I’m writing a novella and having a problem moving forward. I think it’s down to the heroine’s name. I initially had her as Andi.
That didn’t gel.
Changed it to Amber.
Wrote a little more – still not happening for me.
Changed it to Becky. She’s been Becky for 18,000 words now and I still have to stop and remind myself of her name when I write anything about her. Something’s not right.
I think I might need to change it again… but to save me working my way through the alphabet (which is what seems to be happening with two As and a B so far! LOL) I need to think of something that will stick. And quickly. She’s a doctor, aged 30 with auburn hair and blue eyes. The hero is Daniel (Danny and Dan)… It has to be something I haven’t used before…Jessie, Mim, Dani, Skye, Poppy, Cassie, Sasha, Georgie, Kara, Kate, Ivy, Holly, Chloe and Jenna. Her surname is Neale.
Thing is, it has to be right- I can’t write anything if I don’t have an image and a feeling and a perfect name. (Some names just won’t do. Mavis, for example- apologies to all the lovely Mavis’s out there, but I had a particularly rude client once called Mavis.)
Am I the only one who has weird associations with names? Any names you adore or any you’d stay clear from?