What IS in a name? Good question, isn’t it?
Would You Change Your Name? by Rich Paschall
When I finally come around to writing a short story for SERENDIPITY, I usually get stalled at the beginning when I need to decide on character names. It seems to me that the name is important and certain names will convey certain feelings to the reader. So, I try to choose carefully.
I liked Harold for an older character because I don’t know any younger people named Harold. Although the most famous literary character of this century so far is named Harry, I never thought of Harry Potter as a “Harold.” But he probably is.
I inadvertently used Harold twice. I wrote a story titled Alone and actually filmed it a year later, calling the only character Harold. This did not stop me from forgetting about it and naming another older character Harold in a series of stories that started with Soup and Sandwich…
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