Obsessively, I collect names for future characters, categorize them (male/female; exotic/common, etc.), and keep them safe for future use. One day, I was looking over names based upon nouns (Canyon, Meadow, Candle, Kale, etc.) and was trying to think of other names that would be easy to remember because they were common … and yet retain the ring of unordinary-ness. That is when I considered “Bliss” as the name of a person. Immediately, the following exchange (probably in context of some fantasy tavern) came to my mind and I saved it for future use:
“What is your name?”
“You’ve got to be kidding,” he retorted unimpressed and with cocked eyebrow
“My parents were blessed with unusual foresight,” she purred. …
Maybe I’ll use it; maybe I won’t … but I can’t help thinking that it has the makings of an interesting diversion for an adventurer … perhaps Vy after he suffers the evil touch …
If anyone knows who the artist is for this pic, let me know and I’ll throw him/her a link and acknowledgement.