Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top 10 Character Names I Love (that happen to be unusual)

I started this list with the intention of just putting together a list of my favorite character names but as I kept adding names I realized all the ones I like also happen to be a little out of the ordinary. So here is my list of favorites with the added benefit that they also happen to be unusual! Also because I couldn't decide my Top 10 Became Top 12. 

1 Varen Nethers- Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
2 Howl/Howell- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
3 Alina Starkov- Shadow & Bone Leigh Bardugo

4 River West- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevive Tucholke
5 Blue Sargent- The Raven Boys Series by Maggie Stiefvater
I also love the name Richard Campbell Gansey III
6 Ink- Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

7 Evangeline "Evie" Greene - Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
8 Cassel- White Cat by Holly Black
9 Day- Legend by Marie Lu

10 James "Jem" Carstairs- The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
I just love LOVE the nickname Jem for people named James!
11 Karou- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
12 Maximum "Max" Ride- Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson


  1. I've only read two novels on your list, but I loved their character's name. I like Howl's name because of the duality of it. Alina's name just sounds bad ass, like she will come and kick ass (very fitting) if need be :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My TTT

  2. Such a great list. Alina, River and Karou all almost made my list as well. I love it.

  3. Agreed about Day :D Oo, I completely forgot Karou, I do love her/her name, hehe

    My TTT

  4. This is an awesome list-- I just added a bunch of books to my to-read list thanks to you!

    Here's my TTT!

  5. Oh I loved Poison Princess so much! I really like how Evangeline sounds both old and hip at the same time. It is a great name.

  6. I think it's funny that I haven't read a single one of these books, but I own most of them! There are just too many books in the world to read. :)

    I have seen the movie version of Howl's Moving Castle, and I loved it! Great picks.

  7. I LOVE River and totally didn't think to put it on my list and same with Karou.

    Great list!My Top Ten

  8. Alina & Cassel are definitely my faves from this!

    Here's my TTT :)

    - Allie @ Little Birdie Books

  9. I love Alana, Day, and Kaoru!! I totally forgot about those names thats I'm jealous that I didn't of it!

    My TTT Tt @ Never Ending Stories

  10. Ooh, I love that name -- Varen! (I assume it's Raven all mixed up, but even so it's so cool!)

  11. River and Blue...can't believe I forgot them. I love those names and they are so unusual. Great list! ~Pam

  12. You're the second person to mention one of the names of the series I'm really liking. Evie <3

    Awesome picks <3

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    Doris @ Owl Always Be Reading

  13. Love your choices so much. This is why I never do TTT (besides the fact that I do my new release post on Tuesday) it takes me forever to make lists and then I like everyone else's better!

    Jen @ YA Romantics

  14. Nice list, I also picked Alina Starkov and Karou. Both awesome names from brilliant books.

    Roxy @ Story Envy

  15. Great list! I love all of your choices.

    My TTT
    Karla @ Silver Readings

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