It’s that time of year again: I’m starting a new book. Which means I need to populate it with characters. Who need names.
So as always, I pull out 10,000 Baby Names. I also go online to various parenting sites to see what names are catching on this winter.
I am not well pleased.
From a site for expectant parents, here are suggestions for last names that can be turned into first names.
Jackson, Jameson, Parker, Nixon, Franklin, Davis, and Smith.
Also: Babynames.net has a list titled “Bad-boy Names.” It includes Arsen (‘virile, potent, strong’).
Seriously, what is wrong with these people? Can’t they stick with normal names, like Bubba and Trixie?