X is a nifty letter. It has a great sound. Go ahead and say it aloud. X. Nifty, huh? It has punch and it’s kind of sexy. Probably because it’s in ‘sexy’, but still. X….
Anyway, when my current novel idea jumped inside my head, it was followed closely by Leigh Baxton. Leigh herself is punchy (just ask the boys in the story), and sexy (just ask the boys in the story). Did you notice the X in her last name, by the way? That’s no coincidence. She’s also built like a twig and short, kind of similar to her first name. The name fits the character. The character fits her name.
The name Leigh Baxton just came to me. I didn’t have to think too hard. I didn’t have to go here, though that’s a great starting point. What about the rest of you? Where do your character names come from? Do they have the letter X in them? Should they?