Morning all you lovely Racers,
I'm in a slight pickle over a character and I wondered if I could ask for help.
One of my characters' names is bothering me. She was originally named by an ex-boyfriend who wanted to call his daughter this name, and I now unfortunately associate this name, "C", with him (never good). I also didnt feel it was perfect for the character. I renamed her over Christmas as I wasn't happy with "C" but my chosen name, "V", doesnt seem to fit perfectly. This wouldnt be so bad but nothing else seems to work.
I know names are viewed as not so important by some writers, but for me they're vital and I can't get a handle on the character until I've named her. She's unhappy without a name and I'm unhappy she doesn't have one. I must have gone through my baby names books and naming websites a thousand times and still nothing fits. I keep going back to "C" as I'm most used to that one, but it doesn't feel right. Normally I find naming characters really easy so this is annoying the hell out of me.
Would you be able to suggest any names for me to pick over? It doesnt have a to be a 'normal' name as the character is not human, but I would prefer to call her something music-related (anyone suggesting 'Tuba' will get short shrift though). The closest to a happy medium that I've got is Cecilia (patron saint of music) but even that doesn't seem right.
Sorry if this is coming across as prissy and all that people want to say is "ignore the names, just write the damn book". :)