Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Top Ten Characters I'd Name My Children After

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list! This week's topic is:

A Freebie! So I decided to do a Top Ten I missed from previous years...

Top Ten Characters I'd Name My Children After

Because they rule:



Because I simply love their name:



It appears maybe I have a thing for names beginning with "A" or ending with that "N" sound. I also adore the name "Kahlan" which is from Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth series, but as I've only seen bits of the TV show I didn't include it in the list. I love "Bennett" too, which I suppose I could've included as a twist from Pride & Prejudice. Plus, I'm currently reading Dumplin' by Julie Murphy and "Willowdean" is growing on me.

Which character names do you love?

18 comments:

  1. I love the name Karou as well :D Aoife and Arwen sounds really unique, but I don't know how to pronounce them properly. Might be difficult to get my point across if I'm scolding them lol.

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    1. I never knew how to pronounce them either until I looked it up. Or in the case of Arwen, saw the movies! ;-) Arwen pretty much sounds how it looks, just pronounce the R - kind of like in "aria". Aoife is like Eve, but with an F instead of V. Not as hard as it looks! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Some of these names are super unique! I used to have a rat named Arwen... haha! Well, I obviously love the name! :P I love the name Galadriel, but I think that might be a little odd for a kid. Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. A rat named Arwen, that is awesome! I'm more likely to name pets these names, haha! Galadriel is so nice, but you may be right. Then again, there are definitely some weirder names being used these days. ;-) Thanks, Tracy.

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  3. Willowdean sounds like a great name. I have always liked the name "Ripley" which is from the Alien movies. I also really like Lucien and Cas (but then my dog's name is Cassius and I call him Cass all the times).

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    1. It has a nice ring to it, yeah? And the character Willowdean kind of rocked! :-) Ripley is an awesome name too. I can think of a few I like from movies...I should make another list! ;-) Cas's full name is actually longer - Theseus Cassio, or something of the like? So your dog's name is very close! Thanks, Barb. :-D

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  4. NICE! Now I really wish I had done "literary characters I would name my next cat after." Great list and great names.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. HAHA, yes! I was so close to replacing "children" with "pets" but decided to just leave it. I'm definitely more likely to be naming pets before any kids, lol! ;-) I'm actually getting chickens soon but I'm naming them after the Avengers. Maybe whatever pets follow! Thanks, Cassi. :-D

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  5. Ooo Bennett and Darcy would be fun names to have! My TTT

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  6. I'll have to remember this topic for a future freebie!
    I really like the name Auden from the one's you have listed. Isla is also a pretty name (from Isla and the Happily Every After).

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    1. Isla is a lovely name. And my newborn cousin was just named that, coincidentally! :-D Thanks for stopping by, Emma.

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  7. I tend to like more common names, but these are unique, pretty names that would be great too. When thinking about naming kids, I tend to think...will they be able to find little trinkets and signs with their name on them? Because I used to love to get keychains and signs for my room that had my name on them when I was a kid. Of course, now, it seems everywhere I go there's another Kim. I was just recently at my doctor's office and things got kind of confusing because there were three Kims in the waiting room and the nurses call you by your first name. A nurse came out and called for Kimberly, and all three of us stood up, lol. The nurse looked a little bewildered, lol. Anyhow, given that problem, I can see some positives to having a unique name. I like Lucien, from the ones you picked. Thanks for visiting Bookworm Book Reviews! Happy reading!

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    1. Kimberly is a much more common name now! Says the person also named "Kimberly", lol! One of the reasons I go by "Baggins". ;-) Though I do usually see it spelled "Kimberley", so when I was a kid I never could find the trinkets like you mean. Unless there was one with "Kim", which was rare too. I've always loved unique names but never really considered the fact that there wouldn't be trinkets like that for many of the names I've listed here. It's okay though, I'm more likely to name my pets after these characters than any kids, haha! :-D Thanks, Kim.

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  8. The Lord of the Rings has so much naming potential, as does Harry Potter! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. That they do! I like Pippin and Legolas too, and Bellatrix. ;-) Thanks for stopping by, Lauren.

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  9. LOVE these!! Lucian and Landon for sure, and I LOVE Aoife! Arwen is really nice too. This is such a fun topic, I am kind of obsessed with names, so this is one of my favorites of the week! Fabulous choices!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. I'm a little obsessed with names too. I've been keeping a list for a long time. I'm always drawn to the unique names. I'm happy my list is a fave, yay! I just wanted to try something a little different. :-D Thanks so much, Shannon.

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