Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Character Names I Love

Top Ten Character Names I Love or
Unusual Character Names
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I love a good character name; a name that really brings out the personality of the character without being distracting.  If I'm struggling to say the name every time I come across it in the text, I'm annoyed.  If the name in no way shape or form fits the character's behaviors, attitudes, environment, or time period, I'm annoyed.  A name that roles off the tongue.  A name that stays with you long after the story is done.  A name that you want to use over and over in your own life...now that's a good name.

1) Luna Lovegood
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Loved this one so much that I named my puppy after this fantastic character.

2) Augustus Waters
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I didn't like it at first, but now it just rolls off the tongue.  And "Gus" is just an adorable nickname.

3) Blue Sargent
The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater
"Blue Ivy" made me gag, but Blue Sargent is just kick butt.

4) Flint
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
A manly name.  A mysterious name.  

5) Atticus Finch
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A perfect example of the name totally fitting the character.

6) Ford Prefect
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Just like it...cause it's cool.

7) Elvie Nara
Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
Just a pretty name.

8) Etienne St. Clair
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Predictable...I know...

9) Bilbo Baggins
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Just rolls off the tongue!

10) Finley Jayne
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
In another life I want to be known as Finley Jayne.

3 comments:

  1. I love your list! I kind of love when a name is unusual enough that I only associate it with that favorite character.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

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    1. Me too! Can you imagine another Bilbo Baggins? Blasphemy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love Luna Lovegood!!! There are so many cool names in HP that I just decided to stay away from it this week. But there are also a few HP names that I'm not a fan of. Lily is super pretty and Sirius grew on me.

    Elvie and Finley are cool names that I never heard of before... I like them!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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