Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More Information about The Midnight Dancers!

Let me just say that this is in honor of Rose Brier's upcoming birthday. ;)

I've been wanting to start a new topic about The Midnight Dancers, since the old post is so far down the blog now. Then tonight, I just decided to start putting up more information about The Midnight Dancers on the FairyTaleNovels.com page, including a mock version of the cover. (We'll probably change quite a bit about the background, but we love the photo.) Go check out the new site, which includes a short summary of the book, and also check out the Question Area, which hopefully now incorporates all the questions asked so far (and the answers!). Then go ahead with any further questions in the comment boxes! As usual, I'll do my best to answer them. And say a prayer for the book, which I hope to have published this coming summer!


Enjoy!!!!!

114 comments:

Anonymous said...

i LOVE the cover :)

Anonymous said...

YAY for paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as i have said before if i was rose i would have picked him :) i can't wait for the book :) :) :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Doman, you certainly know how to get fans excited! Coming out in early summer I hope?
The cover is soooo cool. Thank you so much for this. I'm so, so, soooo excited!
~Mae
P.S. When did Burrito start juggling? I'm guessing its in this book that we get to find out if Paul decided to go in for acupuncture or Western medicine?
And anonymous, I love Paul too, but Fish was most definitely the one who was meant for Rose!

Anonymous said...

The cover is SO COOL!!!!!!! I was so happy to read more about the book. I can't wait for next summmer! I like the style of the lettering for the title.

Delaney said...

*SQUEAL* I love the name Rachel! Now I can die happy knowing that I will have a book to read about a girl named Rachel next summer. Only I hope I won't die before then. :P And the hoop earrings on the picture fit what I thought the oldest daughter would be like. The whole cover, and the girl's name, seems so exotic and exciting.

THANK YOU for that summary! I'm going to print it off and read it to my sister. :P (We'll probably be up half the night talking about it.)

Anonymous said...

I love the cover! BTW, is that girl on the cover related to you? She looks like you! It looks like Paul is going to have his hands full. Do you know when it is going to come out? One more question, why does Paul get picked to find out what the girls are doing? Does Paul already know this family or is there another mystery of how he is somehow linked to this family? Am I being too inquisitive? Sorry for all the questions. I can't wait for the book to come out! My family and I are some of your greatest fans. I think that you are very clever and terrific.
~Claire(Mae's sister)

Anonymous said...

love the cover!! the picture is amazing as well:)keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

The cover is quite nice, especially the font.

How old is Paul in this book again?

A.H.

regina doman said...

Q: When did Burrito start juggling?

A: I believe in high school, though I'm not sure on this point yet.


Q: I'm guessing its in this book that we get to find out if Paul decided to go in for acupuncture or Western medicine?

A: Yes. Being that he is financially disadvantaged, I believe his choice is determined by what the Army will pay for.


Q: I like the style of the lettering for the title.

A: Though you didn't ask, I believe the font is called "A Yummy Apology" and you can find it online.


Q: BTW, is that girl on the cover related to you?

A: No, but she is a family friend. :)


Q: Do you know when it is going to come out?

A: Sometime during the summer, we hope -- just pray!


Q: One more question, why does Paul get picked to find out what the girls are doing? Does Paul already know this family or is there another mystery of how he is somehow linked to this family?

A: I don't believe I can answer this question yet. Whenever I post Chapter One (probably not until June! So don't ask till then!) some of this will become clear.


Q: How old is Paul in this book again?

A: I believe he's about 22 years old, but I won't be sure on that point till I finish this rewrite of the book.

Anonymous said...

i know, i know... too many suggestions but, not many but a few fiary tales have been made into ballets, in orchestra we're playing the firebird, its really hard but it got me thinking about the story and i haven't seen it for awhile, and i was wondering if you might know the many plot and i was also wondering if it might make a good modern re-telling???
ps, the cover looks great the way it is, i think :) could you maybe make it so we could see a larger image of it??? like you did with waking rose??? thanks :)

regina doman said...

I've thought about doing the Firebird before. Maybe sometime!

As for getting a larger cover, I'm going to wait until I get some better background images before doing that. :)

Peace and good
Regina

Alyssa said...

Wow, I am very excited! The cover looks VERY exotic, whoever said that first, I agree with you- and the girl looks like she's going to be worth reading about!!!!!

Alyssa said...

Back again! I just saw the new homepage and my curiosity is entirely peaked. I don't know if I can wait until summer, Regina! :(/ :) but I guess I will....

Jessica said...

i absolutely love it! Your new covers for all the books are amazing!

i want to read the first chapter sooo bad!

"Lady Rose" said...

I agree, Paul definatley has his hands full with her! I think Rachel will be a very interesting character... she sounds a world different from Blanche and Rose! Oh, I can't wait!!!!!!
And, yes, the earings fit perfictly! (Wish I had some like that!)

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the cover and I can't wait for the book :)
-Emily

Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love the cover! Is there a statue or something in the background?
I'm so glad you now have an actual summery of the book!

Jessica said...

yea, i was also wondering what that was in the background...

regina, are you going to be putting up any secret doors for the midnight dancers anytime soon?!

Anonymous said...

to me it looks like a mermaid in the background... weird i know, maybe its one of the girls in a boat? i don't know... just guessing :)

Anonymous said...

i made a guess at what was in the background ealier and i think i was wrong [i went back and looked again] is it paul with his juggling stuff???

Rebecca said...

Woohoo! I love it!

regina doman said...

I won't say more about the background until I fix it. :) Some of it might have to wait until the book for a full explanation.

