Friday, February 17, 2012

#FF: Feature & Follow #11

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.
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?
I couldn't waste this opportunity to mention Acheron ("Then he shall be named Acheron, for the river of woe. Like the river of the Underworld, his journey will be long, dark, and enduring. He will be able to give life and to take it. He will travel through life alone and abandoned, ever seeking kindness and ever finding cruelty. May the gods have mercy on you, little one. No one else ever will."). So sad... oh, boy, I just love him so much! *-*

I'm really crazy about the sidhe names in Merry Gentry's books, too. There's Galen, Mistral, Amatheon, Adair, Caswyn, Sholto, Nicca, Andais, Blaec, Usna, Abeloec, Nerys, Taranis, Fflur, Maelgwn... most of them have Galic roots, and they all fit the characters perfectly. I think they're very pretty. Hard to pronounce, but pretty nonetheless. :)

Oh, and there's 'Hannen'. It's probably one of the weirdest (first) names I 've ever seen. He's from The Heart of Hannen, which is a pretty good book.

What are your unique names? :)

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  1. Can't pronounce half those names! LOL

  2. Is it bad that I thought Hannen was a female name until you said he?


  3. I know! It's the names that I can't always pronounce that I chose! Granted I have my own pronunciation in my head, but who knows if it's right!

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  4. You listed a lot of names. Most of which I have no idea how to pronounce lol thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I am stopping by to return the follow.

    Sara @ upon a love story

  5. The names that I can figure out how to pronounce are pretty! Thanks for the follow, following back! Happy reading!

  6. I chose the Black Dagger Brotherhood names :) New followers via Networked Blogs. Have a great Friday! Here is my #FF:

  7. You came up with a lot of names! They really are unique because I have no idea how to pronounce most of those. I hope they came with a pronunciation guide! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. Returning the follow. Have a great weekend!

  8. Very unsusal! Forgot about Acheron, I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's books :)

    Sherrilyn Kenyon

  9. So many unusual names! The problem with those is it's so hard to figure out how pronounce them, like your other comments have said. At the same time - so fun!

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  10. Those are some really cool names though I am not sure that I can pronounce all of them.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Hi, thanks for stopping by! I read the first Merry Gentry book and wasn't crazy about it. I've been hoping to find someone who has read the whole series so I could ask about the other books. The first book was mostly about her re-connection to the Fae world, (which didn't WOW me) so... do the storylines get more complex as the series continues? I hope so, because then I'll probably keep reading them. I love Fae stories.

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  12. haha, I thought Hannen was a girls name too and then you said he. haha. thanks for the comment and the new follow! I am now following! :D

    Stephanie @Little Red Reads

  13. Those names are Tolkien-esque aren't they? :)
    thanks for following! returning the follow to you. have a wonderful friday!

  14. Thanks for the comment! Those Galic names reminds me of the character names from the video game series Assassin's Creed, although their origins are completely different. I really love names like those. For some reason Hannen reminds me of Handel... Haha!


  15. Wow, some very unusual names there. I've seen a "Galen" in another series. I like Irish names too.

    Thanks for following, I'm following you too.

  16. Those are all really unique! Galen, though, not for me so much because I know a Galen and one of the stars on my soap is a Galen in real life. :)

  17. Great answer!! I've heard great things about Acheron, and I've really been wanting to read that whole series...but the length is intimidating. Not to mention the size of Acheron itself...good Lord. I own it in hardback, that thing probably weighs ten pounds!! Returned the follow :)
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

  18. Ah. Love Acheron. Forgot him! And the Gentry names. She does come up with some great one!

  19. Thanks for stopping by my FF. New follower :-)

    I remember what a tongue twister "Hermione" was when we started HP, now everyone knows it. I wonder which of the names you listed we will find in the year 2025 kindergarten class?

  20. I feel like those names are unusual in a good way. New follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great weekend.

  21. That is a nice list of unusual names.

    I'm a new follower.

  22. Definately some unique names there great picks, new follower, here's mine

  23. And I thought Renesmee was strange enough. Yours are better! They sure are a mouthful.

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  24. There can never be too many opportunities to mention Acheron. Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back.

  25. Turns out I'm already a follower, lol!

  26. I feel so smart after reading those names! I love the name Acheron:D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog I'm following you back:)

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

  27. I’m following you now from Follow Friday, and to follow me back, check out My Follow Friday post

  28. Acheron!I love the dark hunter series. Acheron is by far my favourite character...though Valerius runs a close second.

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