Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Names

PEOPLE Goosie Mama had a Brilliant Idea for this week's freebie Top Ten Tuesday.We are going with Top Ten Favorite character names. I got a big kick out of this, and laughed out loud at CC's choices.

Crazy Camper:

  1. F'lar from Dragonflight by Ann McCaffery, any book that includes apostrophes in the names is pure fantasy.
  2. Peeta from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, which I always imagine said in the "Wall-e!" voice.
  3. Legolas from The Lord of the Rings: it is hard to imagine a more elfish sounding name.
Grad Student:
  1. TOTALLY Nash Hudson in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. Dreamy name.
  2. Richard "Dick" Gansey  (he goes by his last name) in The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. 
  3. Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, Mrs.Who from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Clever.
  4. RB Camaro
    MS's artwork of Gansey. TALENT. via
  5. The One Who Is The One from Witch and Wizard by James Paterson. What a great/funny name for a dictator to proclaim for himself!  
(Please note that the boy names I pick are straight from a Ralph Lauren fantasy. Who knew I loved the preppy names so much? Everyone should be fearful if I ever have a son, he will probably end up named Chadwick or something)

Bod, from the book's lovely
Goosie Mama:
  1. Nobody "Bod" Owens from The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman- Mrs. Owens declares "He looks like nobody except himself" 
  2. Kartik from A Great and Terrible Beauty The Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray. - 2 K's in one name? I know 2 bloggers that will really like this!
  3. Charlaine Harris is the champion of great character names (thank you, Luuuuusiana): a cop name Alsee (Al-say), Bill (no comment!!), Alcide Herveaux - what's not to love?!
As always, a toast of our whiskey sours to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT. Salute!


  1. I think we probably should have included Tod from Soul Screams too. He's so cool he only needed one 'D' in Tod.

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  2. i always liked Lafayette, too, because I'm from Lousiana & that's the city I lived in. ~dixie

  3. Oh what a great idea, I love fictional names more than real names in any case! lol Legolas & Peeta are two of my favorites :) Great list all around and thanks for sharing! Old follower, here's my TTT this week

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  4. Love this list! What a great idea. My friend Kate would probably kill me if I didn't mention her favorite character Odd Thomas!

  5. I would be remiss if I didn't add a few names from Tamora Pierce's wide body of works including Rosto the Piper (Terrier and sequels), Numair Salmalin (The Immortals quartet), and Daja Kisubo (Circle of Magic quartet). Also Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ;D

    1. OH MAN HOW did we forget Numair. I looooooooove him!

  6. Very fun TTT list. Neil Gaiman always has the strangest name for his characters, it's great! Awesome list and thanks for stopping by!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  7. Haha, I loved the Wall-E comment, now I will always think of Peeta's name in that way!

  8. Orlando Bloom is hot with long blond hair. Also... Gansey. Love him.


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