lady_phenyx (lady_phenyx) wrote in little_details,
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Apocalyptic names

Hello everyone! Here's my query for the group: I'm trying to write a story, set roughly in modern days although there may be flashbacks to earlier times involved. The main characters are the four horsemen of the Apocalypse: Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence. In my story, they're female. I want them to come to Earth during major parts of the story. Since one can't exactly go around proclaiming their name as 'Famine' or 'War' without getting some unwanted attention, I'm trying to find alternate names they could use while mingling with humans. So far, I've googled unusual child names, old fashioned names, gods of famine, and other variations thereof, checked wikipedia, and looked up various child and god name sites for names.
Does anyone know of names that may be appropriate? I'd prefer to keep them old fashioned and hinting in some way as to the nature of the women in question - they're smart enough to hide it but proud enough to want to hint at it at least. 'Famine' and 'Pestilence' are giving me the hardest times, as there don't seem to be that many goddesses of either or names with those as meanings. Opposites work too for this, I just seem to be hitting a brick wall.
Thanks for any help in advance!

ETA: Thanks so much! You've all given me some really great ideas! :)
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