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.
2 Howl/Howell- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
3 Alina Starkov- Shadow & Bone Leigh Bardugo
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
8 Cassel- White Cat by Holly Black
9 Day- Legend by Marie Lu
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