Names from the Book You’re Reading!

What are the names in the book you’re currently reading, and what do you think of them?

You can think of this as the Nameberry Book Club, where we talk not about plot and pacing and characters but about the characters’ names (sounds like our kind of book club, right?).

I just finished reading the new New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train, by my friend Christina Baker Kline who’s blogged for Nameberry on naming her three sons (and making some mistakes along the way).  Her characters’ names include:

VivianOne of those names I’ve been hearing a lot of in fiction recently as in life, maybe because it means life?  Ann Hood recently wrote for us about using it in her novel The Obituary Writer.

NiamhVivian‘s original Irish name, changed when she was put on the orphan train because it was too “foreign and difficult.”  Couldn’t help feeling that losing her lovely name was one of the biggest tragedy’s of the character’s difficult life!

Molly — The Native American teenager that the old Vivian befriends….and my husband’s pick for our daughter!

But what are YOU reading, and what are the characters’ names, and what do you think of them?

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sarahmezz Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 12:10 am

Fabulous topic! I’m currently reading Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford by Leslie Brody. There’s a ton of wonderful names, beginning, of course, with the Mitford siblings: Nancy, Pamela, Thomas David, Diana, Unity Valkyrie, Jessica Lucy and Deborah Vivien. Their parents were David Bertram and Sydney. She had two children with each of her husbands. Her first husband was named Edmond and they had Julia and Constancia. Her second husband was named Robert and they had Nicholas and Benjamin. Jessica was nicknamed Decca, which is much more interesting and unexpected than the more typical Jess.

alexa400 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 12:31 am

I’ve had a lot of time to read the past couple of weeks, so I’ve gone through quite a few books! (and don’t judge me, but I love YA books…. it’s a guilty pleasure :P) Some of my favorite names from them include:

The books of Pellinor:
[b]Girls:[/b]
Maerad
Milana
Ceredin
Ardina
Nerili nn Neri
[b]Boys:[/b]
Cadvan
Cai
Pellinor- ok so it’s not actually a characters name, but I think it’s kinda cool, and he is a character in the Arthurian legends I believe

Fablehaven:
[b]Girls:[/b]
Ruth
Lena
Mara
Shiara
Ephira
[b]Boys:[/b]
Errol
Coulter
Maddox
Hugo
Mendigo
Dougan
Patton

The Count of Monte Cristo:
[b]Girls:[/b]
Valentine
Haydee/Haidee depending on your translation
Mercedes
Hermine
Eugenie
Heloise
Assunta
[b]Boys:[/b]
Edmond
Baptistin
Jacopo
Fernand
Albert
Raoul
Bartolomeo
Emmanuel
Maximillien
Edouard
Benedetto

KateMP91 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 12:45 am

The Infernal Devices series has some fairly interesting names and nicknames, including, but not limited to:
James “Jem”
Jessamine “Jessie”
Alexei
Magnus
Axel
Enoch
Benedict
Callida
Agatha
Ragnor
Woolsey

There are also some last names that I find intriguing:
Gray
Carstairs
Quincey
Belcourt
Bane
Bayliss
Wayland

I like the surnames more than a lot of the first names. I think Bayliss would make a pretty girl name and Wayland and Carstairs could pass for boy names!

inkonherfingers Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 12:45 am

I’m currently reading Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which is a biography full of German names, but I still quite like some of them:

Bonhoeffer: As my hero, I would consider his name for a son’s middle name.
Ruth-Alice: This combination strikes my fancy.
Walter: What a darling, soft-spoken name!
Sabine: Like Serena and Selene, so elegant and gentle.

