A quick Name question

All right everyone, my critique partner and I keep going back and forth over names. On one hand I started my WIP with one name which I like and the cp loves, on the other hand I adore this other name. So what do you do when you can’t decide on a name?

Well I’m putting it out there for our bloggers to decide.

A. Scarlet “Lettie”

B. Siddalee “Sidda”

This character is fiesty and a werewolf, not just any werewolf but the bitch wolf. Her mate is a complete badass Aplha wolf. So tell me what you think of names.

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11 Responses

  1. Oooh, they’re both good! Hm…I like Siddalee “Sidda”. It’s different, and doesn’t make me think of Scarlet O’Hara (unless that’s the slant you want to take.)

  2. I like Lettie- the other is too weird for me but you know how I feel about weird names, girl! S

    • Ok, I’ll share my inspiration so that Sfcatty will be ok with the weird name πŸ™‚

      I love the names from the movie The Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood. I like the movie but man it’s got some great southern names in it and not just the females, Shep(love it!) Siddalee is played by Sandra Bullock and i just love her. So after seeing it again the other night I decided I kinda wanted to change to Sidda. As for Scarlet well this started off as a short story for the Red Hot Fairy Tale submissions and I needed something for little red riding hood(hence scarlet(red))

  3. Unique characters need unique names–so I understand the frustration.

    You have the advantage of Sidda being used in a movie, so it’s recognizable, yet unusual enough to stand apart. It was one of my favorite names from that film! (If they can remember your characters, they will remember the writer’s name too!)

    Hey, I have a couple baby name books and several name sheets from certain time periods that I refer to (including surnames). And aside from the icky factor some people may suffer, there are fantastic names in old graveyards. Yeah, I cruise the boneyards where ever we go! Paranormal people are like that, ya know. Sorry! lol

  4. Sayde-Ok I remember her in that role. Brain lapse.

    Runere- I find names on exit signs on the interstate as I travel. My latest I found on my travels was Ocilla Sylvester, Haven’t used it yet. LOL!

  5. I usually go to the SS baby names by year webpage. But I do soooo love the name Siddalee. To bad I didn’t think of it when I was pregnant with B. She could have been Sidda Joe πŸ˜‰

  6. Okay – I love em both. And if you change the hero’s name, I’m flying down south for a little talk. I know you won’t change his name – right? πŸ™‚

    • Well Bec I’ve been kinda thinking of changing it to Earl πŸ™‚ hmmm, I guess I’ll be moving to an undisclosed place.

  7. I’m kinda liking Siddalee — different but not totally bizarre. My oldest has the kind of name that everybody hears and says, “Oh I met somebody named that once.” Never more than once. But it is not one of the random assortment of letters than some people name kids and/or characters. It’s a real name, just . . . different. I kinda like that. And luckily my kid feels the same way about it.
    So name your character whatever feels good to you. Final answer.

  8. I like both names. However, since you are writing for a paranormal reader, you might consider Scarlet, though I can’t imagine an alpha female named Lettie. The Siddhe or, whatever similar spelling you use, generally refer to the fairy, an ancient, almost-immortal race in Britain. They are NOT nice little people who fly around throwing dust. Rita

    • Rita, you crack me up lady. what a wealth of information you are. I was actually going to use Sidda from the movie her full name would be Siddalee, hmmm, now I may change that again though. πŸ™‚

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