1. Thursday Next from The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
I haven’t read the whole book yet, but this name is one of my faves from literature EVER.
2. Titus Groan from The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
A perfect name for the mopey, grim character it represents.
3. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
The alitteration is perfect, the “s” sounds evoke the snake associated with his house, and the unpleasantness of the name evokes the prickly character himself. Bravo, Rowling.
4. Nymphadora (or “Tonks”) from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
One of my favourite names, and one of my favourite characters.
5. Clary from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Claire isn’t my favourite name, but at least it’s a name rather than a type of sage.
6. Catnip…. er…. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Just… not good.
7. Cather and Wren from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I won’t give away where these names come from, because it’s an amusing part of the story, but I just can’t like them. Wren is just not a proper name, and Cather kept making me think of catheter, which is NOT a good association to have.
8. Adrian Mole from The Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Not a nice name, per se, but one that suited the character of the pimply, lower class, socially inept teenager perfectly.
9. Anna Madrigal from Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
I LOVE this name. I don’t know why. Maybe partly because I associate it with the character herself, who is such a lovable one.
10. Renesmee from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
This is the stupidest name I have ever heard. I liked how even in the movie version when they had the scene where Bella suggests this name she seems embarrassed and everyone else in the room is trying (unsuccessfully) not to laugh. Yeah, it’s that bad.
Bonus: Boo Radly
Because BOO RADLEY, y’all.
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