When writing nearly the hardest thing for me is naming my characters. I can come up with story ideas and plot but when it comes to what to name my characters I draw a big fat blank. There are lots of names that I like but in my head I come to a block of sorts of which name or names to use.
For example there are a lot of names that I like but there are people I know or have known with the same name. And what if they think I am naming my character after them? In my head though I am not naming my character after anyone but I can’t get by that bit of awkwardness of someone I know randomly thinking that I am naming my character after them.
I just have to get around my block and know that even though I know ten people named Elizabeth(just an example), I just have to like the name and know that I am not naming the character after a single one of them.
It also brings back flashbacks of when I was trying to come up with names for my two sons. I could not come up with a single name and truthfully did not name either of my boys. Maybe I just suck at choosing names and should try the tried and true method of drawing names out of a hat.
I did name my cat Sookie though, does that count?