Top Ten Tuesday: Character Names I Love or Unusual Character Names
October 22, 2013 § 2 Comments
1. Jasper Jones of Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
I’m mad for alliteration.
2. Pippi Longstocking or Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade “Pippi” Longstocking of the Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren
Need I say more?
3. Buttercup of The Princess Bride by William Goldman
William Goldman chose this name usually associated with bovine for the most beautiful woman in the world. An unusual choice.
4. Mr. Watzisname of The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton
Despite us finding out his real name in the Land of Secrets, he’ll always be Watzisname to me.
5. Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
It wasn’t until Hermione gave Krum the lesson on how to pronounce her name in the Goblet of Fire that I stopped reading it as Hermy-own.
6. Sissy Jupe of Hard Times by Charles Dickens
The circus girl who serves as the antithesis to Gradgrind’s (another great name!) regimental education system.
7. Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
He may be an abominable character, but he has a great name.
8. Persimmon Polidori of The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds
9. Angel Clare of Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Not the most masculine of names and I am yet to read the book, but I fell in love with Eddie Redmayne’s Angel in a bad way.
10. Ivorie Hammer of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer by Edwina Preston