Today, I’m going to be talking about my favourite names, which is the theme for today’s Top Ten Tuesday. I couldn’t find characters with a couple of my favourite names, but I did succeed in finding most! Onto the post!
Boys’ Names (I found this one so much harder, mainly because I couldn’t find two of my favourite boys’ names in books, which are Caleb and Jude)
Micah– this is my absolute favourite boys’ name, and so I had to track it down even though I’ve never read a character with this name. I do want to read MG circus story Circus Mirandus, whose main character is called this, at some point. I think Micah is a beautiful name and it’s just my favourite name in the world, and has been for years. It’s unusual (I’ve certainly never met anyone called Micah) and I love names that aren’t that popular!
James– I’m not a big fan of Jamie, but I think James is quite elegant and classic, and it fits James Kirkwood in the Pony Club Rivals series perfectly (even though he’s sort of evil).
Aidan– Aidan was Issie’s first love interest in the PonyClub Secrets series, which I love, and he was such a great character I’ve always loved the name!
Sam– the main Sam I can think of in a book is Kristy’s brother in the Babysitters’ Club and I think it’s a really nice name.
Francesca– the only book character I can think of with this name is Francesca the Football Fairy (Rainbow Magic), and I think it’s so pretty. My absolute favourite girl’s name. I also love Cesca as a nickname for it.
Aoife– this is an Irish name, and I think it’s beautiful. I have (to the best of my knowledge) not read a book with a character of this name yet, but like Micah, I do have a book I want to read which does feature one (the Changeling by Helen Falconer)
Hazel– The narrator of the Murder Most Unladylike series is called Hazel, and my adoration of her makes this an immediate favourite. I also like it because it’s quite unusal, and I think it’s just pretty in general
Poppy– I loved the Princess Poppy books when I was young, and I love the name Poppy, though I can’t quite explain why. I think it just rolls off the tongue really well!
Juliet– I adore the name Juliet, I think it’s gorgeous; so dreamy and romantic. I’ve not read Romeo and Juliet yet, though I do hope to at some point this year, and I think the name sounds like it suits Juliet as a character quite well.
Lottie– this is short for Charlotte most of the time, including the Lottie in the Spinster Club, but though I really like Charlotte as a name too, I think it stands well as a name on its own.
What are your favourite names that appear in books? Do you like any of my choices? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!