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August 29th, 2013 08:42 AM #1
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!Jemima
twenty-one | law student
* Beatrix * Nell * Penelope * Felicity * Margo *
* Theodore * Hugo * Edmund * Felix * Oscar *
August 29th, 2013 11:33 AM #3Senior Member
Mama to Theodore Adl3r Emm3tt "Theo" born April 2012
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*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
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August 29th, 2013 11:44 AM #5Junior Member
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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.
August 29th, 2013 11:54 AM #7
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 11:59 AM.~Izzy, looking for a new nickname
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August 30th, 2013 03:56 AM #9