Top Ten Character Names I Love:Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different Top Ten list topic that a bunch of bloggers take and make their own list of those things.
This was a very difficult for me to narrow down because, as it happens, I have a thing for awesome names (particularly in books). I read a lot of fantasy and weird and awesome names kind of come with the territory. Here are thirteen of my favorites. (I also narrowed it down to only girl names because if I'd had both on here the list would have been way longer. But if you're wondering my favorite guy name from a book is probably Percy or Finnikin.)
As if being awesome and complex wasn't good enough for Isaboe, she has a freaking fantastic name. It's so buoyant sounding (I'm not sure if that makes sense, but that's the only way I can think to put it.)
On the surface it sounds so much like a classic, but with an interesting twist. I also love the double possibility for nicknames.
What I love most about this name is what Veronica Roth did with it. I love how she used Beatrice and Tris as different facets of Tris' personality. (Plus Tris just sounds kick-butt.)
I have always loved this name. My family is convinced that it's an "old lady name," but I think it's adorable. Also I think Hazel and Grace sound really cute together.
You hear a lot of other months used as names (June, May, or April), but I never even considered this one until I read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. But then it grew on me quite a bit.
This one just kind of rolls off the tongue. It's tough and soft sounding at the same time.
(And since this is apparently up for debate, I pronounced it Th-alia. Not Talia like some *cough*Hollywood*cough*). It's kind of the same deal as Ismae. It sounds hard and soft all at the same time.
I have adored this name since I first read Fairest as a elementary student. It's just pretty. No other reason needs giving.
Another twist on a almost traditional sounding name. I also think it matches Alina's personality well though I can't put my finger on exactly why.
I'm not even sure why I like this one so much. Reyna just sounds like a kick-butt name.
So pretty and fantastical sounding. It's perfect for the setting as well.
Just magical. Not going to lie, I wouldn't mind if my name was Luna. (Sure, it gives people an excuse to call you Loony, but it'd be totally worth it.)
A pretty twist on Mary. It's also really cool looking and very fun to write out.