Hi all, First of all, I hope this is in the right sub-forum; I did spend a bit of time wondering where it should go, and went with my gut. I'm sorry if it's not in the correct place, though! Now, on with the question. I'm writing a story which will involve an automaton named Pinocchio, or so I hope. I was just wondering, I know book titles are not copyrightable (if that's a word), but are names, even if they're famous - Harry Potter, Gandalf, etc.? The only similarities between the two would be having them created by a man, although he won't be named Geppetto, or even anything close. Pinocchio won't be a puppet, but a robot, and there won't be anything to do with lies and so forth. It really is just the name and the fact he was created, but I think having him named Pinocchio would work for the story I have in mind. If I can't use the name, could I change it by, say, using alternate spelling (Penokio or Pinokkhio) or by adding numbers or symbols inbetween the letters (Pi-33-nocchio or Pi~noc~chio), or even adding capitals (PiNOCchio)? Thanks for any help. I think I'm just reading too much into this.