I needed to rest my eyes a little from my second draft of ”Kim” and turned my attention to my next project “Sunlight”.
This is a story I started to write some years ago but got stuck due to bad structure and completely lack of planning.
The first thing I want to do is to change the names of the characters. In an effort to make the story deep, I had fetched the names from the Bible. Without any connection what so ever to the character who named them. Extremely childish.
So before the names settle and make it impossible for me the change them, I want to rename them as fast as possible.
This time I wanted to put some effort in this and simply not throw darts on a phonebook as I usually do.
But where do I start?
I have no experience in this.
I have named my children, sure, but that is something else. Then we made a list with names we liked and then checked their meaning and history. But when it comes down to it it’s about picking a name that feels right enough.
I have no idea if they will live up to their names.
As a scriptwriter I have characters that I know everything about and should give names based on their background and also match other names in the story.
It feels like I need a tool where I can search on features and get a list of names, instead of the usual opposite behavior.
See also: What is in a name