I was pondering writing a genderswap fic for the Genderswap Ficathon hosted by verbosemofo and got caught up for about two hours researching the names of the main characters and what they mean. Mostly for my reference (but also for any other fic writers who are interested) I've decided to type up my findings and thoughts for future fics. Mostly to adhere to the K.I.S.S. principle, I've chosen the female form of the original name - exceptions get a star with their explanation. Starts with cannon name on the left hand side, right hand is the gender swapped form.
( ...would still smell as sweet )
Well, I hope somebody out there on the internets finds this useful - it's given me a broader sense of the characters and their personalities as they relate to their names. I haven't quite made the deadline for the ficathon, but seeing as I only found out about it on monday, I hope I can be excused. I'm off to go write some more, time to hang up my nerd hat. :D