Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Top Ten Character Names I Love/Unusual Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. All Bloogers are then welcomed to join. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is:  Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names

So I decide that I will mix these two ideas together as I didn’t think I would get enough of one. Then I thought about it, if they are unusual names and they are on this list I actually love them, and if the names are pretty popular names but I just still seem to love them. Like I say every week these are in no particular order.

1. Roar - Roar is from the Under the Ever Night Trilogy and its prequel novella Roar and LivThis name is so unusual but fits so well into the story, and he does sort of reminds me of a lion so I guess that fits. In saying I would probably never name my children Roar if I ever had any, but for this dystopian novel, I think it’s perfect.

2. Rosemarie Hathaway – Rosemarie Hathaway is from the amazing series Vampire Academy.  I just love this name, it’s not that unusual but I just seem to love it and you could like Rosemarie in VA does go by Rose. 

3. Vasilisa  Another name from the Vampire Academy series, in the character of Vasilisa Dragomir but this name is very unusual. Firstly I have never read a book with this name in it other than VA and secondly I know of no one with this name but I just seem to love. Vasilisa means ‘Queen, Royal’ and if I so say so myself, Vasilisa fits perfect with the Character she is. 

4. Luna – Luna Lovegood is from the Harry Potter Series, she appears in book 4 onwards. I just love this name and always will. I guess I think I love it as I think of Luna as a strong character, so I when I hear the name Luna I don’t think of some nutball  I think of someone that is strong mentally, I think of this quote ‘ Luna taught as that being yourself is much more interesting than being someone else’  

5. Katniss – from the Hunger Games trilogy, this name is very unusual and I have never heard of it before I read the Hunger Games books. I would never name my children Katniss, but I think it’s a pretty cool name.  

6. Patch – Patch is from the Hush Hush series and even though it’s not his real name. We know him by Patch for so long that you get use to it. But I think Patch is an awesome name and I just seem to love it.  His real name is pretty epic as well.  

7. Dimitri – And again another name from the Vampire Academy Series, Richelle Mead just knows her way with names. I have always liked the name Dimitri but VA just made me love it, so much more. 

8. Tobias- Tobias is a Characters name in Divergent and even though it is very unusual I just seem to love it, and I have no idea. And you know what I would not mind naming my son Tobias as well. 

9. Annabeth – Is from the well Know Percy Jackson and the OlympiansSeries as well as the Heroes of Olympus series. I adore this name, for a while I wished my name was Athena, whom is Annabeth’s mother in the series, but know I wish it was Annabeth, as it’s a bit more modern. 

10.  Xavier I think there is a few Xaiver’s around now in books, but the one I picked from was Halo.I love this name, I think maybe because of the unusual spelling but it’s just an awesome name and in the last few years it has become pretty popular.  

So here is my Top Ten, I do love so many other names that it’s hard to count, but I wrapped it up to 10. What do you think of my list? Any name’s similar that we both have on our list? 


  1. You know I didn't even think of adding in Harry Potter names! Ugh! Great list :)

  2. Luna is one of my favorite names ever. I would totally name a daughter after her!

  3. This week was hard for all of us over at the blog, so many amazing names to choose from! Looks like you had no trouble at all. ;) Great picks!

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  4. I put Four on my list, I know it's a nickname but for me he will always be Four. I think it's because you come to know and love him as Four and then are suddenly expected call him Tobias! Great list though, love all the unusual names. My STS.