Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Name Contest!!!!!

Okay, so I'm doing the contest.
I've written some details about the characters below, you know, so you know the people you'll be naming. They're listed in order of importance.

Charactar the First!
Gender: male
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 22
Hair: white-blonde, kind of messy and emo
Eyes: gray, almost silver
Personality: Artsy, quiet, kind of a loner
Likes: drawing, people watching, being alone, crowded places, reading, sleep, blending in, coffee
Dislikes: being interupted while he's drawing, people that talk too much, sticking out in a crowd, anything that might want to kill him, tea, milk, any other drinks lacking caffiene
Brief description: An artist since his childhood, he managed to make a career of it without really meaning to. Sometimes haunted by strange dreams.

Character the Second!
Gender: female
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Hair: chocolate brown, longish, straight, layered, often tied up in a ponytail or braided
Eyes: light green
Personality: kind of bossy, inquisitive, stubborn, slightly squeamish, talks a lot when nervous
Likes: writing, reading, taking pictures, investigating (but denies it), running, plants
Dislikes: people who dislike reading, lazy people, modern art, sherriffs, children, small spaces, blood
Brief description: Bookworm, detective from birth, and aspiring journalist. Her parenst want her to take over the family detectice agency, but she doesn't want to.

Okay, so those are the characters that need naming. I know some of you are probably thinking this might be a bit of a love story, well, it's not (saying it is will get you disqualified from the contest. Not kidding). I don't write love stories. It is very much an action/fantasy.

Anyway, here are the details about the contest.
Rules:
  • You may only put one name per entry.
  • The contest is open to everyone.
  • Names taken from books, movies, TV shows, celebrities, ect. will not be counted.
  • There is no limit to how many times you can enter.
  • Any entry from "anonymous" will not be counted because I won't be able to give the winner proper credit, so come up with a screen name if you don't already have one.
  • The deadline for entry is April 30
  • Entries must include a first and last name for the characters (I don't want to know your name), middle name optional (might not be mentioned).
  • Entries can only be submitted on this post.
Here's how to enter:
The characters will unnofficially be called Dude and Chick for the purposes of this contest. Here's a sample of what your entry should look like:
Character: [write Dude or Chick here]
Name: [your idea]
Entries will not be published, so please don't write anything you want published in your entry. I will randomly draw two winners at the end of the month. If I don't like the first/last combo, I may draw more winners and mix and match the names.
The winners' screen names will be in either the acknowledgements or dedication of the book (hopefully it gets published), which I may post after writing it (which may take a while. I have a lot of other projects). The winners will be announced sometime in the first week of May.

Now go forth and enter! And don't forget to spread the word!

Need help? Check out the name sites below.
babynames.com
behindthename.com
thinkbabynames.com

Eclectically yours,
Dahlia

UPDATE: Anyone who blogs about this contest will have their entries put into the hat twice! So, spread the word to increase your chances! And don't forget to comment with a link to your post. :)

16 comments:

Amelia said...

Dude
Derek Sullivan

Amelia said...

Chick
Narissara (Nickname could be Sara maybe?) Hathaway

Amelia said...

Chick
Aimee Harris

Tally&Zane said...

Character:Dude
Name: Jaxx Lucas Rayne
(pronounced like Jacks Lucas Rain)

Amelia said...

Chick
Ashley Cain

Nadia Murti said...

Character: Dude

Name: Wesley Hadden

Nadia Murti said...

Character: Chick

Name: Leslie Labelle

Nadia Murti said...

Character: Chick

Name: Brooke Hollenbeck

Amelia said...

Chick
Brianna Dunn

Amelia said...

Dude
Wes Adams

Amelia said...

Dude
Dmitri Sterling

Amelia said...

Dude
Brady Allsbrooks

Heilala said...

Dude
Thorton Jared Williams
AKA: Thor :]
He seems more the mysterious type. No one ever knows his middle name, or ever his first name except his parents and teachers which he forbids to call him anything but Thor. Or am I wrong? Just my little two sense...

Heilala said...

Chick
Jerica Lily-Ann Wiley
AKA J'la
I don't know why, but I guess I have a thing about nicknames. These kids sound like parents gave them good names, because apparently they should be good kids, but with an artsy dude and a bossy chick they don't exactly appreciate it. Well that's my two sense, good luck with your book and I wish you the best :] plus I'll blog about your contest.

Maggie said...

Character: Chick
Name: Carlie Rainwater

Character: Dude
Name: Rich (sorry, I'm horrible at last names...)

p.s. if you want the story behind the names, shoot me an email and I'll fill you in.

Liyana said...

Character: Dude
Name: Dean

Character: Chick
Name: Emma

Dean seems so artsy to me, and Emma kind of bookish. LOL.