Wednesday, 8 February 2017
What's in a name?
Magazine editors quite often change story titles and I'm never surprised when it happens. There are several reasons they might do this - perhaps the original was similar to something they've used recently, it may be to fit a house style (some favour short titles and some longer) or so it fits neatly on the page or even in the contents list.
With this story the main character's name has also be changed. That is a surprise as it's never happened to me before. (I once had a boy turned into a girl, which I think may have been to suit an illustration, but the name stayed the same.)
No doubt there's a very good reason for Angus to now be called Archie, but I can't think what it might be. Can you?
Have you ever had story titles or character names changed? How do (or would) you feel about that?