Top Ten Tuesday: Character Names I Love

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish.

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The Top Ten Character Names That I Love

1. Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter - Umm...Dumbledore? This one doesn't need an explanation, really. There's something about it that just rolls off the tongue, and it fits his persona perfectly. As an aside, I once had a fish named Dumbledore.

2. Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games - Honestly, it sounds like a cocky name, and as he's quite the cocky fellow, it works. Plus, it's just different enough to capture my attention, but it's not to weird to leave me wondering where the heck his name came from.

3. Jace from The Mortal Instruments - Doesn't  his name just scream bad boy? Well, it did before everyone and their aunt started naming their babies Jace. But he'll always be the first.

4. Adelice from the Crewel World Series - It seems like a fitting name for a fairytale-esque type of story, but it's not too strange that I wouldn't see it in, say, Utah. But really, I just love it.

5. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars - I don't know why, but I just love this name. It's so different from teen heartthrob names, and it really just sound utterly genuine...just like his character.

6. Spencer from Pretty Little Liars - I've been swearing up and down for years that when I have a daughter, I'll name her Spencer (sorry, Ryan, it will happen). There's something about girls with boys' names.

7. Glenn from Magisterium - Like I said...girls with boys' names. I think it makes them a little quirkier, plus, they're not quite so frou-frou, so I don't immediately expect them to fall into the pitiful YA girl trap.

8. Delaney from Fracture - It's quirky and it's off-beat, which really embodies her character. Plus, I think I know a grand total of one person named Delaney, and she's great.

9. Rhine from the Chemical Garden Series - I love, love, love this name. It's feminine, it's sweet and it's not too different that it makes me want to pull my hair out and wonder why? It embodies her character.

10. Tobias/Four from Divergent - Frankly, you could call him just about anything, and I would still think he's hot. That's just honest. I'd totally call him Four though. It has a nice ring to it.


  1. Yay Four!! Seeing quite a bit of Four or Tobias! I went with Four! Thought the number name thing was too cool! Like the name Jace too, although it didn't make my list! Too many names to choose from! My fave Jace was from Rachel Vincent's Shifter series, although I still was Team Marc! Loved his name too! The spelling was just cool! It's fun to gush about these things in blogging, because people IRL would think I'm a geek! :D

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  2. I love the name Tobias - it's definitely one of my favourites. I agree, Augustus was a breath of fresh air. I like this trend of older names coming back into fashion - I recently read a book with a twenty-something called Agatha! Oh and I much prefer Spencer for a girl too :)

  3. I really like the name Rhine. Dumbledore made my list this week too.

  4. I am not a fan on the name Tobias, but I considered adding him to my list as Four. That is a great name. Dumbledore, Finnick, and Jace, are great choices as well.

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  5. Yay for Four! <3 I never call him Tobias, but Four has such a cool vibe to it. ;)

  6. I love all of these names, especially Augustus Waters - who knew such an old fashioned name could be so fantastic? ;)

    Fabulous top ten, Melissa!

  7. Adelice made my list! I finished reading Crewel not too long ago (loved it), and the name struck me as unique but also pretty. It was the perfect name for the main character. (And that ending?? I can't wait to see how the next book continues the story.)

  8. LOVE the idea of Spencer for a girl and Delaney is just so adorable. Great list!

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  9. I have never read the Crewel World series, but I'm pretty much in love with the name "Adelice" (and practically any variation with "Ade" in the beginning). Tobias is a really good name. It's a classic for me.

    Great list!

  10. Great list!! Four!! I love him! I was going to put him in my list, but I decided not too. Now I don't know why I didn't.. I love Jace and Finnick too!

  11. How can you go wrong with Dumbledore? I LOVE the names in that entire series. They're so delicious when you say them and read them. Scarlet's always been one of my favorite book names. That and Gillian.

  12. I love the name Tobias, with Toby as a nickname. Rhine and Delaney are cute, too.

  13. I love this list! Who isn't a fan of Dumbledore, Finnick, Jace, or Gus? Not to mention FOUR! ;) Lovely Top Ten, Melissa!

  14. Great list. We have a lot of names in common. Tobias <3 I don't care for the name Jace though. :(

  15. Four made my list as well, I am the same as you - he could have been named anything and I would still have a gigantic crush on him! But I do prefer Four, to me he is always Four! I got super excited at midnight when Allegiant was finally delivered to my kindle. My STS.


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