Anyway,...what is in a name? I laughed really hard when I saw this on Amazon:
Audrianna. Well, my grandmother's first name is Audrianna. Her maiden name was Whiltshire. And so that is the protagonist's name right off the bat. My Granny's real name. Everyone used to call her Audrey. Hence Audrianna's nick name. Audrey/ Audrianna, Whiltshire.
Viktor.Now, my grandfather's name is Edward. I really wanted to name the main male lead Edward and was researching what Edward could be in russian. But I hesitated to name Audrianna, the character in the series, husband Edward. On account of the lead of the twilight series being so popular and being named Edward. I sort of didn't want people to think that I took the name from another famous author. So I named Audrianna's love interest Viktor, cause I always loved the name Victor, and I had read a story years ago about a Russian Prince named Viktor and the name just stuck in my head. So I named the character Viktor. Now there are a million and one books about Russian Billionaires called Viktor these days.
So I look up names that I like and decide based on the meaning. Sometimes though I do get lazy. I'm not as thoughtful with my names like I used to be...
Quincy got his name for Quincy Jones. I always admired Quincy Jones because like a-million-and-one kids and he is on good terms with all of them. He puts many dead beat dads out there to shame. Quincy is kind of like the eye in the middle of the Audrianna and Rayner storm. He is the reasoning, mindful soul caught in between his brother and sister who are always at each other's throats.
The reason why I say 'pretty sure' and not absolutely is because the website that once showed the meaning of theseNative American names is no longer up. I can't find it anywhere so I hope I do right by his tribe. ><'