Top Ten Tuesday | What’s in a Name? aka Favorite and Unique
edition of Top Ten Tuesday. This week the topic is especially fun methinks. Let’s
take a look.
this as narrow/broad as you’d like)
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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.
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. Last week, I uploaded a video to Finding Wonderland’s Booktube channel in
which I discuss unique (and favorite) character names.
Today, we’re talking about eight additional names that are favorite. Let’s have a look.
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
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
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
Manton Lodge | Celia isn’t unusual in some of the ways Bane or Caymen is, but
it’s an old-fashioned name that I think is beautiful. Amazon | Goodreads
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
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
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
afternoon; channel linked above
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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