Monday, November 20, 2006

I need a hero!

I need a name for my hero in this western Christmas novella for 2007. I can't move forward until I know his name. He's a man who has sacrificed much for the love of his family. He's younger than the heroine. oooooooooooh, aaaaaaaaaaaah. He's a young father. He's ready to do something for himself when he meets Marvel Anne.

If you come up with something I love, I have a special gift for you. Please offer suggestions!

Ideas that aren't singing to me:
Brody Calhoun
Booth Scanlon
Kane Farrington

See, I do need help. This gift package will be my thank you:
An autographed copy of Victorica Alexander's Her Highness, His Wife, a china cup and saucer from my personal collection and a cookie dough-scented jar candle.

54 comments:

  1. I am so excited that you are writing a Christmas western story!!!

    Out of the 3 names you have written so far, the one I like best is Brody Calhoun.

    As for others, one I can think of right now is maybe Tucker Calhoun...I do like Calhoun as the last name. I'll post later today w/ my list of ideas!

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  2. I like Tucker!

    How do you like Nathaniel?

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  3. Jack Bennett
    Cal McCabe

    I'll keep working on it :)

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  4. I also like Brody Calhoun
    How about Chase for a first name

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  5. Nathaniel (Nate) Bennett
    Cade Coburn
    Gabe Calhoun
    Luke Scanlon
    Sebastian Forester
    Ryan Calhoun
    Colby Scanlon
    Cameron Cooper (or Calhoun)
    Caleb Anderson
    Jack Tucker
    Wes McKinnon

    Or any combo of those names...I am better at first names...LOL

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  6. Jared Wilde
    Ethan Stone
    Paul Rowland
    Andrew Radford
    Tyler Wilkinson
    Daniel O'Connor
    Ryan Quinn
    Liam Young
    Michael Mitchell

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  7. I read alot of westerns and they had very common names. But I like Russell Pearce/Chet Calcote/Henry Garrett
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving

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  8. Hey Cheryl,

    I think Tucker and Calhoun have been used a lot.

    How about something different.

    Luke Stone
    Max Hampton
    Duke Austin
    Wylie Dawson
    Bud Duncan
    Troy Tucker

    That's all I can think of right now..lol

    Billie Jo

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  9. Having hoped to name my Nathan as a Nathaniel instead, I'm really partial to:
    Nathaniel Luke (make up a great last name---but I like Bennet)

    Luke Christopher is another one I like.

    Nathaniel Christopher?

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  10. How about
    Cooper Wyatt
    or
    Adam McDaniels
    Still working on it...

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  11. Wow! You guys are GREAT at this! I'm making a list (checking it twice) and will have to use some of these in the future and for secondary chracters, too.

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  12. Here are some more:

    Stone Mackenzie
    Riley McCoy
    Brody James
    Kane Rogers
    Luke Broderick
    Garret Broderick
    Garret Cooper

    (or any combo of names that I suggested)

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  13. I like the name Nathaniel Calhoun or how about Duke Calhoun.

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  14. I like the name Nathaniel Calhoun or how about Duke Calhoun.

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  15. I like Grey Griffin ... Jack Marlow ... Steve Montgomery ... Zack Carothers ... Mike Kane ... Jarod McGee ... Den McCoy ... Sean McCoy ... Dan Norman ... Rod Rebele ... Chance Carothers ... Ryan Daniels ... Cain Rolan ... and a host of others :-)

    When I think of Tucker ... I think of those little ole 'Tucks'the wipes ;-)

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  16. Paul Travers
    James Sherman
    Keith Forrester
    Rhett Atkins
    Cole Fielder
    Mitch Bennett
    Mark Thomson
    Nathaniel Jefferson
    Luke Cooper

    And of course you could mix and match :)

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  17. Jeff(or Jess) Black
    Cole Calhoun
    Cole Travers
    Vincent Calhoun
    Jake(Jacob) Lawrence
    Jake Bennett

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  18. Kathleen, ditto!!
    Your readers are coming up with some goodies, but I'm throwing my hat in the ring! Nora who needs no last name has already had the Calhoun women & Quinn & McKade brothers, but Irish often appeals so how about
    Gavin MacKenzie?
    Or James Vance (live down Jimmy)
    Cooper Nelson (call him Coop), Sterling Vance
    Billy sounds young
    Dale Young or is the use of Young too obvious?
    Martin/Marty Glenn
    Rick Sterling
    Nathaniel (Nate) Johnson
    Chance Robertson

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  19. Alex Adams
    Lex Sutherland

    Curtis Calhoun...OOH! I impressed myself w/ that one..LOL LOL :)

    James Kalvin

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  20. Quinn Kincaid
    Justin Kincaid

    Brody Kincaid

    Brock Kincaid

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  21. James Tucker
    Jake Tucker
    James Fields

    Cole McBride
    Tucker McBride
    Nat McBride
    ....or any of the names I have mentioned w/ the last name of McBride :)

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  22. LOL, Scarlet! A whole new picture in my head!

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  23. I had to go double check, Kathleen! I used Brock Kincaid in The Gubnslinger's Bride. LOL

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  24. Jonathan, Gerard, Franklin, Daniel, Stephen or Christopher Novak.

