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MC name - Jack or Wally?

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I agree that there are too many Jacks. Most MC's named Jack are more heroic/men of action. Based solely on your original, albeit brief, description I'd choose Wally. I agree with Mrs. Jones though, the character is in your head so you will know what suites him best and feels right. I do not, however, agree that Wally sounds round/slow/pudgy/old because I consider Harry to be in a similar vein to Wally and we all know of a pretty popular book series where the young hero is named Harry...

Ultimately it will be the character that makes the name, not vice versa. Go with what feels right.
#31 - January 22, 2013, 12:11 AM
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I like Wally too. I feel like there's more room to define him. Jack seems like more of a "type" -- which I hate to say because that's my son's name!
#32 - January 24, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Sometimes, I think about the year I think my character was born and choose a name from the most popular baby names for that year.
#33 - January 24, 2013, 01:04 PM


Wally says fun. Jack says action. IMHO.
#34 - January 31, 2013, 02:12 PM


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