I need help choosing my name. I want to thank everyone who offered suggestions either here, via email, or on social media.
You might think I misbehaved with my doleful expression and am in trouble for it, but I assure you that’s not the case. I’m just sad because I don’t yet have my name.
Here is the complete list that Melanie’s fans and readers have come up with:
Jerry (named for a man who had PTSD)
Luke (associated with the saint of healing)
Percival (Percy for short)
Rufus the Red
There are three that I’m rather partial to and a couple that won’t work. One is because I’m a boy, and it’s a girl’s name (Sadie). I’m an emotional support dog. I don’t want to need one of my own.
The other that won’t is Buddy. He’s already a doggo in the book. His breeder name is Frankfurt’s Champion Beauregard, and he’s a wee black and tan Dachshund who looks much like this chap below.
You can’t have two characters with the same name in one book. It just doesn’t work.
So which ones are my favourites?
Percival (or Percy for short)
Which of these three names do you think suits me best? Do I look like a Jerry, a Luke or a Percy?
I’ve decided I’m a Percy. Actually, it was Gareth who eventually came up with my name. It seems fitting since he and Melissa met in the town of Percé. You might think it’s strange using a name so close to the setting where “It Happened,” but you pronounce them differently.
This previous post includes the doggos in the series (although not all with photos).