Hey guys I need an opinion. Do you all think the following character intro becomes repetitive? Should I trim it down? The name of the person on the other end of the phone wasn’t Red. Her real name was Annabel but she hated that name. She thought it sounded like someone who would faint if she got her hands dirty, and would ride sidesaddle. Her grandfather had given her the nickname Red when she was a little girl because of her red hair. Now she refused to answer to anything else. She felt it fit her. It was the type of name that worked well with phrases like: “Red, drive them strays up to the upper catch pen.” Her grandfather sometimes regretted giving her the name. He wondered if the other hands on the ranch would have been less willing to encourage an “Annabel” into becoming a cowboy. It wasn’t like she was unfeminine. A person would just have to get past the lip full of Copenhagen, and layers of trail dust to see the woman who could have been her class’s prom queen. But, Red preferred to brush her quarter horse’s mane more than her own silky shoulder length hair; she would rather spend time putting liniment on cow scratches than lotion on her own perfect freckled skin.