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Sunday, May 08, 2005
The Worst Ever, Ever, Ever Heroine Name Ever Award goes to...

Vyrgynne St. Sebastienne!

I'll take Helpless Virgins with Noble Blood and Way Too Many Consonants for $300, Alex!

I swear to you I could not make this shit up. I'm not even going to tell you the author or the name of the book because I'm so embarrassed on her behalf. I have no idea if the book is any good or not because when I saw this name on the back cover blurb -- after I fought down the nausea and hysterics -- I put it back on the shelf. Actually, I hid it under several other books on the shelf. If I'd been thinking clearly, I would have purchased it, then burned it despite all the hateful issues I have about burning books. This is The Name That Never Should Have Been.

After that, I swear I'll never make fun of another weirdly shortened name I see anywhere. I promise.

Maybe her heroes name was Bane.

(P.S. Can somebody tell me how to write the possessive of hero?)
5/08/2005 03:00:00 PM : : Sela Carsen : : 11 Comments


LOL--hero's...now, can you tell me the plural of ottoman? OttoMEN or ottomans? Ottomi?

By Anonymous Marty K, at 9:13 PM  

That is seriously a freakin horrid name.

What were they thinking?

By Blogger Eva Gale, at 10:27 AM  

If you had one of those 'shocked' smilies or 'wtf' smilies, I'd used a row of them right here. lol

By Blogger Jaye, at 5:30 PM  

LOL Can you tell us the publisher of the book so that we know to stay far far far away?

By Blogger Kat, at 12:25 PM  

I had a cat named Vyrgynne St. Sebastienne once...

By Blogger Kristen Painter, at 9:40 AM  


And "ottomans". (It doesn't have the same etymology as "man".)

And that name really bites.

Was she a vyrgynne? And wasn't it St. Sebastian? Or St. Sebastien? Wouldn't it be Ste. Sebastienne if there were a female version? It's just too, too wrong.

By Blogger Julie, at 11:57 AM  

Actually, I rather wondered if maybe she shouldn't change her name after the boinking. Maybe something like Notte Ay Vyrgynne Annyemmore St. Sebastienne.

And thanks, Julie. I knew I hadn't gotten it right. You're also right about the Ste. Sebastienne. The whole thing is a travesty of wrongness.

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 2:10 PM  

>>Notte Ay Vyrgynne Annyemmore St. Sebastienne.

*snicker* let this be a lesson to you girls. Lay OFF the crack pipe when writing.

By Blogger Amie Stuart, at 7:19 PM  

Whoa! That's a mouthful! *lol* But I've got a worst one, ready?


Try saying that without stopping for air!

By Blogger Silma, at 2:00 PM  

Can you say tongue tied? I wonder if the editor who allowed her to keep the name forgot their spectacles that day.. we shouldn't be mean, at least she's published.. that more than I can say for me. :)

By Blogger jax, at 2:57 AM  


Please, please tell me this was not in a published novel ... please ...


By Blogger Nonny, at 3:55 PM  

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