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Scary Stardust Names

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Names from Stardust

By Emily Cardoza, Nothing Like a Name

For our final Halloween-themed blog, Emily Cardoza focuses on the characters in Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel Stardust —complete with witches!

The book is an adventure story through a magical land, packed with action, romance and humor. The film version – made in 2007 – is also a great family film.

Rather than reimagine the names of the characters as I usually do, I’ll be focusing on the already-excellent names in the book (and a few from the movie).

Let’s begin!

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Ghosts of Halloweens Past

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Hollywood has had a long love affair with ghosts. From the silent days on, there have been genuinely scary ghosts, and comic ghosts terrifying everyone from Laurel & Hardy to Bob Hope. In screwball comedies, it was standard for dead mates to return to haunt their spouses, as well as ghosts who came back in different bodies, like Joe in Heaven Can Wait and uber-romantic ghosts like Jamie in Truly Madly Deeply, and of course Patrick Swayze’s poignant Sam in Ghost. Here’s a bakers’ dozen of ghosts with good names. By Linda Rosenkrantz

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By Meagan, A Tulip By Any Name

This weekend I was saddened to read that legendary actress Maureen O’Hara had passed away. Maureen O’Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons, was an iconic, fiery redhead with the face of an angel. Today I’d like to look back at the names of some memorable characters O’Hara portrayed.

Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Esmeralda is a Spanish and Portuguese name meaning emerald. Esmeralda was the name of the gypsy in Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame who was loved by Quasimodo. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes named their daughter Esmeralda Amada in September 2014. Esmeralda is currently Number 376 in popularity.

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Creepy Characters from Tim Burton Flicks

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Tim Burton is known for some of Hollywood’s quirkiest stories. From Beetlejuice to The Nightmare Before Christmas, they’re dark tales, perfect for Halloween, but funny, too. They’re also the source of some very memorable names – names that are just right for a child born around Halloween, or any time of the year. By Abby Sandel

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Star Wars Characters, Old and New

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Star Wars names

By Josh Murray

With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hitting theaters this December, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the names that scream Star Wars, both the ones that have infiltrated the naming world and those that still remain on the outside looking in.

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