Have you ever seen your name in a book?

@Erilyn (3020)
United States
June 1, 2007 2:57pm CST
The name I am using here on myLot I have been using for years as a Nickname on just about everything that I do. It's a name I created out of my first and middle names. (I didn't think my mother was very creative when she named me lol.) I was reading the Wizard's First Rule i believe it was by Robert Jordan (I know it was one of the books in that series.) And I came across a character that had the name Erilyn. (And here I thought I was being clever lol.) Has anything like that ever happened to you? How did you feel about it?
4 responses
• United States
3 Jun 07
Funny you should ask....just last night in the book I am reading there was a character that was introduced. She had both my first and last name!
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
4 Jun 07
That's really cool. I haven't seen my first name in a book, just my screen name lol. I thought it was kinda odd, just becasue I created that name myself lol. I had thought about changing my name to my SN legally, but then realized all the stuff I had to go through and decided against it lol.
@duck2day (317)
1 Jun 07
It's strnage really because my first name (Laura) is a very common name, yet i hardly ever see a book with my name in!!! Anyway when i was a kid i got given this special book as a present. That had my full name, address and my friends in etc!! It was very cool, used to think it was specially written for me. I suppose in a way it was, but it would be just like the equilavent of a mail merge letter today!! Still have it though, it's a great story about my adventures on a weather cloud!!!
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I used to want one of those books. I had gotten one for my oldest daughter, but she colored all in it and tore pages out. I didn't get one for my other 2 kids becasue of that. She has never been a big reader though. She never actually read the book, and didn't want me to read it to her either.
@patgalca (16696)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Jun 07
In Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul, there is an exerpt in there written by a writer who has the same name as me. I don't know whether it's a man or a woman because they used the name "Pat" whereas I plan on using the name "Patricia" as I do with everything now. I have seen my own name in print when I had a short story published in a local magazine recently. I saw my name three times in the issue. :)
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
1 Jun 07
That's cool :). I tell you I was surprised to see the name I created as a charecter name lol. I wondered If i was the only one. So far you have some the closest to knowing what I meant :).
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
1 Jun 07
no, but i have seen my name in print because i am a writer and have had stuff published...there is no more of a rush than that! to see your name in print and to know that someone is actually interested in your thoughts and that you are actually getting $$ for your thoughts!! lol
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
1 Jun 07
This is true also! I used to write for the school newpaper and sometimes the articles would be published in the local paper if they were good enough. I would have to agree with you on the feeling when you see your name in print!