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Subject: Odd Angus Realization
Date Posted: 8/15/2008 2:51 PM ET
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I misread the word August and saw Angus... and then thought about the name.  I have read many Scottish romances and there is often an Uncle Angus, but never a main character Angus. 

Is it the same for the books  you have read?

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 3:13 PM ET
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I just read 2 by the same author with the name 'Angus'..black angus and angus..sigh..all I could think of was hamburger and steaks...

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 3:28 PM ET
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Ya, I've seen a lot of secondary characters named Angus but can't think of a main character with that name. Of course, it isn't exactly what I'd name my fantasy Highlander, so I can see why that may be.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 4:09 PM ET
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I'm the same way.  I see Angus, I think of steak...  which, come to think of it, is probably why it's not more popular as a hero's name:P

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 4:15 PM ET
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Be Still My Vampire Heart (Love at Stake, Bk 3) by Kerrelyn Sparks has a hero named Angus.  he was a secondary character in the earlier books, but the lead in this one.  i don't recall any others off the top of my head.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 4:27 PM ET
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"I see Angus, I think of steak"

I'd say there's the MORE reason for a hero to be called Angus...Everytime the heroines sees him, she'll probably see beefsteak! LOL!

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Date Posted: 8/15/2008 4:28 PM ET
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I can't recall any Angus' being the main character, like you said, only secondary characters.  But to me, I don't automatically think steak.  I think of a big, brawny red headed Scotsman.  ;-)


Date Posted: 8/15/2008 6:38 PM ET
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Whenever I hear that name, it reminds me of an acquaintance with a dog named Angus.  His brother continuously mis-pronounced the name as "Agnes,"  which just infuriated him since it was some expensive special breed from Scotland.  Then the dog started answering to Agnes, which made it worse.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 6:40 PM ET
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I think 'A Rogue in a Kilt' was the book that had Angus as the main character..and he did have a lot of meat as I recall :-)

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780821777671-A+Rogue+in+a+Kilt+Kilts+Bk+2  yep, Angus 'the blood' is his name. He was a side character in 'A  Man in a Kilt'. all 3 of these were pretty cute stories. A Thief in a Kilt is the 3rd and he's not in that one; only mentioned.

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Date Posted: 8/16/2008 9:26 AM ET
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I see Angus and I think of McGyver! Not a bad thought for a hero ;)

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 11:37 AM ET
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Isn't there like, some Scottish man's name that's synonymous with sausage?  Not that beef is way off or anything, but...

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 5:15 PM ET
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Hey, Angus MacFadyen is pretty hot and he's a real guy!
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 7:26 PM ET
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It's not romance, but the lead guy in Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline is an Angus. 

I spent the whole book thinking to myself, "Huh...Angus.  You just don't see that every day."  LOL!

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 7:57 PM ET
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I saw a book in my TBR pile today where the hero's name is Virgil and now I can't find it!  But Virgil? I realize that being a historical that could have been a common name back then (I forget when) but really.  Can you imagine

"Virgil!  Oh God Virgil! Harder Virgil". 

(my deepest apologies to anyone w/a lover, father, child etc.., named Virgil)