Find Your Faery Name & a Thistledown Contest #FreeBook

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam

Ruby-topaz_hummingbird_flying in Tobago

I’m hard at work getting Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam ready for publication as a book.  Meanwhile, how about some whimsical hump day fun? Have you ever thought about what your name might be if you were a whimsical magical creature?

If you were following when I posted that tale of faeries as a serial in 2017, you might already have a faery name. (With research and personal taste, faery is my preferred spelling of “fairy.”)

Back then, some people picked their own whimsical names, and I created some names especially for people.  Most people used a chart similar to what I’ve included below.

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is a wildly whimsical tale, but I wrote it for adults.  It has a dark undercurrent.  The characters include both the colorful Thistledown faeries, and “scary faeries” from the colorless world.  I’ve included naming for both. If you were a part of the original Thistledown and don’t remember your faery name, just let me know and I’ll look it up for you. 

Ready? To find your Thistledown faery name match the first initial of your first name to the table below. That’s your first name.  To get your last name. Go to the month in which you were born.  Use the same method to find your scary faery name.

Find Frilly faery name
Find your Thistledown faery name
Scary Faery Name finder
Find your scary faery name

Who am I? Fleur Rainbow — that’s what caused me to come up with the scary faery names! I really just can’t imagine myself as any sort of flower-rainbow… Although, maybe I’m really just Bedlam Thunder.  It’s hard to say.

Leave a comment to enter!

I’m giving away an autographed paperback copy of Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam, along with your choice of a plush hummingbird toy or a Creative Haven fairy coloring book.

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is coming your way, in book form, in time for the holidays.

Thistledown Girl

Be sure to leave a comment to say hello.  Hugs on the wing!

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This is a work of fiction.  Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2019 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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109 thoughts on “Find Your Faery Name & a Thistledown Contest #FreeBook

  1. I love what you have done Teagan by adding some more fun to your already beautiful blog. As a good faery I am Cherry Thistle and the scary side is Pit Razorleaf.My niece who lives in Hawaii has always loved faeries and she was quite the artist at drawing pictures of the good faeries. Brought back some memories – I wonder where that picture is?

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    1. Judi, thanks for sharing that lovely memory. I hope the drawing turns up. Both of the characters I see for your faery names are such fun. Pit Razorleaf loves cherries but has a naughty habit of throwing the pits. Cherry Thistle has bright red gossamer wings and a headful of fluffy purple hair. Her faery talent is magically calling Thistledown’s powderpuff sheep when they accidentally float off to parts unknown. 😉 Hugs on the wing!

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  2. Flora Moonglow? Yeah, so glad you came up with other names, dear Teagan, so instead, your cat’s meow way, Stranglevine Chilblain!!! Cool! 😉
    This is awesome, I’m playing Saturday morning catch-up (long week, fell up a flight of stairs during a migraine and knocked out a large part of a tooth, two trips to the dentist and well, there’s more but I won’t bore everyone…just call me Stranglevine Chilblain and that will help lol) and this made my weekend.
    Thank you as always, dearest friend for being the bee’s knees, you’re a priceless real jewel in a world of plastic and paste. 🙂
    Hope this weekend is a relaxing one, Bedlam Thunder! xoxox
    Mega hugs on a wing and prayer (half way there?) hugs xoxoxox

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    1. Oh nooo! I’m sorry to hear that, Donna. My shins (and mouth!) hurts just thinking about it.
      Ha. Well, my friend, I couldn’t relate to myself as Fleur Rainbow either, and that’s when the story began. So, what if I give you the faery name Cocoa Snowsprite?
      Wishing you quick healing. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. ‘Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam’ was my favourite series of the ones you have written, Teagan. They’re all well written and very entertaining, but Thistledown holds a special place in my mind because I remember it so well. Of course, I featured in the story (well, my faery did), and I loved that you gave my character a touch of evil mixed in with fun and humour.
    Have a lovely weekend, and I wish you much success with the launch of the book.
    Hugs

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  4. I hope I’m not too late to enter. I followed Thistledown as a serial, and Brother Love too. But I never commented because I wasn’t registered with WordPress until now. Anywho… I would love an autographed copy, and the plushie hummingbird is adorable. Hugs on the purr!

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    1. Suddenly there are several Cherry faeries, but no other Cherry Breeze! Willow seemed to be the most frequent name with the original version. Jacquie you are wonderful to help with the launch. I was tweaking the blurb this afternoon. I’ll email something to you as soon as I can, but it doesn’t matter to me when you share it — whatever is convenient for you. Hugs on the wing!

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  5. My faery name would be Cherry Songbird! I love that and I may just have to use it as a character name in a story. 🙂
    My dark name would be Pit Firebane – also a great name. 🙂 What fun!!

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    1. It’s good to see you. Then I hereby faery-name you Stranglevine Firebane. The charts are just a guide, you can make your own name. Although Widdershins makes a great faery name too.
      I agree these things are fun. Years ago there was a werewolf name one. I’m not terribly into werewolves or vampires, but I got such a kick out of my name — Mystic Storm. 😀
      Hugs on the wing!

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    1. It’s good to see you, John. I think “Cherry” is where I got the name “Pick” since his magic is making cherries jump off the trees and roll to him. Pick Dragonfly was a fun character to write. You’re too kind about the book. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. It’s lovely to see you Denise. There were several members of the Rainbow family in Thistledown. I think you’d enjoy them.
      I’m in the process of writing “character introductions” for people who host the launch. Since you weren’t around back then I’ll make up something extra for Flora Rainbow. Of course she’ll have a cat. Maybe she’s sister to Rhymer Rainbow, who always talks in rhyme. Maybe Flora would tend to do that too. Hugs on the wing!

