I am looking for character names to design a personality for 4 children in my story.

  • Are you asking for character names for the superheroes (LaffyTaffy Lad, Mister Butterfingers) or the kids (Bob, Aki, Gaetano)? Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 22:34
  • @Lauren Ipsum I am looking for both. Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 22:36
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What type of candy is it? Are there different flavors? Were the candies the same that all four kids ate?

You could do different colors/flavors perhaps. And the different flavors make for different superpowers.

Here are some ideas:

  • Red Juiceberry
  • Turquoise Taffy
  • Green Slimesuck
  • Crack Caramel
  • Red Poprock
  • Roasted Poprock
  • Salted Chew
  • Sweet Purpleblast
  • Flavorblast

Are these what you're looking for? The candies could also bring out the kids' natural personalities. For example, if one of the kids had a bad temper, it could enhance that trait and make him extremely fiery (lots of attitude, anger issues, etc.).

  • Yes this is exactly what I was looking for.Thank You Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 12:35

I like the idea of 3 rhymed names and a discordant one. A retro example would be

Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde (Pac-Man)

And a modern example (from Nickelodeon):

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn

These sorts of things flow well with children's characters.

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