Carey Sullivan
Carey Sullivan asked Susan Mallery:

If you hear a name that intrigues you, and you would like to use as a character's name in your book, can you use it? Do you have to get permission?

Susan Mallery If you're just using a first name or a last name, you can use it. I've never tried to use someone's complete name as a character in a book. It's either one or the other for me but not both.
Susan Mallery
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