Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best/Unusual Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Sheri's List:
1.   Dimitri from Vampire Academy series: Definitely not the most original name but the perfect name for the Russian Damphire.
2.   Magnus Bane from Mortal Instruments series: Every time I read Magnus I think Magnus the Magnificent
3.   Esme from Twilight: I had never heard this name before this book and now I know several children with this name
4.  Amma from Beautiful Creatures: I think this is the perfect name for the woman who practically raised Ethan....so close to MAMA!
5. Gemma from the Gemma Doyle Trilogy: given when and where she was living a perfect English name

Pam's List:
1.  Rebel Blue from Good Bye, Rebel Blue.  The name completely fits her character.
2.  Roar from Under the Never Sky series.  Who doesn't love Roar?  And what an unusual name.
3.  America Singer from The Selection series.  I have to say, pretty ridiculous.
4.  Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series.  According to Nameberry.com, it was the most popular baby name of 2012.  Interesting...
5.  Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird.  It doesn't seem that unusual anymore, but when I first read it, definitely unusual.


  1. Esme! I completely forgot about that name. But wait. There's a character named Rebel Blue? I think I want to read it just for the name, to be honest.
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    Jenn @ Books and Swoons

  2. YES! Katniss and Scout made my list as well. I told my husband I wanted to name our daughter Scout, and he hated that idea :(

  3. I love all things Vampire Academy so great list! And I can't wait to read Rebel Blue. I have it on my To Read pile. Happy Tuesday!
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  4. I am completely obsessed with your list! So many great picks from Dimitri to Roar and of course Magnus. ;)

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    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

  5. I love the name Dimitri, but I think that comes from my childhood where I was obsessed with the movie Anastasia and the character Demitri. I love how everyone is hating on the name America Singer - it is ridiculous! So many great picks on this. Thanks for checking out my post.

  6. YES to Roar! He made my list today too! America is pretty ridiculous I would definitely agree there. I do like the books because they are entertaining but her name is just goofy.

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    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  7. Magnus Bane! How could I have forgotten about him? Ugh, my list could have gone on and on forever today. Dimitri is such a sexy name. Love it. Roar, Katniss, and Scout! All awesome. :)

  8. good list! i thought about including america singer but decided against it...i just couldn't stand her in The Elite, woof. thanks for stoppin by my TTT!

  9. I love Magnus Bane!! I also really love Rebel Blue and Roar!! Great list!

  10. Gemma is on my list, as well! Just love that name. Katniss Everdeen is an awesome name, too, though I couldn't image naming a child Katniss, haha.

  11. I love Rebel Blue! And Dimitri is on my list, also :)

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    Karla @ Silver Readings

  12. I love the name Mangus Bane! It fits him so well too - cause he's a bane to some people... :P

    America Singer - definitely a memorable name.

    Kate @ whYAnot

  13. Dimitri is definitely an amazing name, so I can understand why you put that on here :D
    And I love how unique Katniss is. It almost made my list, but there were just so many to choose from!

  14. Oo good list! So I do get the inspiration that books have for baby names, especially with the movement away from traditional names but I don't know how I feel about Katniss as a real life name.