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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is going to be entertaining, have no doubt. I have really no metric for judging what my favorite character names are; it is generally quite correlated to how much I like the character and book ;-). However, there are some names that just annoy me because they don’t seem to fit the character, so those are easy to rule out! Let’s attempt to answer this with limited insanity shall we?
Also I’m completely horrible at remembering character names so I had to look up almost all of these even though they are some of my favorite books *sigh*.
1. Day is the romantic interest/co-MC and has a pretty great name. I love the symbolism that it plays on and I love that it is actually a legitimate shortening of his real name, though not a traditional one.
2 & 3. Locke is the series MC and Sabetha is the romantic interest and I quite enjoy both their names. They are names that I haven’t really run into in fantasy books before, but they aren’t crazy and impossible to pronounce and remember. That is the sign of a good fantasy name :D.
4. Jules is the MC in the Visions series and I assume her full name is Julia, but I like her shortening. I listened to the first book on audio, so that was a bit confusing since I thought it was spelled “Jewels” and made me think of euphemisms, haha. However, once I figured out the actual spelling, I’ve become quite fond of it.
5 & 6. Aria and Perry! This couple better have awesome names picked out for their kids because pressure is on. I love that while Perry’s full name, Peregrine, is obviously picked for it’s meaning, Aria’s is too even though it isn’t emphasized as much in the books. Since Aria loves to sing, her name makes quite a bit of sense ;-).
7. Elisa is definitely a case where my love for this character makes me inherently love her name as well! But really, it’s a pretty name and I like that it is similar to names I’ve encountered in real life, but just a little different.
8 & 9. Alina is of course a rather delicate and pretty name for such a rough and tumble girl, but I still like it! I feel like I’m betraying someone, but my other favorite name from this series is The Darkling since it isn’t a title I’ve read before and does such a great job portraying exactly what this guy is *shivers*.
10. Finally, Scout! Scout is an awesome MC who goes through some pretty crazy stuff in the Timber Wolves series and I think I love her all the more for it. I also just love names for girls that sound like guy names ;-).
So that is my rather random list of characters and character names that I like! Link me up yours :D.
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