Wednesday, April 27, 2011
There is a child in my grandson's preschool class named Phineas. Now I know names like this are now popular. But I always think this name is limiting--especially for a future detective. Phineas could never feature as a free swinging, muscular, gun-toting hero.
But he could take on more Sherlockian characteristics. Or at least so it seems to me.
What are your favorite fictional names?
Hard to beat Lew Archer, Travis McGee, Lisbeth Salander, Angel Dare, V.I. Warshawski or Jack Reacher, isn't it? Can a wrong name put you off? Would you believe in the toughness of Lisbeth Salander if her name was Mary White?