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NEXT WEEK THE TOPIC IS: Top Ten Favorite Love Stories In Books…come on ya’ll..we had to be mushy gushy for Valentine’s Day! So tell us those romances that made you swoon the most!
Wow, this is both easy and tough… but here goes:
- Dane (The Thorn Birds) I’ve just always loved this for a boys name since the first time I read the book back in my high school days. My Hubs is convinced that if we name a child Dane then kids will tease and call him “Great Dane” but really, there are much worse nicknames to be had.
- Jory (Petals On The Wind) Okay, I realize that this is a name from a VC Andrews book. I get that. Doesn’t change the fact that I love this name. I used to just love it for a boy, but I’m thinking it could also be a girls name.
- Clary (City of Ashes, et al) I love this name! I think it sounds lyrical, and Irish. 🙂
- Turtle (The Westing Game) I realized long ago that Turtle would be a hard name to sell any potential baby daddy, so instead I named a dog after my favorite shin kicking character. However that won’t stop me from reading the book to my daughter (should I ever actually have kids) and convincing her that it’s her idea to start going by Turtle as a nickname.
- Odd (Odd Thomas, et al) Maybe not really, but if you knew me then you would know that the chances of me having a child that would totally live up to this name are like 1 in 2. Or maybe just 100%, it’ll just depend on how much damage to our children from my parenting skills that my Hubs is able to deflect.
- Bramble (Entwined) I think her full name was Bramble Rose, but I just love the name Bramble. I doubt I would have the courage to name my daughter that, because I will not have the money to send her to boarding school with all the Apples and Suries and Fifi Trixibelles.
- Ingrid (Down the Rabbit Hole, et al) I never really loved this name until the Echo Fall series by Peter Abrahams. I even love the nickname Girdie. It helps that Ingrid is the smart, mystery solving, soccer playing daughter of my dreams.
- Megumi (Battle Royale) I have loved this Japenese name from the moment I heard it uttered in the movie. The book is even better. Megumi is not a lead character, and because the novel and movie and manga is about a bunch of kids being forced to kill each other off I don’t feel it’s a spoiler to tell you that Megumi is not a winner winner chicken dinner. Still love the name though!
- Charlie (Firestarter) I love little girls with boyish names, although I’d probably name her Charlotte where as in the book I think Charlie was short for Charlene. I also really like Danny for a girl, but I can’t remember if that’s from a book or just a preference.
- Rowan (The Witching Hour) Without a doubt this is one of my all time favorite Anne Rice books (although I absolutely hate the two sequels– sorry, Anne). I prefer it as a girls name, as it is in the book, but it can be used for both genders.
And that’s it for me this morning. Off to work many, many hours today (8:30 am to 10pm- ick!). It’s all good though, I get to read at work so I’m hoping to make a major dent in The Handmaid’s Tale which I am loving. Happy readings, ya’ll!