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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Character Names I Love

My picks for the Tuesday Top Ten, as invented by The Broke and Bookish. Today's theme is Top Ten Character Name I Love or Top Ten Most Unusual Character Names... Character names are very important, an unforgettably clever name can help secure a character's place in a reader's memory.

  1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  2. Stanley Yelnats from Holes by Louis Sachar
  3. Nix Saint-Michael from Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith
  4. Oree Shoth from The Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin
  5. Shadow from American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  6. Leontina Scales from The Last Queen in Heaven by Gregory Maguire
  7. Mike O'Rourke from Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
  8. Kvothe from The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  9. Morwenna Phelps from Among Others by Jo Walton
  10. Bruno Littlemore from The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale


  1. I haven't read the evolution of bruno but I do like that name =)

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    Doris @ Owl Always Be Reading

    1. B. Hale had to give the main character a good name... It was a BIG book, lol. Thanks for stopping by!


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