What Did You Call Me? The Name Conundrum

The evolution of a name
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

For those of you who have not yet met me in person, the name “Jennifer” probably sounds like a perfectly fine name. A bit common, yes, but nothing out of the ordinary. For my in-real-life friends, it causes a great deal of confusion. “Jennifer S. Brown?” I hear. “Who the hell is that?” Since I was old enough to vocalize the words, I have complained to my parents about the…


How the C3 Characters Got Their Names

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

O character names, you are my nemesis and my one true love. When I find the right name, it can make an entire person come into focus, it can add new layers to the story, or it can simply amuse me. I’m still struggling with the perfect name for the husband in book 2. I’m using Danny for now, but I also have characters named Tammy and Tommy, so I need…


A rose by any other name by Deb Meredith

As I craft new characters for my books, I spend a lot of time thinking about names. We infer a lot about people because of their names, and our own names shape our sense of self and our identity. To find the perfect name for a character, I go through baby books and phone books, and try out a variety of names for my characters before one sticks. It has…

Wednesday, October 8, 2008