But right at the last moment tonight, I remembered that I had allowed the Columbia Land Trust to auction off a name in a book. So thanks to search-and-replace, Quiana is now Cinda Scarlett. A real person.
The three-year-old character is safe. She's sweet, she doesn't kill anyone, and she doesn't end up slaughtered. And she's not a key player.
Got any stories about character names you care to share?