Also, I don't think I'll be putting up any secret doors soon. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say maybe in the spring. I just have too many other things to work on before then!

Miss Fishy said...

I think that this is my favorite cover so far...I am looking foward to reading the book, I read the summary and it I'm getting excited!

Anonymous said...

Regina,
I know the original fairy tale doesn't really have a villain. Does this mean that this story won't be a thriller or have any life threatening situations in it like your SWaRR trilogy? Or will it be a nice summer romance, maybe overcoming a few domestic problems. Hey i'm not complaining, I like those too, but I was just wondering based on the fairy tale.
~~Theresa~~

P.S. Love the cover and can't wait for the book.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember what website you downloaded the "A Yummy Apology" font from? I want to download it but I was hoping I could get it from a site I know is secure!

Thank you!

Alyssa said...

Miss fishy, I agree with you... the cover looks like the best! (Although I must say I DO love the cover of Waking Rose, too! And, I guess I can't speak for the new covers for the others- I have old copies for those:( But from what I read earlier, those copies may be valuable, huh? :)

alyssa said...

One more thing... Is it just me, or are her eyes absolutely goregous?!? I mean, they look a tinge on the too-blue side, but I don't think it looks fake, really, just... what's the word? Enigmatic... :) I can't wait to meet her!!!! Lol, but that is the way Regina's characters are- real!
Oh, and I think that's a mermaid statue in the background..... interesting...

delaney said...

Anonymous, I've seen A Yummy Apology on a font site - I can't remember which. Maybe www.dafont.com or www.urbanfonts.com :)

Anonymous said...

that's what i thought at 1st too, a mermaid statue, but then i thought... why? and when i looked closer it didn't look like a mermaid anymore... :)

regina doman said...

Q: I know the original fairy tale doesn't really have a villain. Does this mean that this story won't be a thriller or have any life threatening situations in it like your SWaRR trilogy? - Theresa

A: Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say it *that*. I find it hard to write a book if there's no danger of death. But, well, it's true that there's less chance of characters losing lives in this book. Still, I don't think it's any less exciting at the ending. :)

Oh, and I did manage to come up with a villain, though I can't say more than that. :)

Q: Do you remember what website you downloaded the "A Yummy Apology" font from? I want to download it but I was hoping I could get it from a site I know is secure!

A: Actually I borrowed it from my sister. I'll have to buy it at some point before the book is published to cover my copyright. But you can buy it just about anywhere online. I think I've bought from fonts.com before or someplace similar...

regina doman said...

Q: I know the original fairy tale doesn't really have a villain. Does this mean that this story won't be a thriller or have any life threatening situations in it like your SWaRR trilogy? - Theresa

A: Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say it *that*. I find it hard to write a book if there's no danger of death. But, well, it's true that there's less chance of characters losing lives in this book. Still, I don't think it's any less exciting at the ending. :)

Oh, and I did manage to come up with a villain, though I can't say more than that. :)

Q: Do you remember what website you downloaded the "A Yummy Apology" font from? I want to download it but I was hoping I could get it from a site I know is secure!

A: Actually I borrowed it from my sister. I'll have to buy it at some point before the book is published to cover my copyright. But you can buy it just about anywhere online. I think I've bought from fonts.com before or someplace similar...

"Lady Rose" said...

Yippee! A villian! I can't wait to find out! Is he/she a really good villian? (No, not good as in, um, nice, but good as in really evil... good as in evil???? Anyhow, I hope it is a "good" *rolls eyes* villian.)

Oh, I hope there is some danger of death! I know this sounds mean, but I love books where the main character (or favorite) almost dies. (Reason why the whole plastic bag over Rose's head thing was so exciting.) It is really neat (well, not neat, but you know...) when they come within a hair of dying. The best ones are desperatly wounded or sick, and just barely survive. And still yet the reason why I love books like Martin the Warrior, Mossflower, Redwall, Gone For Soldiers, The Last Full Measure, Gods and Generals, The Lord of the Rings, The Fairy Tale novel series, Nancy Drew, etc.

BTW, in Nancy Drew, my sisters' and I's favorite books were when something bad happened to Nancy. (Like, almost dying). One's where nothing happened to her were brushed off as "boring".

Martin, from Martin the Warrior and Mossflower, is a particularily satisfying character, because he nearly dies in both books.

And The Last Full Measure, Gods and Generals and my special favorite, Gone For Soldiers I really like. Even though they are about real events and people, real people still have brushes with death. (They are about the Civil War and the Mexican War, which by the way was only fifteen years before the Civil War.) Robert E. Lee (General), is my very favorite historical character. (He stars in all three, and in Killer Angels, which is between LFM, and GaG.) And yes, I am from the north, and I am a huge fan of a Southern Confederate general. (who was against secession AND slavery by the way!)

Goodness me, that is long! I should get my own blog and write all this down instead of taking up space on Regina's blog, which is what I am doing if I keep typing here... *gasp at dreadful thought*. Regina, can you run out of space on your website?!?!?!? No, don't tell me, I don't want to know... No wait, yes I do! No I... do/don't!
Good bye!

Ps. Does any one else have favorite books like the ones I mentioned? Do share the titles, please do!

Anonymous said...

