I'm writing a YA fantasy novel, which takes place in a world where the geography, weather, laws of physics, etc are the same as ours but with different flora and fauna. There are magical and fantastical elements as you would expect and the characters are human. My characters have fairly normal English names, e.g. Scarlet Brand, and now, about half way through the first draft, the main characters have really grown into their names (at least in my head).
I'd appreciate views on whether characters having fairly normal English names is okay or whether it might detract from the world building and setting. One feature of my book that I ought to mention is that I am trying to retain elements which are attainable/achievable in our world by you and I, if we were so minded.
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