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Ancora Imparo
Ancora Imparo
I love it! Dare you! :)
Rob Reid
Rob Reid
How about Paige Turner?
CageSage
CageSage
Male, Female, Other?
Barbara
Barbara
Female or unspecified.
CageSage
CageSage
Write a version of your first name as the last name, Baronne, for example, and use your last name to find a first name. Or parent histories.
Barbara
Barbara
I tried the parent history. It's full of Swiss names, difficult to pronounce (and remember) for the English speaker. I'm currently thinking 'Kaminski' as a surname, or something Italian like 'Cipriani'. It's the first name I'm stuck on most. I can't wait to get shot of my first name. I could be lazy and simply use 'B'.
CageSage
CageSage
Or Izbet, a form of Elizabeth.
CageSage
CageSage
Or Varya (a form of Barbara)
Ancora Imparo
Ancora Imparo
Or your first two initials plus the surname you like. Or choose initials that go with Kaminski or Cipriani... there's no rule that says you have to give a first name. :)
KateESal
KateESal
Stick to initials for first names, making sure you start with a "J".
After all, it worked brillinatly for JRR Tolkein and JK Rowling
Leonora
Leonora
I like Varya as a surname. Do you want to sound Russian, given your subject matter?
Barbara
Barbara
@Leonora. Re Russian: No, not particularly. I'm happy to sound Swiss, or other, as long as it's pronounceable. But I'm trying to stay away from an English surname. I feel like an impostor.
Jonny
Jonny
Dusty Jacket? Phillipa D Page?

I'll get me coat... ;)
Barbara
Barbara
There must be something silly we can do with either Wright or Reed as a surname?
Barbara
Barbara
Iva Reed
Barbara
Barbara
Sadie Enders.

I ought to go and do something sensible.