Name My Book Character! #giveaway #YA #scifi

My third book is scheduled for publication February 13, 2020, and I need a name for a supporting character.  He’s currently going by the name ‘X’ in my draft – yes, I’m that creative.

This character is a seventeen-year-old male operative for an organization that rescues hostages.  He’s athletic, friendly, easy on the eyes, and has a secretive past.

If your entry is chosen, you’ll receive an acknowledgment in the book, and a signed copy upon publication.  The name won’t be chosen randomly – I’ll select one I think best suits the character.  To enter, all you need to do is leave your name suggestion – it can be just a first, or first and last name – below.  It’s that simple.

Entries will close Sunday, May 12th, at midnight CST, and the winner will be announced Wednesday, May 15th.

Good luck!

66 thoughts on “Name My Book Character! #giveaway #YA #scifi

  1. Hmmm, I have trouble naming characters too. But, I often research the internet – yes, I’m that original too. So, one question: where’s the character from? ethnicity? bad boy alpha, geek? that’s more than one question, but I’d hate to give a middle-eastern bad boy alpha the name of Bobby

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    1. Jina – you gave me such a laugh with ‘Bobby’ as a middle-eastern bad boy alpha! Not very intimidating at all, lol.

      This character looks like he may be of Mediterranean descent, he’s an extrovert, and is comfortable in social situations. Hope that helps.

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  2. Naming is hard. I know my characters inside and out, and I still struggle to give them names that scream who they are.

    I don’t know your character, but I want to play, too. So I’ll take a stab: Crispin Hawk.

    I’m excited to read the book!

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  3. This is pretty brave of you. I always struggle with names. I try to avoid the special snowflake kind of names, but sometimes give in. Right now I’m toying with names for a secondary character in a book that is four down the line. That’s just crazy.

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    1. I always struggle with last names. Sometimes I’ll borrow the last name of book or movie characters I like. In The Gemini Connection, a detective’s last name is Deckard (Harrison Ford, Blade Runner), and a scientist’s last name is Quill (Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy). Yes, I’m a total nerd.

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  4. Kimberly Wilson

    Knox Riley, but everyone just calls him Riley. I like Knox because the secrets of his past are locked down like Fort Knox, and Riley just seems like a friendly last name/nickname to me. Thanks for the chance!

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  5. The first name that popped into my head after reading your post and the comments was Linden Farina. Thanks for opening this up to your readers, Teri. I hope choosing a winner isn’t going to cause you as many problems as finding the name of your character has.
    Good luck.

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  6. My first thought was Mark Anthony. Athletic, good looking and rescues people! I’ve always liked that name and almost named my son that. Good luck with this, I know you will find the perfect name.

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  7. Wendy Anderson

    For a Sci-Fi character: I like Argon Kármán (Argon constitutes one of the three major gases making up the Earth’s atmosphere. Kármán comes from the The Kármán line, at 62 mi at the Earth’s radius.)
    If you are looking for something a little less complicated how about Syd McFeron.

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    1. If it was hard sci-fi, Argon would be an excellent suggestion, but in this case. it doesn’t really match the setting. I love the name Syd – it was my main female character’s name in my last book – great minds!


    1. Mason’s popular today! I already have a minor character by that name, and someone on my IG or FB already claimed Damon – which I love, because I was Team Damon in The Vampire Diaries. Do you have another name, Misty?

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  8. Oh, wow. I have a hard enough time naming my own characters, LOL. I wish I could think of something but off the top of my head I’m drawing a blank. If I come up with something, I’ll come back to this post. It’s very cool what you’re doing, and also a lot of fun.

    Devon Sebastian?
    Byron Clark?

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  10. This is exciting, Teri. You had a lot of great entries on Facebook. I didn’t find this blog post for it until just now. WordPress keeps unfollowing me from blogs on a daily basis.

    “Renegade Davidson” may or may not work for you, but it was fun! Hugs on the wing.

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