Lacy Danes


Mar 16
2009
A Giveaway!

Sorry for the late post. I know this was supposed to go up yesterday but life got in the way.

On March 22nd at 9PM PST I will pull a name from the comments below.
The lucky winner will receive:
A Signed Copy of *MISTRESS OF PLEASURE* by Delilah Marvelle (My dear friend and brainstorming buddy.)
A Signed Copy of *BEING WICKED*
A Signed Copy of *A RED HOT VALENTINE’S DAY*
A Signed Copy of *NAUGHTY BITS*
As well as a bag of Salted Caramels from the wonderful store Cacao
(a small chocolate shop in Portland… they serve wonderful hot
drinking chocolate spiced with cinnamon too. Stop by if you are in
town for that fantastic treat!)
And a Jimmy Jane LITTLE EMBER SET

I am currently working on a historical erotic set in the mid 19th century Cornwall England. I am having a tough time finding a name for my heroine that I feel truly fits her. Currently I am calling her Rachel.

Rachel has deep brown hair and hazel eyes that change color depending on what she wears. She is the daughter of a coachman, and a housekeeper. Her last name is Grey. Her personality is open, loving, and curious. She is following in her parent’s footsteps and longs to find for herself the deep committed love her parents share. She has a fear of small spaces, and a love for anything pink including a pair of deep pink boots she received as a hand me down gift from the daughter of her parents employer.

Other ideas I have had for her name are Alice, Elizabeth, Charlotte.
Please reply to this post with an idea for my heroine’s name. It can be one of the above… or something you think up!

Best of luck to you!
Hugs and kisses,
Lacy.

38 comments to “A Giveaway!”

  1. Elizabeth
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:16 pm · Link

    I’ve always been fond of Elizabeth myself, but I’m a wee bit biased. 😉

    Cecelia is another favorite of mine. It’s a name that always seemed so sweet to me and… it’s easy to picture Celia used as a shorter endearment (I think it sounds particularly nice when murmured lustily into upswept hair).



  2. Sterling
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm · Link

    I’ve always liked Sarah or Hannah.



  3. housemouse88
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:20 pm · Link

    I like the name Anna Belle. It might be strange but I love it.



  4. CharlieL
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:21 pm · Link

    You do not specify the country where this is taking place, or the ethnic background of the character.

    This would help in determining a name that is both suitable for the personae, but also appropriate for the family history.



  5. Lacy Danes
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:29 pm · Link

    Great Point, CharlieL… I just added that to the post!

    Wonderful suggestions so far everyone! You have me pondering the possibilities.

    Lacy.



  6. Anonymous
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:34 pm · Link

    I like all of those mentioned, as well as Amelia.
    Names are tough..I often wonder how authors decide. Is it just random? Some related association? Looks pleasing on the page?
    Good luck naming your new character.
    msbehaves



  7. Bethany
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm · Link

    My vote is Eliza… 🙂



  8. Lil
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 2:40 pm · Link

    It must be tough to think up names to fit characters. I will offer the suggestion of Emily. It was the one of your options of Charlotte that made me think of it and the Bronte sisters.



  9. James
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Adwen

    Welch orgin. The patron saint of sweethearts. Means white and blessed.

    If you want a more English name I’d go with Adalee.

    English with a combination of Ada meaning of the noble kind, and Lee which is a clearing or a meadow.

    I’ve always had a crush on Ada Lovelace, the first hot geek girl.



  10. Lesley
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm · Link

    How about Lesley? Bonnie Lesley was much favored by Robert Burns, the Scottish National Poet whose 250th birthday was just celebrated on January 25th, 2009.

    The name “Lesley” has British/Welsh origins and is the correct feminine spelling. Interestingly, the literal meaning is “From the gray fortress” and it denotes strength. Best of luck with your novel! 🙂



  11. Melanie
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I like Rachel,Rebecca,or for a bit of an odd one,Lierin.



  12. Allison('s)Reads
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Hi Lacy, I like Elizabeth. How about Elise or Elsie? Apologies if I am totally not reflecting the proper origins etc. or something! I’m just on an “e” trend, I guess 🙂



  13. Jane
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 5:39 pm · Link

    How about Isabel, Sophia or Abigail?



  14. Danielle
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 5:40 pm · Link

    I personally like the name Rachel.



  15. Julia
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm · Link

    Hi Lacy, How about Anna or Johanna?



