I hate coming up with names for novels. Short stories are easier (generally), but a novel just never wants a name in my head.
It could be that I leave it too late to name them. For instance, The Blurt has been The Blurt or, more fondly, Blurty for about 2 years. So when I had to come up with a name – a proper one that represented the tone of the novel – it was damn hard work.
10 names. I went through 10 names before I found one that stuck!
Now, I have to say, that I’m actually really pleased with the “formal name” I’ve given Blurty, but I think it will always be Blurty in my heart.