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

 

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§ 2 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Character Names I Love or Unusual Character Names

  • Lucy says:

    Nice picks! Oh, Pippi, that name so fits her character. Love your gif. Lots of great names in the Harry Potter universe too.

    • Laura says:

      I agree, there are so many great names in the Harry Potter universe! It was tricky not filling the list with them alone.

      I had a look through your list too – Renesmee’s a great one. I remember laughing out loud when reading it for the first time. I completely forgot about Roald Dahl too!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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