Q: What are some of your favorite, hated, or memorable character names?
I LOVE names! I've been known to frequent www.babynames.com just to vote on "Name of the Day" even though my youngest daughter is 9 years old. This questions is a great one!
Off the top of my head, I can think of one very overused name. "RAFE". I recently read a book where "Rafe" was the hero. It was by no mean the first time I've read a book with that name. Come on writers, think up a new hero name!
One name that annoyed me while reading was "JESSAMINE". It just didn't flow and they NEVER called her "Jess" to make it a bit less stuffy. I think it is a pretty name but not when you have to read it 50 billion times over the course of a book.
One of my favorite names was "COLLETTE". I'll admit that it was because the name is SO close to mine and I never, I mean NEVER see anything with my name on it.
I can't wait to see some of the other blogger's hated names :)