A Give-Away: Nook's Book! January 30, 2012 By appellationmountain 49 Comments I wanted to do something special in honor of More names you might like:Baby Name Murphy: Scrappy and SpiritedMardi Gras Baby Names: Rex, Nola, GiacomoBaby Name Shiloh: Peaceful and PowerfulPlace Names for Babies: Cairo, Coventry, AuburnIn Defense of Apple and Zio: Why Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrint
Siobhan Costigan says
I am already a fan of Appellation Mountain on Facebook, have just added Nook of Names, and am a regular visitor to both sites! Although there are many, many names that have been featured on Nook of Names that I absolutely love, my vote would have to go to R
Jennifer Faltin says
Queniva is an interesting answer to Geneva!
I love the names Liv and Huxley…what a great collection of great names!
I have several favorites that Nook has mentioned but I think Hallow is my current favorite.
I like Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names on Facebook
I like AppMtn on Facebook
I like Llewellyn
I like AppMtn on Facebook!
After a quick glance at Nook’s site [I’ve since subbed and will definitely look deeper later!], Sherlock jumps out at me — I’m a bit obsessed with this lately. I’ve always liked it, but the recent re-imaginings have intrigued me.
Raquel Somatra says
One of my favorites from “Nook of Names” is Elysia. Gorgeous. Also in love with the site!
Katharine (English Kate) says
Apollodora – how cool is that?! Love the Nook names site and will enjoy browsing past posts at my leisure.
Raquel Somatra says
Just liked Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names…
Raquel Somatra says
I’ve liked Appelellation Mountain on facebook a while back. My user name is “Gilliland Caravan” (share it with hubby, so we had to come up with a joint name). This book looks amazing!!!!!!
Nook of Names says
I can’t enter, of course, on two counts, being the author and in Britain ;), but I just wanted to say thank you everyone, for all the nice comments about Nook of Names and the book. After all the work, It really means such a lot. And a thousand thank yous, Abby, for doing this give-away and your support. Really am touched by it all :).
Dang, I’ve been following both for ages but live in Canada. I can’t wait til this book gets released here!
It’s already been released here. In fact I just picked it up the other day. Interesting read so far.
Elizabeth W. says
I love the hros names — Rosalind and Rosamund especially. They’re tribute names to my friend who’s a Rosalie, plus they also give me a peripheral Tolkien buzz. I’m not ballsy enough to name a girl
What a treat! I was wandering Nook of Names and came across “From Russia with Love.” I am dabbling in the language so it was great to see the cyrillic spellings of each name and work on my Russian phonics. Andriyan has the charm of a more exotic version of Aiden.
I “like” Appellation Mountain on Facebook! I should have a long time ago. I’ve been following you here for almost 4 years, in spite of my rare comments.
I have liked you on fb and left a comment 🙂
I already like App Mtn on FB & now like Nook too. I really would love to have her book! Jessamy puts me in mind of two other books, The history of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy (1753) by the fabulous Eliza Haywood and The Jessamy Brides: the friendship of V. Woolf and V. Sackville-West by Joanne Banks (1973). Have a great night! Liz
Sarah A says
I’ve liked App Mtn on FB for awile now, and now I like Nook of Names too! My favorite name she’s mentioned is Caradoc, in the post about Rad. I would love to have a little boy Cary 😉
Tara P. says
One of my favorite names on Nook is Cassia. So many interesting names to choose from!
Tara P. says
I liked Appellation Mountain on Facebook, too! Thank you for the giveaway!
Tara P. says
I liked Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names on Facebook!
Hi there, I’ve been following Nook’s blog for several weeks and search it time and again while researching names for my novel. I found you through her blog, actually, and have liked you AND Nook on FB. Ahhh. My favorite name? So many to choose from. I’m going with Awen. She’s one of the main characters in the Southern Fantasy I’m writing. Thanks for the opportunity to win Nook’s book!
You rock, Olivia
My favorite name on Nook’s site is Mashdara!
I liked AppMtn on facebook a while ago.
Nook of Names is new to me, but I have been reading back through the posts and it’s fascinating. I love the post on Agnes, it is a longtime favorite of mine. Of course, it also mentions my great-grandmother’s name, Annis. <3
I have “liked” App Mtn for a long time! 🙂
Hi Kathryn – Good to hear from you! Love the new header on your blog. Best, Abby
Juna Belais Owen says
Appellation Mountain has been liked 🙂 as well as Nook of Names 🙂 I love my name! K.M. Sheard has shed light on the meaning of this very first gift my mother gave to me. Although spelled Juna (yoona), in Old Norse Una means ‘to dwell contentedly’, ‘to rejoice’, and ‘to be content with one’s lot’. Also, from out of the mist of the distant Celtic seas, Una is a name from Irish mythology, a faerie queen no less! I love this notion since many of my friends tell me I have faerie mist tresses! And shall I go on… I shall. Owen. This is my maiden name. My Grandfather told me we have Welsh ancestry. Perhaps Celtic blood. He also said our name’s meaning was ‘young warrior’ and this is something I came to appreciate …as my life’s journey has reflected this. But I learned something much deeper from K.M. Sheard’s blog. It seems as if the original meaning is stemming from the Yew. An ancient tree. Long in life and reverent to Celts. Names have always fascinated me, I have enjoyed Nook of Names so much for the wealth of information the author has!
I don’t like App. Mt, I LOVE IT! As for Nook’s blog, my favorite by far was when she covered Waltzing my -ilda’s (http://nookofnames.com/2011/07/22/waltzing-my-ildas/). I’d always thought my mom had a “made up” name. Her name is Milda, not Mildred, just Milda. And this post is THE FIRST time I’ve ever come across her name. Thanks to Nook, I now know that her name is actually derived from something and wasn’t just some name my grandmother pulled out of thin air! 🙂
And… I also liked Llewellyn’s Book of Names on FB!
I also liked AppMtn on Facebook!
Already like App Mt on facebook!
My favorite name featured on Nook’s site is Elowen of course! Proof positive: I just named my newborn daughter Elowen on January 22nd!
Isadora Vega says
How could I not enter? My favorite names on her blog are the ones I’ve never seen or considered before, but if I was forced to choose I’ll choose Elvy.
I’ve like App. Mountain on facebook for a while now!
I couldn’t choose just one from Nook of Names, so I’ll say Embra and Fleury!
I love Nook of Names–I’ve never seen such a thorough and in-depth name blog before. One of my favorites recently was probably “Latin Lovelies and Loathlies” because it featured one of my favorite names, Era.
I like Appellation Mountain on Facebook already!
Amanda Jankowski says
I like Appellation Mountain on facebook!
I have liked Appellation Mountain on Facebook!
I think Branwen is still my favorite name post. I’m a big fan of the -wen names. 🙂
I like Appellatian Mountain on Facebook.
My favorite name post is probably on Ceridwen – tho there were so many to choose from that i did love!
i have liked Appelation Mountain on FB!
April Stentzel says
I happen to to like both and my favorite name is Andromeda.