Lady Rose,
I know exactly what you mean. I enjoy books more when possible death hovers over one of the characters. You should look at Allen French's books. For example, The Red Keep and the Lost Baron. Also, the Reb and the Redcoats, Rifles for Watie and the Scarlet Pimpernel. They are some of my favorites. They are all living history books(my favorite) and you can find some of them at Emmanuel Books I'm pretty sure. The others you have to look for. Another greaat author is James Fenimore Cooper. The Spy:A Tale of Neutral Ground is one you would like. It is my favorite. He is most known for his famous Leatherstocking Tales. They are good books too. I hope that helps you out.
I am praying for your baby Regina, when is she/he due again? Have a wonderful day. Oh, and I'll remember your birthday!
~Claire(Mae's sister)

"Gianna" said...

Lady Rose, I understand what you mean about the danger of death in a book. For some reason, I love books where the heroine is within an inch of dying. I wonder why . . .
I love the cover! I think Rachel looks gypsy-like - so mysterious and exotic.

aubrey said...

Regarding Lady Rose's query about books: First off, I don't why it is, but danger, very suspenseful moments and near death are irrestibly attracting for me, especially if they revolve around my favorite characters. (I actually get upset when tv series don't put my character in danger every once in awhile.) Does anyone have a good physchological reason for that? 'Tis a relief to find I am not alone in my fondness for danger, the deeper the better.

The scene with Rose and Fish in Mr. Freet's basement is still my favorite scene in the series. Regina, it is such a great moment!

Anyway, books. "The Blue Castle" by L. M Montgomery, one of my all time favorite books, has some good moments of suspense and excellent writing throughout. A very sweet story from the author of the Anne of Green Gable books.

"Crown Duel" by Sherwood Smith is based in an imaginary world, but it is about a war and the aftermath and who will be the next ruler as seen through the eyes of a young lady involved throughout.

"Letzenstein Chronicles" by Meriol Trevor. They are considered more 12-14 year-old reads, but I still enjoy them immensely. About a tiny country between France and GErmany during the early 19th century. A lot of political upheaval.

"Borrowed House" by Hilda van Stockum and "Enemy Brothers" by Constance Savery are two excellent WWII stories set in Holland and England respectively.

"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy has like a dozen sequels. Most of them are on par with the first, though a few of them had slow pacing if I remember correctly.

If you like/ don't mind some fantasy, I know at least a dozen more titles, but I don't want to keep going if you don't really enjoy that genre.

I tried to list only books that had a good element of danger or suspense. Did you mean books in general?

"Lady Rose" said...

Oh I loved The Read Keep, The Lost Baron, Rolf and the Viking Bow, and there was one more... oh yeah, Red Hugh (I think). The latter is a true story, set in Scotland. I loved the Reb and the Redcoats, too! Have yet to read the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Leatherstoking Tales, though I have heard of both!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

okay, i must say i like suspence but after #167 in the nancy drew series and she's in a near death situtation, it gets old... but here r some titles anyways...
really good WWII books, Carol Matas, she wrote 'after the war' and tons of other books, 'rilla of ingleside' L.M. Montgomery [the last in the anne of green gables series] dragons in our midst, which is a series by some christian author, i don't remember his name but the books r awesome,and some of the 'dear america' diaries are very good too, i've gotten the one about the thirteen year bride of a coal miner like twelve times. most of my favorite suspence novels r by me and my friends tho, its too much fun to make up your own stories :) i also like louisa may alcott's stuff too :), 2 more titles, 'trouble river' and 'pierced by a sword'
dominque :)
lover of football, and sotires by regina doman :)

"Lady Rose" said...

Aubrey, I agree with you completely. That is why I hated the Nancy Drew Books where nothing happened to her. And the scene with Rose and Fish in Mr. Freet's basement is my favorite, too. (My friend Christine and her sister Jackie, (they just read SotB!!!!), agree that they love that scene too.) As for psychological reasons, hmm.... no idea.

I have read the Letzenstine Chronicles, Borrowed House and Enemy Brothers, all very good!

To be fair, I'll list some more of my favorite books.

First of, The "Redwall" series, is my second favorite series in the whole world! (Fairy Tale novels is my first.) There are a lot of great books in that series, in fact there are only two that I *don't like*. (I think there are about 20 books, with more coming!) The books are written by Brian Jaques, a British Catholic author! You know, it always seems so much more exciting when you have a favorite author who is English and then turns out to be a devout Catholic. It just seems so neat, because of King Henry the VIII and all. I can still remember how ecstatic I was when I found out that Tolkien was Catholic. (BTW, one of Tolkien's sons became a priest! :) Anyhow, Brian Jaques wrote the "Redwall" series, and the "Castaways of the Flying Dutchman" series. It was from the later series that I figured out he was Catholic, he never mentioned Protestants anywhere, and each book had some element of Catholocisim in it, sure mark of a Catholic author! The first series doesn't have any traces of Catholocisim, or religion, because the characters are all animals, and he didn't want to have any religion in thier, understandably.

"Midshipman Quinn" and "The Flying Ensiging", both by Showal Styles, (or something strange like that), are both good.

The "Phantom Stallion" series, by Terry Farley, are all pretty good, though no one ever comes close to dying, except the "Phantom Stallion", a few times. (Okay, so the lead human character does get jumped on by a cougar...)
*thinks to self, "Okay, must get ready for speech class."*

All right, real fast here...
Yes, I love fantasy! But I do not like Shakespear, or boring books like him. (Oh fine, they are okay, but definately NOT "edge of your seat". I am reading "King Lear" ONLY because Rose was in it.)
*laughes and thinks to self, "I am I going to get it when Shakespear fans of my aquaintance read that!"*
And any of your favorite books in general would be great! When I have time, I'll list more of my favorites, too. (Sort of like a 'book exchange').

