Feature & Follow (42)

Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read, that allows you to meet new bloggers and make more followers.

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?

That is a HARD question! I'll probally spend eternity thinking about this question. I know I love when I read a book that characters names are always different I mean, you don't want every book you read have the name Ethan as a name. LOL

But some really unique ones and my favorites would be, Bones, Terrible, Curran (<---always think of the food), Merit, Mencheres, Aren, Magnus & Alec (hehehe), Jericho Z. Barrons (<---I'm madly in love with that name). I'll probaly add more later as I think about them. But I just love that authors spend time and research different characters names and make it something different and unique. ;)


  1. You hit a lot of awesome names, Mariya! I think of food when I hear Curran's name, too. Sounds like Currant. Ha! Ha!

  2. Hahaha, and Ethan isn't even that great of a name! (No offense to any Ethans reading this) I feel like there are a lot of names recycled in the YA genre, and it's always been one of the things that bothers me about it. Anyway, I'm following you now! Love the blog. Here's the link for mine: Lilly's Follow Friday. See you around :)

    Lilly @ BookLungs

  3. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I completely agree with the names you picked, they are unique & I think the characters suit them :)

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday-17th-february.html

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Wow Mariya you are spot on with the names. Awesome job! I was thinking names like Kaylee (Soul Screamer), Annya (Rogue Angel) and Annabelle Lee to name just a few.

  5. ooo, Jericho, i love that name! perfect choice.
    New follower :)

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  6. Hello My Little Linky Monster:))

    You know I love all those names, Bones, Barron's, Curan, Mrncheres...love them all...of course that's why we're friends!!;)

    P.s. I was looking into joining RAK next month for the March sign-up..I'm just a bit confused by the concept....Okay so you never emailed me wanting to know my surprise I have for you!!:( I can't discuss it on a comment, but aren't you even curious???? Hehr

    1. LOL oh yes, I'm just seeing how long I can hold out without begging you to tell me. I think this is a record. I'm doing pretty well, but this does not count --->OH, MAN! PLEASE! OH, GOD! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! TELL ME! OR I'LL TRACK YOU DOWN AND TORTURE YOU FOR HOURS UNTIL YOU TELL ME!!!!

      RAK is pretty simple I've done it for the first couple months since it started but I don't have any books I really want right now that are already out so I stopped for a while. Basically there is a list of people and you look at they're wishlist and you mail the book to them which is being nice, or it can be for bloggers you just want to send a thank you to that you love ;)

      I think doing it to get rid of some books I don't want anymore. I probaly wouldn't get a lot if I sold them and plus at least u can give to someone who would enjoy it or want them. One time I have this huge book away. I think there was 12 books in there. It was like shelf cleaning.

    2. That's a great idea actually! I should try it, if it helps me to become acquainted with bloggy stuff! See I don't know why you don't give me all this info....I just happened to see RAK one day!! Lol

      Ohhhhhhh I want you to know but, it's a handmade gift, that I still haven't heard back from the maker yet.....I wrote the maker like 2weeks ago, I'll shoot that person another email......I like it when you beg though!!! HAHAHAHA!!!;)

    3. The torture part of your post has me laughing so hard! Lol

    4. Haha! Everyone loves RAK. I stopped doing it that's probaly why I forgot about it. But you should totally do it. ;)

      And oh, fuck! One follower left!!!! OMFG!!!! I"ve been waiting for this moment like for the entire week!!!

    5. I'll get the deets from you about it before March:)....Also I've been RT all your following tweets trying to get you that last 1 follower. Lol

  7. Right. Magnus and Alec! :) New follower.

    Von @ Mr. Book Wonder

    P. S. I absolutely loved your blog. So organize!

  8. Awesome choices, especially Mencheres. That's definitely a name I've only read about once.

  9. Yaaay, Bones and Curran, Love their names and their characters. old follower.

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  10. New follower! I am your 1000th follower!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

  11. Oh, I love Magnus! Not just the name, but also the character. ;)

    New follower.

  12. I love when the name (and the translation) are clues to the character's personality or something that is revealed in the book--if I figure it out early it is like solving a great puzzle!


  13. Ooh! I love Mencheres is such an awesome. Do you know what book that is from?
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  14. Great picks I especially love Jericho and Bones it's hard to pick between the two,lol.
    New follower, here's mine

  15. Terrible - from Stacia Kane's novels? I adored him and thought the name suited him perfectly. Sometimes it just fits. Other times it's lame. Anyway, new follower, here's my Friday hops http://kristyberridge.blogspot.com.au/

  16. Following you Courtesy of FF!

  17. New followers here! Happy Friday...

  18. Oh fab names! I'm swooning here! ;)

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  19. My name is from Dickens. I've always thought Fagin was appropriately named. And Mr. Beadle - also from Oliver Twist.

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  20. I'm a new follower :) Here's my answer: http://bookprowl.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-2.html

    I love "Bones" for a name. Never thought of that before.

    1. Just hopping by, happy Friday!


  21. How did I not remember Terrible? The travesty! Love me some JZB as well. Great answer!

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  22. I hadn't heard of any of those characters before, but I want to get to know them now! I especially love the names Bones and Aren. Great choices!

    New to your blog!


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  23. Those are some awesome names! I LOVE unique character names!

    Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!! :D


  24. You just listed off a ton of names. I can't think of any!

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  25. I found your blog through the Feature & Follow Friday. And I love your answer...I totally forgot about Merit which is a character name I love!

  26. New follower! I love the name Jericho too! Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-7.html

  27. Hi, I like the name Jericho too, it's also in the Dream Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon as Cratus' alias.

    I'm a new follower

    Vikki @ V's Book Life

    My FF - http://vbooklife.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-hosted-by-parajunkee.html

  28. I too love when authors take the time to name their characters. When they have ulterior meanings and aren't just names that are likeable. I hate when they give the off-the-wall names just so their names are odd and "original".

    Old Follower
    Danielle @ Novelly Antithetical