November 24th, 2006

Aztec Camera - Knife

A Not-Quite-Random Poll

I need to change the name of a minor character in Knife, because her present name is depressingly common in fantasy literature, and it really isn't giving me any idea of what she's like. Since she's going to become a major character if I write a sequel, this is a potentially serious problem. And yet... since I don't really know what she's like at this point, I'm having difficulty choosing a new name for her.

Therefore I have decided to -- you guessed it -- take a poll.

Before you vote, here's all I know about this character:

- she's got medium brown, curly hair, and brown or hazel eyes;
- she is not particularly tall;
- she's a faery, of the small and winged variety;
- she's intelligent, thoughtful, and somewhat quiet (I think); and
- she's going to have to leave her home (reluctantly, I think) and strike out on a long, dangerous journey, to look for something her people need.

I won't tell you her present name, because those who've read Knife probably know it already, and those who haven't won't find it helpful, I'm sure.

Poll #874744 Name that Character!

Which of the following names do you like best?

Dittany
7(11.3%)
Celandine
0(0.0%)
Rowan
5(8.1%)
Speedwell
3(4.8%)
Ivy
3(4.8%)
Gentian
2(3.2%)
Violet
2(3.2%)
Asphodel
2(3.2%)
Bracken
8(12.9%)
Rush
2(3.2%)
I have a better idea, and I'm going to tell you what it is in comments!
5(8.1%)
I have no idea, and I'm not going to tell you anything!
0(0.0%)
I don't care, I just love ticky boxes!
0(0.0%)