I’ve been reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman, which is…interesting, to say the least.
The main character’s name is Quentin, which I do not like at all and which has been driving me mad the whole book. But it’s gotten me thinking about the name Quinton, which I actually like a lot, and all the other spelling variations – Quinten, Quintin, I know a kid who spells it Quinnten, etc. I think Quinton’s the only spelling I’d personally use. But Quentin is the most common on the SSA list.
What do you think?
Do you like the name(s)? Which spelling/name do you like best of them?
And do you pronounce all the names the same? Or, how do you pronounce them?
(The only Quentin I’ve ever met pronounced it exactly the same as Quinton, KWIN-tun, but I’ve also heard it said more like KWEHN-tin)