Did you know that the one and only Stephenie Meyer — author of Twilight and inventor of sparkly vampires — is not a fan of the baby name Renesmee?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last year, Meyer was quoted as saying: “I would never name a real child Renesmee.”
Check it out:
EW: You named Bella and Edward’s daughter Renesmee, which has been a source of ridicule even among ardent Twilight fans.
SM: I am someone who strongly believes in reality, and that you don’t monkey around with people’s names. Whether they become a stripper or a lawyer has a large part to do with the name you give them. I would never name a real child Renesmee. But in fantasy, you can name your characters anything you want. I couldn’t have named [Bella and Edward’s] child Lindsay. I couldn’t have named her anything that already exists — it would have felt wrong. I had to pick a name that I felt was completely and totally unique, which opens you up to heckling. Which I’ve taken. I take all my heckling, and I totally get it!
EW: Someone is probably naming their real-life child Renesmee even as we speak.
SM: Well, that really disturbs me. [Laughs]
She isn’t even lukewarm about it — the idea of it disturbs her. That’s a strong word.
Do you agree?
Source: Q & A: Stephenie Meyer