BTW, Regina, I just thought I'd mention that my entire homeschool group is turning into a "Fairy Tale Novels" fan group! If they haven't read them, they have definately heard of them! I've had a couple people say to me, "I haven't read those books, but I have heard a lot about them".

Must run!

regina doman said...

BTW I started a "Name Guessing Game" contest, just for fun, in the Fairy Tale Novel Forum under the Midnight Dancers section, if anyone wants to join in. :)

delaney said...

I would love to, but right now my account is awaiting approval from a staff member. So right now I'm just floating in forumlessness. I'm just going to have to be patient. :P

*starts thinking up a list of names to guess*

alyssa said...

Lady Rose, Delaney- I've read a Whole bunch of those books you mentioned, and loved them! I was wondering if you guys have ever read or watched "North and South" by...um...I honestly can't remember!But the movie is a BBC film, and I LOVE it! Just wondering if anyone else shares my obsession...
I'll be thinking of a "favorite books list" :)

Anonymous said...

I only have time to write a quick post, but I had to say that I seen the movie, and read the book North and South by Elizabeth Gaskal. (I think that's how you spell the last name, I don't rememeber.) I LOVE them!! It make me think of Pride and Prejudice which I also happen to love! Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors!! Ok, I've got to go, but I had to say something about North and South!

Joanna F.

aubrey said...

Hey, Alyssa and Joanna F. If you liked "North and South", you should read the authoress's other novel, "Wives and Daughters". Great book and it has a decent film adaptation from A&E as well.

Lady Rose ~ My brother absolutely loves Showell Styles's books, particularly the "Midshipman Quinn" series. He got them for Christmas and immediately made me read them. They are a lot of fun.

I discovered Redwall years ago. My favorites are Triss, Taggerung, Loamhedge, and The Long Patrol. "Rakkety Tam" was the last one that I read. I gave my brother copies of the first two "Castaway" books and he said that they were excellent, but I still haven't got around to them.

Shakespeare is an acquired taste for many. I actually dislike pretty much every plotline that he has, so I am probably just not cultured enough, but I still love reading them for the sheer joy of the language he uses. Fear not. I shall suggest no books like his. (Which knocks out like half of my bookshelf.)

So, you do like fantasy. Wonderful. Have you ever read any Lloyd Alexander or Eoin Colfer. Alexander's Prydain Chronicles and Vespar Holly adventure series are both well-written, hunorous and have plenty of danger. Colfer is not to everyone's taste, but I still vastly enjoy his Artemis Fowl series. *waits for the shrieks of condemnation. winces. Can't help it because I do like them and I have an essay explaining why if you want it. Too many years of Seton-they're getting to me*

Patricia C. Wrede has some very funny and dangerous/suspenseful books but only like seven of them are any good and those you have to be the type that can accept "witches" in fantasy for. If Harry Potter is the epitome of evil because it has witches in it, those are definitely ones you won't want to read. Just a friendly warning.

Dragon Slippers by Jessica George Day is fun, clean and has some danger.

Oxygen by Olson and the poor man whose name I always forget is an awesome suspense/ dangerous-situation book. Is sci-fi, but well researched possible sci-fi.

Okay, books in general. Wow, maybe I could just email you a list, because I don't want to clutter this post.

I like classics, lot of "children's" fiction, fantasy/ sci-fi, and anything practically ever written by Tolkien, Lewis or Chesterton. Belloc is pretty good too. Some exceptions do apply. You'll have to let me know if you want this to go on.

Anonymous said...

lloyd alexander's stories about vesper holly r quite enjoyable :)

"Gianna" said...

I absolutely love Elizabeth Gaskell! North and South is probably my favorite, but Wives and Daughters is a close second. The movies are great, too, but my favorite movie is probably the BBC Pride and Prejudice. Of course, if SotB, BaN, or WR ever became movies, then that would be a different matter;-)

"Lady Rose" said...

He,he, this is like checking e-mail! (or it would be, if I had my own!) Some of the titles sound familiar. My favorite Redwall's are: Martin the Warrior, Redwall, Mossflower, Taggerung, Rakkety Tam, Mattimaeo, Marlfox, and The Bellmaker. My favorite characters are Dandin, Martin, Matthias, Rose, Gonf, Tagg/Deyna, and Samkim.

I also LOVE historical fiction, probably even more than fantasy. (Okay, more than fantasy!)
BTW, it is ironic while I am not a huge fan of Shakespear or anything, my family owns all of Shakespears plays, yes! all of them!
Is North and South about the Civil War? I am a total Civil War Nut, (as a t-shirt I once saw said.) Although my favortie t-shirt that I have seen, was one that had a Confederate flag on it, and it said: "If this flag offends you, study American History!" (I have told that one would be perfect for me. :)

Gotta go, it's my sister's birthday! (She is nine years old.)

God Bless y'all!

Ps. As soon as I get a Google acount, I will definately join the guess the name game!

Obsessed with Names said...

Hey, Lady Rose. You do Not need a google account for the FairyTale forum. Just a simple user account for that website/ forum. Really easy. If you head over there, you can probaly get it set up and confirmed within half an hour. If you do, I am Mckay over there.

Anyway, "North and South" is not about the Civil War, as interesting as that would be. The title refers to the Northern and Southern regions of England that were deeply divided in the 19th century. The North was rapidly becoming an industrially based economy, while the South was staying a rural agriculturally supported economy. The book focuses on Margaret and Mr. Thornton, from the South and North respectively, and it examines their differences which sometimes are closely entertwined with their regional backgrounds. Really is a great read.

