Friday, 17 February 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (17th February)

   Weekly meme hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee & Alison Can Read

This weeks featured blogs: Beefcake and Babes and Le' Grande Codex

Question: I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What’s the most unique character name you’ve come across?.

There are a few names that come to mind and definitely what I find unique and unusual (not necessarily in a bad way).

** Renesmee from Stephenie Meyers Twilight saga (not a fan of this name at all)
** Katniss From Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Trilogy
** Dank from Abbi Glines Existence Trilogy. (also not a fan of this name at all but love the character)
** Etienne and Cricket from Stephanie Perkins 'Anna & the French Kiss' & 'Lola & the Boy Next Door'
** Karou from Laini Taylor's The Daughter of Smoke and Bone

What to do..

Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
Follow the featured weekly bloggers 
Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few.
The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back.
Spread the Love...and the followers
If you're new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Reviews this week: 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Inhale by Kendall Grey
Fracture by Megan Miranda
Time Out by Jill Shalvis
Because of Low by Abbi Glines

Currently Reading:

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand



  1. I love Karou's name too! thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Karou isn't that unique of a name, is it? It's a popular Japanese name but I guess for us North American readers it would be unique. :P

    Dank is a real unique name. I'm not sure if I'd like a name like that. Reminds of the word stank, haha.

  3. Hi.. A new follower from Feature & Follow! I like Katniss very much too. But, I have different choices. Here is my Feature & Follow. I would love, if you could follow my blog.

    Vidya @ Books Are Magic

  4. I love the name Katniss, and I also loved Prim and Haymitch. :)

    I'm a new follower. Here is my FF post:

  5. Woo! I named Karou and Katniss also in mine. :D Lol.
    Great post and good list of unusual but unique names. Although I really have to be honest and say that I hate the name Renesmee but that's just me. Lol.

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend. :)


  6. Renesmee is beautiful, and I can't believe I forgot about Katniss and Primrose!

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  7. Hi :)
    Out of the books you named above out of the ones I've read; I find Karou, Katniss, and Peeta very unusual names. But I love them so much!;)

    Happy FF
    My FF

    I'm a New GFC follower btw!;)

  8. If you didn't list that you are not a fan, does that mean you are a fan of the other names?


  9. Those are really original names! Just for the record, I LOVED Anna and the French Kiss to pieces! And I also loved the Hunger Games!

    By the way, I tagged you!

  10. I have seen a lot of Dank and Pagan today! I have yet to read Existence! It's on my TBR pile though! Maybe I oughta boost it up!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  11. I still don't get Cricket for a guy. Etienne is completely French! I love the names in Hunger Games b/c you've never heard them before (oops, except Primrose). Great choices all around!!!

    New follower! My FF

    Have a great weekend!
    Kristin @myparahangover

  12. I didn't think about Dank or Karou! Great choices

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

  13. New follower :) I mentioned Katniss as well:

  14. Good pick on your names. I didn't even think about Katniss or Karou when posting my FF. However, unique names keep jumping in to my head now, after the fact. Like Sirantha Jax from Ann Aguirre's series with the same name ;-)

    Here's our FF

    Jamie @Addicted2Heroines

  15. Great names, happy Friday!

  16. Hi, Sharon! Thank you for stopping by my blog, dear. I'm follwing you back. And oh gosh, Renesmee is the worst, haha.

    Lilly @ BookLungs

  17. Old follower popping in to say hi!

    I love the name Karou! It's so different, but it's really kinda pretty at the same time.

    My FF

  18. Hi! New follower from Feature & Follow!. Karou made my list as well.

    Have a great weekend.

    Here is my Follow Friday

    ♥ Book nerds are pretty too

  19. Those are some awesome names! I LOVE unique character names!

    Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!! :D


  20. Awesome post and I totally agree!! I can't believe I forgot about Katniss!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

  21. As usual, I am still playing catch up on Saturday. Friday was only enough time to do the twitter and FB follow, and set up the linky on my blog. Sigh! I'm so slow.

    I'm learning a lot hearing the names people are choosing. So far Renesmee, Katniss, Etienne and Karou are the one's I'm hearing the most. I finally chose a good name from my reading, but you'll have to visit me to find out what it is. I'm a new follower, just dropping by to say Happy Friday (and Saturday) follow.

  22. Can't wait for the article 5 review. :) New follower, at

  23. Hi, I've never been a massive fan of Renesme but I can't deny that it is unique.

    New follower


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