Name Contest!

lynxNote- This contest assumes you have read the end of Darkness Taunts.

As I mentioned on Facebook, I’m beginning a contest today to name Melena’s new pet.  As you may recall, she received a feline shapeshifter as a gift.  I’m looking for unique names that have a feminine quality to them and hope you all can help me out.  Here is how it works:

-You may submit as many suggestions as you want in the comments section below (Goodreads users please come to my blog to post yours).

-If more than one person submits the same name, the first one to do so will get credit.

-Make sure you leave a valid email address in the appropriate field (you don’t need to put it in the actual comment).

-You have until midnight (CDT) on July 30th to get your entries in before I close the comments section.

-After this, I will narrow the selection down to my top favorites and put up a new post with a poll so fans may vote for the one they like best.  It will remain open for two days.  The name with the most votes will win.

-The person who submitted the winning name will receive a signed paperback copy of Darkness Haunts and a $25 Amazon gift card (non-transferable).  If you are a customer for Amazon Canada, UK, France, or Germany I will send the gift card through the appropriate site you use.  Regardless of where you’re from, I will be happy to mail the paperback to you.

As a bonus, sometime during August (after the name has been chosen) I will post a short story with Melena and her pet.  It will take place between Darkness Taunts and Chained by Darkness.  This will give fans a chance to see how Melena is doing and get to know her pet a little better.

Good luck with the contest.  I’m looking forward to seeing what names people come up with!

8 thoughts on “Name Contest!

  1. Lynx derives from “light” or “bright”, so maybe Phoebe? Or the Russian Sasha (defender/protector).

    If Aniya gets to name her, maybe Isha (another protector name), or Sundari.

    Or Sif. Hey, any goddess that gets knocked up by Thor is a-okay in my book!

  2. some more 🙂
    Xena
    GABI: Pet form of English Gabriela, meaning “man of God” or “warrior of God
    NILDA: Short form of Italian/Spanish Brunilda, meaning “armored warrior woman.”
    TILLY: Pet form of English Matilda, meaning “mighty in battle.”

  3. Diesel (after my female great dane), Ghost, Bijou, Gia, Harlow, Mist, Circe, Ione, and Tempest.

  4. Amadore(means gift of love), Adora(means gift), Naveen, Aphrodite, Zora, Yvette, Xena, Adalade, Quinn, Aria, Cora, Magdalen, Violet, Juliette, Valentina, Philomena, Adira, Fiona.

  5. Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. You’ve given me some awesome choices. I’ll look over them and put up a post tomorrow night announcing which ones made the cut. The vote for those will start then.

    Comments are now closed to any new entries.