HERO NAMES: What’s In A Name I

CHARACTER NAMES: What’s In A Name I

 

There is nothing more important than the name of your hero, something unique and memorable. Here’s a few to get your muse whistling.
 
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A lot of people would disagree with me on the importance of naming your character. I personally can’t even start the book without a name and a title. I’ve read people say how those things aren’t important and you should just sit and write the book anyway and the rest will come to you. Maybe. For all I know, that could totally be true. But if I don’t feel a personal connection with the name I’m typing over and over again, I don’t feel personally connected with the book. The name means everything.
 
Saying that, it doesn’t mean I haven’t changed my mind about a name. Halfway through the book, my Andrea suddenly feels like a Susan…well, then she’s a Susan. That’s happened to me before. A few examples, Ali from The Voyeur Next Door, was originally Emma. Fallon from The Touch Saga was originally Ember. A name could feel so strong in the beginning, but if by the end of the book, it doesn’t fit, I say change it. Your character name is the thing readers remember when they might even forget the title. There are a few trigger names that will automatically make you think of a book just by seeing/hearing it.
 
Christian
Edward
Jacob
Bella
Ana
Katniss (this is kind of a given πŸ˜‰ lol)
Hermione
Harry
Percy
 
So you can see just how important the proper name for your character really is. Now, to help you, here are a few I’ve collected over the years. I’ll have a post for girls Sept 30, 2015, but for now, here are some boy names!
 
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Character Boy Names

 

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One thought on “HERO NAMES: What’s In A Name I

  1. Okay I might have to use that! πŸ˜€ I have actually quite some names form that list in my books. YAY me!

    I absolutely LOVE this list.

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