My husband provided the inspiration for the character Jack Bradley. His father, and my father in law, Jim, was a Marine, so to honor him, I made Jack a Navy Seal turned police detective.
My husband also chose the name Jack; I messaged my husband one day and asked him what was the coolest fictional character name he could think of. He responded with “Giacomo” the first name of the main character in the movie Casanova. I went with it.
Ze’eva is one of the few people in Jack’s life who know his full name, because he has always hated the name Giacomo. (pronounced Jak-ah-mo)
Jack’s father also goes by Jack, but his full name is Jackson Bradley. Jack has an uncle named Kevin Bradley, a police detective.