Aw man. I had looked for such books when I started The Larch, but at that time there were none. I fugured I have a better chance with it if it were the first and only. Now whatever I do must be complared with a preeminent author who's won REAL awards.
Anyway, the hero in The Larch wants a new name. For now we'll call her X.
So I'm thinking that X's last name should be Pinkerton (after the famous Chicago detective). What I'm not so sure about is her first name. I want it to be something tied to Chicago so I have as role models:
1. Jane Addams (of Hull House fame)
4. Jane Byrne (first woman mayor of Chicago and another Jane)
5. Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini (first North American Saint, but could be thought that I named the character after the housing project that shares the Saint's name)
6. Ida B. Wells (civil rights activist)
There they are, who do you want?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Blogger won't let me post photos of Jane Byrne, Mother Cabrini and Ida Wells.