Thursday, February 16, 2012

Follow Friday (22)

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee

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Q: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?

Okay, so there are a LOT.  First off, Harry Poter:  Remus, Andromeda, Draco, Wormtail, Hermione, etc.  Then there's the Hunger Games:  Katniss, Gale (for a boy it's weird), Peeta, Prim, Glitter, etc.  Plus Percy Jackson: Castor, Pollux, Perseus, Annabeth (NOT A REAL NAME), etc. 

Then there are less known book.  One of my favorite books (by Jessica Day George, go figure) has a girl named Jonquil.  I've recently started reading a series called Young Wizards by Diane Duane (yeah, yeah, it was published thirty years ago...I'm slow, alright!) and the names are weird, like Juanita, Dairine, and this isn't including the alien names!  Plus the book I'm reading right now has a man name Everlasting.  That's right, Everlasting.  And there are many, many more tat I could think of immediently, I've just already written an extremely long post, so...

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Jenn Renee said...

I think its hard to come with the strangest when there are names from books like Harry potter.

New follower. My FF

Addicted2Heroines said...

Ha! Everlasting? Unique and kind of cute. I think it would grow on me ;) Great choices.
Old follower.

Vidya-BooksAreMagic said...

Hi..nice choice of names. I like it. Here is my Feature & Follow. A new follower! I would love, if you could follow my blog.

Vidya @ Books Are Magic

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Hi :)

Yes Katniss, Gale, Peeta are very unique names, but Everlasting is WEIRD!! Lol.

Happy FF


I'm a New GFC follower btw :)

Kah Cherub said...

Jonquil? Pollux? poor kids.

I'm a follower. :)

Jessica (Book Prowl) said...

New follower. I mentioned HP and The Hunger Games, too:

RandomThinker 1 said...

I have to say that Frodo Baggins is one of the most unique names I've ever heard :) And Sherlock of Sherlock Holmes (I mean it's so unique you can't even say it without thinking of him)... and Wealthy! :D Aunt Wealthy!!! That's her first name; she's from the Elsie Dinsmore Series.

Preet @ A Written Rhapsody said...

I don't know why I didn't think of HP...Oh and I so agree on Gale! It was sort of distracting, haha. Following!

Preet @ AWR