Happy Monday to you!! And a horrible, grey, miserable and wet one it is too! Ah well, never mind, it is Bank Holiday coming up here in England this weekend, so it absolutely HAS to rain! 😉
So, my question today is this: How important are character names in a novel?
Every time I introduce a new character, I either immediately know what they are called, or have to spend hours trawling the net for something suitable and then (usually) discounting it for a variety of reasons. But, how important is it to the reader?
Do you have to love the name of the main character to empathise with them? Does it have to be something unique or suited to the part they are to play? What if they remind you of someone you don’t like?? Obviously, an author cannot possibly know that, but personally, I have to LIKE the name of the characters that I create or when writing, it kinda grates…..
As ever, any comments would be appreciated.