Name the Sorcerer Contest - Jo-Ann Carson

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?

1Godwin
2Thelkar of Threll
3Gavrill of Yeoncil
4Hargrave
5Micamedy
6Aelrick
7Master
8Maagar the Cunning
9Manohoso
10Sture (Norse, for on the opposite side)
11Majorco
12Griffen of Terra Eyre
13Recros
14Sorct
15Ocerr
16Slystone the Sorcerer
17Warnoc of Edand
18Kalibar
19Irmlen
20Greybeard
21Grimland the Great
22Gideon
23Dingus McWorter
24Declan
25Zandere
26Jezahr of Ravenscar
27Gabriel of Gascony
28Stalius of Snoefell
29Garder of Vinland
30Barterous
31Mysterious
32Lionnous
33Morganous
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
35Guiden (Swedish for wizard)
36Daw Thorne
37Sulwen
Wetzel
38Severin Sedgewick the Soothsayer
39Bejabez
40Sorcerer Radu
41Gavrill the Grey

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0 Replies to “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.

    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

    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

  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.

  3. I like # 32, 35 and 36. Keep it simple. Perhaps more of the name could be revealed along with the story.

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