Top Ten Tuesday-Top Ten Character Names I Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different question is posed and gives us bloggers an opportunity to share our top tens on all different types of bookish topics. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Character Names I Love
Only the ones that came to me first and in no order of adoration.

The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
1. Katniss from The Hunger Games– Immediately upon reading her name I loved it. I have always loved ‘K’ names (having one myself). I actually have a my Dragon Age character named after her.

Time of the Twins
2. Raistlin from the Dragonlance series- this is an oldie but a goodie. He was the first character I encountered that wasn’t good nor evil. I loved the complex feelings I had for his character and his actions.

The Hobbit
3. Gandalf from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings– Yea, that’s the coolest wizard name ever.

Crown of Midnight (Throne o...
4. Celaena from the Throne of Glass series- I love Sarah J. Maas explanation for how she came up with her MC’s name (you can read it here). I think its a great assassin name and also very elegant.

The Silence of the Lambs
5. Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs– I loved this name growing up (I saw Silence of the Lambs entirely too early) and I actually named a character in a story I wrote after her.

The Winner's Curse
6. Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse– I love that I’ve never heard this name before. Again, another ‘K’ name.

A Game of Thrones (A Song o...
7. Everyone from theΒ A Song of Ice and Fire series–Seriously, George RR Martin gave each and every character such amazing names. Jon Snow, Sansa, Tyrion,Β Ned, etc. Love them all.

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna...
8. Cas Lowood from Anna Dressed in Blood– I loved everything about his character especially his cynical humor.

To Kill a Mockingbird
9. The characters from To Kill a Mockingbird– such iconic names that have really left their mark on our socity. I don’t think you can hear Scout and Atticus without thinking of this story.

10. Othello from Shakespeare’s Othello- Othello, Othello…I love typing and saying it. Just a great name.


  1. says

    Katniss! Oh definitely. And I do like the names Othello and Gandalf, but I guess I didn’t pick them because they’re harder to pronounce. Still, lovely list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Still so freaking jealous that you’ve already read The Winner’s Curse! πŸ˜› Anyway, if I had deigned to post a TTT today, I know I’d have had several of these on my list, plus many more fantasy names…they’re just so different and memorable. Katniss probably would have been at the top of the list, and maybe Peeta, too…my sis has always affected a British accent when she said Peeta Mellark, and I can’t see it without doing the same now. πŸ™‚ Great list!

    • says

      I skipped TTT last week. Sometimes is nice to give yourself a break on memes πŸ™‚ I love fantasy names–usually so unique as you said. I love that your sister says Peeta Mellark with a British accent. I might just have to do that. Seems fitting. πŸ™‚

  3. says

    Kestrel is a very cool name. I knew it was a type of falcon but never heard it used as someones name before. And you gotta love Katniss, that’s such a great name. Great list!

  4. says

    Really awesome list! I’ve loved how Gandalf had his two names, and both were so aaaaawesome! Mithrandir always sounded so… otherworldly!

  5. says

    Katniss and Cas is definitely among my favorite names! They are just so unique and kickass sounding! πŸ˜€
    Awesome list & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:
    And sorry for the super late reply – midterms mess up my schedule. ):

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