Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is: Favorite Character Names

The names on my list are ones that I like and that I think are perfectly paired with the characters to which they belong. My picks include first and last names, so I also considered how the entire character name flowed together. I think these authors nailed the naming game!



Verity Kindle, To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis



Atticus FinchTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee



Valency Stirling, The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery 



Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak, Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy


Olivia Curtis, Invitation to the Waltz and The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann



Étienne St. Clair, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins



Cassandra Mortmain, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith



Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen



Francie Nolan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith



Penelope Wallace, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice



What are some of your favorite character names?


23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Character Names

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  1. Great list of classic and new fiction. 🙂

    Really like Henry Tilney (sounds so good together), Cassandra and of course, Étienne St. Clair! Why I didn’t remember him, I’ll never now.

    Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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