Mythian Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 12:54 am

I’m currently reading a book called Grave Mercy from Robin LaFevers’ His Fair Assassin series. Fabulous book by the way. 🙂

Some of the more interesting names from the book so far have been

Ismae Rienne- She’s the main character. Her first name sort of sounds like a twist on Esmé. The last name is interesting as well.
Annith
Sybella
Serafina – Love this name.
Widona – Sounds like a twist on Winona.
Beatriz
Eonette
Vereda
Gavriel – The main male character. I pronounce the “a” like you would the “a” in apple instead of the long “a” like in the name Gabriel.

maddiejadore Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 1:51 am

I recently finished a Midsummer Nights Dream. The names I like from it are Lysander, Helena, Hermia, Peter, Robin, Titania and Oberon.
I’m also reading the Skinjacker Series, a very interesting series about children who aren’t fully dead, so they cannot reach their destination. The characters are from a plethora of places and time periods, which makes it very interesting. Here are many names from this series.
Alexandra, Nicholas, Travis, Isaiah, Zinnia, Jill, Milos, Jix, Clarence and Mary. Pretty good names, pretty amazing series.

laramarieny Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 5:21 am

Finishing up Ford Madox Ford’s “Parade’s End.”

Christopher, Sylvia, Valentine, Michael, Mark, Glorvina, Claudine, Vincent, Edith, Bobbie, Bertram, Effie, Gerald, Edward, Marie-Leonie

Necessary_Evil Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 5:32 am

Apparently I’m commenting as ottilie. :s Sorry, ottilie!

Anyway, I’m reading The Picture of Dorian Gray. Pretty good book! Very enthralling. The names, some I love, like Dorian and Henry nn Harry. Some others I’m not so sure about, like Basil and Sybil. Cannot remember any other names for the life of me, but they struck me as either good or bad as soon as I heard them.

calypsotheoneandonly Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 5:57 am

Well, I just finished Insurgent and Divergent, and here are soe of my favorites –

Beatrice “Tris”
Tobias
Caleb
Uriah
Hector ‘Hec’
Marlene

It’s funny, but neither Tobias, not Caleb, not Marlene were anything special to me until I saw them on the characters.

I’m a huge Mortal Instruments fan as well, and I like those names too. Especially the Lightwood family – parents Robert and Maryse, children Alexander, Isabelle, and Maxwell – Alec, Izzy, and Max (you’d think they’d be Alex and Bella, but no.)

Other names I fell in love with post=book –

Philippa – Children of the Lamp
Lyra – His Dark Maerials
Ginevra/Ginny – Harry Potter
Luke – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (and he was the villain)
Kate – The Books of Beginning
Zoey – The House of Night
Rose – Vampire Academy
Flavia – The Roman Mysteries

I could go on forever…

Ysaline Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 6:20 am

As it turns out, the last two books I read were positively dripping with interesting names!

The Women’s Room by Marilyn French, published in 1977, includes:

Mira
Isolde
Clarissa
Kyla
Val
Martha
Natalie
Adele
Bliss
Lily

And the author of the Flavia De Luce mystery series is clearly a name-lover. In the first book of the series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, you’ll find:

Flavia, and her sisters, Ophelia (‘Feely’) and Daphne (‘Daffy’)
Harriet
Tarquin
Horace
Grenville
Lavinia
Tilda
Haviland
Aurelia

….and many more. The surnames and place names are equally colourful. And the book is a very fun read.

charlieandperry1 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 6:45 am

Currently settling down with a cup of tea to read some more of Kate Morton’s latest book, The Secret Keeper. So far I’ve come across sisters Laurel, Rose, Iris and Daphne (perfection), parents Dorothy and Stephen (meh) and others- Jimmy, Cuthbert, Vivien, Kitty (meh) and Arthur, Henry, Gwendolyn, Penelope, Julian (love). Lokking forward to see how this one ends!

yolo199 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 7:00 am

I’m currently reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. All of the demon names are pretty interesting so far, but I just started it today and I’m pretty early into it.
Some interesting names are:
Lucian “Luke”
Clarissa “Clary”
Jonathan Christopher “Jace”
Valentine
Elias
Isabelle
Alec
Mayrse
Max
Hodge
Robert
Simon
Jocelyn

