I'm trying to refine a name for my main character and characters in general but I will be focusing on my MC for the example of this question. My question is: What criteria would make a name hard for readers to read?
I'm thinking of using roman and latin, and possibly gaelic names for the book.
Here's what I got.
- I really like the name Nyuna. (Pronounced Nuu-Nah)
- Her full name (maybe): Nu'nah Lux
- Nyu to her friends.
- Little One is her pet name.
Others I have...
- Nyuna Everstar Luxanna
- Nu'nah Lucia Luinir
- Lumii Luxann
- Lu'mii Luxe
- Reina Celestios
- Nu'nah Lux
Or would that be terrible writing to put an apostrophe in there to easily break the name up into 2 syllables? What would be criteria that make a name difficult for readers? Multiple first names, apostrophes in the middle of the name, amount of syllables, ...? The above are examples of bizarre names I have thought about that I am unsure of.
Online sources aren't being helpful with this particular question so I thought I'd post here.
A general idea of what my main character looks like and does for a living:
Image does not belong to me. It was found on google images after 15 minutes of scrolling through pictures. It's kind of close enough.