Hey guys, this is my first post here so I'm sure I have much to learn, though I am looking forward to learning more! I wanted to get y'all's opinion on my protagonist's name: Adam. I don't have a last name yet. I know it is hard to give meaningful feedback on something like this without really knowing the plot of my novel, so here is a tidbit. Basically my novel is an autobiographical fiction. The plot follows Adam (myself) as he grows up in a very religious society. As he grows up he struggles with coming to terms with the conflicting feelings he feels about his religion and sexuality. This battle leads to a host of other issues that affect Adam's relationships with his life-long best friends: Sean and Leah, as well as his parents. The plot is full of Biblical character names (though most are modernized, i.e (Leah, Sean) as well as references to Biblical events. Biblical allegories and metaphors run throughout the story. Some are more hidden and require the reader to really piece things together, while others are quite explicit. The decision to name my protagonist Adam is one of the explicit references I am going for. The idea being that this is how "God created me (Adam)." The novel packs a powerful punch on this message and I feel like using the name Adam is in-line with the overall message and themes of the novel. So... all that said... I want to know: Do you think it is frowned upon to go for such an obvious symbolic name like Adam. I feel like Adam just works for some reason. It's somewhat close to my real name and the scenes sound so much more intimate now that I've replaced my name with Adam. Basically, I really want to use Adam , but if this type of symbolism is frowned upon I may have second thoughts about using it. Any feedback it greatly appreciated!!! Sorry if I broke any forum rules; I promise I'll learn them at some point, haha!