  16. angelina
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 6:04 pm · Link

    My Mistress would love a signed copy of the book it would be a great Honer!!!!…it would make this slave life… can i say much better lol



  17. tigger9
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 7:26 pm · Link

    Maybe Jessica or Jasmine. Jessica seems to fit a little more to me, it fits the description, at least in my head.
    lexeetoste@sbcglobal.net



  18. ikkinlala
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 7:37 pm · Link

    I like Alice or Cecelia.



  19. Amy S.
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 9:09 pm · Link

    Emily or Charlotte



  20. 31504
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm · Link

    I like Rachel, personally.



  21. lrwirum
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      · March 16th, 2009 at 10:54 pm · Link

    Jane
    Anne
    Mary
    Catherine
    Isabel
    Margret
    Nan
    Joan
    Rose
    Violet

    any of those could work.

    Larena



  22. Caffey
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      · March 17th, 2009 at 2:47 am · Link

    Hi Lacy!! As you know I love historicals and even tho it may be seem popular for historicals, I love the name Catherine, not just because its my name BG . Rachel is a beautiful name and seems fitting for how you describe her.

    I too love:
    Elizabeth
    Eloise
    Sophie
    Celeste



  23. Sue A.
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      · March 17th, 2009 at 2:58 am · Link

    Charity, Serena or Trinity

    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!



  24. Teoh
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      · March 17th, 2009 at 9:29 am · Link

    How about Bethena?
    Sounds a bit historical and sexy. Could be his Athena.



  25. LuAnn
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      · March 17th, 2009 at 10:04 am · Link

    Life does tend to get in the way sometimes, doesn’t it?!
    I like the name Elizabeth. Of course, I may be slightly biased as that’s the name of my new grandson’s mommy!



  26. Jodi
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      · March 18th, 2009 at 12:52 am · Link

    Rose
    Catherine
    Sophia



  27. ale
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      · March 18th, 2009 at 4:59 am · Link

    How about Sienna, or Eleni? I also like Sevren, which sounds much better out loud.



  28. Anonymous
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      · March 18th, 2009 at 5:29 am · Link

    I’m rather fond of Louise myself, but I like Elizabeth too. Marie is nice too.

    You don’t have to enter me in the contest as I live over the pond.

    Thanks!!

    Valerie
    valb0302@yahoo.com



  29. Anne
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      · March 18th, 2009 at 9:44 am · Link

    Since she’s the daughter of servants, I think her name should be more plain like Emily or Jane.



  30. Cathy M
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      · March 18th, 2009 at 2:52 pm · Link

    I like Elizabeth, Leticia, Annmarie and Emily.



  31. curlz
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      · March 19th, 2009 at 12:24 am · Link

    Hi!
    I like:

    Celia
    Cecilia
    Trista
    Janine
    Jenna
    Lara
    Cara
    Clarice
    Rebecca
    Emma

    I looked it up and found this info:
    According to Janell Lovelace’s statistics, seventy percent of all women were named Elizabeth, Joan, Margaret, Anne, Alice, Agnes, Mary, Jane or Katherine.

    Good luck in your search! I look forward to seeing what you choose!



  32. sweetd
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      · March 19th, 2009 at 12:14 pm · Link

    it is a great site..



  33. Krista
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      · March 19th, 2009 at 12:29 pm · Link

    i like the name kiya its exotic



  34. blessedheart
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      · March 19th, 2009 at 6:31 pm · Link

    How about
    Bernice
    Victoria
    Grce
    Rosalind

    God Bless,
    Rhonda



  35. Anita Yancey
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      · March 19th, 2009 at 8:20 pm · Link

    Here are some names that I like.
    Rosa
    Marley
    Violet
    I have always liked my grandmother’s name, she had a first name and two middle names. It was Mary Edna Lee.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net



  36. Anonymous
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      · March 21st, 2009 at 7:58 pm · Link

    I love the name Rachel!
    Cindy
    cholub1968 at aol dot com



  37. Kammie
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      · March 22nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm · Link

    How about Katrina and you could call her Trina for short. Or maybe one of these:

    Felicia
    Gabriella
    Rayna
    Madelyn (Maddie)



  38. LJ White
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      · March 22nd, 2009 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Here are some of the names I like.

    Catherine
    Anna
    Rachel
    Sabrina
    Rebecca
    Sarah
    Emily/Emma

    Lisa
    jordan_lisa at hotmail.com



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