What’s in a name? *CONTEST TIME*

Okay, so I’m writing a novella based in the same world as Pucker Up to be released in December. It’s about a teenage witch who needs to bring her boss’s cat back to life before she gets fired. Of course, theirs a guy/love interest who tags along to offer commentary and help her out. There’s lots of (hopefully) humor and spells gone wrong and all around fun.

I have a name for my heroine, Laney. But naming my hero has been more difficult. He started out with the temporary name of Rick Mann. *Cookies for anyone who knows the significance of that.* But I wanted something more meaningful. He’s a mystery to our Laney— tall and slender, dark shoulder length hair, dark eyes, and walks with a cane. There are lots of rumors as to how he hurt his leg from bull fight to land mine. She thinks of him as a modern day greaser. So I thought a name like Ponyboy or Sodapop would be great. Yeah, couldn’t think of anything that didn’t make him sound like a dork.

I want him to have a cool name. All I’ve come up with so far is Apollo. What can I say, I have a thing for hot speed skaters. But it still isn’t right. Maybe a cool last name for a first name. So, if YOU have any ideas of what I should name my limping hero, let me know in a comment and If I pick your suggestion, I’ll send you the novella for free when it’s released. There’s no limit to the number suggestions. So tell your friends and send in those names. I’ll end the contest by Halloween.

Have a great week and happy reading!

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2 responses to “What’s in a name? *CONTEST TIME*

  1. kkline922

    I recommend using a ‘Name Origins’ website. Sometimes I will make a name up but several names I choose because of their meaning, which is specific to the character. One such site is: http://www.meaning-of-names.com/
    Hope this helps.

  2. I LOVE the idea that she has to bring her boss’ cat back to life so she won’t get fired. That sounds so fun. 🙂

    Do I get points for knowing that Ponyboy and Sodapop are Outsiders references? Love that book.

    You might be onto something with the Greek god idea. How about Helios? Bit more Spanish-sounding too, if there’s a bull fight rumor.

    That’s all I’ve got for now at least…I’m dreadful at names myself. Any favorite authors you might want to name the character after? I do that sometimes.

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