Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is best character names, which was actually a pretty hard one for me. There were some character names that immediately came to mind, but I had to think really hard to come up with a list of ten!
- Holland Vosijk, from V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic series. Holland is one of the villains of the story and he has a great redemption arc. I would like to adopt Holland even though he’s probably much older than me.
- Farrow Keene, from Krista & Becca Ritchie’s Like Us series. Farrow is the bodyguard and love interest in the series.
- Lennon Mackenzie, from Jenn Bennett’s Starry Eyes. I actually thought that I would hate this name when I saw it in the blurb, but it ended up growing on me so much! It was really fitting for the character, a quirky sort of goth boy who loves the outdoors.
- Julian Lefray, from R.S. Grey’s The Allure of Julian Lefray. This is just one of those names that you can feel yourself swooning over. Julian was a great character with a great name.
- Evie O’Neill, from Libba Bray’s The Diviners series. I love Evie, America’s sweetheart who just so happens to be psychic, and her name is perfectly fitting to her character.
- Simon Spier, from Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. What can I say? I have a soft spot for this book and I love that the name basically means he’s nosy.
- Theodore Finch, from Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places. I might not have loved this book or the message that it sells, but that’s a good name.
- Wallace Warland, from Francesca Zappia’s Eliza and Her Monsters. I don’t know what it is about the name, but it immediately evokes the exact picture of the character: a big, burly football player that’s actually a total teddy bear.
- Simon Snow, from Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On. Also known as the worst chosen one ever chosen and the first (and, so far, only) fictional wizard to have stolen my heart.
- Victor Vale, from V.E. Schwab’s Vicious. What a perfect name for a villain!
Are there any character names that really stick out in your memory?