Hello, happy readers and friends. Welcome back to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. This week the topic is especially fun methinks. Let’s take a look. Talking Unique Character Names: 2018 Edition or as That Artsy Reader Girl May 22 topic reads: Best Character Names (make this as narrow/broad as you’d like)
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Character names have been something I’ve talked about off and on. To me, the more unique a character name (and provided I can
pronounce it!), the more that character’s story lingers with me. For example, the name Katniss Everdeen is an “icon” in YA fiction. Despite the fact that I do not love The Hunger Games, this name – and all of the characters, really – has certainly stuck with me these many years. It just sounds cool.
I’m not ordinarily (with exception to a few cases) the biggest fan of names that you see often spelled unusually, but when a name is
unique or unusual, it does help the character and the story linger in my mind.
Today, we’re talking about eight names that are favorite. Let’s have a look.
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1: Avery from Still Life by Dani Pettrey | Not only do I love this name, I also love this character. Also, here’s a fact: Avery is one of the character names from my old WIP novel. Which I haven’t dusted off in years – and to be truthful, I’d be a little scared to
open said document today. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Bane Alexander from Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden | Years ago I read this wonderful historical novel. Though I don’t remember particulars, I do remember loving this story, and the hero. Not only is a good man of character, but how cool is his name!? Amazon | Goodreads
3: Caymen from The Distance Between Us by Kasie West | This isn’t my favorite novel by West, but irrelevant of this, it’s
still a darling story that has a heroine with a really (really) cool name. Plus, if you like them, you’ll love knowing this one boasts Gilmore Girls vibes. Amazon | Goodreads
5: Finley from There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones | What I love about this name, I cannot quite pinpoint, but I do. I
think it suits the character so well, and is also crazy unique which as we’ve established, I admire. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Isla from Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins | Though I haven’t read this novel yet, I feel like the name fits the character 100% “to a T.” It’s a striking name that sounds really sophisticated, plus I love how it sounds as a title. Amazon | Goodreads
8: Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | Again, this is another book I haven’t read (WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!? Now seems an excellent time to binge read considering the upcoming film). Irrelevant of this, from all I know of these stories, Lara Jean sounds like the PERFECT name for this character. Amazon | Goodreads
Of all the books on my shelf, I’ve zero doubt I could find MORE names that are favorites. What are your thoughts on character names? Do you prefer more the names you see commonly or do you like names that sound unique? How do you feel about unique spellings of names you see commonly? Tell me about your favorite character names!
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