I'm starting a new story and I feel as if I've exhausted all the good literary names.
You know, the names that look good in print, indicate a solid personality, and isn't so generic it's forgotten by the second page.
I know naming characters is like naming your baby; you don't know if a name fits until it's born.
But still, I'd love to have your help as I brainstorm.
Ironically, ones that are off the table are those I'm reserving for my own children.
For some reason, it just feels creepy to use their names in a story, as if I'm writing their fate for them, even though I'm totally not.
So Jameson, Isaac, and Watson are off the table.
Yeah, that's right. I want to name my boy Watson. As in Sherlock Holmes's bestie.
What's a good name?
What's your favorite name?
What's your made-up name that you've been saving for your own kids?
(cough. Charlotte's Shayla. cough)
*Book image by Dancing Branflake