This is the second of the Modern Myths series. Enjoy Modern Myths – Space Exploration!
I had a lot of fun with these stories. I assigned each character a name based on his power (or personality) – see what you can figure out about each character.
You can’t really tell a lot about a character from his name, but names are really important all the same. While certain names don’t really correlate with certain traits – but I’m always very careful about choosing names, anyway. Some names just feel like a better fit.
Write a story. Choose the names carefully – see if you can show something about the characters with their names. They could be long, showing (perhaps) a refined pedigree or respect for ancestors – or short, showing what a practical, down-to-earth sort of person he (or she) is. Maybe it’s a nickname – is it silly? (I’m known in my area as Ostrich – but that’s a story for another day….) Does your character go by one name, or several? What can you show through your characters’ names?