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N is for Names

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This post is part of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge, wherein participants blog throughout the month according to the letters of the alphabet. For more on the challenge, click here

Note: If anyone wondered, I tagged the blog as having adult content due to a few factors: one, strong language; two, the possibility that excerpts I post may have graphic descriptions of sex or violence and therefore unappealing to some readers. Never fear, though, I’ll be sure to warn y’all if a post of that nature comes up! In the meantime, feel free to read on!

Cheers and happy ABC’ing,

Murphy

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Ah, names. Like several of the writers I know, I hate naming characters. The ones who stroll into my head already named are much easier to deal with. Amusingly, the character I had the most trouble naming for this novel was Noah, possibly the most laidback character in the whole bloody book! My brain’s sense of humour is warped, I tell you. Warped.

At any rate, I find it amusing to see how a name can suit a character, or, if the name isn’t what you would expect with a character’s personality, how the differences can make the name uniquely theirs. On that note, here’s a list of most of the named characters Darcy has encountered or heard about so far in H(A)UNTED, whether dead or alive. The only hint you’re getting about them is their name. For added fun, it’s not in any kind of order. Enjoy!

Betty Lou HARPER

Gage HOLLOWAY

Sydney (McAllister) KENDRICKS

Allison (McAllister) RIGGS

Remy McALLISTER

Jamie ALLEN

Ryder KENDRICKS

Joanna and Luke McALLISTER

Anna (DiMelo) and Malcolm HOLLOWAY

Grace (Crawford) HOLLOWAY

Eliza and Charles LAWSON

Mariah (Lawson) HENLEY

Beatrice and James CRAWFORD

Noah McALLISTER

Donald BUCHANAN

Alan BUCHANAN

Janet BUCHANAN

Leslie and Mac QUINN

Amy QUINN

Morgan QUINN

Mei-Ling and Scott QUINN

Mallory and Kevin QUINN

Aileen CHRISTIE

Nancy QUINN

Joel MILLBURN

Dorothy QUINN

Linda QUINN

Roy and Lillian JAMESON

Jack BREAULT

Seth FLANNERY

Nathan and Leah NICKOSHIE

Matthew NICKOSHIE

Stephen CHRISTIE

Spencer HARWOOD

Marie RADLEY

Adrian HENDERSON

Now you just have to worry about the unnamed ones.

… Not very reassuring, am I?

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8 thoughts on “N is for Names

  1. I used to give all my characters really meaningful names. I’d spend hours on behindthename.com. But now I use whatever names pop into my head, and all my female protagonists start out life as Jess for some reason!

    • Interesting! Usually all I do is make sure their names match up with their heritage, especially if their heritage is a big part of who they are. Most of this bunch were pretty easy to name, actually.

    • I admire you for that, but I don’t know if I could do that. XD Some of the characters in my Impartials and Immortals books are like that, but it was another character who named them that way. I’m just along for the ride. Usually the extent for me is to make sure their name, especially last name, fits in with their heritage. (Like the Nickoshie family here.)

    • Thank ya. Usually if I pick a more common first name, I try to make the last name more unique. If they’re both common? The character probably isn’t important. XD

    • Looks like we do, haha! Sometimes naming is easy, sometimes it’s a pain. I got lucky; most of the characters for Haunted were pretty easy to name.

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