I’ve always loved the name. So simple, yet rich, and dignified, and sweet. So, well, Miss Bennet. Or do I mean Miss Austen? It must be time to pull out the Stupid Question category again.
When giving a character in your novel your own name you are declaring:
a) you don’t have the creative energy necessary to come up with another name.
b) this person is semi-autobiographical.
c) that the characters in your novel are so far removed from your personal experience as an author that you can share a name with no further thought.
d) nothing, so stop thinking about it.
e) other. Please specify.