Thursday, October 29, 2009

What's in a name?

Ever met a person, found out their name and thought, "Yep, that's a Mike."

The name fits the person so well, the look, the personality, etc...

Character names are like that. The minute you read a name you make a mental image of the character.

Would a sexy male main character be an, Ernest? How about, Harry? Maybe, Maurice?

What image do these names conjure in your head? Are you thinking of a dashing, debonair man, or a nerdy guy in glasses?

No offense meant to anyone out there with those names, I'm just trying to make a point.

Sometime a name alone gives off a first impression. Before you read the character description, you instantly imagine, based on the name, what a person might look like.

How about, Dante? What image does this name make you think of?

What are some of your favorite, sexy male names?


Anonymous said...

"Rod Harrdick" cums to my mind immediately! :)

Also "Ben Dover" and "Sheila Swallow"

Advizor said...

I don't notice "sexy male names" since I am one of them... LOL...

but there are certainly "old women" names that are hard to get around.

Eunice, Alma, or Beatrice... Ick.

Rozlyn Sparks said...

Sorry, I didn't even think of our male readers. I'll have to post up sexy female names too.