fun & games

It’s all fun & games until someone gets a paper cut.

How about some Dungeon fun & games today?

Sadly, all of Mistress Heidi‘s whips & chains are currently in use, so we’ll have to come up with something else. :fanglips

But here’s a game I thought a bunch of romance readers would get a kick out of…

I’m going to list all the letters of the alphabet—you know, in case you aren’t familiar with them *snicker*—& for each one, I want you to come up with a great name for a romance novel hero. :vamp

But here’s the catch—you’re not allowed to think about it, talk to anyone else, or go skim through your TBR pile.  It has to be a quick, stream-of-consciousness thing.  You may, however, jot the letters/names down on a piece of paper or cut-&-paste the alphabet into the Comment section before you start.  I’m not sure I could do it my memory, either. :jack

And remember, they shouldn’t be just any male names, but really good Romance Novel Hero names!

Okay…

Ready?

Set.

Go!

A_____

B_____

C_____

D_____

E_____

F_____

G_____

H_____

I_____

J_____

K_____

L_____

M_____

N_____

O_____

P_____

Q_____

R_____

S_____

T_____

U_____

V_____

W_____

X_____

Y_____

Z_____

Here are my Romance Novel Hero name choices, but no peeking until after you’ve compiled & posted your own list! :bat2

Adam … Boone … Chase (bonus points if you can name the book I already used this hero name for :fanglips ) … Dane … Ethan (ditto bonus points) … Flynn … Gregor … Heath … Ian (ditto bonus points) … Jack … Kane … Logan … Mac … Nathan … Owen … Peter (ditto bonus points) … Quinn … Rand(all) … Sam … Trace … U (fail!) … V (fail again!) … Wade (ditto bonus points) … Xavier … Y (I’m such a freaking failure! :ohcrap ) … Zane

Okay, so I couldn’t come up with decent hero names for all of them, at least not on the fly, but I think I did pretty well.

How about you?  Did you beat me (the romance author, for heaven’s sake! :show )—& think of fantastic hero names for every single letter of the alphabet?

I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! :play

Comments

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  1. Mary Kirkland says:

    Aidan, Bastien, Callen, Damien, Ethan, Falcon, Gregori, Hunter, Ian, Jack, Kyle, lucas, Max, Nicholas, Olin, Patrick, Quinn, Rafe, Scanlon, Thaden, Uhrich, Valen, Will, Xander, Yalen, Zavier.

    Man, that took me forever to think up these names.

  2. Donna says:

    Aiden, Blaine, Carson, Dillon, Ethan, Fletcher, Geoff, Hank, Ice, James, Kelvin, Leon, Mason, Nathaniel, Oliver, Phillip, Quentin, Ranger, Stephan, Tomas, Ulysses, Victor, Wes, Xavier, Yves, &
    Zander.

  3. Jessica Lemmon says:

    Hmm, I think it’d be more fun to come up with names NOT to use for heroes…

    Arnold, Barnaby, Clint, Donald, Eugene, Frank, Glen, Howard, Ichabod, Jim, Ken, Lionel, Mitch, Norman, Oswald, Paul, Quincy, Reginald, Stanley, Timothy, Ulrich, Victor, Winston, Xavier, Yars, Zenith.

    Yep, that was def more fun. ;)
    :lol

  4. Laura J. says:

    Armond, Ben, Cam, Drake, Ethan, Finn, Gavin, Henry, Ian, Jax, Kade, Liam, Max, Nate, Owen, Paolo, Quinn, Ryker, Simon, Trenton, Ulrich, Van, Walker, Xander, Yale, Zeke

  5. Heidi says:

    Okay, you guys are all kicking my butt. How did you come up with such good ones for U, Y, & Z? :purplebat

  6. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I guess life really does reward the risk-takers… :call

  7. desiree says:

    :show :evilsmiley :tada :call
    alex
    brad pope
    charles quitein
    dominic ralph
    elvis stephano
    titus
    franklyn uri
    victor
    tom
    uranus
    georgie veinus
    hank xander
    yani
    ivan
    jackie zoe
    kevin
    liam
    monty
    noah
    oliver

  8. Ilona says:

    Adam, Benjamin, Carlos, Daniel, Edwardo, Falcon, Gregori, Hawk, Iaian, Josef, Kyle, Liam, marcos, Nathaniel, Owen, Padraig, Quentin, Ricardo, Stefan, Travis, Ulrich, Victor, Ward, Xavier, Yuma, Zarek

    I cheated a little as I used some names I have already seen used as hero names in books I have read :D

    • Heidi says:

      Stealing from recent reads is fine (I stole from some of my own books *g*) as long as they pop into your head & you don’t stop & go looking for them. :fangsmiley

  9. Beth says:

    I’ve read a lot of historicals lately. I think it showed in my hero names…
    Anthony, Bain, Christian, Devon, Edmond, Frederick, Geoffrey, Hart, Ivan, Joe, Kent, Liam, Michael, Nolan, Oz, Peter, Quinn, Rafe, Sebastian, Trevor, Ulysses, Vic, Will, Xavier, Yves, Zane

  10. Colleen C. says:

    Boy I had to stop and think a few times…. trying to get my brain to figure out some names… “Y” I thought maybe Young or Yang…is Yang a name? :lol

  11. Lois J. Bates says:

    For some of these, my consuming hobby of genealogy came in handy!

    Aaron, Bentley, Cooper, Duncan, Evan, Free, Garrett, Hawk, Ian, Jarrod, Kent, Liam, Mathias, Nero, Ogden, Paxton, Quinton, Ryder, Sage, Tyrel, Uri, Vaughn, Wyatt, Xander, Yale and Zebidiah

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