Some other literary names I’ve pretty much fallen in love with are:
Clove- The Hunger Games (Yeah, she was a career but so what?? : ) )
Augustus- The Fault In Our Stars
Jasper- Twilight
June- Legend (Marie Lu)
Min Ho- Maze Runner (I hate that book and I wouldn’t exactly name my child Min-Ho, but it’s a cool name)
Clarissa- The Mortal Instruments Series
Cassiopeia- The 5th Wave
Cassia- Matched Trilogy
Beatrice “Tris”- Divergent Trilogy (or at least soon to be trilogy anyway. October 22!!!)
Hermione- Harry Potter (I cannot let this one slide. Seriously though)
Jean Louise AKA Scout- To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus- To Kill a Mockingbird
Sawyer- How My Private Personal Journal Became a Bestseller (Sawyer is evil, but still)

Lauren-Kay Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 7:49 am

Reading On The Road, by Jack Kerouac. Not a fan of any of the names, but they include:
Salvatore (Sal)
Dean
Ed
Marylou
Camille
Galatea

Pam Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 8:28 am

I’m loving hearing about all the books I didn’t know about even more than I’m loving hearing about the names.

Also feeling sorry for the Ophelia and Daphne who are reduced to being Feely and Daffy.

PinkPenguin87 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 8:58 am

Right now, I’m rereading the Hunger Games series. There are some great names in those books!!

Primrose
Gale
Johanna
Rue
Effie
Cinna

maggiefromcanada Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 9:06 am

@inkonherfingers: That Bonhoeffer biography is fantastic! I read it last year.

I’m currently reading The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. It has a lot of multicultural names as it takes place in Malaysia. The main characters are Yun Ling, Aritomo, Frederik, Magnus, and Emily.

I finished Gone Girl over the weekend. There were a few interesting names in there, among them: Desi, Rand, Greta, and Margo. The other names (Amy, Nick, Maureen, Rhonda, Marybeth) were okay but not anything exciting.

Maerad Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 9:10 am

@Alexa400 I think we have very similar taste in books (see my user name!).

I’ve just re-read (for at least the 20th time) The Secret Garden, so the names are quite old, but I love most of them!

Mary
Colin
Dickon (a name and a character I adore, but let’s face it, I can never use)
Archibald nn Archie
Lilias
Martha
Elisabeth Ellen – who is invariably referred to as ‘our ‘Lisbeth Ellen’
Susan
Lennox – Mary’s last name.

jame1881 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 9:18 am

Right now, I’m reading three books:

Phineas Redux – I love the names in this Trollope novel! (ah, 1890s…)
Phineas Finn
Adelaide Palliser
Gerard Maule
Glencora Palliser (at least she’s called Lady Glencora, and I think that’s her first name, considering her title is Duchess of Omnium)
Plantagenet Palliser (affectionately called Planty Pall 🙂 )
Marie Goesler who is called Madame Max – I’m starting to like the nn Max on a girl (short for Maxine, mind you)
Barrington Erle
Eustace ?
Laura Kennedy
Robert Kennedy
Oswald Chiltern
Violet Chiltern

Anna Karenin – filled to the brim with lovely Russian names 🙂
Alexei
Nikolai
Sergei
Anna
Kitty
Daria
Natalie
Tanya
Matriona
Constantine
Mihail
Vassya

Arms of Love – a Christian/Catholic wholesome romance story. The family has eight kids, all of whom have immature sounding names: Joanie, Maggie, Amie, Katie, Isaac, Aaron, Zach, and Jessie (well, apart from Isaac and Aaron). I decided it’s because we’re not supposed to take them seriously at first, but as the novel progresses (and we find out Maggie’s real name is Margaret, thank goodness) we discover they are serious and not naïve at all.

ClareB Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 9:39 am

I’ve just finished ‘Never Let Me Go’. For reasons that make complete sense, most of the characters have very ordinary names for teenagers in the 1970s, e.g.:
Kathy
Ruth
Tommy
Chrissie
Rodney
Laura

The most ‘out there’ name is a French lady named Marie-Claude.

octobertales Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 10:29 am

A few weeks ago I read Sheri S. Tepper’s “The Gate to Women’s Country” and there were a lot of good ones.

