People come up with the strangest names. I can't talk. My son has five. As far as my son's name goes, he was the first male grandchild. All the grandfathers wanted him named after them. I wanted to name him after my grandfather. My hubby also wanted to give a him a completely different identity. And so, to satisfy everyone, Lawrence Xavier Sterling Randolph Smith made his way into the world. Yes, he was named after grandfathers and great grandfather.
My book characters have names that I'm sure some readers aren't sure how to pronounce. But the names came with the characters. The reader can pronounce them any way they want. I had a favorite character. She was Lucky Santangelo, a character written by Jackie Collins. I botched her name in my mind until the movie came out and I got to hear what it was suppose to sound like. It didn't change the way I felt about the character. Still loved her.
What's the wackiest name you've ever heard for a fictional character? For me, it was Pussy Galore in Octopussy. She was also one of by favorite James Bond heroines. Have you ever given a character a weird name? Did they come with it, or did the name come later? I'd love to hear the responses to this one!