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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?
Can I just say, YAY for an easy question? Ha! Seriously, I like this one as I agree...I love some of the more unique character names I come across in books. I've always liked Arwen from the Lord of the Rings series, and Harry Potter has a few choice names. A stand out name for me at the moment is from Caitlin Kittredge's The Iron Thorn that I just finished reading...her main character is named Aoife...which in all honesty I had no idea how to pronounce when I first started reading. According to Google, it is an Irish name and is pronounced EE-FAH. I love the look and sound of it.
Part of me wishes I could have a heap of pets just so I can name them all interesting names! I much prefer unique names, that's for sure. It took me 6 months to name my dog though...thankfully I started thinking of names before I actually bought him, so he wasn't unnamed for any period of time. He was Finnigan from the moment he was born! Not an entirely unique name...but that is mostly because my father and I had to agree on one and we definitely don't have the same tastes!! He wanted to name him Chalky...um, no. But then, I wanted to name him Apollo, Ianto or Draco for a time. I usually steal names from TV/movies or books...as you might have been able to tell. Any of them were better then my Mum's choice - Casper!! Big no. Finnigan came about from a mix of my Dad liking Finbar (another NO!), but both of us liking Finn for short...and then Finnigan occured to me with thanks to J.K. Rowling and Seamus Finnigan. I was happy to have him named after a Harry Potter character at least!! I also spent a lot of time searching Scottish names (he is a Westie after all) and trying to find something with meaning...Finnigan is Irish though, but means 'fair', so there you have it!
Right. Now that I'm done rambling!! What are some unique names you've come across in books?
I just want to take a moment, again, and apologise for another week of silence here on my blog. My internet went kaplooey. It did leave me some time for reading and trying to catch up on things...namely writing reviews...though I found myself in a bit of a funk and so I marathoned the latest 9 episodes of Supernatural to catch up on this season. Big mistake! Holy emotional rollercoaster, Batman! That put me in an even bigger funk for the next 3 days, so not as much accomplished as I'd hoped!! *shakes fists at Sam & Dean* But the net is up and running...well, for the most part, still some drop out issues here and there...but things should get back to normal here again. I have got a fair amount of reading done lately, so a heap of reviews to come!! Thanks for sticking with me!