Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over on The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic of conversation is… *insert drumroll here* Character Names!
I love names, and I’ve stolen many from books to use for my own purposes. I keep a constant list of names that I love for when I create characters for one purpose or another. I also love trends in names that come from popular book releases, and I get to see a lot of them in my area from working in daycares. But that’s another subject for another time.
So here are some of my all time favourite names from books!
I actually stole this name about four years ago for a character I still RP today. My character doesn’t resemble this Lia in the slightest, but I adore the name and the spelling.
I have a thing for A names, and I think this one is so pretty. I haven’t used it yet, but someday I may.
I once babysat a presenter’s infant at a conference (the company I worked for was hosting, and we all had to contribute), and the little guy’s name was Rafe. I think it’s such a good name for a little boy.
I’ve met a few kids with various spellings of this name, and I think it’s such a good one. It’s unique enough to stand out, but not so much that people can’t pronounce it properly.
I just think it’s pretty.
I could probably never use this name, for fear of whomever got it being an evil jerk, but I do really like it. It’s such a good villian name.
I’ve seen this name on so many people and characters, but I still love it.
I’m not particularly fussy about the name Dakota, but I do love this nickname derived from it. I’ve used it for my own characters once or twice.
I’ve loved this name since reading the His Dark Materials series as a kid.
I love the spelling for this one.