Hiya! [name_m]How[/name_m] big of a role does naming play in your writing? TBH naming my characters is honestly one of my favorite parts of the process. Names just evoke so much to me, that I love matching them with characters. Sometimes I fall in love with a name and I’ll wait until I have the right kind of story to build a character around that name. Or, if I already have a character idea, I get so excited and put so much thought into naming. I love the moment when it just clicks and I find a name and go “oh, that’s the one” and usually it gives me a more clear idea of the character, and even of their family (since usually parents are the ones naming them). Of course, I’m also more into character driven stories, so I think names are extra important to me because I love my characters so much.
Are you fellow name nerds/writers like that? What does the intersection of your passion for writing and names look like?