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.


-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. 


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! :-)