(1) I always felt sorry for poor Ashley Wilkes
in Gone with the Wind.
And stuck with a girl name to boot.
(2) Okay, I know this is just me,
but it is really, really hard to keep people straight
when reading a book set in Japan.
Every name sounds alike to me.
Too many vowel sounds.
(3) Men in romance novels.
Bold, one-syllable names that sound
like those of an action hero or
a curse word. Blaze, for example.
And Rock. Ridiculous.
(4) Old-fashioned names in classic stories.
Walter, for example, is Mr. Bridge's first name
in the classic book,
Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell.
Walter Bridge sounds silly now, doesn't it?
(5) Bilbo Baggins. Please.
(6) Every Debbie I've ever read about
is a bubble-headed dimwit.
Surely we could have a story about a beautiful and clever
college professor named Debbie? For once.
Well, that's all I could come up with today. I'm off to see what you thought of....
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