I’m giving my novel The Last Knights of Jerusalem the final, final brush up. (It’s like painting the Forth Road Bridge, always something to tinker with.)
To my consternation I found that I had broken one of my cardinal rules. Two main characters had names starting with the same letter: Stephen and Simon. One, at least, would have to be changed.
I decided to change Stephen. I first thought of Robert but many of the historical figures had names beginning with R (there are several called Raymond for example.) So I’ve been sifting through Medieval web-sites to find an alternative to Stephen.
No luck so far.