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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?

3 comments:

Secretia 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.