I evidently have a thing for names that begin with the letter J, because Project One Fifty Four is full of them (Jack, Joe, Josh, "joushi-sama") and another work has a couple too (Jenny and Jamie).
If I do end up breaking the One Steve Limit
, I don't even bother changing the name because it happens in real life and Uncle Tom's Cabin
worked fine with it. (At least two Toms, two Sambos, and two Georges)
I only change the name if it happens to be the name of someone I knew personally and I don't like the association. (For example, I know Amy in real life, and I have a character named Amy who happens to be a sociopathic rapist)
Also: I never use placeholder names for characters. Ever. Because they stick. (I had a 21st century Danish historical reenactor who I quickly named Alaric as a placeholder, but I kept the name because I couldn't call him anything else)
edited 9th May '11 8:41:17 AM by annebeeche
Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion.
I shall watch down from the goon heavens.