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This is such a fun blog hop! Entertaining Interests started this fun hop! Be sure and visit:)

I hope you enjoy the answers to the questions each week!

This week, we have to answer the following question:

Pick a name in your current WIP. What was the inspiration for that name?

I'm picking a very secret WIP. I really haven't even started writing this little baby yet. She is still very new and in the preliminary stages of ideas. My wonderful CP has been tough with me, throwing me questions to snag me, but hey! what's a CP for, right! Just kidding! She's helping toss ideas around and get a good grasp on where I need to be with main charactr and what her goals need to be.

So. Her name?

Kaleah. No last name yet.

Her inspiration came from out of nowhere. Really. I had picked out the name Mauriee, but changed it because I wanted something different and unusual, and something not popular and over used. I also wanted something that could be multicultural.

I had never heard of this name before I wrote it in my notes. Upon further research, I found out the name comes from a root name meaning "Flower Wreath" and I think it is very fitting for my MC.

Here's a picture I used for inspiration. I have another one, that is waaaay more appropriate for Kaleah, but if I showed you, it would ruin the plot twist. So enjoy this one! It came from


  1. Cool name! I like finding out what the origins of names are.

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I love studying the history behind words, especially names, too!

  2. That is a very unusual name. I must admit I don't think I have every heard it before.

    1. I hadn't either! But when I looked the name up, there were several people who commented it was their name:)

  3. Secret WIP's? I like it! Post some stuff soon. Following back at you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Nice to meet you too!


    1. It's still in the early stages to post anything, but as soon as I can, I'll let you know!

  4. Ooo I like the mystery of it all! Secret WIP's and all. That name it so original. I'm very fond of unique names. My 3 yr old daughter has very unique and different name. Never heard it before either. Kaleah is a cool and beautiful name!

  5. Very beautiful name. LOVE the spelling!

    And, the picture you posted with it is gorg!!

    It's always fun to hear the process going on in a writer's brain. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Natasha! Thanks, and I'm glad you stopped by and said hi!

      I loved our naming process and your blog!

  6. LOVE the name!!!

    Thanks for joining our Express Yourself meme! :)


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