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Choosing names for novel characters is consequential. I have a dog-eared baby name book I've used for years in search of just the right signature for this or that person. A name in a fictional book should mean something, and while only a few readers may "get" it, those who do share a wonderful moment with the writer, a shared secret, a wink. For example, the Reverend Enoch Sadler is a hypocritical hellfire and brimstone minister in my novel, Snake Oil on Snow Cones (currently out on query, so if you're a publisher feel free to pop over and read the first chapter). The complicated reverend is one to use biblical verse to control others and have them bow to his whims and obsessions. This is e