Character of the Week: Old Witch Names

There is something delicious about an evil character. Everything about villains is interesting and appealing, from their clothes and look, to their expressions, to their names.

Female, 432 years old
She was raised in the middle of a haunted forest. She spent her childhood making friends with rats and spiders.
She had parents once, but she killed them when she realized that she needed them out of the way. They were gentle, nice people who were driven into the forest by poverty.
She has a black raven named Skylar. She meets a stable-girl named Hannah.
She’s a dark-magic Witch. She lives her life tricking others and causing things to turn nasty. She shouldn’t be trusted at any costs, and lies her way out of everything. You may think you have won the game with her, but she’s probably got something up her sleeve that could turn it her way in the blink of an eye.

In this case I wish I knew what area of the world the character was from or what country her world was based on. It would have helped me know a general direction to go in when searching for names. It especially would have helped since the two names given to other characters have different cultural derivations and different historical popularity patterns.

I did know, however, that I needed to find an unusual name which would sound old and evil and twisted.

  • Hermila
  • Zenaida
  • Elva
  • Liduvina
  • Eugenia
  • Virgene

The writer never got back to me with the chosen name. Perhaps s/he wanted to go in a different direction. No matter which name was chosen, I can only hope it was as delicious as the evil it labels.


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