Yikes, so here’s the part where I start thinking about names, but specifically for the main character. For me, the name can make or break the character. I want something distinctive but not too wild, since this isn’t a fantasy novel. (Although I have to admit, some of my favorite names are my fantasy characters. Raieth is still a favorite of mine but I really loved Tarragon Sage, too.)
Sometimes, it can take me hours to name a character. Since I only have a few more minutes before I go to bed (should have been in bed hours ago), I’ll probably have to sleep on it. I have a handful of names down that I’d like to use but I need just the right one that fits my main character’s personality… Something that screams… Him.
I also try to steer clear of names that have a very clear and famous persona… Edward, for example, is the name of a couple of well-known characters. I can’t be totally original but I don’t want to be too common or too famous, either. And I like names like Sebastian but in this case, I’m not sure it will fit.
…Or maybe it will.
Well, I’ll keep you updated. Until tomorrow! Goodnight.