My as of yet unnamed protagonist has finally been given a name! Rejoice!
I wanted a name that hinted at her story and purpose in life, which she has to discover for herself, but I also wanted one that wasn’t an overused genre cliche.
Her name is….
Personally, I hate the name Darcy. I know about a hundred kids called Darcy, they’re all over the bloody place at the moment. I’ve no idea why it’s suddenly so popular, but I’m going to blame Colin Firth. That seems as good a reason as any – except I now have a hankering to go and watch Pride and Prejudice. My own prejudice (har, see what I did there?) aside, it fits the story well. I’m now off to flesh her out a bit more.
How do you find names for your characters? Do you use names you normally would dislike if they fit the story/character?