man I had to type 'names' and 'numbers' a lot of times to set up this poll So, title self-explanatory: when it comes to chapters do you prefer names or simple numbers? Before tonight my current novel was separated into unruly massive chunks of story but I've gotten it mostly cut into more manageable bits now (except for that one bit ...), and I guess it's just now dawned on me that I could name these things. I always love a clever title, whether it's for a book or a chapter or an episode, but I'll admit I'm not so confident I can pull them off, and in doing some reading I discovered that some people find chapter names 'childish'. And there is definitely something nice and elegant about just numbers, I think. Figured I'd see what you guys think. If you do name your chapters, how do you go about doing it? Simple description? Subtle foreshadowing? Something profound, something funny, it all depends? If you don't name your chapters, is it a matter of disliking the practice (if so, why?) or simply being apathetic towards it? So many questions! Or just vote in the poll so I can stroke my beard and nod sagely and go "ah yes, statistics".