Getting the character names right

Finalising a manuscript is a tricky thing, really. I usually write in this order: (a) get the characterisation and structure right, (b) get the wording right. You can’t finish the wording until the rest of it is in place (it’s kind of like trying to fit out a building before the framework’s been built). But of course there are always ‘better thoughts’, ‘second thoughts’ and in this case a reconsideration of what the name of the ‘darker shades of grey than the rest of them’ guy might be.  That’s what we call the putative bad guys around here, but his actual name needs a re-think…