So yesterday I was wondering whether it was just me who associated hair colour with names - and YAY! It isn't! I'm not the only weird one out there :).
Today, I want to look at something which is probably cross-cultural and that is the use of nerdy or dorky names for a hero. You see, I think what constitutes a nerdy name in the UK doesn't always translate as nerdy to those in the US/Canada. Thus sometimes I will read a book and my heart sinks slightly when I realise that an author has given a nerdy name to their beefy Alpha hero. It just seems wrong somehow.
For example, take the name Colin. Now I know that these two guys are nothing like nerdy or dorky:
Kevin is also considered a bit of a nerdy name, as is Nigel, or Graham, or Dwayne.
Now let me stress here that there isn't actually anything wrong with these names, just that in the UK they have certain associations to nerdiness. Mind you if the nerdy guy named Adrian looked like this I wouldn't be complaining!
So do any of these names translate to nerdy names in the US or Canada. Do you have different nerdy names that aren't considered nerdy or dorky in the UK. Let me know and we'll compare notes!