baywatch /


June 11, 2012


Trust me, as a writer, picking a name for your characters is something that we take seriously. Sometimes, the name comes easily, almost as if the character named themselves. Other times, it can be an agonizing decision – going back and forth. What sounds better? Is this character a Zadie or an Ann? Paul or Paula? Think about it, would Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz have been better as a Susan? It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? Scarlett O’Hara as a Clementine doesn’t have the same magic. Some character names are forever ingrained in our consciousness. Now, what do you think when you hear the name Summer? There have been a few Summers in our pop culture. Would a Summer by any other name still be as likable, or unlikable,...