Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W - What's in a name?

What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Willian Shakespeare

Have you ever noticed when naming a child as they get older their name just fits them? You can't imagine them with any other name. Sometimes these names get stereotyped. With characters it's the same thing. Their name is just that - Theirs. It irritates me when people get their name wrong, even if it's only off by one letter. Sure some of my characters have unusual names (Zade, Gemri, Azrit, Ehlrin, Tiani, etc.)but taking the time to get their name right only takes a moment (especially since these are main characters) and it lets whoever you are critiqueing know that you did more than a cursory read through.

1 comment:

  1. Names are powerful indeed. I had a similar theme in my O post-- the Origin of names :0
    Great meeting you through the A-Z:)