Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TOP TEN TUESDAY: My Top Ten Character Names

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is My Top Ten Character Names!

With two more kiddos on the way (2 more months!), my husband and I often discuss names. Most of the time the names I come up with are from books... ha! Actually, I have stopped telling my husband that my name selections are from books so I don’t get a “look” and the name doesn’t get immediately rejected.
So what will we name the twins? We don’t know yet and we might not decide until we meet them.**

  • Emmett - from Twilight by Stephanie Meyers 
  • Gilbert - from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 
  • Holden – from Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
  • Finnick (Finn) – from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 
  • Madeline/Maddy/Maddie – from the Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 
  • Charlotte – from The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi 
  • Felicity – from the American Girl Felicity series by Valerie Tripp 
  • Matilda – from Matilda by Roald Dahl 
  • Tris – from Divergent by Veronica Roth 
  • Harper - the author of To Kill a Mockingbird

**It is extremely doubtful that any of these names will belong to one of our children. Quite a few of them are already taken by relatives, the names don’t go with the middle names we want, or they have been vetoed by my husband.


  1. I totally get wanting to use a great bookish name, since the authors do all this work to find a perfect name. Hope you find one that doesn't get vetoed :)

  2. Matilda is such a cute name. I have Tris on my list this week :-)

  3. EMMETT, love that you picked his name. I haven't seen his name in any other list. You rock!

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  4. I've always loved the name Matilda, it's too adorable.

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