Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Best Character Names (make this as narrow/broad as you’d like)
As soon as I started thinking about this topic, I realised just how many great character names there are in J K Rowling’s magical Harry Potter series. So here are my favourite cool and/or amusing Harry Potter character names:
- Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore – The eccentric and wise headmaster of Hogwarts, has the longest and possibly the coolest name.
- Luna Lovegood – While she is extremely quirky and has some oddball beliefs, you just got to love Luna! And I think her name suits her perfectly. (I also considered her father’s name, Xenophilius Lovegood for this list).
- Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank – Hands down the funniest name has to go to Grubbly-Plank, the substitute Care of Magical Creatures professor.
- Mundungus Fletcher – A cowardly, light-fingered wizard dragged in to help the Order of the Phoenix – I often call my cat ‘Mundungus’ when she is being shameless!
- Fleur Delacour – This French Tri-Wizard champion is part-Veela (a magically seductive creature) who has a name as beautiful as she is.
- Salazar Slytherin – Over a 1000 years ago this pure-blood obsessed wizard founded the Slytherin house at Hogwarts and his name screams baddie!
- Bellatrix Lestrange – Another name that screams baddie is this for the sadistic and deranged witch and an ardent follower of Lord Voldermort.
- Pomona Sprout – What better name could there be for a small, round witch, who is the magical plant-loving professor of Herbology?
- Nymphadora Tonks – This Metamorphmagus (a witch or wizard who can change their appearance at will) is one cool lady with a cool name.
- Cornelius Fudge – A whimsical name for the bumbling, good-natured Minister for Magic, who helps Harry out of a few sticky situations, when we first meet him.
What do you think of my choices? What are your favourite Harry Potter character names? Also, please leave a link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.