Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Coming up with Names

Where most of my fictional names come from:

Sometimes, when the mood strikes, I sit down with a paper and pen and watch a movie. Once the movie is ending I pick up my pen and start scribbling down names from the credits that my mind latches to. It's the most noticable names that stick and, because I have very little time to think about it, I end up with a strange mix. Then I play around, matching surnames to first names and coming up with variations.

Besides, it's a great poor excuse to watch a movie.

There have been a couple of times where I overhear or see a name elsewhere that just has to be used (like the case of Ms Enguin) but otherwise, movies are my only source.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I could hug you already!