I’ve gone around and around with the whole pen name thing. It’s so fun. There are name generator websites that are dedicated to creating the perfect pen name.This one’s entertaining. Pen Name Generator
It gave me quite a strange selection of names based on real answers to questions asked. Favorites included: Chelsea Sawyer (based on name of first pet and road I grew up on.) Samantha Rossmaur I assume was based on my real name.
One of the reasons I’ve considered a pen name is because my name has a ‘ra ro’ repetition that doesn’t really roll off the tongue.
I’ve tried different angles on my own name like Serra Roth, but this leaves me with the same ‘ra ro’ problem.
I’ve made up cool sounding names like Reverence Li, but I’m not Chinese enough to use the name Li. I could argue that both my parents and a niece have middle names with various spellings of Lee, Lea, Leigh. It’s kind of a family name.
For a Science Fiction author, I’d like something memorable. Maybe one day i’ll be known as Dr. Sunshine Roslove.
Okay, probably not…
What do you think?