Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc.
I’ve decided to go with names for a child which has made it quite a tough topic. As there are so many cool character names I love, however would I necessarily name my child them i.e. Bilbo, Aslan, Katniss, etc…. perhaps not. After some thought though here are my favourite literary-inspired baby names (ordered alphabetically):
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Young gunslinger and childhood friend of Roland Deschain in the epic Dark Tower series by Stephen King. I think it is a bit different but not too out there to call a child in the real world.
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The legendary king and hero of the Medieval, Arthurian tales. A classic name which I secretly hoped Prince William and Kate would have chosen for their son, George, because when he grew up we could’ve had a real King Arthur!
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The strong, patient and selfless heroine of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. A beautiful name and a wonderful character to be named after.
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The strong, independent and witty heroine of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. A beautiful, Biblical name and a wonderful character to be named after; plus we’ve had two great queens with the name too.
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The magical protagonist of the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness which also links back to the goddess of the hunt, moon and nature in Roman Mythology. A classic name that I have loved for some time.
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The brave, steadfast hero of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. A strong, Biblical name and a great character to be named after.
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The young, kind and brave protagonist of the magical Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. A good, traditional name but which is very popular at the moment.
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The first name of the scheming and ingenious Professor Moriarty; archenemy of Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries. Another strong, Biblical name and a cool character to be named after.
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The alternative and kick-ass protagonist from the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I think it is a bit different but not too out there to call my child.
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The female member of Roland Deschain’s Ka-tet in the epic Dark Tower series by Stephen King. A beautiful name which a few authors have too, although spelt differently, e.g. Susanna Kearsley and Suzannah Dunn.
What are your favourite literary-inspired baby names? Also, link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.