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Fun with Names

I love naming my characters. It’s fun to think through the millions of possibilities, picking each name for its perfect sound, its underlying meaning, the uncertainty of not knowing if someone will be insulted when I use it.

Think about Fitzwilliam Darcy, a name that fills the mind with a proud, handsome man who quietly longs for love.  If Jane Austen had named him Percival Stonestreet instead, that would have created an entirely different image. And what about the name Reyes? It just sounds hot. If Darynda had named her hero, say, Dudley instead, we wouldn’t have had the same reaction. (Not that men named Dudley can’t be sexy, too.)

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