as created by Alex Cavanaugh.
My theme - character names. I've got the Complete List of Baby Names (editor Lesley Bolton) in reach and we shall explore the alphabet. As a rule, I've been horrible at picking names for characters. My guys always seem to be called Nick. My female names are bland. I'm hoping this month of discovery will kick start some character development and give some oomph to my tales.
p 119 - out of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s there were no popular names beginning with A.
In 2010 - we have Alexander, Aiden, and Anthony for boys, and Ava, Abigail, and Alexis for girls.
And now my find for the letter A:
Girls: Abela (French) meaning A breath or sigh, source of life. I picture this girl with long dark hair, in a romance novel.
Boy: Alon (Hebrew) of the oak. He's our obvious hero or maybe not. Perhaps he could be the shy, studious type who must grow into his name.
Do you have any favorite A names?