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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Need Heroine Name

She is a mid-late 20s geek, works in IT. I had Laine which I liked a lot, but hero turned out to have an L name, too, and that doesn't work for me. Current name Cera, was also thinking of Ashley, Megan, Chelsea, Cheryl, but I'm not too proud to ask for help.

"Winner" should there be one, gets their choice of an ARC of ROUGH Enchanted Ever OR one of the Heart Collection stories.

Robin

17 Comments:

Blogger Betty Hanawa said...

Is this a Heart book or Magic Circle? My suggestion is Dandelion, which can annoy her because she's anything but fluff. But in Japanese dandelion is tanpopo for which the intuitive meaning is "bloom where you are planted" because dandelions grow wherever they can, even in minute cracks in pavement, and bloom and seed.

But I also like Cheryl because author C.J. Wilson is a friend for whom I have great affection.

Re-reading the Heart books on my Nook and am annoyed I can't get the entire series for my Nook.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Meesus Lau said...

Enchanted/Magic Circle book because IT geek indicates modern world/earth.

Kara - in tribute to Kara Thrace of Battlestar galactica.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mariposa =butterfly - I read a quotation that said:
A butterfly is a self propelled flower. Very true I think.
Or what about. Libelula = dragon fly - they love flowers and water.

Can't way for the next Celta book!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Suky said...

Sadie nickname for Sarah and fun to play with & shorten more.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Betty Hanawa said...

Amanda, beloved, Mr. Spock's mother

10:55 AM  
Blogger Betty Hanawa said...

Ada, after mathmetician Ada Bryon, Lady Loveland.

Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who coined the terms "boot up," "reboot," & "debugging the system."

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Mem said...

Hedy, for Hedy Lamarr; actress, scientist, mathematician and co-inventor of technique for wireless communications.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Mikaela said...

Well.. Why not make it simple, and call her Aine? According to Wikipedia Aine was a celtic goddess of Love. Among other things...

1:22 PM  
Blogger Betty Hanawa said...

Good one, Mikaela

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Bbasney said...

Nosila.

It is the name of a friend who is getting her degree in computer science, and I've just always found her name very pretty.

~Bb

2:46 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Alyssa, great name with multiple nickname possibilities

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Gina G said...

Candice - I gather it means 'clarity.'

6:49 PM  
Blogger melmothermode said...

Carissa (Cari for short)

I like the feminine name opposing the "geek" occupation

8:00 PM  
Blogger Sparrow said...

How about Niki or Mika?

7:46 AM  
Blogger Cali and Andy said...

I agree with the nicknames. I met an adorable Frankie the other day. I have a huge fondness for Z names. lol. Last name matters though, you got to get the syllables right.

I love all these recs to name after awesome women.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I'm flashing back to the late 80's for names. How about Tiffany, Jennifer, or Stephanie. They were also top baby names in the mid-80's.

3:14 PM  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Thanks, all. Betty, for Celta I already had a Dandelion.

Others, like the A names but have just written Amber and now writing Artemisia, so no more A names for a while.

Last name is Palger -- why, not sure since I didn't make a note of it, but I like it.

Now to look at the many facebook contributions.

THANKS SO MUCH.

10:54 AM  

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