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  6. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    I had to reblog this.. Teagan Geneviene is hard at work putting the finishing touches to her next book Thistledown -Midsummer Bedlam – based on the series that I had a bit part in when it aired on her blog. You can find out what your name would be in Thistledown.. and also your scary faery name.. I was peachy in the series but my scary name would be Fuzz Ghost…not a good look.. head over and you might be in with a chance to win a signed paperback copy of the new book.

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    1. Heartfelt thanks for reblogging, Sally. Yes, you asked for the name Poppy, so how could I resist. Poppy Songbird was a fun character to write. I’m in the process of writing “character introductions” for people who host the launch. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Oooh! Sapphire Songbird makes a great name, Fraggle. LOL, well… the scare faery names aren’t exactly supposed to sound good or happy. 😉 But Sapphire Songbird is too wonderful to refuse. I think she’d have blue hair with an unruly curl that stood up at her forehead. She’d be mischievous… Her unique faery talent/magic would be… hmmm… Drawing pictures that briefly come to life to help with her chores, and occasionally go out to prank someone. But since the drawings go back to the page, she never gets into trouble.
      Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Hi Robbie, it’s good to see you. Your enthusiasm for Thistledown meant a lot to me. The ‘colorless world’ was really my own world in DC. (I never talk politics here, but that was a huge part of my real life colorless world, and it emboldened the worng people in my already toxic work environment. — I’m dropping the political comment with that.) It made the story very hard to write, because I couldn’t keep my real world from creeping into what I was writing.
      Anyhow, I enjoyed your Christmas story. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Oh, Flora Dragonfly suits you, Deborah. 😉 I love it. The “scary faeries” aren’t all bad. The ones we meet are the rebels of their drab world. They have passion. To me the Soulfire name reflects that. *BUT* everyone is welcome to create their own faery name — light or dark. Or I’m happy to make up a new one. Maybe your scary faery name could be Raptor Bonfire (to represent May)? Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Haha. I wish I had come up with “Snoot” when I was writing Thistledown. (I revised the charts to make sure I hadn’t copied anybody.) But you added a lot to the story by inspiring Catseye Glimmer and Royal Chimera (that’s certainly a mysterious name, and for a mysterious character).
      I hope Loki is getting some nice sunshine today after that frosty (but gorgeous) photo. It’s cloudy here this morning. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Well… the scarey faery names aren’t exactly supposed to be likable, Annette. 😉 There were several “Luna” faeries back then, so I had changed yours to Crescent. She had that amazing magical moonstone, and a cat named Bean. Those things are still in the book. 😀 Hugs on the wing!

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  7. The Magical Fairies coloring book looks awesome, but so was your serial. My name in 2017 was Calico Rainbowforest. Thanks for the earlier reminder. If I had chosen by using your chart at the top, I’d be Belle Starlight. I’ll keep Calico. Have a wonderful day, Teagan. Faery hugs.

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    1. Sorry… the name charts are images here. That’s probably why.
      The letter “A” would be “Luna” so for you, I would make the firstname “Moonmagic”. 😀 The scary faery “A” is Satellite. The surnames are based on the month in which you were born.

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    1. Thanks so very much for reblogging, Don!
      Stranglevine Fang makes a cool character. I was never happy with the other chart names, at least not for male characters. Maybe (if I do a sequel) the faery in your honor would be Leaf Glimmer. There were several people in Thistledown’s “Glimmer” family, like Annette Aben. Maybe Leaf Glimmer is Crescent Glimmer’s brother. 😀 Hugs on the wing!

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  8. I thought I picked a name in the original series, but I don’t recall being Flora Stargazer and Stranglevine Lost (although that seems to suit me :). This was such a great adventure when presented as a serial. I look forward to being able to buy the book.

    I hope you have a great week, Teagan!

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    1. Hi Dan. Right. I didn’t think the charts suited male characters. Instead, I came up with “Carver Eastdoor” in your honor. Also, to make sure I didn’t copy anything that might be floating around out there, I revised the charts for this post (but not the names in the story). So I’m sure it looks different to you. Carver’s colorless world counterpart was Stranglevine Starquencher.
      I’m in the process of writing “character introductions” for people who host the launch. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Tee-hee! Nark Firebane is terrific, GP! The “scary faeries” in the Thistledown story are rebels in their colorless world. Somewhere on their dull-dark clothing (or in their hair) they wear a pop of bright color as part of their rebellion. Some of them drive motorcycles, although I had to describe that without the word “motorcycle” since those are unknown in Thistledown. The colorless world is rife with corruption. Perhaps Nark Firebane is a mole there, slipping information to help the rebels… 😉 Thanks for coming out to play. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Hi Christoph. I think I would have to go off the charts and create faery names especially for you. 😉 Maybe… Branch Songmoon (moon for your zodiac sign) / Howl Thunder. (As Bedlam Thunder, I wouldn’t want even a scary faery named in your honor leave the Thunder family. 😀 ) Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Hi Olga. River Mindshadow was an important part of the story. I agree that Rotten Soulfire was a fun character. Perhaps there will be a sequel, now that I’m away from my real life “colorless world.” If so, Rotten needs a great part. Hugs on the wing!

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