Monday, 5 November 2012

Monday Competiton - Help Me Name A Character

Hope you all had a good weekend. Some very good entries into Sunday's competition for where your perfect date would be, if you could choose anywhere in the world.   But I couldn't decide between these two:-
' Iceland and spend time together under the pretty Northern Lights' entry from SpecsandGinger AND
'My ideal date would be in Felix Baumgartner's hot air balloon at 100,000 feet. Stunning view' from Paul (evanescence7041)
I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights, after reading Bill Bryon's book. And I've always fancied going for a hot air balloon ride.
So both of those will go into the draw for Amazon vouchers (this will be drawn on Saturday)

But now let's turn to Monday's The Dating Game Launch Party Competition.

If you have been paying attention the last few weeks, you will have heard me say that I will be starting to write my next book in a few weeks. It features a male protagonist, which will be interesting for me to write. Again the novel will partially be set in Scotland, and this time partly in Hong Kong. What I would like from you today is to help me find a name for my protagonist's brother, who will be the person he turns to for advice.
I haven't decided yet how old the brother will be, but somewhere between 40-50.  I am looking for a name which is plausible in Scotland in the 1960s/early 70s. But I don't want something typically Scottish like Callum, Hamish etc.

So, will you pick up the challenge and help me name him? Simply leave a blog comment with the name for my character and your email address so I can contact you if you win.
The entry I like best will be entered into the draw for £10 ($15) of Amazon vouchers.

If you haven't picked up your copy of The Dating Game yet, you can do so here:- (UK) (US)

Everyone who buys a copy of The Dating Game by Fri 9th automatically qualifies for an entry into the Amazon draw, too.

Remember to register your entry on the Rafflecopter form if you also wish to enter the amazing 54 ebook giveaway. Simply click the link and scroll down.

The more entries you have, the more chances you have of winning. Good luck! Sooz


  1. I have no idea if it's a plausible Scottish name but I'm going for Jed (my hubby's nickname!) :)


  2. I think it should be something like Douglas or William.

  3. I'm thinking back to my class at Mile End Primary School in Aberdeen in the 70s ;) I don't know if multiple suggestions are OK, but we had a Clive, a Craig, and several Davids.
    Oh, and I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights, too. Was lucky enough to do an autumn-colours-balloon-ride in Vermont a few years back.

  4. Since Tracy (elusiveteniq13) is having problems submitting, I am adding her entry here.
    She suggests Hamilton or Gowan

  5. Farquhar, only because I was looking up popular Scottish names on Google and came across it, and it sounds like a character in a novel :) LOL

  6. Fergus or Richard

  7. On behalf of Elaine (elaine_r_hunter) who had issues processing her entry - John/Ian/Hunter are her suggestions