I have a hard time with names. Ask the nurses at the birth of my second child, who remained Baby Girl Grant for a good six hours or so after making her appearance, and I’d already had a good eight months to think about it. I just can’t decide. This little hangup can make it difficult when you’re a writer whose characters require names. Main characters aren’t nearly so hard, but secondary characters throw me into a tizzy.
Between kids, chickens, marketing, and writing, I’ve got a lot on my plate right now. Therefore I’m leaving this one up to you. In the third Kitty Irish book, tentatively called Flying in the Dark, I have an Army jacket that needs a name.
I know. Right now, you’re saying, “Whaa?”
It’s actually an Army field jacket that my villain wears–one of the OD green ones–and the name is embroidered on that little strip above the pocket. Yes, I hear you. You’re saying, “Duh! What’s the villain’s name?” That’s the point, see? It’s not his jacket. It belonged to somebody the villain had dealings with. Since this is a werewolf book, ‘dealings with’ is essentially a euphemism for…well, let’s just say the original owner doesn’t need the coat anymore.
So how about it? What do I name the jacket? Leave a suggestion in the comment section and I’ll use one of them in the third book. How sweet is that? It won’t take me nearly as long as naming my daughter.