Monday, October 21, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Character Names

Its that time of the week again. Time for The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday! 

This week's theme: Top Ten Character Names

As a Wannabe Writer, I am always looking for a good character name. A character name really needs to embody the character.  You want the name to represent the character and all the characteristics that go with it.  This....this is not easy.

1. Major Major Major Major:

By far one of the best names ever created. His name represented a horrific childhood and an exterior no one could ever get past. Major Major Major Major is of the the characters in the book you pity the most; not only because his name is terrible, but because it basically isolates him for the rest of his life.

2. Sherlock Holmes:

The name is bold and unique, yet simple and memorable. Perfect for the world's most famous detective.

3. Augustus Waters:

This is a name you hear about a thousand times in this novel. Its spoken with love, admiration, and originality.  Its a name that encompasses all that he stood for.

4. Sirius Black:

Let's face it, this name is kind of badass. Just like Sirius.

5. Dexter Morgan:

While not overly sinister, the name Dexter sounds a little....well...evil. Perfect for a serial killer that only kills bad guys.

6. Rooster Cogburn:

The name sounds like a drunk, hardcore cowboy. It fits the character to a T.

7. Atticus Finch:

Its wise, its warm.  Its Atticus.

8. Boo Radley:

Ok, so Boo isn't his actual name. But you have to admit, its a rather fitting nickname for a ghostlike character.

9. Abraham Van Helsing:

Now here is a sophisticated man with an extreme side. Abraham is a biblical name, the name of an old wise man. Val Helsing is just hardcore.  Add the two together and you get one smart tanker.

10. Edmond Dantès/The Count of Monte Cristo/Lord Wilmore/Sinbad the Sailor/Abbé Busoni/Monsieur Zaccone/Number 34/The Maltese:

Now here is a writer that knows what he's doing. In The Count of Monte Cristo, the main character changes repeatedly during the book.  Each time, he take on a new name.  Each name represents who he is at that time. Brilliant!


  1. I asked my husband if we could name a child Atticus, he was not up for that. Apparently I like Book Names too much! Great list!
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  2. One of my really good friend's has an Atticus!

    1. Its a fantastic name and will forever remind me of this character.

  3. I have Atticus Finch on my list this week too. It fits the character so well.

  4. As soon as I read your assignment, my first thought was "Atticus Finch."

    Followed closely by Albus Dumbledore :-)

    1. I liked the name Albus Dumbledore until the very end of the last book. I think Harry's kids names are so over-the-top cheesy. :)

      But I love me some Atticus!

  5. I cannot believe that I didn't include some of the Harry Potter names (plenty unusual there!) Oh, Gus *sigh* from TFiOS, I love him too. Great list!

    Liza’s TTT

    1. Rowling definitely knows how to pick some great names.

  6. Haha. Yes Sirius Black is totally a bad ass name. Perfect name for that character, too.

  7. I love your list! It's so varied. Major Major Major Major and Sirius Black are my personal favorites, but all of those are great picks. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ah yes, my reading tastes are just as varied, which makes book clubs and whatnot rather interesting. And I am glad you know Major Major Major Major. He was easly the first name that came to mind. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Awesome list. Now whenever I hear the name Dexter, I can't help but think of Dexter Morgan. All the poor guys named Dexter out there.
    Also, Sirius Black is one of my favorite names. Great choice.
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  9. So many great names on your list from Dexter to Sirius & we can't forget Augustus Waters<3

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    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

  10. Ooooh good choices! I just read Dracula and can't believe I forgot the glory of Van Helsing. Talk about a killer name, right?!

    1. Ha ha ha exactly. I friggin love that guy! Have you seen the new series for Dracula that's coming out? Talk about butchering the book!

  11. Scrolling down and enjoyed all of your name picks!

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