Thursday, February 16, 2012

Follow My Book Blog Friday (28)

This is a meme hosted every Friday by Parajunkee, where book bloggers answer a question each week and check out how others answered it. It's a cool way for bloggers and viewers to connect and learn more about each other!

Question: What's the most unique character name you've come across? 

Answer: Hmmmm, I think I'd have to go with Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door. I've definitely never read a book where the main guy had that name. I think that made him even more unique and memorable! Here's a picture of him I stumbled upon on someone's blog :) 

Or you can just go with the picture of him on the cover of the book...

Either way, his name just seems to fit. Cricket is a strange choice for a name, but it totally embodies his character in the book. Even if the name is strange, as long as it captures the character, it can end up adding even more to their charm. 


  1. I think the name Cricket is a great pick. It did seem to fit the character perfectly. Old follower just hoppin' through. Have a great weekend!

  2. I've seen this name on a post already tonight! I must say I have not read this book [though I am dying too] but I can't wait to see what this Cricket is like. That name is epic so I hope he will be too.
    *Old Follower*
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  3. WOw! Cricket as a guy's name? Awesome! I haven't read the book but I hope I can someday :D

    MY FF

  4. Wow! That's a pretty unique name! At least it's easy to say!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I like that, will have to check out the book now.

    An old follower from the blog hop.

    My FF

  6. Cricket is a strange name. Especially for a boy. Good choice.

    Thanks for stopping by. I love Harry Potter names too! I've seen one other person named Hermione I think. She was one of the voices in the Secret of Nimh movie. :-P

    Happy reading!
    Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading

  7. Hi fellow Jessica! ;) Thanks for following me, I've returned the favour. I love the name Cricket. That's so cute. Take care.

  8. hi jessica! thxs for stopping by my blog! I saw this name on a different post but love that pic! ^.^

  9. Cricket is pretty rare, but I like it. The first things that come to mind with this name are fun and more fun. I don't know if the character is like this because I haven't read the book, but I certainly hope so :)

  10. Cricket? Huh, that is unusual. Thanks for the visit!

  11. Cricket is an interesting name, and one you're likely to remember, especially if you like the character.

    If you like alliteration, then you'll like my Max Montague lol The name just rolls off the tongue!

    Happy Follow Friday!

  12. **SWOON**

    Oh how i love Cricket. His name fits him so well! (And his sister's fits her too!)

    Great choice :)

    Check out my TGIF / Follow Friday post this week!

  13. Awww, such a great choice. I adore that book and Cricket. :)

    Have a wonderful day. I am a new follower.

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

  14. Hi Jessica! I'm an old follower, but I just wanted to say that I think the Cricket on the cover is so cute!
    (I'm such a teenager!) Happy Reading!

  15. Awesome choice and Cricket is such a great name!!

    Happy reading and check out my follow Friday!!

  16. I love Cricket! I would love to know why Perkins chose that name. Awesome picture!

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  17. Awesome choice. Cricket is a fun and unique name.

  18. Following that, Alaska from Looking for Alaska. Thanks for saying hi. ^_^

  19. Thanks for stopping by. Following back:)

  20. I love Cricket's name - I think it suits his character.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Waiting For Wentworth

  21. I haven't read Lola yet but I think it may take me awhile to get over his name. When I heard it was Cricket, my eyes bugged a pun intended. It's so odd and in a contemporary! But I love Stephanie's stories and will read it and inevitably fall for dear old Cricket.

    Old Follower,
    Danielle @ Novelly Antithetical

  22. You're right! Cricket is as unique as his name :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Cricket definitely is a unique name, especially for a guy's name.
    Thanks for stopping by our blog.
    New Follower.

    Book Lovin' Mamas


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