Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite/Unusual Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish and this week's top ten is character names you love or unusual character names. Mine is a bit of a mashup of the two. My memory is awful so there are probably a whole load I'm forgetting, but after scanning Goodreads, these are the ones that jumped out at me.

Katniss, Prim and Rue
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games trilogy has so many good names, but I'm a sucker for floral names.
Bindy Mackenzie
Becoming Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
I think Bindy's name totally suits her, and it's not a name you often associate with younger characters therefore it stands out in YA.
Nymphadora Tonks and Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Tonks may hate her name, but I quite like it! And let's face it, Dumbledore is a wonderful word that is fun to say.
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
I hadn't seen this as a name before and it's such a beautiful word anyway, so it makes an even more beautiful name!
Matched by Ally Condie
I really love Cassie as a name and there are a lot of Cassies floating around, so Cassia is a nice twist on a familiar name.
Rain and Reef
Night Witches by L. J. Adlington
This book had a lot of interesting and unusual names, and I just read this book so they're are fresh in my mind. I mean the name Rain does make me think of Ross and Rachel from Friends (if you get that reference I want to high five you) but I do really like it. And the two names go well together. 
What are your favourite character names? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I liked how you did your list today--that's some great names. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

  2. I love the names Echo and Cassia! Although I don't really like any of the names from The Hunger Games series, loved the books but not the names.

    Roxy @ Story Envy

    1. It can go either way when a book is so crammed with unusual names so I can understand that! Thanks so much for your comment :)

  3. I love the name Tonks, too, and Hermione. Some of my other faves are Chiron and Thalia from Percy Jackson. Great list!

    1. I really need to catch up on those books! I've only read the 1st. Thanks so much for your comment :)


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