When I started writing my story, I found a last name that I wanted to use. Now after a while I find out that this name has been used in stories a few times, but I didn’t know that. So is it bad if I use this name now, even though others have already used it? I don’t want it to seem like I’m just using it because others did.
It shouldn’t be a problem, it’s YOUR character after all.
Nah, you know how many stories I’ve read where the LI is named Jax?
You can still use the name (:
Common Names I See (To Help You Avoid) =
First Names =
I’ll edit this if I remember any more (:
Black is one I see a lot
Of course, how could I forget that one
Ah also the names =
How did I forget these
And White of course…
Never saw that one before
I have that but in a different spelling
I’ll add your version too
That’s totally okay! It’s practically impossible to use a first/last name that hasn’t been used at least once. So it’s normal!
I made a story with that one…
Yeah, I realize that now. No one will be able to create the exact same character anyway. There will always be something else. Unless you are going to recreate someone’s character exactly of course.
Oh sorry then
Don’t say sorry you can use it… Like @Dragon said it in the right way. It’s your character.
Of course, other than that, whatever that last name is, use it
Common First Names
Common Last Names
What is the last name you wanted to use? Perhaps you can still use it, but change up the spelling or even use names that have the same meaning such as:
Black = Coal, Ebony, Night, etc…
Black = Blaak, Blak, Blac etc…