Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Top Ten Best Character Names

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy Reader GirlEach week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten Best Character Names. This one's different, and required some serious thinking. I mean, just ten?? I feel like one could get really rolling on this topic if they let themself! So anyway here are the ten I decided on... can't wait to see what everyone came up with.    



The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

Aragorn- son of Arathorn, also known as Elessar and Strider

"I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dunadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil's son of Gondor." 

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Melisandre. I just like it.  

Warcross (Warcross, #1)

Asher Wing. One of Emika's teammates- it just rolls off the tongue. 

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

This one's a tossup between the Father of Cats and T.H. Lawrence the fox (T.H. standing for truthful and Handsome- modest he isn't)

Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi  (Star Wars: Novelizations #6)

Max Rebo. You can see him at the 12 second mark... 


The Princess Bride

Buttercup. 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)

Trillian

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Alys Karstark. Just has a ring to it, like her brother Harrion Karstark. 

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Hot Pie!!

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

Galadriel. 

72 comments:

  1. I think fantasy books will win this week. They tend to have some out there names, which are unusual and intriguing. Seriously, there's a character named "Hot Pie"? Fantastic!

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    1. I know, fantasy is uniquely suited for this topic. :)

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  2. Great list! Galadriel is a lovely name but, I have to admit, I think I might like Buttercup even more. It's a flower that doesn't seem to get much love in the realm of names but it really works here - it doesn't hurt that my favourite colour is yellow, either!

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    1. Buttercup is a great name! And Galadriel too!!

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  3. Ooh nice picks! I was always blown away that Buttercup was her name! Lol! Loved that movie/book!

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  4. I'm partial to Aragorn and Melisandre -- I know how to pronounce the first, but not the second, but I still like it!

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  5. It's so cool that writers have these awesome minds that come up with such creative names for characters. I think my two faves are Aragorn(I know and already loved) and Melisandre(new to me). I feel like I want to write a story just to use that name.(lol) Hugs...RO

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    1. I kinda like that name, and now when I see it in real life (which I have a couple times, or maybe just other books) I'm like cool!

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  6. buttercup is the best name ever! love that book and that movie.

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  7. So many strong names on this one!! I love it! Aragorn is my favorite from your list <3

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  8. Oh nice list! It is really nice to see so many fantasy lists this week. And I love the fact that you have included so many Game of Thrones character names. Those names are definitely unique. Well, I would add Daenyrs name too (though I am sure I wrote the spelling wrong).

    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/05/ten-diverse-books-of-2018-on-my-tbr-with-character-names-in-the-title/

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    1. Fantasy seems well suited for this topic. And yes I went a little crazy on the GoT names, but I couldn't resist!

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  9. Princess Buttercup!!! Good one. Love that book/movie. Love all the GoT characters and LOTR characters too.

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  10. Fun names! I do love really unique book character names. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I do too as long as they're not TOO out there :):::):)

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  11. I do really like the name Melisandre. It just seems to roll. So many unique names on this list. Fantasy is really made for this topic huh?

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    1. It is! And I like that one a lot too, it DOEs roll off the tongue!

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  12. I think Aragorn made a lot of lists this week! :)

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  13. Hot Pie!! You just made me laugh out loud! Love it!

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  14. Love those names. Buttercup is the perfect cat name...or pony name!

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    1. Buttercup would be perfect for a cat- or a pony!

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  15. Trillion and Buttercup are truly winners. I am always frustrated by fantasy names that I can't pronounce. Ha! My TTT Dickens Names

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    1. Yeah me also- I don't like the names to be TOO out there! And Trillian I just really liked...

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  16. TRILLIAN! And Ford Prefect because it cracked me up the first time I read HHGTTG.

    And Buttercup! I had a dog with this name once. She didn't have an ex-pirate for a boyfriend though. :)

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    1. Ford Prefect is great too. Seriously you could do the whole list from those books, but I just really like Trillian!

      Ha ha Buttercup is an awesome one!

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    2. I agree - Douglas Adams was amazing and his character names didn't disappoint.

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  17. These names are awesome! Trillian, Buttercup, and Aragorn are definitely some fantastic names. I always thought Melisandre and Galadriel sounded really cool as well. Nice choices!

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    1. I agree- Melisandre and Galadriel just have a ring to them. And Trillian- I just like that!

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  18. Hot Pie is definitely the winner in all of this xD ASOIAF have the most creative names!

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  19. Hahahaha Buttercup is amazing, I love it. And Melisandre and Galadriel are beautiful names.

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    1. I think so too- I love all three of those.

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  20. Melisandre & Buttercup. I'm going to name my next female pup either one of these. Love them :)

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  21. Awww Buttercup. I like that one. Of course, that's what my father used to call me. He'd say - What's up buttercup? lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Aw that's cute. And it is a cool name :)

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  22. some great ones I agree with you

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  23. I think Galadriel is my favorite from this list.

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  24. I always loved when Aragorn was introduced. His name is just so over-dramatic compared to Strider.

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    1. Right? He may have one of the more dramatic name/ titles in fantasy!

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  25. Fantasy books always have amazing character names. :-)

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  26. Those are some great names, and some of them are really great characters as well. Have a wonderful week. - Katie

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  27. Lots of good ones on here! I thought about including a Tolkien character on my list but couldn't decide on one.

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  28. Galadriel and Aragorn are my favorites. Great picks!

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  29. I do love all the Lord of the Rings name. They get the atmosphere just right! Buttercup is a classic and really I adore any of the names from Hitchhiker's Guide. It's such a fun book!

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  30. Ahh Aragorn <3 such a good name!

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  31. Love those Lord of the Rings names so much. Great list!

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  32. Good choices. I don't think I can even think of any that I particularly. Although, I do love the names that JK Rowling chose for her characters because of their meanings. They usually have something to do with the characters' personality or something about them.

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  33. There's that Cats of Tanglewood Forest book again! 😸

    Baz started the second Song of Ice and Fire book. He loves them. 📚

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  34. Yes, Aragorn! A couple others would be on my list too. And I agree, only ten? LOL

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  35. Yay, you win the internet this week for the shout out to the Max Rebo band! :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  36. I haven't read any of these books! I have had the Game of Thrones series on my kindle for years. I really need to get busy reading it!

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  37. These are some great names! I love all the GoT ones. And Asher Wing just sounds so good indeed :)

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  38. These are great names! I always love fantasy names even the ones I'm not sure I'm pronouncing right!

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  39. Ohh these are fun! Melisandre is quite pretty, flows well. Are Buttercup and Hot Pie actual human characters? Because if so, that's pretty fabulous and I very much approve.

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  40. Geez, could Aragorn have any more aliases? LOL I like the name Melisandra- just not the character. (Disclaimer: I’m basing that on the TV show not the books.) I’ve always liked that scene from Return of the Jedi. The singer and the band are so cool.

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  41. I liked Aragorn when he was Strider...I so much enjoyed that first book with all the fellowship!

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  42. I really like the name Asher too! Don't remember the character real well in Warcross, but I have seen/heard it elsewhere. I also like the name Emika, though I don't think I'd ever use the name, but it sounds good for the book and genre. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Greg.

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  43. Ah I quite like Trillian too.

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  44. I love the names in JRR Tolkien's books! Aragorn is one of my favorites, too!

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