google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: Follow Friday #20

Friday, 17 February 2012

Follow Friday #20

Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, it’s that time of week again where bloggers unite to participate in the Follow Friday venture. The idea behind #FF is to promote traffic to your own blog, make new friends with other like-minded bloggers and discuss new and interesting topics each week.
Participating is simple. First you need to follow my blog because I’m totally awesome, then you can follow me on Twitter @kristyberridge (actually you don’t have to do this, it’s wishful thinking), but do follow my blog or assassins will get you …
Then you must follow our illustrious hosts Rachel of and Alison of If you want more details on how to enter your own blog in the follow and hop, all directions are on their webpages
Now, once you’ve followed, check out my answer to this week’s questions and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can do the right thing and follow you back!

This week's question presented by Beefcakes and Babes is: I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What's the most unique character name you've come across?

Answer: I agree with Beefcakes and Babes answer of 'Renesmee' from Breaking Dawn. I mean I love those books, but I distinctly remember reading this name, sounding it out, putting the book down in my lap when I figured out the combination, and then bursting out laughing. It is literally the lamest name on the planet, and believe it or not, I've actually met a guy called Wayne Kerr.
For me personally, I recently read a great little series by PC Cast which I absolutely adore, but the male lead's name was Clan Fintan - absolutely ridiculous if I do say so. And, due to said stupid name, I found it really difficult to take him seriously. The fact that he was also half horse had absolutely nothing to do with it ...

Anyway, happy Friday and happy reading!

Kristy ;)


  1. Clan Fintan? Half horse? Jeez... I'd also have a hard time taking that character serioulsy!
    Old follower here :)Here is my FF:

  2. Following back. Looking forward to your posts.

  3. Renesmee's Name was ridiculous!! Lol!! I'm not familiar with this Wayne Kerr guy but, that's not as awful as Renessme LOL!

    P.s. I didn't see you on the FF list, but you commented one of my besties pages so I'm saying hi!;)

    Check out my FF to see my 2 choices and I'm telling you Kristy, you haven't become acquainted with my unique named men you just!!;)

    My FF

    P.s. I'll twitter you my weigh in results tomorrow, and you do the same on Sunday!! Lol. Good luck girlie! ;)

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by! Followed you back :)

  5. True, Renesmee was just ridiculous. I always roll my eyes at traditional names, but weirdly spelled, like Faythe.
    Here's our #FF post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  6. Yeah, thought Renesmee was an odd name too! Feel sorry for that kind now!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I forgot about this until you mentioned Wayne Kerr, but I met a guy named Yu Bum Suk. I'm sure it is not really supposed to be pronounced like it looks but I couldn't hold back a giggle after meeting him.

    Following back. Happy reading!

  8. Shasti Rainhell is my most unique character name just came to me, Hope you will follow me back

  9. I can't say I like it, but Renesmee is definitely unique :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you now too!

  10. Hi Kristy! Thanks for stopping by. I completely agree with Renesmee. I didn't put it on my list because I knew it would be well represented on this hop. Lame is not a strong enough word for that name. It was like SM ran out of ideas so she just crammed a couple names together. It wasn't creative at all. It would be like naming a kid Brangelina or Bennifer.

    Have a great weekend!

    Pedantic Phooka

  11. Thanks for the FF :) I think Renesmee is ridiculous. SOmetimes, though, a seemingly ridiculous name works for a character, like Terrible in Downside Ghosts.

    I'm following you back :)

    Jamie @Addicted2Heroines

  12. WAYNE KERR?!?! Seriously?! (excuse me while I laugh hysterically) That is awesome.

    Isn't it funny how a name can make or break a character? I've found some that I'd have loved to connect to, but just couldn't because they had a lame name. Sad!

    Thanks for stopping in & following...following back!

  13. Haha, yes they sound pretty weird. I take it you're not much of a fan of odd names. Clan Fintan does sound really stupid especially though!


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  14. Hey, thanks for stopping by the blog!:) Followed back. Clan Fintan is a very different name.

  15. new follower! Great answer! hope you can stop by my blog

  16. Hello, dear! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back :) And yeah, Renesmee is pretty much the worst thing ever. I still don't understand how that happened. Where was her editor? It still just makes me cringe!

    Lilly @ BookLungs

  17. Kristy, I had to come back just to tell you that I actually DO have a cat named Jax.
    And we should definitely visit more often. :)

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  18. Hi! I'm a new follower! and I agree with Renesmee, it's very unique!

  19. I totally agree about Renesmee! It really says something about the name that I was more focused on how stupid it was than I was on an overnight vampire pregnancy in which the baby tears its way out of the mother.

    Thanks for stopping by my post. New follower!

  20. I read your version of my favorite things. Hilarious! I love that song. Thanks for visiting my blog. following you now.

  21. I'm seeing that name a lot today. I haven't read the books so it's not on my list.
    My FF Post
    And don't forget to enter to win a Kindle Fire. My Hottest Boys in Books giveaway ends tonight at midnight!

  22. Awesome post and great choices :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

  23. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following back. :D

  24. Ha! I totally LOL'd Wayne Kerr, poor guy. And I have to agree I have yet to see the likes of the name Renesmee's total lameness. Thanks for following my blog, I'm following back. Have a great weekend =D
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

  25. I totally forgotten about Renesmee!

    Saying that name brought back old memories :p

    Thanks for stopping by my blog I'm following you back:)

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

  26. I totally agree about Renesmee! Such a weird name. :) Thanks for hopping by for FF!


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