When you use unexpected elements together, it makes readers wonder more about how the story will tie them together.
In contrast, if the elements of the title interact in boring ways, like King Arthur and Excalibur, then the story will probably sound boring.
It’s fairly cliché for stories to use high-selling words like dragon, vampire and magic in the title.
Many readers will give your story a closer look if you advertise that it has a plot element they are fond of.
Do y'all ever have trouble remembering the title and author of a book and it just makes you crazy? I thought maybe it happens to some of you, too, so I opened a thread for it.
I'm also looking for a Harlequin Presents circa '89-93.
Finally you should accept that there are some locations and periods for which there really isn't enough data to pick a number one record for a particular date, for example the UK before 1950 or anywhere (including the US) before 1940.
The more we can surmise about the plot, the better. Your invented words won’t interest us because they don’t I have no idea who Ekwamedha is. A character’s name will be the weak point of the title, unless the name is so well-constructed that it has an immediate emotional impact.
If your target audience is older than 13, this could be fatal. If you use an [adjective] [noun] title, the adjective has to be unusual. Do not use any acronyms that readers will not understand.
As far as titles are concerned, acronyms are the most dangerous kind of imaginary word. If possible, identify any element of your story that sells itself.
Then you must decide which source to use, in the US for example the Billboard number one is usually different from the Cash Box magazine one.