Anybody ever have someone call your character a different or similar name and it just really irks you?
My sister is currently reading the novel I'm in the middle of writing and when she asks questions she tends to say one characters name wrong. She is eighteen and I know she knows how to read. There is a character named Andon, it's easy to say, but she calls him Aiden, which is a totally different name! I love her to death, but that's not his name! Most of my characters have a meaning to their name. Andon is Armenian for "inestimable", which fits his character. You can't actually predict what he's going to do next. I actually do have a character named Aiden in a story i have to rewrite and Aiden is Gaelic for "fire" which fits his character. Yet, she insists on calling Andon 'Aiden' because she likes it better. It's like someone calling your child or pet a different or similar sounding name because they like it better. My characters are my babies and sometimes it really takes me a long time to chose a name that suits them.
My best friends dog is named Butterscotch, but people call her Buttercup all the time it's just like, "No! That's not her name! Even though she can't tell the difference, I can! And it matter to me!!" Haha. But I digress. It's time to work on other things.