Sorry about the radio silence, I should be able to catch up soon.
btw did you know that there are all sorts of places where you can find out popular baby names for a given year. I've been stuck for three hours because I couldn't think of a name. Fortunately the Office of National Statistics compile lists of popular names and as I knew roughly how old he character would be I could download the spreadsheets and then use a pin.
Now all I need to do is find a surname.