Friday, February 17, 2012

Follow Friday and the Winners of the With Love VDay contest

Happy Friday to you all! Before I ask this week's question, I'd like to announce that I chose two winners of the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop. Thanks to all who entered, and be sure to come back for Hoppy Easter! And now, drum roll if you please...... the winners are:  Norma and Lisa! I will be contacting both of you to choose which book from my backlist you'd like!  Congratulations to you both!  Now, on to this week's question!

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?

A:  I've seen a lot of unusual names, and I have to agree that Renesmee from Twilight is one of those. Horrible, horrible name. Sookie Stackhouse is unique and memorable, and I like that - especially the way Bill says it. It's hard to define unique, though, because constant usage takes something that was unique and makes it commonplace. Everyone and their brother jumps on the bandwagon and there you go. These days, romance writers are overusing names like Jayden so that you get tired of seeing them. Real people have common names too. 


  1. I LOVE alliterations! So names with the same letters for the first and last name are so awesome to me. Hope you have a great Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

  2. Hi, Julie! I didn't like the name Sookie at first, but after 11 books, I kind of warmed up to it. Oddly enough, I never even thought of it today, not until I read it here.
    New follower.

    Here's our #FF post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  3. Hey, I'm a new follower! :)

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

    Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!! :D