Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Characters I’d Name A Child After
Characters i’d name a (insert choice here) after – what a really fun topic this week! There are so many variations which I could have gone with but in the end I have decided to opt for characters whose names I would consider giving to a child. For the most part I tend to favour traditional names but for this topic I have gone for slightly more unusual ones (because it’s way more fun).
1. Sibeal – Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
First introduced in Child of the Prophecy, Sibeal is one of my favourite characters in the Sevenwaters series and definitely has the loveliest name IMHO (although I am quite partial to Liadan as well). I really love the names that Marillier picks for her various protagonists: Sorcha, Liadan, Fainne, Caitrin, Jenica, Maeve… they all are exceptionally pretty but Sibeal just really resonates with me. I love Gaelic names (my ancestry is Scottish-Irish after all) so it is very fitting for me. 😉
2. Evan – Warchild by Karin Lowachee
Evan is a secondary character in this awesome series (but arguably a very important one) and is one of my faves. I also happen to really love the name Evan and it is definitely a name I would give my own child (if I ever decide to have one of those). 😀
3. Blue – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
An unusual name for a distinctly unusual character. Blue grew on me as an actual name as I progressed through this incredible series. I’m not sure if I would necessarily subject my child to such a name (I cannot see it going down well at school in Scotland – the poor kid would be teased mercilessly) but I definitely like it.
4. Dimitri – Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Now, Dimitri isn’t my favourite character is this series nor is he even my favourite love interest (I am an Adrian fangirl through and through!) but I actually really adore his name. I got one of my friends into this series and she seriously considered naming her little boy Dimitri before her husband put the kibosh on that idea!
5. R’Shiel – Medalon by Jennifer Fallon
R’Shiel is actually a rather bratty character, especially at the start of this series, but she does have a pretty name. Very different and unusual – I definitely think it would make a good name for a girl baby and it’s not too far away from names like Richelle or Rochelle so it wouldn’t stand out TOO much. 😉
6. Magnus – Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Magnus has stolen my heart so it’s only fair I steal his name. 😉 Seriously though, it’s such a cool name for a bouncing baby boy. Definitely something I would consider.
7. Winter – Winter by Marissa Meyer
I think Winter is such a pretty name. I am already fond of Summer and Autumn but I think Winter just edges those two out (I would not consider Spring for a name though… that’s just wrong).
8. Dante – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
One of my favourite YA novels ever, I couldn’t NOT include it in this list somehow. I do like Ari as a name too but Dante just has a cool edge (plus, his namesake in this book is a total sweetie).
9. Cather – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I just love Cather (Cath) as a name and as a character! It’s such a different spin on the usual name of Catherine. I think it’s awesome.
10. Micah – Pantomime by Laura Lam
I have always really gravitated to the name Micah for some reason. I can see why the main character ‘chose’ the name (not saying anything else for fearing of giving away spoilers)!!