Women:
Stavia
Morgot
Octobra
Myra
Susannah
Spring
Kostia
Tonia
Beneda
Sylvia
Plenitude
Cheerfulness
Faith
Chastity

Men:
Septemius
Corrig
Joshua
Chernon
Dawid
Jerby
Habby
Byram
Sandom
Patras
Jander
Thales

peach25 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 10:31 am

I just finished Stephen King’s Joyland, set in 1973 NC, and most of the names are ordinary, period-appropriate: Mike, Annie, Ted, Wendy, Eddie, Linda. But there are two secondary characters, older women, named Emmalina and Rosalind (love). The narrator is 21-year-old college student w/Irish name Devin Jones, who goes by Dev or Jonesy. What strikes me as odd, though, is a 20-year-old girl named Erin, which means she was born in the early ’50s when Erin wasn’t a popular name at all. Only later, with the Waltons… Good book, though!

Whirligig Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 10:49 am

At the moment I am reading Quicksilver by RJ Anderson (for the fourth time in 3 months) Some of the characters names are:
Niki
Alison
Sebastian
Milo
Mathis

I am not jumping up and down about any of these really but it is an EPIC book. I also do find that I enjoy a book more if I like a name in it. Eg. When I read ‘The Help’ I couldn’t help smiling everytime Mae was mentioned.

capturedcastle Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 11:29 am

I’m currently reading Abaddon’s Gate, 3rd in the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey. Main character is James Holden, and Holden is one of my top 10 boys names (because of this series, not because of Catcher in the Rye!). Also the main female (supporting character) is Naomi, and that would totally be top of my girls list if it wasn’t already taken by our niece.

This scifi has a lot of asteroids with nice names like Phoebe, Europa, etc. NMS, but good naming inspiration! Abaddon itself is actually pretty on-trend…A first initial, bad-boy middle, and -n ending.

Mischa Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I’m currently reading through a new baby name book I purchased: “The Catholic Baby Name Book” by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur. I know it’s not classic literature but for a name enthusiast it’s blissful! Here are some interesting names from letters A-F that I’ve read thus far (most of which are saint names).

Boys

Abbo
Acius
Adamnan
Adjutor
Adventor
Aelred
Aidric
Alcuin
Amadour
Amphion
Anthelm
Arbogast
Ardalion
Authaire
Avitus
Barlaam
Baudelius
Berthane
Bettelin
Boethian
Bolcan
Botulph
Cajetan
Canice
Chrysanthus
Corbinian
Corentin
Crescens
Datius
Decuman
Domnus
Drogo
Efflam
Eleutherius
Eligius
Englatius
Esterwine (sounds like a girls name)
Eudo/Eudes
Evermund
Ewald
Faro
Fiacre
Finlugh
Flavian/Flavius
Florian
Fulco
Fursey

Girls

Adalsindis
Adeodata
Agathoclia
Aldegunais
Alodia
Ammonaria
Anatolia
Angadresma
Anthusa
Arthelais
Asteria
Atrracta (wishful thinking?)
Aurea
Bartholomea
Bibiana
Bichier
Blaesilla
Capitolina
Casilda
Centolla
Cinnia
Clelia
Consortia
Crescentia
Dafrosa
Devota
Donata
Dwynwen
Dymphna
Edana
Elgiva
Emerentia
Encratia
Endellion
Epiphania
Eudocia
Euphrasia
Eurosia
Eustochium
Euthalia
Euthymia
Everild
Fabiola
Fanchea
Felicitas
Felicula
Frideswide

Mclevine Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I am now re-reading “Requiem For A Dream” by H.Selby. Lead characters here are named Sarah, Harold, Marion and Tyrone .I have just started reading and don’t remember any other names except for John(or Johny?). Don’t want to skip pages, this is just not kind of book I will look for names into. Marion is actually kind of cool though but keep in mind it was written in the 1970-s.

Mclevine Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I am now re-reading “Requiem For A Dream” by H.Selby. Lead characters here are named Sarah, Harold, Marion and Tyrone .I have just started reading and don’t remember any other names except for John(or Johny?). Don’t want to skip pages, this is just not kind of book I will look for names into. Marion is actually kind of cool though but keep in mind it was written in the 1970-s.

