What Do You Think Of The Name Of My Character?

I wanted to post this blog because I am writing my first ever comic book but I'm having major second thoughts about his name. His is a reptil like creature who is green but still has features of a human. He looks most similar to Anole and the main plot is him trying to discover origin and dealing with being different. The world has labelled him as a monster and in the story this is how he gets his name. I decided to call him Freak-Boy early on but I have been having second thoughts. I can't come up with any original other names! It would be appreciated if you could post what you think of the name

6 Comments
6 Comments
Posted by Night Thrasher

Freak-Boy sounds like a title for the book instead of what he would go around calling himself. Unless he is extremely low self-esteemed and a little self deprecating. I think you should give him a regular name and have freak boy as sort of a nickname that everyone else calls him that he would never call himself.

Posted by Mediumflyer7

@Night Thrasher: Thats all in the story. He doesnt know his real name (yet) and thats what the tabloids and everyone else calls him so it sticks. At first he hates the name though but at some point people will realize his good intentions and he wont mind. What I want to know is how the name sound to other people. You know when you have thought about a name so much you dont know if its good or bad anymore!

Posted by Night Thrasher

@Mediumflyer7: That makes sense. I'm mixed on the name, I like it but I get your trepidation about it.

Posted by thespideyguy

If he is going to embrace his weirdness why not call him freaky-boy. Good name.

Posted by lykopis

Your character can completely own his name, depending on how you present him, etc. I like the idea of Freak Boy, turning something that was bad into something good but yet keeping the name is a reminder of how he was received and treated in the world.

You've named him and its a solid moniker.

Posted by Mediumflyer7

@lykopis: Ok thank-you. I just wanted to ask people if the name has a nice sound to it because I was worried about it but the feedbacks been positive and I have been reassured now!