piątek, 17 lutego 2012

FF#3 - Unique names

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The question this week is... 

Q: BeefcakeandBabes Asks: 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 had to think for a little while, actually! I think in the beginning, I'd like to clarify that unique =/= weird. I HATE it when the authors want to make the names extremely extraordinary, to make their characters speshul. Just... no. The names should stand out, but the wacky spelling or additional letters don't make your character all that great, believe me.
That being said, I love names from The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness (I wonder how many times I've already said on this blog that I love these books?) - the female main character's name is Viola Eade. It's unique and pretty. Another name from these books is Wilf. I absolutely adore his name and his character! Patrick Ness said it's one of his favorite characters, and I bet it'd be yours too. :)

What is your answer to this question? Link me your FF/answer in the comments, so I can peek. And read Chaos Walking trilogy y/y?

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19 komentarze:

  1. New follower! Great answer. Viola Eade is very creative. I like your blog design, by the way. Looking forward to your reviews!


  2. I like characters with quirky spellings . Grnlllll has no vowels but I still think I can pronounce it . Anyway I can't imagine how hard it is to choose character names . ugh . I am not a writer . btw your name is unique . I have never seen it spelled that way before either. Is it the polish version of Agnes ? just wonderin about that , no worries.

    1. Yes, exactly, that's the Polish version of Agnes. Pretty popular name in Poland, especially in my generation!

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. I actually considered naming my kid Viola, so it's safe to say that I like your answer. :)
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  4. I agree, sometimes names can get out of control. lol if we can't pronounce them properly then what's the point?

    on a side note, you are studying Korean? I study Japanese :) I know it's not the same but the grammar structure is similar! lol have a wonderful Friday.

    xoxo Lenna

    ps, i love your name :)

    1. Aw, thank you! :)

      Yes, I'm studying Korean, third year now. Next year I'll be studying Japanese too, and I'm a little scared, because I've always hated hanja/kanji. But Japanese sounds simpler than Korean to me, so I hope it won't be THAT hard. :)

  5. Great names! I haven't heard of the books but the names are special. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I totally agree with you! I like it when names are different, but its so annoying when the author tries to go out of their way to make a character 'unique' and it just totally fails! :/


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  7. I like Viola Eade. That is unique and speshul without being completely strange!
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  8. Hey, I'm a new follower! :)

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

    Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!! :D


  9. My niece's middle name is Viola, and I think it is unique and beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog! New Follower! Love the name of your blog!

  10. I agree. I'm not a fan of names being spelled differently just to make them unique. I do like original names, especially when they totally fit the character. I haven't read The Chaos Walking series. I've added it to my TBR. :)

    Thanks for shopping by my blog. I'm following back.

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  12. Extremly made up names can be hard to read with. But Viola is a very nice name :) I've read the first book, but I'm going to reread it and read the next 2 hopefully very soon! Thanks for stopping by! New follower! Happy reading!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I don't like names that I can't pronounce. Different spellings are okay as long as they aren't ridiculous.
    Waiting For Wentworth

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back with linky. I will have to check out the Chaos Walking trilogy.

  15. AHH THIS SERIES. IT IS FOLLOWING ME EVERYWHERE! I reaaaaally need to read it soon after all of the amazing things I keep hearing about it. Thanks for the recommendation!

    New follower :)


  16. Viola Eades is unique without being "look at me look at me." It's just a nice pretty name that is easy to pronounce and fits the character.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  17. I actually know someone named Viola! It's a pretty name :)

    Thanks for stopping by!


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