Friday, February 10, 2012

And the Love Interest's Name is...?

(Thank you to everyone who voted!  Results at bottom of post.)

Okay, peeps, I need your help.  I've written a book set in Ireland called See Me, and it's just about ready to submit to my agent!  (You can read more about it HERE.) The problem is, I've run into a snag.  The name I chose for the love interest is, in fact, Irish (Dean); however, it's not as "old" as he is.  I need an older Gaelic/Celtic name.  I've narrowed down the ones I like, but I am notoriously indecisive.  This is where you come in.

I don't want to give away too much about this special guy, but I will tell you that he's a red head. And I dare you to say red headed boys cannot be hot, because you would be mistaken.  :)  I spent two years of my teenhood being head over heels for a red headed boy.  *sigh*  SO CUTE.  And if you still don't believe me, here is further proof...





This is how I envision him, the shade of hair and all. His name is Stefano Masciolini.

And that brings us to the names.  My friends and I narrowed it down to four.  Please leave a comment telling me which you prefer. 

Edan
Keefe
Ronan
McKale

I've decided to use BOTH names in the novel! One for the love interest, and one for her sister's love interest.  :-)  Very excited to revise and make these changes - thank you for your help!!!
Big, squishy hugs,

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48 comments:

  1. Ronan. Hands down.

    Keefe sounds waaaaaay too much like "queef." The other two are nice, but not AS nice as Ronan :)

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  2. Gina, EWWWWWWW!!!! That NEVER crossed my mind, lol.
    It looks like we have a tie so far. Must get more votes! Thanks you guys! :)

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  3. Ronan! Of course. The R rolls off the tongue very nicely. And I adore a good redhead, especially if he has an accent! YUM!

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  4. I'm a fan of McKale. Kind of reminds me of McSteamy/McDreamy.....McHOT!!!

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  5. I like either Edan or Ronan. :)

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  6. Definitely Ronan. I can't see him as the other names.
    Jared wants to know why you don't go with Seamus.

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  7. I like Ronan or McKale. However when I think of Ronan, it reminds me of a character whither the same name on SG1.

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  8. Hm, Carol, I'm not an SG1 girl, so I'd never heard of it, but someone else mentioned that, too.

    Brooke, tell Jared to hush, lol. Seamus didn't show up in the old Gaelic/Celtic names either. :)

    Thanks, everyone! Keep the votes coming!

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  9. I'll go with Ronan. I like Edan, but sounds too feminine to me. (Though Brooke's suggestion of Seamus is awesome, too; love that name.)

    Also--whoever says redheaded guys aren't attractive is off their rocker. I'm a huge sucker for redheads, guys or girls. (Eddie Redmayne!)

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  10. You know my choices. Ronan or McKale.

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  11. Ronan if he's an ass-kicker. Edan if not so much

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  12. I like Ronan. Just imagine how a sexy Irish boy would pronounce it as he introduces himself before sweeping you off your feet. Mmmm.

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  13. Keefe!!! I LOVE IT!!! And those guys ARE hot XD haha

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  14. Ronan. All the way! It means little seal and is super cute. It's also a proper Irish name. Oh and FYI my identical twin boys are going to rock the ginger world in the near future. LOL!!

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  15. He's a cutie, especially that last pic. :) I think he looks like a Ronan to me. Does he have a last name?

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  16. I love the pictures. I vote for Ronan. Personally opinion is that Keefe sounds too much like "beef" (But maybe that is good depending on the type of guy he is!). I love Edan but wonder if it sounds too much like the female Eden.

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  17. I vote for Ronan. It sounds kinda hot. Plus, the meaning 'little seal' is kind of sweet :D

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  18. On all the Celtic/Gaelic sites I used it said Ronan means "pledge" - little seal...*giggles*

    Ronan is in the definite lead.

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  19. I've always wanted a red headed boy and I would have named him either "Aiden" or "Connor". But those aren't the choices, so I would vote for Ronan.

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  20. My vote is McKale. Great names! (New follower)

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  21. Welcome, Emily!
    Thanks for the votes everyone!

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  22. I would say Ronan! It sounds strong and old...

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  23. Ronan. And the second guy in the picture doesn't look hot. He looks kind of like he's homeless.

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  24. LOL - I think the second guy had a nice, *clean* grunge thing going on. :) To each his (or her) own.

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  25. Ronan - or Kelby so I can finally give people a good reason how we named our daughter (as long as they don't do the math)! :) xoxo

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  26. Soooo exciting... It's fun to see the votes...

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  27. I like Rónán. It's the name of a saint, as well. Very proper.

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  28. My vote is for McKale!! Sounds swoon worthy!
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  29. Whichever name you choose is awesome. I just want the book! *grabby hands*

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  30. Well the guys picture who you say is how you envision him is named Stefano Masciolini. So what is in a name.

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    1. Thank you for telling me his name! It looks like he's Italian, maybe? An Italian guy for my Irish character, LOL! Thanks again, I'll add his name to the post for credit. :)

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