Name the Sorcerer Contest

In my last newsletter I asked readers to send in names for the sorcerer in a story I’m writing. It’s the first book in the The Ghost and Abby series, which is a spin-off of A Viking for Valentine’s Day, featuring Eric the sexy spirit from Sweden and the widow Abby. Eric is searching for a way to become alive, so that he can spend at least one lifetime with Abby in that form. He finds a sorcerer (who has no name at the moment) who will grant him his wish for a price, but Eric is unwilling to pay that price.

That’s the subplot. The main plot involves a haunted manor, a draugr (i.e., a vampire-like creature from Norse legends) diamonds, and of course the regulars from the haunted teahouse in Sunset Cove. It’s a fun story to write, and will be a full-length novel. I plan to release it in the fall.

The following list of names were submitted by readers in my newsletter contest. I post them here to see if any of you have any comments.

Let me know what you think. Do any really stand out for you?

1 Godwin
2 Thelkar of Threll
3 Gavrill of Yeoncil
4 Hargrave
5 Micamedy
6 Aelrick
7 Master
8 Maagar the Cunning
9 Manohoso
10 Sture (Norse, for on the opposite side)
11 Majorco
12 Griffen of Terra Eyre
13 Recros
14 Sorct
15 Ocerr
16 Slystone the Sorcerer
17 Warnoc of Edand
18 Kalibar
19 Irmlen
20 Greybeard
21 Grimland the Great
22 Gideon
23 Dingus McWorter
24 Declan
25 Zandere
26 Jezahr of Ravenscar
27 Gabriel of Gascony
28 Stalius of Snoefell
29 Garder of Vinland
30 Barterous
31 Mysterious
32 Lionnous
33 Morganous
34 … of Eyancor

Bloodwynd
Faustus
Meduwren
Galadriel
Llywela
Nantlais
Thothamon
Tearlache
Monnohtar
Dyfynnoge
Auddrena
Artonias
Baltawarre
Mordenkainen
Ravenclaw
Daggardrene
Onluwyrn
Eanraige
Eifionare
Silvanuske
Mandraken
Ancalagon
Faranth
Viserion
Eldrax
Buraki
Shenronde
Falkorion
Earendil
Icefyren
Czarist
Zsadist
Jonsdochler

35 Guiden (Swedish for wizard)
36 Daw Thorne
37 Sulwen

Wetzel

38 Severin Sedgewick the Soothsayer
39 Bejabez
40 Sorcerer Radu
41 Gavrill the Grey

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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

11 thoughts on “Name the Sorcerer Contest”

  1. My goodness! No wonder you can’t decide. I like Severin Sedgewick the Soothsayer, Grimland the Great and Gavrill of Yeoncil. I guess I like the comppound names, but it has to work on both that level and also the single name. You don’t want the reader stumbling over the syllables.

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    1. Thanks Judy!!! I like those names too. I’ ll add them to the semi-final list.
      You are so right about the name having to work in both ways. In my draft his name was Magi of Eyancor, but it was too long and unweilding and the shorter form wasn’t strong enough on its own.
      All the best,
      Jo-Ann

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      It is fun story. Lots of emotion and adventure.
      I like Gavrill the Grey too. I’ll add him to my semi-final list.
      Thanks for helping me out.
      all the best, mon ami,
      Jo-Ann

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  2. You have such a long list. I can see why it’s hard to hone it down. i like ‘Wetzel’ for negative reasons. It reminds me of weasel and Zandere because it has a simple flowing sound. It would be easy to remember. Good luck with the naming game.

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