"The poet cannot invent new words every time, of course. He uses the words of the tribe. But the handling of the word, the accent, a new articulation, renew them."
Ok, I admit I didn't know who Eugene Ionesco was when I first read this quote. I did a quick search and learned a little about him. I'm not sure if I would like his writing or not, but I still like this quote.
Well, I'm a little stuck with a little problem. I decided I needed to change the name of my villainess form the incomprensible and unkliked name "Sihrqayya" to "Kalidess."
Then I decided to check out the meanings of my other character's names . . .you know just to make certain they were good (to procrastinate and waste time).
I found out that Dantor is the name of a Haitian Voodoo goddess. Hmm. A bit of a problem there for me.
Dantor in my story is Clara's teacher, mentor, advisor. He's a guy with integrity and strength. He's the source of romance for my secondary mc, Stelia (Clara's unofficial mentor). I really like his name. I feel like it suits him.
However, if anyone does an internet search and looks up his name's meaning . . .well, dude looks like a lady is the first thing that comes to my quirky mind.
So, what do I do? Do I change Dantor's name to something like Dan or Torren?
Do I just keep it and try to reinvent and renew that name for my book?