Top 10 Characters I Would Name My Children After

08 Feb

Top 10 Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.  I do not participate every week, but wanted to share with you this week on the topic of the Top 10 Characters I Would Name My Children After, a topic chosen by the awesome writers at the Broke and the Bookish.  Visit their blog to read other readers and bloggers choices.  Hope you enjoy mine!

  1. Charlotte – Charlotte’s Web is my favorite book of all time and I think that it goes without saying that Charlotte the spider is wonderful, terrific, fabulous and memorable.  Enough said.
  2. Bezellia – The main character in adult novel The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove endures a lot in her life and still comes out okay, loving the people around her and accepting life as it is, but triumphing over the bad in it.  Love her.
  3. Ramona – If I state one more time how much I love the character of Ramona, I think you will all jump through your computers and hit me.  But I am taking that risk and stating it again.  Beverly Cleary created a beautifully genuine and lovable character in Ramona Quimby, and she is more than cherished in my heart.
  4. Hermione – The female protagonist in the Harry Potter series is everything that I wanted to be, studious, a quick thinker, brave, honest, and a girl with a high self-esteem.  Not a bad character to be your namesake.
  5. Margaret – As in, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret? While she may not stand out in the sea of coming-of-age young adult novels in today’s world, she was a character that pushed buttons and answered questions in the lives of teenagers in the 1970’s.
  6. Matilda – Who doesn’t love Matilda?  She taught herself to read and checked out stacks of books from the library, all while her parents ate TV dinners and scammed people on used cars.  She triumphed over hardship, all in the name of knowledge.
  7. Lena – I am obsessed with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.  I love the girls from the bottom of my heart and just adore the friendships that they developed and how hard they worked to stay together, even while miles upon miles apart.  Lena always stood out to me, her simplicity and maturity, yet willingness to step outside the box of her controlled world to experience love.  She is a gem.
  8. Dash – As in, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.  Yep, loved it that much.  Loved him that much.
  9. Lily – As in, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.
  10. Seth – There is a reason why I prefer Wicked Lovely over Ink Exchange and that reason is Seth.

Posted by on February 8, 2011 in top 10 tuesday


5 responses to “Top 10 Characters I Would Name My Children After

  1. Kari

    February 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Good list! I really want to read Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. I need to put it on hold at the library.

    I named my son Atticus after the greatest hero in American literature. It’s funny to see people’s responses to it. People who aren’t familiar with the book (which makes me sad) are vaguely polite about how it’s unusual. But people who have read the book give us really positive feedback on the choice. My aunt did not approve. Her comment was, “At least you didn’t name him Dumbledore.” But, hey, Dumbledore was another guy who stood for what was right against popular opinion. So, you know, it’s not so bad. 🙂

  2. Abby

    February 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Amazing list! I always vowed that if I had a daughter, I would name her Matilda! Funny how great minds think alike!

  3. Laura

    February 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I can’t believe I didn’t think of Charlotte or Matilda.

    I do have Lily on my list, but as in Bart from Hose of Mirth.

  4. Heather

    February 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Oh, I wish I had thought of Matilda! I love that book, I love that character, and I actually really love the name regardless of those other two facts!

  5. Andrea @ Reading Lark

    February 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Great list! I had forgotten about Seth.

    Reading Lark’s Top 10


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