Missmolly Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Just reread John Crowley’s Little, Big. Characters include:

Smoky Barnable
Daily Alice Drinkwater
George Mouse
Sophie Dale Drinkwater
John “Doc” Drinkwater
Auberon Barnable
Violet Bramble
Ariel Hawksquill
Nora Cloud
Oliver Hawksquill
Sylvie
Russell Eigenblick
Tacey
Lily
Lucy
Lilac
Tony Buck
Bud and Blossom (boy and girl twins)
Frederick Barbarossa

Maja Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I’m reading Little Dorrit, which means there are so many fascinating names in it that it’s pretty pointless sharing them. Being Dickens, the last names are almost better than the first names. My favorite so far is “Tite Barnacle”, who is just as his name describes.

CynthiaJane Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I’ve just finished reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. It’s an amazing story set mainly during WW1 in England, told from the perspective of one of the housemaids. Lots of swoon worthy English names from that period: Grace, Hannah, Emmeline, Ruth, Jonathan, Lord Ashbury, Lady Violet, Teddy, Nancy, David, Lady Clementine, Frederick, Finn, Marcus, Alfred, Jemima, Florence, Sylvia and Ursula. Sigh…

I’m also in the middle of reading the absolutely wonderful tea shop mystery series, about 14 or 15 books in total, by Laura Childs. They are set in modern Charleston, S.C. , and they are awesome! There are some great names as well: Theodosia, Delaine Dish, Drayton, Parker, Haley, Mavis Beaumont, Hughes Barron, Macalester, Libby Revelle, Leyland, Jory, Tanner, Lleveret Dante, Cletus Aubrey, Winston, Maribo, Doe Belvedere, Ford, Booth, Beatrix, Fayne, Harlan Noble, Duke Wilkes, Clive, Peaches, Jasper, Julian, Thandie, Daria, Josette, Hobart, Truman, Dexter, Zelda, Linus, Rex and Vance!!! Great books and super names!

akky3210 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Very pleased at all the YA books I’m seeing here. I may have bounced in my seat a little when I read about Pellinor!

I am currently reading…well, six different books, actually, but the first to come to mind is The Claidi Journals by Tanith Lee. It’s a four-book fantasy/dystopian series which I’ve read SO many times and that I adore. For a fantasy geek, the names are awesome: Jizania Tiger, Ironel Novendot, Twilight Star… The best part is that those surnames make sense in-world, which always gives me a warm glowy happy-reader feeling. Some other names I love are Argul, our heroine Claidi, of course, Venn (technically Ven’n, short for Venarion, but everyone calls him Venn), and of course Nemian.

Dantea Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I’ve been reading “The Lightbringer Trilogy” By Brent Weeks. I just finished the first book, The Black Prism, and there’s some interesting names in there. Starring my favorites:

Boys:
Kip
Andross
Gavin
Garadul
Koios
Dazen* — Interesting sound here
Ramir (nn Ram)
Sanson
Zymun
Corvin*

Girls:
Karris
Aliviana*
Orea
Samila*
Isa
Marissia*

mel_finch Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I’ve been reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, which is exactly the sort of awesome, quirky book that is filled with characters who have awesome, quirky names.

Thursday
Landon
Mycroft
Polly
Acheron
Anton
Felix

Mcdonak1 Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Shadow
Wednesday–actually, that may be a last name, but it’s an alias anyway
Laura
Samantha
Loki
Easter

There aren’t that many other first names in the book. Most are referred to by last names, many of which are aliases. Anyway, lots of supernatural-inspired names here, due to the kind of book it is. Those aren’t really my bag in terms of use, but they’re a lot of fun to read.

