Help Me Name My Character

My slightly-futuristic erotic series, the Tau Cetus Chronicles, has been very successful.

The first book, Programmed To Please… about a very human police agent named Jai Turner who goes undercover as a Beautiful Doll sex robot to bring down the planet’s most notorious weapons manufacturer… has been my best-selling book to date.

The second in the series, Programmed To Protect, features Jai’s police agent partner, Leith Wyatt, who actually does fall in love with a Beautiful Doll sex robot. I’ve gotten some wonderful feedback from readers who say the relationship between these two characters is completely believable.

I’m now working on the third book, called Programmed For Power. It centers on Tau Cetus’ dark and dangerous premier, a man named Theus. He’s been a secondary – but very important – character in the first two books, and now it’s time for his story.

But I need to give him a first name.

Authors know that character names are very important to the story, and a strong character needs a strong name. In the world I’ve created, the characters have somewhat common last names, but unique-ish first names. Chavis Smith. Talis Rainey. Titus Veraine. Celis Jaqan.

So I need a distinct and powerful first name for the premier of Tau Cetus. I’ve been playing with a few:

Olid Theus
Kehde Theus
Severin Theus
Tryon Theus
Riggin Theus
Berrien Theus
Wythe Theus

What do you think? I’d love to get some votes, or even some suggestions!  This book will be released by the end of the year and will be the final story of this series, so I’d like to leave readers with a name they’ll remember long after they’ve closed the book.

I’d love to hear your opinions!



Carol L. said...

I really like Wythe and Severin. They are all good names and different.How about Zaid, Garen or Jharn ? Can you tell how early it is for my brain to function lol They'd probably sound better backwords .lol
Good luck with the names. The stories sound awesome and I 'll be putting them on my TRL.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown said...

I like Berrien. It's commanding and sexy! Good luck!

Martha O'Sullivan

Veronica Scott said...

I liked Severin or Berrien! Best wishes...

Robin Bielman said...

I like Severin. :)

Alice Gaines said...

I also like Severin. Riggin sounds to me like a verb. "I'll be in as soon as I'm done riggin' the teevee antenna."

LOL, anyone else old enough to remember tv antennas?

Sam Beck said...

Hi Leigh,

This character, being the ruler and all, needs a commanding first name and I think all your suggestions fit the bill. I'm a little extra partial to Severin too. Also cracked open Wiki and looked at the list of Roman emperors, just for kicks: Augustus, Constantine, Domitian, Maxentius?

Mia Hopkins said...

Severin is an excellent name. Reminds me of Snape...also, the French cake Savarin, which is delicious.

Jenna Ives said...

Wow, thanks everyone for your input! This is really, really helpful :)


Kate Willoughby said...

Severin! Severin! That name leaped out at me immediately.