Follow Friday - #3

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Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by two great blogs, Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.  Each host will have their own feature blog, but anybody can join in! It's a great way to find some great new blogs and gain some followers! Just remember, follow for follow! :)



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?


I think will be the one that will be said a lot but Renesmee is definitely it! Although, names like Finnikin and Froi are up there too. It's really hard these days for any names to be "unique" as names that used to be classed as different are now the norm and names that were normal are getting to be rare. But I think there are some fantastic names out there and mixing two names is great! I love reading a book and finding a name I have never seen before - although that makes it hard if you have no idea how to pronounce!!

What about you guys?


Claire <3

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

11 comments:

  1. Ahh, mixing names was my grandfather's pastime. :D Fortunately, I didn't get the pleasure of it but for my mom's name? :D It was mix of her father's name and her mom's names. A lot of people will always scratch their heads when they heard it and worst, they can't spell it but her name wasn't even all consonants, there were vowels in there. Tsk. Some people just need leg up in the imagination department. :D I haven't encountered the book where Renesmee came from tho. My FF. Old follower.

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    1. What is your mum's name? :) Renesmee is from Twilight :P
      Checking out your FF now :)

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  2. Renesmee, definitely. What a weird, weird name. You're so right about it being difficult for names to be unique nowadays. I'm writing a couple stories at the moment and it's amazing how often my characters' names crop up in the different books I'm reading. I've even changed a few because of that. I like different names, but not totally bizarro names (like Renesmee) :D

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    1. Can't wait to read some of the names you have in your stories :)

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  3. Ohh I couldn't stand Renesmee. I have to admit it's unique, though. Here is my answer - http://bookprowl.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-2.html

    I'm a new follower stopping by :)

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    1. I couldn't figure out how to say it. I was constantly changing how to say it, and decided the name is too hard!

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

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

    Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!! :D

    J.B.
    http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for following! :D I love unique names too, as long as they aren't too extreme!

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  6. First, I love hearing the countdown for the hunger games when I click on your blog. <3 <3

    Second, I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone and have to say that Akiva and Karou are some pretty unique names!

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    1. Haha, thanks! I had someone say she loved my music, then she finally realised it was for the widget!

      Those are lovely names! Thanks for sharing :)

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