top ten tuesday

TTT #68 – Characters I’d Name a Child After

Names is something we like to give, but can also be hard. What would be the best fitting for a child you don’t know the personality of yet? We can only go by what we like best. As a book worm and fan of various books and other fandoms, I of course have my favorite characters and favorite names.

However you might have noticed that I named my son none of the names below. I of course have to also get my husband to go for a name and I don’t think he would have gone for any of the names listed below. Or I might have tried. We did have a potential girls’ name (just in case I popped out a girl) though and the second name was Sophie.

This prompt was of course given to us by The Broke and the Bookish for their weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday.


Boys’ Names

  • Nathaniel (Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonthan Stroud)
  • Han (Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima)
  • Ronan (The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater)
  • Theron (Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch)
  • Kai (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)



Girls’ Names

  • Penryn (Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee)
  • Alina (The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo)
  • Raisa (Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima)
  • Annabeth (Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan)
  • Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones)


What are names that you think are great? Bookish related or not.

28 thoughts on “TTT #68 – Characters I’d Name a Child After

  1. Is is a hard one. Like you say, you don’t know the child and a name conveys so much. I like Mina from Dracula, which seems fitting for the season too, but other than that I don’t have any favourite names from fiction – maybe Rebecca as well.

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  2. I love Annabeth!! It’s such a cute name. ā¤ And I would totally name my kids all literary names…if I had kids. Although I probably should not have kids if I want to name one Gansey hahah. BUT GANSEY IS ALSO A GLORIOUS NAME SO NO REGRETS.šŸ˜

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  3. Oh my goodness, I am reading many of these books. Just met Ronan recently. He is intimidating. I love him. And, Adelina is in my near future. Got her story ready for me to experience when I am done with Seven Realms! We have lots of book in common, Annemieke!

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