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  25. Dillon Velis
    Tanner Munier
    Colton Madding
    Cooper Savery
    Decker Frederick
    Adam Sollie
    Anderson Faver
    Tyler Mathies
    Jackson Avey
    Colby Kensey
    Leigh Sarber
    Nevan Delsi
    Zander Alsbrook
    Alton Sharret

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  26. For first names I like Loy, Danny or Ben. It's late so I'll come back tomorrow with some last names...I hope...maybe...

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  27. How about Austin Brody? My nephew's name is Austin and I've always loved it.

    Of course, I'm also partial to Caleb. That's my son's name.

    Caleb Austin sounds good, too.

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  28. Oops...I had no idea! That is so funny that I came up w/ that name ...and now I have been caught and you now know that I have yet to read that book (hanging my head in shame...LOL).

    Blaise Miller
    Chris Masters
    Carter Wainright
    Tyler Bennett
    Keefe Daniels

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  29. How about some names from my family tree:

    Reuben Payne
    Colston Smoot
    Hiram Baker
    Seth Paxton
    Kirby Justice (OK - that's just for fun!)
    Bradford Jennings

    I'll keep thinking. This is fun!

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  30. I like Brody Calhoun, too, Cheryl, or even Rory Calhoun.

    Other suggestions:
    Wes McAllister
    Jace Montgomery
    Reese Bennett
    Chad Bennett
    Kane Payton

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  31. My suggestions:

    Stephen Hooper
    Keith Parker
    Rick Sweeney
    Taylor Reynolds
    Tyler Hawley
    Luke Brothers
    Matthew Graham
    Malcolm Stewart

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  32. Daniel Walker
    Daniel James
    James Rogers
    Connor James

    That's what I got on little caffeine. I go for "simplier" names. I think it fits the western motif a bit better....

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  33. I'm baaaack...
    Ben Cash or Ben Tucker or Ben McCoy
    Loy Steele or Loy "Loverboy" Lane or Loy Tucker
    James Tucker or James "Jimmy" Holt
    Danny Russell or Daniel "Danny" Baker or Daniel Tucker

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  34. Peyton Daniels
    Brock Stevens
    Sawyer Strait
    Sawyer Bennett
    Jeremy Strait

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  35. I knew a hunk named Rolly Dolly. Now that's a name! Or his brother, Billy Dolly.

    Hey I wanted to name Nathan Nebakanezzar ... how about that as a first name? LOL Just kidding. Robyn would KILL me!!!

    Luv Ya,
    Sue

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  36. I also like the name Arron or Jessie Novak. Not sure why I like Novak but I'm a big Elvis fan so I picked his middle name and his twin's name.

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  37. How about the first name: Mason!

    So maybe...Mason Calhoun, Mason Jackson, Mason Thomson, Mason Hendricks, Mason Daniels, Mason Evans...ect.

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  38. Wyatt Kincaid
    Wade Anderson
    Cord Kincaid
    Clint

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  39. What about Stone for the first name? Lake? I like Luke, Colton, Derrick, Rafe (more of a cop name), Austin, Buck, Josh, Matt, Clint, Red, Rex, Carson, Vince, Wyatt, Calvert, Aaron, Abe, Bram, Gram....

    Okay, I've exhausted my list. Not really, but I got tired of typing, LOL~

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  40. What about Zane Brody? Sounds western to me. I remember a Stone Chism (can't remember exact spelling right now) in one of Cheryl's books.

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!

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  41. Dawson Savage
    Lance
    Luke Dalton
    Chance
    Walker
    Chet
    Buck
    Jim
    Johnny
    Jess Dalton
    Austin
    Brant
    Cord
    Marshall
    Riley
    Rowdy

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  42. First names: Ryder or Reid, Shane, Zack, Xavier Thomas...

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  43. A few more from my "past" and imagination:

    Walker Montgomery
    Harrison Douglass
    Seth Benedict
    Jacob Findley
    Neil Cahill
    Brock Madden
    Marcus Silver

    Too bad he isn't French - I have some great French ancestors like:
    Toussaint Hunault Dit Deshamps.

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  44. Yvonne gave me these:

    WHEN I WAS WRITING I HAD A WHOLE LIST OF NAMES I DIDN'T USE. HERE THEY ARE SEE IF ANYTHING STRICKS YOUR FANCY. LOL.


    DANIEL RANKIN
    KYLE ANDREWS
    SETH GARRETT
    JASON SKYLAR (SKY)
    WADE GARWOOD
    COLE LOMAX
    DUSTIN PARNELL
    BRICE KELLER
    DILLON WORTH
    JAKE MONTANA
    MACKENZIE WOLF
    DANIEL TENTON McCLOUD (NOT SURE HOW HE GOT A MIDDLE NAME)
    KEEGAN TRASK

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  45. Hero name?
    Edward Thomason
    Tom Thomas
    Tommy?
    Steven
    Toby
    Johnnie
    Tanner
    Drake
    You can pick the last name. LOL!
    Hugs!
    Lisa

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  46. hi how about Dakota Knight
    or maybe Hawk stringfellow

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  47. I see Chet (Calcote) has been "nominated" - he's my dad, so I cast my vote today! When will you make your decision? Thanks, Ella (Calcote).

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