Along for the Ride – Name Clarification

On Sarah’s blog, she cleared up the confusion that surrounded the protagonist’s name. 

And after I posted the video that Melissa Walker did with us discussing the book, there was a bit of debate out here in the blogosphere about what, exactly, I said the narrator’s name was. Autumn? Arden? Nope. It’s Auden, like the poet. Continuing my tradition of girls with unique names, just like I always wished I had in high school. Not that I don’t love Sarah, I do. But I always wanted to be a Halley, a Remy, a Ruby. And an Auden.

I was one of those girls. Adele isn’t a vastly used name but it wasn’t too weird either so I guess I straddled the fence. 

For those of you unfamiliar with Auden the Poet-

I admit to being unfamiliar to his poetry but this one jumped out at me when I was doing some research.

The More Loving One

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.
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