Name Help

Mar. 5th, 2017 01:36 am
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I am trying to come up with a good last name for the police detective in my novel. His first name is Dante. He's black, around thirty-five, works missing persons. The more fringe disappearances end up on his desk. He's a little less by the book than his colleagues because he's aware of the existence of things most people aren't. He's a minor character, or at least I thought he was, but I find hard to name characters often end up getting bigger roles than intended, so I need something that goes well with Dante. Every time I think Dante I think Inferno, so that's kind of blocking good name generation. Anyone want to throw some last names at me that might fit?

Date: 2017-03-05 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Probably because I've been watching "Burn Notice" and "White Collar" marathons:

His paternal grandfather, Dante LaNeve, told him that when he came to the States from Italy, he changed his name from LaNeve because, well the usual patriotic reasons... plus, Americans never bother to pronounce foreign words correctly. When his father married a beautiful, brilliant, Black professor from Chicago's South Side, they and the foreign language department of the University of Chicago (and a few others) appreciated the humour in it. Detective Dante Snow, named after his grandfather, still appreciates the prophetic irony. It has "inspired" several interesting undercover personas.

Back to "White Collar".


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