I have a problem. When I wrote Dreaming of Sleep - a flash fiction piece for Pill Hill Press's Daily Flash 2011 - in March last year, the MC's name, Myron, came to me as all names do - it just popped into my head. Don't ask me how it happens; it just does.
Flash-forward to October 2010 and I've decided to use the title, MC, and idea behind Dreaming of Sleep for my NaNoWriMo novel. I was confident and happy with the choice bar one thing - the name Myron. There were two reasons for my unhappiness. Firstly, I had not long finished reading Alex J. Cavanaugh's brilliant debut novel, CassaStar, and the lead was called Byron. Daft as it might seem, I didn't want my MC's name to be so similar. Secondly, Myron just doesn't fit the character that emerged from my 50,000 nano words - a 21st Century astronaut/time-traveller and romantic lead.
So, here I am four months later and I still haven't found another name. I'm not sure if I'm just procrastinating or if it's because the name is so important to me I'm putting myself under undue pressure.
Can you help me name my main character?
Any tips on breaking through the procrastination or even name suggestions would be gratefully received. I don't like to beg but I'm not ruling it out.