I love the fact that Ronan is a ronin. That was either a very clumsy or very clever choice, on Stiefvater's part. It's waaaaay too obvious, but at the same time I do like it - it's just too perfect for me not to. Also, Ronan isn't a name you hear everyday around here, which is cool. Most YA books seem stuck on names like Daniel and Will and Simon - ugh, I've heard too many of those.