With my writing I have discovered that the hardest thing for me to do is name my characters. On another blog I may have mentioned this but it has just been the hardest thing because sometimes the story seems to flow out of me but I have no idea what to call the people in my creations. Seriously I have written and had _______________ spaces before where I couldn’t pick out a name.
So to find names that will work I have of course went to the internet. What I done and it seems to be working for me is to go to the Social Security Administrations page of Popular Baby Names and put it in a year of birth based on the ages of my characters and go through the list until I find a name that fits. So far on the stuff I am working on now this has worked really well because while reading the list names have just jumped out at me.
Now why wasn’t it this easy when I was trying to pick out names for the boys because I could absolutely not think of any boy names. Now just good luck to me so that I don’t name my characters after anyone I know. Can you say awkward?