What’s In A Name?


For me, everything… Names can hold or reveal secrets. I was asked the other day why the Cain books have the word “dreams” in them.

Because that is what “Aislinn” means in Gaelic/Celt… Dreams. And the last name “Cain”… Well, the first murderer was Cain and Aislinn hunts serial killers.

“Cain” can also be synonymous with “evil” and since Aislinn is plagued with nightmares… You get the picture.

I slept in the most uncomfortable bed ever last night. I am incredibly sore and stiff this morning.

Even nicknaming her “Ace” was deliberate. I could have used “Linn” or “Ann”, but “Ace” creates a different connotation. It is considered masculine, giving an air of neutrality to my serial killer hunting sociopath. It implies she is as tough as her male counter parts.

So, I go against the philosophy of The Great Bard. A name is truly important. It hides or reveals much.

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