Sunday, February 13, 2011

Miranda's new name

Since Tuesday night I have been wandering around like a mad person muttering under my breath. Morgane and ... Morgane and ... Morgane and ... No, that sounds like a bag. Mmm, no that reminds me of something else. No, no, no, no that won't do!

So I'll backtrack a little and explain. In my wip, I have a character called Miranda. I'm quite attached to the name, but Miranda shares a lot of her scenes (well, all but two) with Morgane. Can you see the problem there? The thing is, I realised this when writing the scenes. Even I mixed up the names, I even changed her name to Rosemary briefly, but she wasn't a Rosemary, she was a Miranda. But my reader's are having difficulty with Morgane and Miranda, so I think Miranda has to go (and yes, it has to be Miranda, there is no question of changing Morgane).

If you are wondering where I got the names from, well... While I was messing about with Scrivener the other day, I noticed that version 1.6 has a new function: name generator. It can either make up some random names, or you can put in a meaning and it comes up with a list. My word! This program just gets better and better.

So, here's the deal: you guys click on one of the choices below and I can't promise that I will choose the most voted for answer, but it will damn well help me make up my mind and I'll tell you on Wednesday... maybe, if I've made up my mind. Meanwhile, I'm going to stop muttering. 

6 comments:

Becky said...

I voted! Choosing name is a real tough business.

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Thanks Becky. I told the Frog he had to vote and he says: Oh, I'm glad you're changing her name, I never really liked it.
You think he could have mentioned that earlier!

Beth Kemp said...

My vote is cast! I always find names difficult. I'll be looking at that Scrivener feature now - I'm using 1.6 as well, and really liking it. No more scratty bits of paper!

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Hi Beth, they've definitely cleaned up this version. The name editor is in the first or second drop down menu. It's in an odd place and I came across it purely by accident.

With the main characters the name just comes with the character, but then with the others I go to all this trouble of making sure that they mean something or it's true to that region or...

Nicky Schmidt (Absolute Vanilla) said...

I haz voted - however, not knowing Miranda's character, it's a little like picking a name, any name, from a hat!

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Good point there Nicky. So... what's she like? Mmm, she's a slippery old thing! She's got a bit of a bite on her, but is also quite grounded and very loyal to those she loves. She's made an important discovery about what is important in life. Does that help?

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