Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Character Names I Love

Top Ten Character Names
 Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

1. Julia: Luna 
[Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling]
Well, she is one of my favorite characters in Harry Potter and I just think the name is pretty. I named my English Setter Luna for this reason. My setter is a little nutsy, so it suits her. ;)

2. Julia: Gatsby 
[The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald]
This book is so romantic, and also kind of creepy. Gatsby is sort of a stalker in a romantic way. Regardless, one of my favorite books and movies and I love this name.

3. Julia: Ronan 
[Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff]
Strong, mysterious character in The Watchers series by Veronica Wolff. This isn't the only Ronan I have grown to love in fiction, but one of my favorites.  

4. Julia: Trent
[The Hollows series by Kim Harrison]
Love the name, love the character, love the series, love the author. Trent Kalamack. He's amazing. He is my all time favorite book man.

5. Julia: Josephine 
[Little Women by Louisa May Alcott]
I am not a huge fan of the book and I am not even a huge fan of her character in the book. But I've always loved her name and I think "Jo" for a girl is a sweet name.

6. Shannon: Perry, Aria, Roar, etc 
[Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi]
 I love how each name is representative of their character in some way.  It tells you so much about them.
7. Shannon: Sean Kendrick and Puck (Kate) Connelly
[The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater]
I pretty much love everything about this book, but mostly I love how great the names sound.  I really want a name that sounds that good when you say the whole thing.  I'm a total Hibernophile and the names seem Irish to me.
8. Shannon: Day
[Legend by Marie Lu]
I can't quite put my finger on why I like this so much, but I do.   
9. Shannon: Gansey
[The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater]
I know it is his last name, but it just fits Gansey so well.  It kind of reminds me of Gatsby. 
10. Shannon: Bigwig
[Watership Down by Richard Adams]
 He is a big tough bunny with an extra mop of hair on his head.  He is also my favorite character.  Bigwig seems to suit him well.


  1. I love all these names! Ronan seems to have a specific character that works for the name (sort of the way Jack does. You always know a Jack, even if that isn't actually his name)

  2. my grandmothers names is Josephine, its such an old world type of name. great picks.

    Check out my Top 10

  3. Oh my gosh, I didn't realize how much the names from Under the Never Sky relate to the characters! Well, my day has just been made.

    Roxy @ Story Envy



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