So the prompt this week is Characters I’d name a baby after. Great idea, no?
So why am I having so much trouble with it??
Here’s what I do know – characters I wouldn’t name a baby under any circumstances:
Boys first: Christian, Addicus, Ashley, Rhett, Fitzwilliam, Tom, Marvin, Bruce, Elvis
Girls next: Scarlett, Melanie, Lisbeth, Portia, Juliette, Mulva, Hermione, Anastasia, Scout
Can you imagine a tomboy named Scarlett? Or a WWF fighter named Ashley?
I can’t either, but maybe to other writers, those would be perfect character names for their mismatched personality-typed characters.
But not for me. I like ethic names for my characters to enhance their heritage. I like naming my characters after their fictional grandparents or great aunts and uncles. I like the idea of family names and nicknames, like number-naming. You know what I mean: Harry is grandpa, Pop in H-Two, grandson in called Trey ( for third). I know this is quirky, but I love it.
So I guess I’d better get to the actual prompt for today. Characters I’d name a baby after.
Girls first this time: Isabella, Jane, Nora, Eve
Boys next: Roarke, Dylan, Edward, Sonny
Since this is a blog challenge, here’s where you can find other authors who are participating and get their take on character baby names: L&SR WednesdayBlogging Challenge.
and here’s the link to my TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAMN BOOK podcast interview, just in case you missed it: TMAYDB