What’s In a Name?

I can’t believe I named one of my main characters Marcus. Makes me cringe every time I write out his name (sorry to all the Marcus’s out there…). It’s just a placeholder, but still. There’s also a Palmer. Palmer? Where the heck did I get that one from? Oh right, this scandinavian mystery I’m reading right now. The women’s names are pretty benign so far; there’s Katherine and Naomi and Nancy. I’ll have to come up with a really ugly one to even the score. Like Phyllis or Eugenia or Tarkneisha. Tarkneisha?? Yep. You can thank Google for that one. There’s not much humour in my story so far and an ugly name well… usually brings a smile to my lips.

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6 thoughts on “What’s In a Name?

  1. One of my characters name is Muraco, because I had it in my head that he was Native American. But I'm not liking it. My main character's name is Aviva, and I'm happy with that.

  2. Mum: I guess I haven't got a grasp on him yet. Either he'll grow into his name or I'll just have to give him another one. I was just getting confused between all the "she"'s and the "he"'s when I hadn't named anyone yet so… whatever.

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