It’s Tuesday again so The Broke and the Bookish are hosting Top Ten Tuesday.
This week it’s Top 10 Character Names… I’m really the sort of person who would name my kids after book characters, and I’m even named after a book character myself (Lucy from Lucy and Tom’s Day), so I’m going to enjoy this one.
Links lead to reviews (where they exist), pictures are fanart- click the images for original versions. In no particular order.
1) Lily from the Harry Potter Series. I couldn’t get away without a Harry Potter name, could I? I like the name Lily, and it’s less obviously a Potter name (plus Lily Potter is a pretty amazing woman, so it’s nice to dedicate a name to her). Lily is a bit too popular at the moment though which slightly puts me off naming a child that.
2) Lyra from His Dark Materials. Lyra is a beautiful name, and I love the character. She’s strong, principled, and fights for others and what she believes in. Good traits for a child I think.
3) Lisabeth from The Millennium Trilogy. I like this as an alternative to Elizabeth, although I’m not actually the biggest fan of the books.
4) Charlotte/Lottie from The Lottie Project. Lottie has been on my list for ages. I would have it short for Charlotte though
5) Rosalind from As You Like It. My first Shakespeare name. Technically I got this from one of Noel Streatfeild’s Gemma books, I haven’t actually read the original play, so I imagine Gemma as Rosalind, rather than Rosalind herself
6) Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. A Shakespeare I have read, and seen (want to see the new one actually). I don’t like any ways of shortening Juliet though, so would probably not use it
7) Hermione from Harry Potter. You know what I just love Hermione
8) Viola from Mother, Mother. I prefer Viola’s given name to her adaptation, Violet. It helps that she’s the most likeable character in Mother, Mother too.
I think that’s it. I realise they’re all girl’s names, but boys names in books don’t tend to be as good or interesting in my experience