Click, click, click… tap, tap, tap… this is me typing away at a new story. I haven’t had the time to be able to sit down and come up with a story idea from scratch, let alone actually start writing it, since before the holidays! However, the other day I found an extra few hours, grabbed it out of the air and away my fingers went until… I had to give my character’s a name. I came to a dead stop at that point.
So, I did as I usually do and used the standard name, Tommy, Penny, and Jill. That’s how I usually write my stories. I pick a very common name to throw in there to begin with and then when I get further into the story, I look on my favorite names list and choose one.
I’m curious to know how other writers come up with names for their characters. Do you find it difficult? Or do you know right off the bat your characters name? Do you use the same method when choosing a child, or pet's name?