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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Best Character Names. I’ve chosen character names which I think are unique and unusual.

Ponyboy and Sodapop Curtis from The Outsidersthe outsiders

Ponyboy and Sodapop are brothers and they have the best names in YA literature.

Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire Seriesa game of thrones

There are so many great character names in this series, like Arya, Sansa, Melisandre, Tyrion, Khal, and Daario. I’ve picked Daenerys which is a name created by George R.R. Martin.

Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter seriesHarry Potter

I was grateful when Hermione explained the correct pronunciation of her name to Victor Krum in The Goblet of Fire.

Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbirdto-kill-a-mockingbird

Scout is the fitting nickname of the young narrator, Jean Louise Finch.

Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and RosesA Court of Thorns and Roses

ACOTAR is on my TBR and I really like the name Rhysand!

Sherlock Holmes from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes6833170

Sherlock Holmes is such an iconic character name.

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’sbreakfast-at-tiffanys

The heroine’s name, Holly Golightly, simply rolls off the tongue.

Major Major Major from Catch-22Catch-22

Triple M has a name which is very easy to remember, wouldn’t you say?

Heathcliff from Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights

Whenever I hear the name Heathcliff, I think of Emily Brontë’s brooding anti-hero. Check out my review here.

Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Windgonewiththewind

Scarlett O’Hara is a brilliant name. It also alludes to Scarlett’s Irish roots from her father’s side.

What are your favourite character names? Let me know in the comments and feel free to link your Top Ten Tuesday post!

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