Opinions on Faye Xanthe?
So I'm writing a story about a twelve-year-old girl, who is currently named Faye Xanthe Casson. Faye and Casson I want to keep, there's a reason she's called Faye, and Casson just fits her family (Faye, her sister Alexandra (Alex) and dad Daniel) perfectly, but suddenly I feel like Xanthe is unrealistic for a number of reasons.
The thing is, Faye was born because of a deal between Daniel Casson and a group of people. The deal was that he had to have a child with a woman of their choice and give them the result (Faye) when she hit twelve. In return he got a whole load of money. So, therefore, Faye was never wanted and thus I don't reckon that she would have got a fancy middle name like Xanthe. I want her to have a middle name, but something a little less "my precious angel must have a fancy Greek name"-ey. Something that speaks of an unwanted child, of a shady deal made in a cheap hotel room. So, yeah. It's a mix of fantasy and a bit of sci-fi (not really).
Any ideas? I'm open to all suggestions!
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:09pm