Sunshine Kid Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I’m actually reading two books at the moment:

In the company of the courtesan by Sarah Dunant-

Fiammetta
Bucino
Elena
Aretino
Baldesar
Gianbattista

Daughter of the empire by Janny Wurts

Mara
Jingu
Nacoya
Keyoke
Jican
Papewaio

jenmcel Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Just finished “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson and was struck with all the wonderful Georgian names in the book.
Most intreresting of all, the main protagonist’s name is Ursula – by the end of the book I was in love with it! Inspired choice by the author!

megmcpavel Says:

June 19th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Well it’s summer, so I guess it’s okay to admit to reading a Nora Roberts book. Haha. There are some good names, so I’ll share.

Ryder
Owen
Beckett
Hope
Clare
Avery
Eliza
Justine
Murphy
Liam
Harry

Gretel Says:

June 20th, 2013 at 11:40 am

Just read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story Rappaccini’s Daughter, which takes place in Italy.

The protagonist Giovanni’s name is a little too “ethnic” for anyone who doesn’t have Italian heritage or a direct connection to the place, but the female character, Beatrice, has one of my favorites.

Speaking of Hawthorne, I’ve always loved Hester (The Scarlet Letter) as well.

wgcathyhillary Says:

June 20th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I’m reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood and it has lots of interesting names;

Cora – one of my favorite names of all time, I seriously ran to tell my brother when I saw there was a Cora in my book
Rita – a name I like even though it feels kind of dated. It reminds me of the Beatles’ song
Lydia – a name I like but can’t picture on a little girl because it was my teacher’s name when I was little
Moira – a name I had never heard of before and can’t decide if I like it or not
Alma – one of the ugliest names in my opinion though I appreciate it’s old-timey feel
Janine – it’s okay, I like other Jan- names better
Dolores – seems like the quintessential old lady name (or makes me think of Lolita)
June – love it but mostly as a middle name, if I had a baby today I would name her Claudia June
Elizabeth – the most overrated name of all time, but love the nickname options
Serena – one of my latest crushes, I like the sound and how it’s from Ancient Roman times

Nick – a kind of so-so name that’s so normal it does nothing for me. Nicholas I like a lot though
Luke – it seems increasingly common these days and it doesn’t have a very pleasant sound, I prefer Lucas

arunciblespoon Says:

June 20th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

The English Patient – Lazlo, Katharine, Madox, Hana, David, Kip, Patrick, Clara – not a fan really except for Katharine.

OceaneBreeze Says:

June 24th, 2013 at 11:50 am

Havent come across any good names lately, but the lists are very interesting!

TYorke59 Says:

July 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 am

Haven’t been reading as much lately (shameful, I know…) so I will post names from my favourite books: the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke, and Stardust by Neil Gaiman.

Stardust:

Tristran
Dunstan
Septimus

Yvaine
Victoria
Una

I love all of these names, although the character Victoria is pretty unlikable….

Inkheart/spell/death:
Mortimer
Doria
Dustfinger (not a very practical name choice, but my favourite character of all time!)
Darius
Cosimo
Orpheus
Lazaro

Resa
Roxane
Violante
Elinor
Rosanna

raevynstar Says:

August 8th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Codex

The author’s first name is Lev, which is too ambiguous in how you say it. His last name is Grossman–obviously not a good choice for parents.

Edward–Eh, Edwin is better.
Margaret–It’s a classic, but I’d rather hear Marguerite..
Zeph–Love Zephyr, dislike this!
Caroline–Not my favorite, but it’s nice.
Artiste–Really? The character is actually The Artiste, anyway.
Laura–Soft and sensitive.
Gervase–Unappealing. It just screams ‘way too macho’.

littlewren Says:

November 8th, 2013 at 12:22 am

Right this second I’m not in the middle of a book. But some book names I like are:
Malencia nn Cia – from “The Testing”. Never heard it otherwise (I think it’s made up) but I like it. And I like the character – she wasn’t perfect, but she did good things under less-than-good influences, and she could survive.
Reese (g)
Delaney (g) and Decker (b). Main characters of “Fracture” by Megan Miranda. They were best friends and decent people (though got angry a bit too easily. I liked the book and I like their names, heh. I wouldn’t use Decker, probably, but I have Delaney on my favorites list now and I’d never heard it before I read this book nine months ago.

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