Top Ten Tuesdays – Favourite Character Names

The weekly blog challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. To see topics and share your post, visit here. This week’s topic is your favourite character names.

I haven’t done a Top Tuesday in a while as I didn’t fancy a lot of the subject matter but I thought this one was good. I have chosen character names that really gave me a vivid picture of what that character was like with little description. I think a good name in a book really gives you a feel of what that characters personality and looks are like. So here’s my top ten favourite character names…

1. Hannibal Lecter – From the Thomas Harris Series.
What more could you want out of a name, Hannibal the Cannibal enough said.

2. Veruca Salt – From Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl had a way with character names and Veruca Salt is a brute. Verucas are seen as things you definitely do not want, they are annoying and irritating just like her.

3. Holly Golightly – From Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffanys
I don’t really like this book at all, but Holly’s name is the perfect description of her as a character, she literally “goes lightly” she’s never settles, she’s very innocent and whimsical she vanishes without you noticing.
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4. Ebenezer Scrooge – From Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
A miserable, nasty and cold-hearted character. I just love his name and the fact that we use it in everyday use now. If someone doesn’t like Christmas we say Bah Humbug and call them a Scrooge. Very powerful name for a fantastic character in literature.

5. Severus Snape – From J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter Series
He may not be all that bad in the end but his name says it all, a snakey, nasty, slimy, untrustworthy man who pops up at just the right moment. I adore Snape as a character and his name is just perfect. 

6. Lisbeth Salander – From the series by Stieg Larsson
Just love this name, she is such a cool character, feisty, unpredictable and strong.

7. Piggy – From The Lord of the Flies
I literally hated this book it was so dull. However I can’t deny that piggy’s name was perfect, a chubby boy with poor eyesight what else would you call him?

8. Jane Eyre – From Charlotte Bronte’s novel.
A dull plan name for such a “dull” character. Jane Eyre is probably one of my favourite female characters in literary of all time. I also love her name and it suits her so perfectly.

9. Lyra Belacqua – From Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials
I LOVE this name! Its beautiful, lyrical, and she is one of my favourite characters in the YA genre.

10. Atticus Finch – From Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
The lawyer and moral hero of the novel, I just adore his name I think it’s really cool.

Hope you enjoyed my Top Ten Tuesday this week. What character names do you love and why? Do you agree or disagree with any of my favourites? Get in touch, I would love to hear from you. Katie x

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