Making Up a Name?
A year or so ago, a gave a character Caulfield as a working name. (I've posted at least one other thread on this before, in case this sounds familiar).
I can't use Caufield due to The Catcher in the Rye association and the fact that the character is female.
Usually, renaming characters isn't a huge issue for me. I renamed the character Chloe, thinking it fit well enough. However, several months ago, I reread some of my old writings - in which I call the character Caulfield. At that moment, I realized Chloe never really suited her. In particular, I've become attatched to the nickname Caul for her (as I reread, I noticed I referred to her as Caul more often than not).
The best I've come up with are Colette, Copeland, Clarimond and Clotilde as alternatives (and several others I can barely remember).
I want Clarimond or Clotilde to fit, but they just don't.
At this point, I'm considering mash-ups, like Cauliese or Caultilde.
Opinions and suggestions are appreciated!
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 9:51pm