The hardest part of my book at times definitely seemed to be names. What to name the main characters of my book. I thought for a long time about it and changed them often. The evil characters have to have cruel, sinister names that when heard make the readers stomach flutter. While the heroines have to be named something that will be remembered.
There seems to be a trend nowadays to name characters ridiculous names that aren’t actually names. I don’t particularly care for this trend, I’m not going to name my character a name that sounds more like a disease than an actual human being. Maybe it’s just me, I’m not really a fan. I understand that in some types of fiction strange names fit in with the plot, five hundred years ago people didn’t name their children Princess or star, so in five hundred years time maybe there will be strange names around.
Back to the point, naming a character is definitely a difficult one. I chose normal names for my characters: Olivia, Luke, Jamie, Robin, Kaitlin… I gave them normal names because they were once normal people, they were made abnormal because they were forced into abnormal situations.
Well that’s my rant of the day over! What do you bloggers out there think? Mad names? Or normal names?