Unlike some of the others here, I could not sincerely enjoy the Masterpiece theater version because I felt that the actress who portrayed Margaret had as much talent (or at least employed in this film as much talent) as a dead fish. Her idea of expression was to move her eyebrows. She seemed lifeless, totally devoid of emotion, and it was painful because I did like her character in the book and had been looking forward to the movie, only to be disappointed. Richard Armitrage (last name is undoubtedly misspelt) gives a superb performance as Mr. Thornton that almost, but not quite, makes up for Margaret's character's dismal interpretation.

Anonymous said...

gah! i am very confused about the name guessing game! help! anywho... there's a great bollywood movie called bride and prejudice, not for the younger viewers out there tho, PG-13 is the rating but its still a very good movie that really takes what pride and prejudice is about and sticks it into modern day india [its in english by the way] the characters are all there, except they clump lydia and kitty into one character which is easily done
anyway its a great movie

regina doman said...

The name guessing game (guessing the names of the 12 princesses) is going on at the Fairy Tale Forum at

http://www.fairytalenovels.proboards76.com/

I wanted to do something special for the forum's opening, so I won't be answering any guesses on this site, sorry!

"Lady Rose" said...

OwN, thanks for the tip. Will have to ask and check it out. *crosses fingers, remembers in movies that it usually bring bad luck and it is superstitios anyhow, and uncrosses them.*

"Lady Rose" said...

Regina, after all the princess's names have been guessed, can you post them on this site? I'd love to join in, but I can't sign up. *sighs*.

Anonymous said...

lady rose why don't we have our own guessing game and then when we find out what the list is see who has the most right guesses?
dominique :)

Anonymous said...

May I join you? :) Why don't we work this out in blocks.

Do any of their names begin with A,B,C,D,E,F or G?

Are they all English names, or are some of them associated with a particular country or language?

Are all, none, or some of them saint/biblical names?

- GKC lover

aubrey said...

Hey, I have an account over at the forum, so if you don't mind, I'll give you guys hints and let you guess. Would that be all right, Regina? Unless you want to, of course....

Several of them are Biblical names.

They are pretty varied for origin, but most have become fairly assimilated into American culture.

One starts with B, one with C, and one with a D.

Happy Guessing!

regina doman said...

Aubrey,
Fine with me! Go ahead and guess! (My main problem is not having time to moderate two guessing games!)

regina doman said...

Aubrey,
Fine with me! Go ahead and guess! (My main problem is not having time to moderate two guessing games!)

"Lady Rose" said...

The biblical ones start with B, C and D? If that is the case than, hmm...
Okay, for D: Delilah, Deborah/Debra, um... (nead to refresh my memory on biblical names!)
Am I correct that Rachel is one of the biblical names?

Anonymous said...

Rabbecca, Ruth, i love Diana but thats not really biblical, please tell me that there isn't a Bethsheba, i think it would be too mean to a character,its not Bethlehem is it??? Elizabeth is a bible name and could be shortened to Beth... are there any names that are places or things from the bible??? like Jordan or Ceasarea, ooh Hannah, wasn't that a bible name? or am i confused
dominique

aubrey said...

Yes, Deborah is one of the girls names. Congratulations, Lady Rose!Rachel is a Bible name as well.

Regina said to remember that there are two families, so one half of the names are Biblical, like Rachel and Deborah, and the other half are of a different sort.

aubrey said...

Dominique, Rebecca is another one of the girls names. Congratulations!

As far as I can remember, none of the Bible names are ever used as place names in the Bible.

Anonymous said...

yay for me! and lady rose :)okay, more names... b and c left... bethany, brianna, bianca, bella [short for isabell[a] :)], cassandra, cassia, chloe, clare, claire, connie [short for constance] colette, courtney, charlotte, celine, catie, christine [a], callista, bernadette, barbara, blanche [teehee proly not], belinda, brielle... other names...
samantha, emily, grace, felicity, margaret, kelly, lilly, anna, elise, jillian, emma, julie, aliana, kirstin, kirsten, kristin, kristen, kathleen, cecilia, philomena, molly, danielle, maureen, natalie, zoe, abigail, madison, angela, annemarie, esther, magdalene, martha, joyce, joan, sarah, monica, megan, aubrie, josie [short for josephina], candance, gennivieve, gweniviere [i totally just trashed the spelling of those names but oh well :)] tina, veronica, i'm done for now, what do u think lady rose?
dominique

"Lady Rose" said...

Okay, so so far there are:
Rachel
Deborah
Rebecca

More guesses...
Abigail
Bernice
Bethany
Candace
Channa (Hebrew form of Hannah)
Chava (Hebrew form of Eve)
Dinah
Delilah
Esther
Havilah
Jemima
Joanna
Judith
Leah
Lydia
Mara
Martha
Mary
Magdalene
Miriam
Naomi
Phoebe
Priscilla
Ruth
Sarah
Susanna
Zipporah

Okay, that's it! (For now!)

aubrey said...

Lady Rose, a triad of "Congratulations!" are due to thee. Lydia, Miriam, and Priscilla are three more of the girls names.

Now, the Bible names are done. Time to move on to the more common names. Good luck and excellent guessing. It took us way longer to figure the Bible names out at the forum (though admittedly, we did not know that we were looking for Bible names at first.)

Anonymous said...

Miriam and Priscilla are two Midnight Dancer names - good work!

- AutumnRose, formerly GKC lover

"Lady Rose" said...

Yippee! I like those names, especially Lydia and Miriam.
So it's Rachel, Rebecca, Deborah, Lydia, Miriam and Pricilla. I can't wait to tell my sister that there is a character who shares her name! (Spelled the same way too!)

