names especially. XP Oh, and color words work for last names as well! So those are some additional ideas for coming up with last names.
My Redbubble shop survey:
Before we end this post, I wanted to share with you the survey that is mentioned in this post’s title. I’m planning on starting a shop on Redbubble, so I put together a survey to get ideas on what types of designs to create. If you could take a few moments to fill that out, I would greatly appreciate it.<3 You can click here for the link to the survey. Thank you in advance!
What are some of your favorite last names? What is your favorite one from this list? Do you like using silly last names such as “cornstalk”? I can’t wait to hear from you!
~ Katherine Perry