Category: best movie character names

The Golden Globe nominations are out and the Oscar hopefuls will soon follow, but somehow or other they’ve neglected to even consider a key category: the most interesting, innovative character names of 2009.

So we’ve put together a list of possible nominees.  Of course, since there were more than 700 movies released (or about to be) this year, we couldn’t get to see every cast list of every native and foreign film, but we did look at most of the major releases.  In the list below, you’ll find some quirky sci-fi choices and exotic options from other cultures.  Some of the names will be familiar from previous Harry Potter and Twilight and Star Trek franchises, so we tread lightly there.  And there’s the usual caveat–we make no moral judgments, so both good guys and bad guys, saints and sinners are included.


AGNESS —  It’s Complicated

AUTUMN —  (500) Days of Summer

BLISS —  Whip It

CLARISSA The Lovely Bones

COCO —  Coco Before Chanel

CORALINE —  Coraline

CORBI —  Whip It

BELLATRIX —  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

ÉLOÏSE  —  Summer Hours

EMILIENNE —  Coco Before Chanel

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