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Round-up for WG 2009-06

Last week Ruth asked us to:

Take a closer look at character names. What are some of your favorite character names? Go to Google or a baby name site like this one or this one, and look up a favorite character's name. What does their name mean? Do you think the meaning fits the character? Why or why not? If you'd like, look up your own name as well and share the meaning.

Gautami Tripathy started us off with a wonderful post about Heathcliff, Howard Roark and her own beautiful Indian name.

The Twilight names were a popular topic, and appeared in posts by the bright (and hopefully someday famous) Claire and Suey, who was mum about her own name.

Tasses's post talks about Owen Meany, Billy Pilgrim and cups. And it's so much more than that brief sentence...go check it out!

Alexa especially liked this week's theme, "as I am currently trawling the baby names sites, searching for great names (both for the baby and characters)." Good luck Alexa!

The very UNheifer-like Rebecca started her post with her own name (and the name of a famous character) and then continued on with some other fabulous choices, namely Hester, which I've also thought was just all wrong for the character.

Alessandra (she who defends men) chose a few of the Harry Potter characters, as did the powerful waterfall Erika.

And Julie chose some fantasy names and concluded with an interesting thought: "Something I had fun pondering was how fun and convenient it is, as a writer, to pick a meaningful name for your character as opposed to when you name your children. A writer knows what the character will turn out to be - parents don't have that luxury!"

Thanks to Ruth for a fabulous topic! Check back tomorrow to see what Suey has planned for us. As usual, I look forward to hearing what all of you Geeks have to say!

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Round-up for WG 2009-06 + WG round-up