Thursday, February 16, 2012

Follow Friday (40)

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Q: BeefcakeandBabes Asks: I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What’s the most unique character name you’ve come across?

As a writer myself, I know all too well the desire of wanting that “perfect” or unique name for your character. You don’t want something just random ninety-percent of the time--it must have spunk and style, while staying with your character’s given personality, right? Not that I have anything against a normal name, either. I adore those, too! Most of the time, I like to tell people my characters pick their own names. Weird, right? :P

Anyway, I don’t want to just hand out my own character names here at the moment because I’m not quite ready to share them publicly yet. Nothing against my readers of course, but I like to keep them a bit private for personal reasons. There’ll be a release in the near future I believe but I’m not making an official announcement just yet.

Some of my favorite unique names come from some of my favorite reads though. Katniss (Hunger Games), Karou (Daughter of Smoke & Bone), Aria (Pretty Little Liars), Kerrick (Touch of Power), and Dorian (The Dark Swan series).
Oddly, I seem to like ‘K’ or K-sounding names (even if they start with a C instead). And I’m just now noticing that strange quirk, I guess you could call it. Haha.

Happy Friday and happy reading!



  1. I find it interesting that a lot of people are saying that Karou is quite unique for them. It's actually a popular name in Japan. Then again, I enjoy Japanese literature and music so I'm the oddball who sees the name as perfectly normal!

  2. I forgot about Karou! Names that have a "K" sound are lovely. Old follower.

  3. Hi & Happy Friday Pixie!

    I can't wait to hear about the book you have written!

    We have a few of the same names on our list :) great picks..

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  4. How in the world did I forget Dorian? Ha! I can think of a ton of unique names now, but when I actually had to write the FF post, I blanked.

    Great post!

    Here's our FF

    Jamie @Addicted2Heroines

  5. Aria is pretty. You do seem to like "k" - there's a reason for that!!! hahahaha I didn't share my character names, either... I mean, if they're going to be unique, they gotta lay quietly for awhile! :-)

    Here's my FF:

  6. I like all the names on your list :) Karou made my list as well New follower!! Have a great weekend.

    Here is my Follow Friday

    ♥ Book nerds are pretty too

  7. I love Karou as a name....that is funny about the "K" quirk.

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  8. New follower

    Dorrian and Kerrick, two very interesting sounding names!


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