I'm currently reading Daniel Deonda by George Eliot. This is my third attempt at it, but so far I've made it past book one. So far the characters are as such:
Mr. Hanleigh Mancourt
Mrs. Fanny Davenlow
Julius (Julian?) Kessler- I feel bad for not knowing, but I'm pretty sure he's only been called Herr Kessler thus far.
There are plenty of characters in this book, but I"m still in the first hundred pages.
@Ashley, I LOVE the Musketeers... You have many hours of happiness ahead of you.
I'm reading Othello and Crime & Punishment right now. From them I love:
Iago, "I" names are a weakness for me, even if he's evil
Desdemona, nns Dessie or Mona would be fabulous
Sonia, I love this as an alternative to Sophia
Fyodor, the author has the best male name so far
Beatrix! Currently reading a biography of Beatrix Potter :-)
Still getting Catherine's and Anne's and Mary's... but a Cedric Dane popped up before :)
That's sounds really interesting, what's it called?
Originally Posted by sarahmezz
Lol, I started this thread to hear the names, but I think I'm just going to end up with a reading list as long as my arm.
LOL, I'm reading Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Chronicle's Trilogy - nothing you probably want to look to for names. Tanis, Flint, Tasslehoff, Goldmoon, Tike, Caramon, Raistlin, Sturm, Riverwind, Laurana, Gilthanas, Elistan, Fizban.....no judgments! I know you all secretly love Dungeons and Dragon's as much as I do. >_>
The Cricket in Times Square: Harry, Chester, Tucker, Mario
Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson: lots of tough/silly biker names like Frenchy, Tiny...
I'm reading Round House by Louise Erdrich. The main character is Joe. There's also
I'm also taking a YA materials class (I'm getting my MLIS) and reading a ton of YA books. So in the last 2 weeks I've read:
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block:
Secret Agent Lover Man
Uglies by Scott Westerfield.
I can only remember Tally, David, Peris and Shay.
The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa.
Ehwa is the main character.
Doing It by Melvin Burgess
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
I've only just started this one, but there's a Simon and a Clary in the first couple chapters.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray. (Which is a really great reinterpretation of Don Quixote)
and a band called Copenhagen Interpretation!
This is totally off topic, but- isn't The Road, totally effing devastating? The world went a little pear shaped for me for a while after I read it.
Originally Posted by chicamerlin
There are some interesting names and enticing books noted so far!
I've just started Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Very excited to have it finally - I was like number 200 on the list when I put it on hold at the library. So far, I've seen the names:
Males: Aadam (not a typo), Saleem, Tai, Nadir, Mian Abdullah, Daoud, Hanif, Mustapha, Rashid, Oskar
Females: Naseem, Padma, Ilse, Ingrid, Alia, Mumtaz, Emerald (a nickname, I think)
I like the names Aadam, Naseem, Alia, Padma, and Ilse the best so far.