As I aforementioned in a post about my My Most Important Tool As A Writer, I treasure my naming book. Dictionary of First Names by Geddes & Grosset is my go to reference for names and their meanings/ origins. I have had the book for many years, even before I ever contemplated having children of my own. It is tatty and adorned with Frozen stickers courtesy of my daughter, but I still love it.
I was perusing the book and a fun blog post idea popped into my head. What if I pick a name featured on the first page of each letter of the alphabet and create a short story for a character inspired by that name? Wham! Bam! I now have a Saturday blog post for the next 26 weeks.
I shall title the post ‘What’s Your Name? A-Z‘, so keep your eyes peeled. The first story shall be posted tomorrow.