Saturday, August 7, 2010

Stupid Well-Named Friends: A Complaint

I am working on a new story, and looking for a good name for my hero, and there are just way too many that won't work because I know someone with that particular name and just cannot use it on a romantic hero. 

If only all my friends and relatives were named Plumperton or something. Then I could take all those good saints' and kings' names and bestow them on my characters.

Dear friends, if I end up calling you "Boozelbreath" instead of George or John or Peter*, you will know that it is because I have decided your moniker can be of more use elsewhere and that you would be willing to donate it to Art.

Grr.

-Jessica Snell

*Actually, all three of these are available to me, unless I'm forgetting someone. Sadly, they will not do for this particular character. 

3 comments:

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

You're forgetting Peter K., George S., and John T. Glad to be of help. ;)

Jessica said...

Yes, well . . . they're all good men, but I don't know any of them well, so that's not enough to stop me. (You hear? You aren't stopping me! No, no, no!)

Jane said...

If you were a bit younger, you wouldn't have this problem -- all your friends would be named non-heroic things like Tyler, Jordan, and Alex. Whether they were boys OR girls! :-)