En fouillant un peu Technorati il y a quelques semaines, je suis tombé sur ce blog qui raconte une fiction où l'on retrouve un caractère appelé "Effisk" (comme ici par exemple). Amusé, j'ai demandé à l'auteur comment l'idée de nommer son personnage de ce nom lui était venue. Voici la réponse :

Honestly, I have three different methods of finding names to use. One of which is to start with a letter of the alphabet that hasn't been used at the start of a name recently or as prominently. I'd had to come up with a few within the conversation the characters were having - Justin, Nate, and Earnest. Sometime, the lesser characters will just have normal names like that. But the Magistrates use their surnames, not their first names... So I picked the letter "E" and then with something that ended similarly to the other Magistrates names - Prenish, Arnish, Effisk.

Okay, so basically I plucked it randomly out of the air. But there was some method to it...

Si la "méthode" n'a pas beaucoup de sens, l'auteur a au moins de l'humour...