Lothaire, Derek, Wrath, Rochester, Rourke, Edward, Acheron—we’ve covered the names topic in-depth in What’s in a Name?: The Importance of Names in Romance Novels and Unusual Names Strike Out in Online Dating, but since the reading experience is such a unique and individual one, it bears asking:
Are there names you absolutely will not tolerate in your romantic fiction?
Maybe the hero has the same name as your baby brother, or the first guy who broke your heart, or your dad. Maybe it’s just a name that bothers you, for some reason, or is too silly to bear (see: some of the Black Dagger Brotherhood guys).
Are names ever a dealbreaker for your reading experience?