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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Would you like a character named after you? An unconventional giveaway!-CLOSED

Giveaway Now Closed!


This is something new and different for me. 

The main character of Beggar Magic does not like her name. Right now it is Kynel Weaver (some other characters in the book are Vickers Buffet, Zebedy Brightly, Brick Webber, all of their names I like). She's 16-years-old for most of the book, looks vaguely like the picture below, has a case of out of control cynicism and occasionally breaks out in sarcasm but is fiercely loyal and protective of friends and family. Practical, put together, and ready for a fight if need be, that's Kynel  . . . except Kynel needs a new name!

So I'm giving away her name.

Or more accurately, I'm giving away a chance to name her. 

I do maintain a little creative control. Nothing silly (no Ivanna Partee or Kissy Butz or . . .you know, anything that sounds like it was invented by a thirteen-year-old boy). If you wish to name her after a person, I may ask your permission to tweak it into something more fantasy sounding, or more feminine if you want to name her after a guy, so Cathryn Smith may become Catryn Smythe or Dan Jones Danna Jonas. 

I also  would like to gift the winner with a copy of Beggar Magic, but since the book isn't due out  until next winter, this will not be delivered immediately. 

So, enter my rafflecopter and name my character!




a Rafflecopter giveaway





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21 comments:

  1. I love the name Cerise and I think it sounds like it would fit a fantasy world, so that would be her first name if I got to choose.

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    1. That would be an awesome name. It kind of fits her face too.

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  2. I would like to name her after my friend Daria (or Dasha, it's another form of this name). Yeah, that's not unusual, but I think Daria would be really happy :) And the description of Kynel is totally about my friend.

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    1. Sounds awesome. I'd probably go with Dash over Daria, just so it doesn't get confused with the cartoon show from the late 90s.

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  3. Hmmm.... She looks courageous... I think Audra fits. Other -a's might too, but seems I only get one pick :)

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  4. Err Aphra or Sabri? I've few ideas. Actually Dasha was a nice suggestion.

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    1. Sabri is pretty, and yeah, Dasha is great, too. I'm just glad all the suggestions (at least in the comments so far) have been good and no one wants to name her Xena or something.

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  5. I grew up, those first couple decades, hating my name. So few pronounced it right. Both first and last maiden name were issues of pronunciation. Well, I learned to like my name--and insist folks say it right or I give them another nickname or approximation. I got tired of it being mangled. I totally get the feeling of this character, though Been there. Now, I like that I nearly never run into someone with my name. And I'm the only "Mirtika" on Amazon. :D

    So, in honor of all those self-name-loathing years.... Mirtika or Mir or Tika or Mirti ....

    Liking my name now. :D

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    1. Mir is my favorite. Would it be Meer or Mer though?

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  6. For some reason, the internet isn't liking me tonight. Anyway, Wilhelmina. Or a shortened version like Mina/ Minna/ Mynna. The name means 'Defender' or 'willing to protect' in German. The name always makes me think of a feisty spunky young girl with a no nonsense attitude.

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    1. I once named a character Thaddeus and after that was determined never to make a main character have a name longer than 6 characters. Just too much to type over and over and over again. But in this case I'll be using "find and replace" so it shouldn't be a problem.

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  7. I second the "Cerise" option. thats my favorite!

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    1. It is definitely one of the prettier, more exotic choices.

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