ANITA: “Cruella, isn’t that a new fur coat?”
—101 Dalmatians, 1961, Clyde Geronimi,
Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman. Hamilton
How you come up with a name for your characters? There are some methods, from using a phone book or an obituary till running a random name generator.
Names are important because they directly relate to the character. Forget to name two characters with the same name, you’ll confuse your reader. Likewise, I don’t like to begin characters name with the same letter.
Sometimes a writer can even capture the spirit of characters names.
How can I give sense to a name?
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