Top five names of people I actually know…
No particular priority, just the order I met people in…
1. Markus Blank.
From Obscurvitory days. Markus used to work at Carte Blanche; I used to drink there. Always thought it would be a great name for a character in a postmodern novel.
2. Larry McGuinness.
Larry was my housemate in Cape Town. Seems quintessentially Irish, although he´s not.
3. Bart Smithers.
Kim´s boss. And that is his real his name, not kidding.
4. Krash King.
My former boss, from when I worked in Jozi. Krash King might not be his birth name, but it is his legal one. Watch this space for the next time he changes it.
5. Thomas Shambler.
Works for the same company I do in Dubai. Affectionately known as “shambles”. I feel his name also has novel potential.
What are some of your favourite names, like of actual people? Have realised my list is shamefully unrepresentative, so would love it if you could add some diversity via the comments box!