But authors...well, me at least, ask this on a regular basis. Character names are an important element in drawing a picture of the hero, heroine or villain. For example - we just can’t take a villain called Fred Thompson seriously. Oh no! It’s...Fred!
But if we call him Malevolus Vindictus then you can be pretty damn sure he’s going to be cooking up something nasty in his cauldron. What about heroes? A gorgeous, tanned, muscular guy with sexy green eyes and lush, black hair (just the right length for running fingers through) called Alfred. Yeah. Not. But we can picture him as a Jax or Rafe can’t we? What about our heroine? Who can you see winning Rafe over...Chlamydia or Evie?