Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (30)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

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Characters and Literary Figures I'd Name My Children After

1. Anna (As in Anna Oliphant or Anna Cornick)- All the Annas I have encountered have been the nicest and sweetest girls in the world. They've been the most real, the girls I'd want to be friends with, the kind of girls I would feel good naming my child after. I also really just love the name. (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs respectively.)

2. Samuel (As in Samuel Cornick)- I know many, many book characters with the name Sam. I also have a best friend named Sam. It's a good boy's name in my opinion. A good, nice, down to earth boy. (The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs)

3. Hazel (As in Hazel Lancaster)- The main driving force behind this name is the character for me. I loved Hazel. She was so strong and hopeful, but at the same time ordinary and real. The name sounds like breathing. Hay (big inhale) Zul (big exhale). I find this extraordinarily cool. (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)

4. Grace (As in Grace Brisbane)- I am undoubtedly not a fan a virtue names. Only because I find it slightly pretentious to name your child something as big as Hope, Faith or Serenity. What if they turn out to be the complete opposite of that and have an identity crisis? I only like Grace because it's short, simple and sounds sweet. It's probably a little old fashioned by now, but somehow that makes it even more appealing to me. (The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater)

5. Adam (As in Adam Hauptman or Adam Kent)- Every single Adam I've ever known (I also have a cousin Adam) has been a steady, good, kind guy. Of course, how they were raised has more to do with that than their name, but I still get good vibes from it. You know, an Adam's a type of guy who'll take charge and  keep you safe. I really like that. (The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi respectively)

6. Cricket (As in Cricket Bell)- This is the cutest boy's name I've ever seen. I simply adore it. However, if I have to consider my husband's input when naming our child I guess we could go with a more "proper" name and use Cricket as a nickname. (Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins)

7. Mara (As in Mara Dyer)- As names go, it's not that bad. Mara is short, sounds nice and isn't overly embellished. I like how simple it is. Though I'd be tempted to give her a very long or embarassing middle name. That way, I could use the  "three names of doom" to the maximum effect like... Mara Annabelle Thompson! (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin)

8. Elizabeta (As in Dracula's wife)- I might not saddle this name on a little kid. It is quite imposing. However, I've liked the name Elizabeth forever, I just don't like the "Beth" part. I'm honestly not sure why. I have a cousin named Elizabeth and I love her, but she's usually gone by Liz or more recently, Ellie. (Dracula by Bram Stoker)

9. Lily (As in Lily Evans)- I wouldn't actually name my daughter after/for Lily Evans. I would name her Lily because A. It's my favorite flower. B. I love the way it sounds. C. I'd probably make her name "Lilianna" which combines my two favorite names. (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)

10. Esme (As in Esme Cullen)- Okay, mock me if you must, but I really do like this name. It sounds... gypsyish to me. Plus, Esme was a graceful, refined, beautiful, calm woman. Who wouldn't want their daughter to embody those traits? (The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer)

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