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What’s in a name?

And now, a dramatic (and only partially fictitious) reenactment:


Random Stranger: Congratulations! When is the baby due?

Me: I’m not pregnant.

Random Stranger: But…you’re reading through a book of baby names…

Me: Yes. I’m a writer. Writers use baby names books to help us name characters.

Random Stranger: Oooh… writers actually do that? Seriously?

Me: Seriously.




We’ve all been there. Well, ok, gents, my guess is you haven’t been asked how far along you are as you flip through a book …