Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #28 - Favorite Bookish Names

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is -

Top Ten Character Names I Love

Loved this topic! I'm always making notes about names that are gorgeous, especially if they're in some of my favorite books so here are some of the best names I've come across.

1. Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas
 Celaena - love this name even though I pondered over how to pronounce it for the longest time!
2. Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers
Ismae - I've always loved the name Esme but Twilight ruined it for me. This is close but still different enough.
3. Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison
Kisten - from the Hollows novels, Kisten was my favorite character and the name is unforgettable.
4. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
 Coraline - no reason except that I love the name.
5. Poison Study - Maria V Snyder
Yelena - another name that's familiar but different.
6. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
Violet - I had a best friend when I was little called Violet and I have always loved the name.
7. A Game of Thrones - George R R Martin
Cersei & Daenerys - cheating a bit here by listing two from the same series but I could have listed a lot more, GRRM has a knack of picking great names.
8. Lovely, Dark & Deep - Amy McNamara
Wren - probably my favorite name, one of my friends actually called her daughter Wren!
9. Unearthly - Cynthia Hand
Clara - my sister's name :)
10. Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor
Karou - completely unusual but absolutely perfect for the character


  1. Karou's a good name! I had Zuzana on my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Oh shoot, I forgot about Yelena. Such and awesome name for such an awesome character, I love when that happens! :)

    I also love the name Karou, it fits her so perfectly.

    Roxy @ Story Envy

  3. Ah I can't believe I forgot Coraline! I love that name and book and movie lol!
    Dee @ Dee's Reads - My TTT

  4. I love Cersei & Daenerys ;-) Karou & Coraline are good picks too.

  5. Great names! I see we have many in common :)

  6. I completely forgot to add Ismae and Yelena to my list! Your list is actually quite similar to mine. We both seem to love unusual names!

    Live to Read, Love to Read

  7. I forgot about Cersei. The name sounds so sexy when it is spoken.


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