What’s in a Name?

I’ve had fans ask me where I get the names for my characters in my books. Well, that depends…it’s kind of like asking where I get the ideas for my stories. Like my ideas for my books, I get my character names from all sorts of places. Sometimes I hear a name on TV or in a movie and I just like the way it sounds, the image it projects. Other times a baby name book can come in handy. And then there’s always the Internet. You can look up popular names, unusual names, even names by ethnicity. Did you know the top three names for babies born in 2019 in the U.S. are Olivia, Emma and Eva for girls and Noah, Liam and Elijah for boys?

So where did I get the name Cash, the hero in my book In Another Life that releases TODAY?  My nine-year-old granddaughter.  She was talking about a boy in her school, and his name was Cash.  For some reason that name created a character who had tons of back story and secrets. I’ll even admit that because my hero’s father is a con man, I could see him naming his son Cash.  So tell me, does a character’s name create an impression of a person?  Do we name our children because a name fits who we think our children will grow up to be?  Do you like your name?

What are reviewers saying about In Another Life?

I’m so excited! My C.C. Hunter young adult novel In Another Life releases today. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-MillionIndie Books and Powells. Her are just a few things the reviews are saying about it.

“It’s fast paced and holds your attention. You can whip through this book in a few days.”—Saturday Niter Reader  https://tinyurl.com/y4xkqvu2

“The story, from beginning to end, is captivity and the characters are one with whom I identified and empathized.”—Macsbooks https://tinyurl.com/y4qpw84e

“I cannot remember the last time I read a book in a single day, but IN ANOTHER LIFE was a page-turner.”—Do You Dog-Ear https://tinyurl.com/y293lqqq

“IN ANOTHER LIFE was an exciting and intriguing young adult thriller that had me devouring pages until the very end.”—A Dream Within a Dream https://tinyurl.com/yxrn8gng

“I will recommend this book to any mystery/thriller action book lover if you also like a little bit of YA romance mixed with suspense and build-up tension, then you won’t want to miss reading IN ANOTHER LIFE!—The Cozy Corner https://tinyurl.com/yxzhdwdk

“I will tell you that I devoured this read. It was so good and I couldn’t even put this book down.”—Cecily’s Book Reviews about IN ANOTHER LIFE https://tinyurl.com/yy2s8vsf


The winner of last week’s giveaway of a tote filled with cool stuff is Christiana. Please email your postal address to christie@christie-craig.com and I’ll send you your prize.


3 thoughts on “What’s in a Name?

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