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What are the best names for character?
What are the worst?
Does it even matter?
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Best: Finnegan, Stephen Daedalus, Leopold Bloom

Honorable mention: Ishmael

Worst: John
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just think on juliet's line a bit

she says a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

but she doesn't say a sweet flower by any name would smell just as like a rose
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Oedipa Maas
K
Dedalus
Mersault
Humbert Humbert
José Arcadio Buendía
Ada
Lolita
John Shade
Glanton
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>>7627700
Hardly matters. Humbert Humbert is one of the worst names and yet ...
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Tedor, Holofernes
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>>7627750
>lolita
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>>7627700
>What are the best names for character?

Usually fairly nondescript outside of a prescribed purpose, usually comedic, eg Major Major Major.

>What are the worst?

Usually the painfully symbolic, like Hiro Protagonist, Dhalgren's Captain Kamp/Earnest Newboy and a guy I know who wrote a play with a character called Euan Dai Mann (billed in the Dramatis Personae [there was a Dramatis Personae] as 'an Everyman')

>Does it even matter?

Usually it's like sound design; if you notice it, it's being done wrong.
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the kid
the boy
Siss
Unn
Aureliano Buendia
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>>7627750
>José Arcadio Buendia
>>7627998
>Aureliano Buendia

KILL KILL KILL KILLY KILLY KILL
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wew
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