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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Taxa or Idy? Names

I was going through my original writings of Heart Fate and found the old name of my female antagonist. Taxa, no doubt derived from some species or sub-species of Yew, her Family.

But I hadn't saved it to my notes and when I had to name her again, it became Idy. Still not a pleasant name to the ear, but not as ominous as Taxa.

Revised paragraph: I thought I'd used Idy in Heart Dance, and once it's in print, it's set. Now I'm torn, I've been thinking of the middle-aged harsh and arrogant woman as Idy, but I believe Taxa would be better.

Your thoughts?

Make sure you add such things to your overall notes page.

May you find all you need for your creativity today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to say: both horrible names, especially Taxa!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

SUPPOSED to be horrible, thank you. One for Taxa...


8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idy sounds nicer whereas Taxa sounds distasteful.


9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Taxa is the more repulsive....Taxa is a taxing person. Pfft!! Idy could be pronounced as small i, like Idy-bitty, could be cute.(not what you are looking for!) Catheryne

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just reread pages in Heart Dance that had T'Yew and his heir and her name was not mentioned. Catheryne

12:26 AM  
Blogger talia pente said...

Oh lordy! Taxa = cross between taxes and toxic.

That takes the EEEEW prize


7:45 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

Idy makes me think of a fussy, older woman, irritating, but not menacing. Taxa, well, she sounds like someone I'd lock my door on, and claim plague or death, anything to get out of a visit!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Thanks a lot! I think Taxa definitely "wins."


12:39 AM  

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