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May 22: Best Character Names (make this as narrow/broad as you’d like)

This is a tough question–separating character from name, but here are my favorites. (Alphabetical by first names, because why not?)

  1. Alexander “Tinker” Graham Bell.

2. Adora “Spike” Belle Dearheart.

3. Bathsheba Everdene.

4. Constance Verity.

5. Dorian Gray.

6. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

7. Hermione Granger.

8. Ichabod Crane.

9. Inigo Montoya.

10. Tyrannus Basilton Grimm Pitch.



About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

8 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Interesting names, all, though I’ve not read most of the books involved. Of course, I’m somewhat familiar with most of them. (Interesting side note: I never realized, having *ahem* never read Pride & Prejudice, that Darcy was “born on the other side of the blanket,” as they say. Really? Because back in the day, that’s what any male name beginning with “Fitz” meant. One of these days, I’ll have to read that one. It’s been on my TBR list so long it has DUST on it.)

    If I were playing this game, I’d have to add Kell & Rhy, from the V. E. Schwab Color of Magic series, Fitzchivalry Farseer from Robin Hobb’s Farseer books, Taniel Two-Shot from the Powder Mage series, and, oh maybe, Bob the Skull just for laughs.

    Fun post, Caitlin! 😀

  2. Hermione is a great name, but I always want to pronounce it wrong!

  3. Great list! I haven’t seen these names on any others either!

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