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    Books with great character names!

    WARNING! This post is very name-nerdy
    I'm reading a book called Cold Comfort Farm, written in 1932. What immediately struck me was how before-their-time trendy the names of the characters were! For example, there are characters named:

    which I find to be very 'now'. Any books you've read that strike you particularly?
    Another book, How I live now, has a character named Piper. Fancy that!
    I'm 19 with a furbaby named Frederick

    * Beatrix * Clementine * Penelope * Seraphina *

    * Theodore * Hugo * Caspian * Arthur * Lysander *

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    I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I was pleasantly surprised to see it feature a 16 year old Hazel, and a 17 year old Augustus (Gus).
    Mama to Theodore Adler Emmett "Theo" born April 2, 2012

    Expecting baby #2 March 2015!!

    *Louisa *Felicity *Gwendolen *Clementine *Rosalie *Philippa *Lavinia *Beatrix *Wren *Eugenia *Florence *Primrose
    *Percival (Percy)*Augustin (Gus) *Arthur (Ari) *Frederick (Fritz) *Dashiell (Dash) *Winston *Felix *Walter *Henry/Hendrick *Edwin *Rupert

    Guilty pleasures ~Pomeline, Peregrine, Delphine, and Ferdinand

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    John Green has some awesome names (as stated before). In Paper Towns the two leads are Quentin and Margo. In the book series delerium there is a Julian and a Magdelena(Lena) and then the more natur-y Raven and Bram(not a nickname). I think the dystopian novels always have really interesting names, even if they aren't usable they are really cool, haha.

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    In my opinion, the book with the best character names is the Mysterious Benedict Society Trilogy, by Trenton Lee Stewart. A lot of the names have puns or hidden meanings about the person in them, which I find entertaining (It's a children's series but I know many adults who read it as well, it being a per manent favourite of mine). Some are: Constance, Reynard, Martina, Rhonda, Nicholas, George, and Pencilla. Also, many minor characters have interesting names as well: Corliss, Eustace, Sylvie, Daatje, and Covett. There are also really great surnames in it as well.
    Last edited by chicamerlin; August 29th, 2013 at 10:59 AM.
    ~Izzy, looking for a new nickname
    Currently Loving: Romilly, Esme, Piper, Helia, Scout..Rhett, Colin, Rhys, Adrian, Jonah

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    Oh, and I also love Journey to the River Sea by children's author Eva Ibbotson. There's a Gwendolyn, Beatrice, Maia and Olga. Love those names!
    I'm 19 with a furbaby named Frederick

    * Beatrix * Clementine * Penelope * Seraphina *

    * Theodore * Hugo * Caspian * Arthur * Lysander *

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