Friday, February 17, 2012

Abducted by Feature and Follow 2.17.2012


I just got back from singing some karaoke at a local bar here in town, and I figured what better time to hop around on some blogs before going to bed! And in case anyone is curious, I sang my go to classic song, Jump by Kris Kross, and then sang Little Black Back Pack by Stroke 9. I had never sang Black Back Pack before and I was shaking sooooooo incredibly bad! That is probably why I have the energy to write this blog before passing out!

It is time for another Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

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This weeks question is...

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 love unique character names but off the top of my head it is hard to think of some! So, I'm going to go with...

I LOVE the character of Odd Thomas from the series of the same name by Dean Koontz. Not only does he have a unique name, but he is a completely original and charming character! I can't wait until the movie comes out because I know it is going to be amazing!!!

I love when authors create first names that don't sound unusual when you are reading them, but when you stop and think about it the names really aren't that common. I mean I don't know anyone with the name of Odd in real life, but when reading the series it never took me out of the book when I read over his name. 

I have read quite a few science fiction and fantasy books where the names are so strange I couldn't even pronounce them! I ultimately will just make up my own nick names for the characters and call them that because it is just so much easier for me.

There is one more unusual character name that I LOVE, but unfortunately I haven't read the books yet. And that is Ford Prefect in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series!

I haven't read the series (although I own all of them and I absolutely will read them this year), I have seen the movie. Mos Def plays him in the 2005 film adaptation and he was hysterical! Once I heard his name in the movie, for some reason, I just fell in love! 

I tried to use the name Ford for the love interest in the project I attempted for NaNoWriMo last November.  But that project never really saw completion. As soon as I do write something worthy of the name, however, I am totally using it!!!

Okay, I have some tidying up to do before I sleep so I really better go. But have a great Friday!


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Anonymous said...

That's CERTAINLY a unique name LOL
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Thanks for stopping by and becoming a new follower!! I am now a *New Follower* to your site. ;] Great answers by the way, awesome names.
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J. B. Kantt said...

Hey, I'm a new follower! :)

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

Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!! :D


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Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

For some reason, Aaron won't let me name any of our future children Odd, although it'd certainly be a great fit for any child born with half my dna.

I'm sad I wasn't out and about with you, cheering you on for karaoke. I miss you! I am going to go see One for the Money tomorrow afternoon, though. And I saw Woman in Black the other night with Aaron (completely freaked me out worse than any slasher film could have).

We really need to work on our rendition of Coldplay's Paradise for our future karaoke times...

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

I couldn't tell you were shaking, and you sounded really good! ;)

Ha, your nicknames are funny! I enjoy them at book club.

Ford is a great name. And although I've read the books and the character in the books is very different than in the movie (for one thing, he's a white man in his 40s or something), Mos Def will always be how I picture Ford Prefect!

Anonymous said...

These are really unusual character names! My book club is going to read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy soon! I agree with you! I don't want a name that's so crazy that I can't really pronounce it and it confuses me, but I like names that you don't see everyday that are easy to read.

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