Reading two right now for two separate papers for my English course.. here's a just a few (both major and minor characters) from each:
Into the Wild:
Male: Christopher (Chris)/Alex, Walt, Wayne, Shannon, Quinn, Sam, Loren
Female: Wilhelmina (Billie), Carine, Stacy, Shawna, Shelly
The Five People You Meet in Heaven:
Male: Eddie (Edward), Joe, Mickey, Joseph, Willie, Dominguez, Emile
Female: Tala, Marguerite, Ruby,
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1:
Most people in these stories go by their surnames, so that makes name searching a little difficult. I just pulled any name I found in re-skimming the pages.
I'm reading a book set in 15th century Brittany, and the names are spectacularly interesting.
Since I am re-reading Anne of Green Gables-
So many good ones!
I love Sherlock Holmes. I read all the books a few years ago. I have a friend who truly likes the idea of Mycroft for a child, lol. Pretty cool in theory, not so much in real life I think. That and he'd probably end up called Mike.
Originally Posted by jame1881
Right now I'm reading a couple books with some cool names. The first is called Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. It takes place in England in the 1850s (? not one hundred percent on that number) and it has some really classy names such as:
Theresa "Tessa" Gray
William "Will" Herondale
James "Jem" Carstairs
Jessamine "Jessie" Lovelace
Magnus Bane (not particularly fond of this one)
All of which sound really nice and usable to me.
I'm also reading a book called Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (nothing to do with the Fifty Shades series). This one is based in 1941, when the Lithuanians were enslaved by Stalin. Some of the cool names I found were:
Ona (not fond of this one)
I especially like the name Andrius. Its cool looking and sound awesome, and a great alternative to Andrew or Andreas.
I just finished a really good book last night, 'the house of special purpose' by Jon Boyne.
It's set in Russia, Paris and London and here is some of the character names:
Zoya, Georgy, Sergei, Arina, Daniil, Anastasia, Asyla, Liska, Alexei
My favourite book: The Bronze Horseman has some beautiful names:
Tatiana - I adore this, they call her Tatia, which I think is beautiful and Tanya, which I'm not such a fan of.
Alexander - nicknamed Shura and Sasha. I love Sasha as a nn for Alexander
Daria - nn Dasha (I think this is pretty)
Dimitri - nn Dima
I have always had a soft spot for Tatiana
Right now, I am reading The Midnight Fox.