Friday, February 17, 2012

Follow Friday (18)

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Q: I like unique names for characters and I'm looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What's the most unique character name you've come across? 

I think when it comes to naming a character, it should never be haphazard or just for the sake of getting it over and be done with it. You as a reader will always feel the amount of care coming from the author translated to the names she or he bestowed on the personalities that populated the created world and when you sensed that a lot of thought went through the story, you tend to like the book /the world the author presented. Names can sometimes cue the readers to a tell-tale trait of the character which adds dimension to them.

The most unique names I've come across are from the Lord of the Rings. The names don't sound or feel awkward. You can really believe these people do carry these names. 

17 comments:

  1. Following. I forgot about Lord of the Rings! Those names are so creative and interesting.

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    1. Yup and you can never get tired hearing them again. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Thanks for the follow...and I totally agree with your statements.

    My FF Here

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  3. Ohh, I loved some of the LotR names (and faces). *coughs* Legolas *coughs*
    I'm an old follower, of course. :)
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    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

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  4. I agree about the Lord of the Rings names. Old follower :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. Is it bad that I don't actually remember many of the names from LotR, except Frodo, which sounds like a Muppet name to me?

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    1. Lol! That does sound like a muppet!

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    2. No not bad all. :D I can't name all the big and heavy elves in Middle-earth except for those highlight in the movies. Opps.

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    3. Thanks for dropping by Priscilla The Great (catchy) Hahaha. Just don't let Ms Piggy know.

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  6. Yeah, I don't remember the names from LOTR either. I haven't seen the movies. Though I did read The Hobbit.
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  7. Hey there, I'm your newest follower, just popping by to say hi! Happy reading this weekend!

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  8. How could I forget Lord of the Rings! Gandalf and Frodo!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm an old follower.

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

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  9. I’m following you now from Follow Friday, and to follow me back, check out My Follow Friday post

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  10. i like it too when the author takes the time to make meanings to their unique names. It adds depth to the character but also to the story. I don't like when they give unique names that sound awkward or are hard to pronounce but fit oddly into the book. You mentioned LOTR and those names are original but they also fit the story. It would be weird if Frodo was named something completely generic.

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    Danielle @ Novelly Antithetical

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