Regular names...
Amanda, Elizabeth, Veronica, Marie, Therese, Claire, Sarah, Catherine, Laura, Cecilia, Mary, Anna, Simmonetta, Helen, Bernadette, Megan, Kathleen, Teresa/Theresa, Emma, Christine, Francis, Jacquiline, Nichole, Genivive, Julia, Loraine, Elise, Hannah, Faye, Tessa, Margaret, Josephina, Emilie, Samantha, Grace, Victoria, Molly, Danille
That's it... for now! :)

Anonymous said...

i think i put miriam on a different post... gah! okay, regular names...
katie, or catie
jane
grace
felicity
maria
marie
annemarie
joan
cassandra 'cassie'
alexandria, alexandra, alexia
alexa
harriet
hope
lilly
lucy
susan
lindsey
zoe
amy
kirstin, kirsten, kristen, kristin
aubrie
gabrielle, gabriella
monica
maggie
margaret
melanie
mellisa
mara
theresa
frances
elizabeth
reghan
clare, claire

more to come :)
dominique

Anonymous said...

me again...back with more names
emily
erin
mckenna
mackenzie
kelly
charlotte
laura, did i already say that?
anna
jillian
cecily
elise
mariette
francesca
diana
danielle
michelle
mikayla, or the ten other was u spell it

gayle
gemma
mary
isabella, isabelle, isabell
christine, christina
maureen
angela
stephanie
veronica
julia
abigail
madison
chole
emma
hannah
kathleen
cathrine
antonia
lucia
nancy
giselle
henrietta
jordan
carla
clara
clemintine
susana
jennifer
megan, meg
miranda
hilary
taylor
amanda
natalie
nichole
allison, alison
gloria
judy
betty
betsy
ellen
hellen
lauren
laurel
rosemary
patricia
sidney
jamie
ginny
dana
Iris
elanor
marianne
fanny
maud
polly
samantha
olivia
keira
rosamund
claudia, claudie
janet
flora
julie
jessica
idina
dakota
eva
penelope
joanne
sophie, sophia
caroline

okay i'm done :)
dominique

aubrey said...

Dominique, Congratulations on guessing Melanie! That is one of the girls names on the more "trendy" side. Keep guessing....

Anonymous said...

k,is it just me or are the people on the forum taking longer to guess than we are? or is actually possible that NONE of the names besides the ones already pointed out by aubrie from our list are the girls' names...
ok, tredny names....

corey, cory, corie
tory, tori
tawni
kayla, kaela, keala
mackenzie
reghan
mckenna
jovi
lela
lalita
zenon
calli
kylin
wren
amber
trinity
grey
paige
cameron
aliana
elena
jana [pronounced yana]
yasmine
casey
kendra
kendall
maureen [ i know i already said this one]
dominique [not likely :)]
hallie
cami [short for camilia]
kelaeb
arabella
aria
avalon
bria
brooke
briar [no kidding, i looked up trendy names on the web]
suri
cambria
azaria
azalea
alexia
gracelyn
hazel
emerson
jazzlyn
lainey
macy
nyla
oakley
promise
ocean
reese, reece
ruby
rhianna
rain, raine, rayne
saylor
skyleigh
selah
shayden
shelden
serenity
tanner
violet
winter, wynter
waverly
zayden
riley, rilley
kaylee
hailey
taylor
jasmine
brooklyn
dailie
jordan
morgan
aurora
annika
daphne
daria
desiree
fawn
harmony
harper
heidi
ivy
janelle
jocelyn
marcella
mara
marnie
myra
nadia
nadine
nyssa
phoebe
quinn, quiana
regina
rory
sadie
sasha
shawna
tabitha
taya
vivian
williow
wynn
yvette
yolanda
zaria
zora
clarity

ok, i'm done... for now:)
dominique

Anonymous said...

gah! i forgot one... or more...
jade
jamison
jada
cover [pronounced coh-ver]
elliot
courtney
una
london
paris
sydney
lynn
lola
kay
renee
clover
egypt
chava
arielle
pamela
maud
angelina
sandra
clarabelle
carrie
candace
denise
karen
jaya
chandra
maya
lahki
alexis
georgie
bess
aishwarya
nadira
namrata
marsha

ok, i'm done...

Anonymous said...

nooo i'm not done,

heather
dena
alathia
carmondy
jewel
jessie
blair
cheyenne

ok, done
dominique

aubrey said...

Great guessing and some very neat names, but none of those.

At the forum, they have guessed all but one. And perhaps you are thinking too "trendy". They are names you will hear commonly enough, but are not ultra modern. Does that help?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Dominique, are you looking these up and pasting them on here or are you actually thinking all these up? Lol; I love names but don't have time right now to post a list. -Alyssa

Anonymous said...

half of them i looked up, the other half i pulled out of my own lists :) i didn't paste them onto the blog tho, it would take away all the fun of sitting in front of the computer for a half hour and type in names :) i did however paste them from the blog onto a word document so that i would remember them all for my own stoies
dominique
ps, thanks for saying u liked them :)

Anonymous said...

ok, more names... :)

erin
kayla
kirstin
joan
jessie
Mckenna
Megan
Emily
Bianca
reghan
riley
nadine
amy
catie
alice
alyssa
zoe

done for now
dominique

aubrey said...

Nope. None of that batch. But I really am enjoying some of the names you are posting.

Anonymous said...

