Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Name Madness Prep

If you follow me on Facebook, you already know that I am prepping for the next installment of Name Madness! For those of you new to NameFreak!, Name Madness is a tournament that starts with 36 girl names and 36 boy names put into brackets and you, the reader, vote each round until we reach a winner.  It's inspired by March Madness, a college basketball tournament in the United States, which uses 64 teams (I add an extra 8 names, just because, and use them in a play-in round) and several rounds to determine the annual champion. NameFreak! will use several rounds to determine the boy name "champion" and the girl name "champion" and then do a battle of the sexes for the champion of them all.

I've decided to do a theme of sorts, using characters from books, movies, or television. I need your help! Leave a comment with some of your favorites, or some of those more interesting names that would go great in a tournament!

Once I have the 72 names, I will randomly place them in the bracket and the tournament will begin. Remember though... participation is key! I will need votes in order to declare a winner. Reminders will be put on Facebook, but you can also keep checking back to the blog, or put the blog on your reader, so you can vote in each round. Thank you!



  1. Sounds interesting :)

    Some great book characters (besides the ones I've blogged about :)) are Axis, Azhure & Faraday in the "BattleAxe" Trilogy by Sara Douglass, or Astrid in "White Oleander". I also love a lot of the names from "The Hunger Games", "Game of Thrones" and "Harry Potter".

    Some great shows to get names from are Hart of Dixie, Supernatural, Glee, Gossip Girl, The Lying Game, Switched At Birth, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Life Unexpected and True Blood.

    Good luck narrowing down names!

  2. I have just found your blog and I have it!

    This sounds like so much fun!

    Some names I like from books would be
    McLean (What Happen To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen)
    Auden (Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen)
    Rina (Dreamland by Sarsh Dessen)
    Thisbe (Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen)
    Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
    Savannah (Dear John by Nicholas Sparks)

    Macon (Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen)
    Grayer (The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus)
    Atlas (The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel)
    Conrad (The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han)

    For movies I like
    Matilda (Matilda)
    Vada (My Girl)
    Audrey (National Lampoon's)
    Palmer (Just Go With It)

    Emmett (Back to the Future)
    Messer (Life As We Know It)

    For Tv Shows
    Virginia (Raising Hope)
    Gloria (Modern Family)

    Lane (Big Brother)
    Axl (The Middle)
    Winston (New Girl)

    That's all I can think of for right now.

  3. Books:
    Genevieve (White Girl Problems)
    Roman (White Girl Problems)
    India (Then Came You)
    Marian (Where We Belong)
    Kirby (Where We Belong)

    Grayson (Cougartown)
    Ellie (Cougartown)
    Jules (Cougartown)
    Camille (Parenthood)
    Haddie (Parenthood)
    Conrad (Revenge)
    Declan (Revenge)
    Victoria (Revenge)
    Tessa (Suburgatory)
    Cece (New Girl)
    Winston (New Girl)
    Jane (Happy Endings)
    Penny (Happy Endings)
    Britta (Community) --you know I had to include some Community names!!!
    Pierce (Community)
    Juliette (Nashville)
    Scarlett (Nashville)
    Deacon (Nashville)
    Gunnar (Nashville)

    I'll have to think of movie names and come back later!! :)


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