You know sometimes, while reading a book do you ever get a moment where you see a character’s name and think “Oh wow I really like that name!”?
Because I do.
Quite often actually.
Well, that’s what this post is inspired by.
Since I haven’t done a Top 10 post in a while, I’ve basically chosen my Top 10 character names that I can’t help but love.
So here we go!
from the Throne of Glass series
Not so much for the last name – that’s just a handful to say – but I really like the name “Aelin”. I seem to have a thing for uncommon names, as you’ll see throughout the rest of this post. But since reading the Throne of Glass series, this name has always stuck with me. And plus Aelin is one of my favourite characters, so…
from the Gentleman Bastard series
Admittedly, I’ve not even read this book yet. I intend to at some point this year. I’ll get round to it eventually. But you’ve got to admit, the name has a nice ring to it, right?
from The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Even though this is her full name, I just love it as a whole. I’ve always liked the name Ava, but paired with Lavender? I love it! Kind of wish I was called Ava Lavender, not going to lie.
from The Book Thief
Throwing a German name into the mix. Again, this is a name that’s always stuck with me, probably because it’s from one of my favourite books. Like with the uncommon names thing, I tend to like names that are from another language – probably because they’re uncommon to me.
from The Bone Season series
Even though I don’t like the character – he’s one of those characters I love to hate – I quite like his first name. It’s probably just because it has an X in it…I have a strange mind like that.
from the Harry Potter series
A favourite character and a favourite name. Again, here’s another one with a nice ring to it. Although I do like the name Luna on it’s own too, so it’s a win win situation.
from The Raven Cycle series
This is one that I’ve discovered recently, since I read The Raven Boys last week. Blue Sargent is just such a quirky name, I literally adore it. Every time I read it I had the “oh my god I love that name” moment all over again.
from The Infernal Devices series
This name is one that has grown on me. Again, I’m not so bothered about the last name, but the name Tessa seems quite elegant to me. That might just be because of the character herself, but who knows. I still really like the name.
from the Illuminae Files series
Oh look, another name with an uncommonly used letter of the alphabet. How predictable 😀 I don’t really know what else to say. I just like the name Ezra. Although I didn’t at first, so I don’t know what made me change my mind.
Nico Di Angelo
from the Heroes of Olympus series
I’ve always loved the name Nico. Especially with his last name – it just feels so good to say. I feel like this is another one that’s from a different language…Italian was it? I can’t remember where it said he’s from, I read the series so long ago. I just remember him going from…I think it was Venice, to living in the US.
So there we have it!
Those are my Top 10 Favourite Character Names!
Are any of these names favourites of yours too?
Or are there any other character names you particularly like?
Let me know in the comments!
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