GAH! ok...
samantha
elena
ellen
taylor
veronica
vanessa
kelsey
kari
olivia
grace
hope faith
felicity
cecily
cecilia
joan
jane
megan
zita
rita
jennifer [jenny]
isabell [a]
stacey, stacie
jackie, jacky
shania
shay
julia
eve, eva
linda
lilly
ella
anne
anna
annamarie, annamaria, annemarie
renee
maureen
christina
juliet
mara
gabrille
grey
kimberly
kim
constance
courtney
mary, marie, maria
marnie
sophia
emma
emily
ava
amanda
victoria
sarah
ashley
jessica
alexis
brittany
hilary
stephanie
danielle
amber
tiffany
nicole
melissa
julianne
philippa
philomena
marcellla
marilla
kelly
lisa
angela
michelle
amy
jamie
shannon
laura
elizabeth
patricia
susan
cynthia
donna
sandra
tammy
karen
christine
pracilla
deborah, debra
barbara
nancy
pamela
brenda
sharon
cheryl
diane
carol
cindy
kathy
joyce
judy, judith
linda
betty
shirley
addison, addy
sydney
morgan
hailey
savannah
jasmine
allison
brooke

i know i'm starting to repeat but i can't think of any new names...
sigh
dominique

Anonymous said...

michelle
danielle
giselle
Anna, Anne
Monica
Celine
Josie
Mara
Esther
Angie, Angela
Charlotte
Antonia
Jillian
Elise
Carrie
Tanya
Josephine
cheyenne
colette
erin
emily
chloe
margaret
clare
samantha
Robin
Liz, Lizzie
Jody
Joanne, Joanna

gah! more to come
dominique

Alyssa said...

Wow, Dominique; what effort there! And, yeah, pasting takes away the fun. :P What do you think of the name Arielle? Or Enya? (I hope you didn't already say those) Lol. Or Estella? (Stella from Latin, meaning star!)

Anonymous said...

there cool but honestly what child would want to be named any of those things, i mean, maybe Enya but please don't name your children what you would call a fantasy book character... :)

i definetly use names in stories that i wouldn't use in real life but that's half the fun...

like Xylina, who's really gonna use that in real life?

the funness of names continues :)
dominique

Elenatintil said...

Brittany is another one of the sister's names.

Don't feel bad that this is taking so long...we listed dozens and dozens of names before we'd get even one right, and we had hints from Regina! (Two of them are names that I don't think I've ever seen someone have, but they aren't really obscure or historically or ethnically significant, so don't go too overboard with guessing. That was one of our biggest problems in the beginning.)

aubrey said...

Dominique, Congratulations on guessing Brittany, Tammy, and Cheryl!!!

Priscilla and Deborah were guessed earlier, but are names of some of the girls.

The last two(Wow, only two left!)are a bit more uncommon in my opinion. Do any of you guys (or ladies more accurately) want any hints?


And a very blessed and serene Advent to all!

Anonymous said...

maybe just a little one :)

Agnes
Adelaide
Adeline
Agatha
Amelia
Arabella
Augusta
Beatrice
Beatrix
Bertha
Camille
Cecilia
Cecily
Celeste
Charlotte
Clarinda
Claudia
Clementune
Constance
Cordelia
Corinne
Christabel
Cynthia
Daphne
Delia
Dolores
Dorothy
Edith
Eleanor
Elise
Eliza
Ellen
Elnora
Eloise
Elsa
Elspeth
Emmeline
Erma
Esme
Estelle
Ethel
Etta
Eudora
Evangeline
Felicity
Francine
Frances
Genevieve
Georgia
Gillian
Georgiana
Gladys
Gweneth
Gwendolyn
Harriet
Hazel
Helen
Henrietta
hester
Ida
Iris
Isadora
Jemima
Josephine
Judith
Leona
Leonora
Lila
Lisette
Lousia
Loretta
Lucinda
Lydia, Lidia
Mabel
Marion
Martha
Matilda
Mavis
Melinda
Mena
Meredith
Milicent
Miriam
Myra
Myrna
Myrtle
Nadine
Naomi
Octavia
Opal
Pearl
Phoebe
Priscilla
Prundence
Ramona
Regina
Roberta
Rosalind
Rosemary
Ruth
Simone
Sonya
Stella
Susannah
Sylvia
Theodora
Theodosia
Ursula
Vada
Viola
Violet
Virginia
Vivian
Wilhelmina
Willa
Winifred
Zella

that's all for now...
i don't know if you guys watch the news or anything but if you could pray for the people who were involved with the situation in Omaha on wednesday,
thanks
Dominqiue :)

Amanda said...

Wow Dominique, you've been busy! So have I (in a different way). Sorry for sort of leaving you on your own for this guessing game. (Okay, completely abandoning you!) I have been watching though!

So far it is: Rachel, Rebecca, Deborah, Lydia, Miriam, Pricilla, Melanie, Brittany, Tammy and Cheryl, right? And yes, some hints would be great! (Such as ethenticity/origin, first letter...)

Blessed Advent!
Love, Lady Rose

aubrey said...

Okay, just to recap, we have ten names guessed and two to go. They are Rachel, Rebecca, Deborah, Lydia, Miriam, Priscilla, Melanie, Brittany, Cheryl,and Tammy.

And I will be sure to keep those folks in my prayers, Dominique!

