Now, back to business.
I need your help. I need it enough, I'm willing to give away a prize in exchange for your assistance. So, here's the deal:
I am currently working on a book (Daphne Lancaster's book for those of you keeping track) and I have a name dilemma. Our hero's name is James and this name suits him wonderfully and I have no intention of changing it. The problem is his brother. *sigh*
I originally named the brother Julian. I love this name. It's deliciously historical. It is appropriate for the Regency era. It's a unique enough to be interesting, but not so weird it's... weird. It just plain has a cool sound to it. But, I found that, since these men regularly appear in scenes together, often in conversation with each other, having two "J" names gets really confusing and repetitive and almost a little sing-songy.
Try as I might, though, I can't seem to hit on the right name for James's brother. So I am turning to you for suggestions. Here's a little info to help you in your name search:
- Because this is an historical set in England, the name needs to be either a very traditional English name (think "Edward" and "Charles"), an English surname that works as a first name (like "Fitzwilliam," Mr. Darcy's given name), or a place name that works as a first name (like "Trent" [a river in England] or "Glen")
- The family's last name is "Tilburn," so a name that kind of works with that.
- And no names that begin with J or D (since those are the letters the main characters' names start with and that was the whole problem to begin with.
For solving my name dilemma, I will give the suggestor (is that even a word?) of the chosen name:
- A signed copy of your choice of any of my books.
- A shout-out in the acknowledgements of this book when it is published.
- My undying gratitude.