I know what you’re thinking. You don’t have to name the owl, Marina. It’s just a stuffed toy. And it doesn’t even look like an owl.
I know you’re right, but he’s just sitting on my desk staring at me, all vague and nameless. Sad, unloved and nameless. Accusing, almost. What kind of mother are you? If you really cared you’d give me a name. And stop letting people say I don’t look like an owl.
Sorry, buster, you really don’t look like an owl. The original did, but I think I overstuffed you. You look more like a sparrow with a really big butt. Maybe an overweight robin.
Hey, I could call him Robin. Robin the Owl.
Picking names is tough…our current fish is Prosper, the GOLD fish! I like classics…what about Octavius the Owl?
Prosper the goldfish is pretty awesome. I wanted to call two of our goldfish Fish and Chips but the kids wouldn’t let me!
How about Dynamo Duck or The Dynamic Duck for the boy? And–Cornelius for the owl. Just because.
I have such a hard time naming my characters. And my books, for that matter.
Sadly the boy is anything but Dynamic! Dozy Duck would probably fit better. I like Cornelius — sounds very serious and wise!
Cornelius would be a great name for the owl. It implies intelligence and wisdom (for me). Finding the right name can be quite a pain for me too, although I hardly ever look at baby-name books. Usually, the names for my main characters are easier than those for minor ones, probably due to the fact that I know so much more about MCs. Good luck with finding the right names.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggles with names!