Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Literary Characters I Would Totally Name My Children After

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They feature a different top ten list every week. This week's topic was a freebie. The topic I chose is favorite literary characters (and authors) that I would totally name my children after.

1. Natsya from The Sea of Tranquility  by Katja Millay
2. Belle from Beauty and the Beast (the only movie character on the list, but she is my favorite literary character ever)
3. Isabelle from The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (love this character and I love the name!)
4. Charlotte after Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books)
5. Westley from The Princess Bride after William Goldman
6. and 7. Harper after Harper Lee and Atticus from To Kill A Mockingbird
8. Leslie from Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (the first book to ever make me cry)
9. Sheldon after Shel Silverstein (love him so much!)
10. Luna from Harry Potter by JK Rowling - Yeah she is one of my favorite characters. Love her!


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  1. Nice picks! I'm so terrible at remembering names, I can't even think f any good ones right now.

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    1. Thanks Christy. Truthfully, when I figured out the topic I wanted to do, I went to my Goodreads all time favorites shelf for inspiration. Shhhh. . . . :)

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  2. Love this topic!!! Charlotte is one of my favorite names. I love Harper and Atticus too. My favorite from a book is Isla.

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    1. Thanks Grace! I absolutely love the name Charlotte too. Even though Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, I think the name Jane is too plain. Charlotte will do though. :) Isla is a very pretty and unique name.

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  3. LOL, great topic, and great names!!

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  4. I love a lot of these names! I call my dog (who is actually named after a different Harry Potter character) Bratticus Finch whenever she is being particularly bratty :p

    My TTT.

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    1. Thanks Allyson! Hahahaha, Bratticus is AWESOME! Maybe I should name my kid Atticus so I can call them Bratticus when they are being awful.

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  5. Great topic and I love the name Luna too! I like Jude from I'll Give You The Sun as well. My TTT

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    1. Thanks Sue. Jude is a great name and I loved that book.

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  6. Such a fun topic! I love names, especially names after characters I love.

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  7. Oooo, nice topic! I'd pick Harper and Luna too!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:
    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-week-things-i.html

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  8. Great topic! I also always write down character names I like for any future children :) I especially like Harper and Luna from your list!

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  9. I named my dog Atticus! *hi fives* I mean I would name my kid it but I probably will not have kids (I will be crazy book lady...that's a thing right?? 😂) BUT IT'S LIKE THE BEST NAME OF EVER. I also love the name Isabel. <3 And I wish Hermione wasn't such a HP-only-name because it's awesome and I'd name, like, my goldfish Hermione. *nods* If I had a goldfish. WHICH I DON'T BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

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    1. Cait, what an awesome dog owner you are! Atticus is a great name for a loyal dog. :) I thought about Hermione, but I kind of became obsessed with the character of Luna. I wanted even more of her in the book. :)

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  10. I could totally see myself naming my child Luna after Harry Potter! But other than that, I haven't really found a name I loved based off of a character!

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  11. This is FUN! I did one of these once, because I LOVE BABY NAMES. And books. So BOOM. I really wish someone had not vetoed naming my son Finnick, but he DOES really seem like a Sam (it's up to you to decide if that was coincidental, but I am sure you know the answer). I do love Luna, and Sheldon would be SO cute! Also, you're much nicer than me, I wanted to name my kids Penryn and stuff sooo... :) Great choices!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Oh man, how could anyone veto the name Finnick? I love that name. And yeah, when I was thinking of names for this list, I didn't want to go tooo outlandish. I may actually consider these names one day. :)

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  12. Belle and Luna were both on my list back when I did this topic too. I love both names, they're so pretty and I love the characters too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/top-ten-tuesday-63/

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    1. Thanks so much! Belle is my favorite!

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  13. Bit partial to Scout myself. Atticus is classic. So, yes. :)

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    1. Joy, oh Scout would be nice. But I think Atticus is a bit more classic so I think I would want to go that route. :)

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  14. I have always loved Harper for a girl. It is my top girl's name. Lovely list! Westley is a great name as well.

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    1. Lyn, I agree that Harper is a beautiful name for a girl. And Westley is my favorite of the male names, probably because he is one of my favorite characters.

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