Anonymous said...

thanks guys... okay, more naming!
Avril
Bronte
Halsey
Addison
Piper
Vesper
Holy
Ivy
Bentley
Noel
Carol
Grace
Joy, Joyce
Aspen
Jersey
Kenya
Laramie
Vienna
Verona
Persia
Paris
Siena
Amaryllis
Azalea
Blossom
Clover
Dahlia
Fern
Iris
Marigold
Pansy
Poppy
Posey
Primrose
Tiger Lilly [not likely but cool]
Cypress
Pepper
Cayenne
Evening
Apple
Briny
Dew
Ember
Lake
Lark
Star
Sky
Ryane
Prairie
Wren
Anastasia
Avery
Bridget
Chantel [my middle name :)]
Amethyst
Gemma
Evania
Larissa
Lindsey
Lynette

more later
dominqiue

Lady Rose said...

I too will pray for the souls of the victims. That is so sad!

aubrey said...

Ok, as far as a hint goes, how would the first letter of one of the names be?

The name starts with the letter "T."


I am also going to reveal that it is Greek and I believe, if my source is accurate, that it means "Innocent." Is that too much info? Good Luck!

Alyssa said...

Dominique: Of course they are only good for books. :)

Anonymous said...

The complete list of names are:

Rachel
Rebecca
Deborah
Lydia
Miriam
Priscilla
Melanie
Brittany
Tammy
Taren
Linette

(BTW, Linette is the youngest)

- Autumn Rose
(formerly GKC lover)

Amanda said...

Oh wow! I never would have guessed those last two! Those are some neat names. Can't wait to read about the girls!

God Bless,
Lady Rose

Anonymous said...

Linette is such a great name for the youngest daughter, very pretty:) Dominique, i'll keep those people in my prayers.

-booketgirl

Anonymous said...

GAH! i didn't have time to find the last 2 names, i proly could have with all the hints ;) thanks guys that was awesome... so now wadda we do?

Dominique
ps, thanks for the prayers

"Lady Rose" said...

Dominique in answer to your question "so now wadda we do?" I say...
get the number of comments on this post up to 100!

Anonymous said...

100, that might be a world record of comments on a blog:)........ well.... I guess this makes 95, only 5 more to go!!!!!

-booketgirl

"Lady Rose" said...

You know, we should really look up the world record for comments on a blog...
Here's 96! (Unless its not. :}

Anonymous said...

is there such a catagory???
number 97!!!!! (i think )

-booketgirl

"Princess Blanche" said...

I wonder if the record number of comments in a blog is in the Guinness Book of Records?
97 and counting . . .

booketgirl said...

I wouldn't know, we don't have a Guinness book of records....... my friend does though..... i'll have to ask her:) number 98!!!!! (i think )

"Lady Rose" said...

I looked on the Guiness Book of World Records website, and it wasn't there, maybe in the book... they did mention that there wasn't enough room on the website to put all the records.
99! (I think...) Just one more!

aubrey said...

One of the blogs that I visit regularly makes it up to 150-200 comments, but he is the writer/producer of a tv series...

This might be 99! And five people that I gave copies of Waking Rose as gifts to or that they let read the copies I gave them have been raving about how amazing the book is! You have some more fans, Regina.

Anonymous said...

gah! i'm not on for a few days and u people go crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! after we get this blog up to the world record we should have a contest to rate the best bad guy names the best hero names, the best heroine names and the best side-kick names :) 99 :) teehee!
dominique

Anonymous said...

question about midnight dancers!
if there are villians in MD can we guess their names??? and perhaps their form of villiany????
thanks
dominique :)

regina doman said...

....Are you really sure you want to do that? Think about how knowing Dr. Murray's name and her form of villainy would have ruined Waking Rose!

I'll just go ahead and say no. Well, you can speculate, but I won't give any hints. :)

"Lady Rose" said...

Yeah! We did it! Actually Aubrey, you were number 100! Congrats!

aubrey said...

By the way, the unofficial record for comments on a blog is 34,000 and then some. Even if we discuss names for months, I am not sure we are going to make it anywhere near that.

If we are going to keep guessing names, or merely discussing them, count me in.

Anonymous said...

can we guess their first name???? can we guess the parents names????

Anonymous said...

ok... let's discuss favorite names for 1)villians 2)heros 3) heroines
4)side-kicks or whatever u want to call them....on the fly my picks would be...

for villian, Ackerman
for hero, Jason
for heroine, Grace
for side-kick, Lenny

dominique :)

aubrey said...

1) Villian(ess)= Achren

2) Hero= Rafael

3) Heroine= Meliara

4) Side-kick= Riley

Not particularly exciting. Four days to Christmas!

"Princess Blanche" said...

1. Villain = I'll have to think about it

2. Hero = Casimir

3. Heroine = Rose(My dream is basically being Rose Brier)

4. Side-kick = Therese

It's the last Sunday of Advent! Two days to go until Christmas!

Amanda said...

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Love
"Lady Rose"

Anonymous said...

i have to revise my list

villian -Sergius [i think that's actually a saint :)]

hero - Nathan 'Nate'

heroine - Mariah

side-kick - Avila and/or Tucker

dominique :)
merry christmas :)

"Lady Rose" said...

Some names...

villian - hmm, I don't know, (must look up villian in story I wrote)

hero - Martin!

heroine - Catalina, or Rose

side-kick - John (somewhat ordinary name, but a nice one!)

Add more later!

Anonymous said...

ok, brilliant idea! sooo a while ago i asked if Steven and Donna could have a story together, mostly cause i've always wanted to see more of Steven in a story... but then as i was re-reading WR last night i had this idea... could it start at Fish and Rose's wedding??? just like WR started at Blanche and Bear's???? Gah! and Leroy needs a story, let's face it, the kid is just too crazy to not have his own story :)