Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 10:36 pm
Trying to come up with names for the two main characters for my story. Right now, I'm thinking Audrey and Alexandra.
Since both names start with A, will they be too similar? I don't want to confuse readers...
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 11:02 pm
@nightsong,
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Since both names start with A, will they be too similar?


Yes, too much of a muchness for mine.

Let them be B E baby.

Say, Brenda and Eddie.

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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 11:54 pm
@nightsong,
nightsong wrote:

Trying to come up with names for the two main characters for my story. Right now, I'm thinking Audrey and Alexandra.
Since both names start with A, will they be too similar? I don't want to confuse readers...


I'm sure readers won't be confused.
They aren't similar names.
nacredambition
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 11:59 pm
@nightsong,
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Right now, I'm thinking Audrey and Alexandra.


What I wanna know is will they first come across each other in a LGBT bar?
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2016 03:12 am
@chai2,
Those are not, but I'm glad to see some writers paying attention. I'm easily confused and Doctor Zhivago comes to mind.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2016 03:22 am
I have read crappy novels in which (at times) I have become confused about who each character was, and had to go back a few pages to clear things up. Usually about this time (or shortly after) I tend to discard the book. It's not necessarily similar names that do it. Personally I would not give my main characters names as similar as you describe, however, if your writing is good, it won't matter, and if your writing is bad, there will be a ton of other issues to address.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2016 02:01 pm
@nightsong,
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will they be too similar?
Nah
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2016 04:01 pm
It only becomes confusing when there are too many characters.
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