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#1 scarlet520

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:37 PM

OK, time for a new topic. I'm a little bored a decided we needed a new thread. What are some of your favorite character names from books that you've read?

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:46 PM

Ohh, I have so many that I doubt I'll be able to list them all. The first one to come to mind is Evangeline, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem of the same name. It's one of my all time favorite names :unsure: I've seriously begun to consider that, should Josh and I ever have a fourth little girl, that her name could be Evangeline Helena.

And then there's Harry Potter! Lets see what I can think of off the top of my head...

Andromeda
Arabella
Bellatrix
Draco
Emmeline
Fleur
Hermione
Helena
James
Lily
Lucius
Luna
Molly
Penelope
Percy
Rowena
Sirius
Victoire (my very favorite, for obvious reasons :D)

I'm sure there's tons more! I'll think on it a while longer and see what non-Harry Potter favorites come to mind ;)

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:02 PM

From Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series:
Claire Elizabeth
Brianna Ellen
James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser (full name)
Roger Jeremiah

From James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans:
Cora
Nathaniel (nn Hawkeye)

Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness Series:
Hannah

Anything by Karen Marie Moning:
Lisa
Chloe
Gwendolyn
Gabrielle
Alina
MacKayla
Jillian

and tons more!

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:08 PM

Those are all lovely :unsure: I'm a pretty big Shakespeare fan, so here's all I could come up with off the top of my head:

Adriana from Comedy of Errors (this is my youngest cousin's name, I love it so much!)
Bianca from Taming of the Shrew (and possibly Othello, I can't remember!)
Ceres from The Tempest
Emilia from Winter's Tale
Imogen from Cymbeline
Iris from The Tempest
Lennox from Macbeth
Mercade from Love's Labour's Lost
Nerissa from Merchant of Venice
Ophelia from Hamlet
Rosaline from Love's Labour's Lost

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:56 PM

I love Shakespearean Names too. These are my favorites:

For a boy I like:
Adrian from The Tempest
Curtis from Taming of the Shrew
Duncan from Macbeth
Fabian from Twelfth Night
Lysander from Midsummer-Night's Dream
Malcolm from Macbeth
Marcellus from Hamlet
Sebastian from Twelfth Night

For a girl:
Aemilia from Comedy of Errors
Audrey from As You Like It
Bianca from Taming of the Shrew and Othello (yes, he used it here too)
Cordelia from King Lear
Emilia from Othello and Winter's Tale
Hermione from Winter's Tale
Imogen from Cymbeline
Katharina from Taming of the Shrew
Luciana from Comedy of Errors
Miranda from Tempest
Phrynia from Timon of Athens (although I can't get past the fact she's a prostitute, so I'd most likely never use it)
Portia from Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 08:19 PM

HARRY POTTER
Hermione
Bellatrix
Penelope
Harry
Rowena
Godric

TWILIGHT
Bella
Edward
Rosalie
Renee
Angela
Emmett

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Scout
Jem
Atticus
Mayella

JOHNNY TREMAIN
Lavinia
Isannah
Johnny
Rab

T*WITCHES
Apolla
Artemis
Miranda
Thantos

THE DA VINCI CODE
Sophie
Silas

DRAWING LESSONS
Rory
Nicki
Carole

THE TEMPEST
Ariel
Miranda

ROMEO AND JULIET
Juliet

JULIUS CAESAR
Cassius
Portia
Brutus
Calpurnia

And....That's all I can think up right now...

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:17 PM

There's also Jayne/Jane from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
And the following from Jane Austen books

Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth
Jane
Lydia
Charlotte
Darcy (boy only - very common on boys in the UK, but on girls in the USA - weird :unsure: )
Charles
Catherine (Kitty)
Georgiana
Caroline (Caro or Carrie)

Sense and Sensibility
Henry
Elinor
Marianne
Margaret
John
Edward
Robert
Charlotte (again)
Lucy
Anne/Nancy (Nancy was her nn)
Sophia

Mansfield Park (Though I love this story, I don't care much for the name Fanny)
Edmund
Maria (though I like it spelled better as Mariah)
Julia
Henry (again)
William
Susan (nn Suzie)

Emma
Emma (obviously)
Jane (again)
Henry (again)
Though I enjoy the characters of Mr George Knightley & Mr Frank Churchill, I particularly care for their first names.

Persuasion
Elizabeth (again. See? It's still as popular today as it was 2 centuries ago. Classics never die)
Anne
Frederick
Sophia (again)
Louisa
James
William (again)

Northanger Abbey
Isabella
Henry (yet again)
John (yet again)
Eleanor
Catherine
Frederick (again)

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:52 AM

Darcy (boy only - very common on boys in the UK, but on girls in the USA - weird :D )


I had no idea that Darcy was used so commonly for a boys' name :unsure: Maybe it's because of the (female, obviously) character of the same name in my favorite TV show, but I never would have even thought of a boy having that name. Guess you learn something new every day!

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:57 PM

One of my favorite authors is Jodi Picoult...anyone ever heard of her?

One of her books is called Songs of the Humpback Whale and from that book I got a few of my favorite names, or combos.

-Hadley Rebecca (both characters in the book)
-Joley (a character in the book)
-Oliver (another character)

From the book Flipped
-Julianna
-Bryce

From the book Nineteen Minutes
-Josephine, nn Josie


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Posted 21 April 2008 - 10:13 PM

Gentle, Jude and Pie from Imajica I and II By Clive Barker (of course, couldn't use those names LOL)

and they are nick names for the characters.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:48 PM

From the Great Expectations by Charles Dickens:
Philip nn Pip
Estella
Camilla
Matthew
Molly

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:28 PM

a book series i once read by stephenie meyer, it is more of a teen series books, but they are quite addicting, called twilight, had excellent names in it. all of them i loved.

they were all
charlie
jacob
bella
carlisle
emmett
rosalie
alice
esme
jasper
edward
laurent
were the (more) main characters, the other ones that were more just fellow schoolmates were more 'normal' names like mike, angela, etc. they all worked really well for the different characters, looking back it's real impressive.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:50 PM

One of my favorite authors is Jodi Picoult...anyone ever heard of her?

One of her books is called Songs of the Humpback Whale and from that book I got a few of my favorite names, or combos.

-Hadley Rebecca (both characters in the book)
-Joley (a character in the book)
-Oliver (another character)

From the book Flipped
-Julianna
-Bryce

From the book Nineteen Minutes
-Josephine, nn Josie



OMG! I LOVE JODI PICOULT! I've read My Sister's Keeper, Keeping Faith and The Pact, but I own Song of the Humpback Whale, The Tenth Circle, The Vanishing Act and Nineteen Minutes too. I LOVE her! She's like the model for all my writing!!!

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:19 PM

Huge list!

Juliet
Romeo
Catherine
Lisa
Vivian
Fleur
Rodrick
Angelina
Henry
Darcy
Claire
...

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:03 PM

Lets See, I'll Seperate them by book!

Septimus Heap series:
Jenna
Nikko
Simon
Marcia (mostly I like this name because of Marcia Brady)

Twilight:
Isabella (me, duh)
Esme
Alice
Rosalie
Emmett
Edward
Carlisle (I found a new love of this name)
Emily
Claire
Leah (prefer sp. Leigha)

Harry Potter:
(be prepared, it's long!)
Harry
Ronald
Hermione
Genevra(the best name ever, for me)
Fred
Gregory
Alicia
Katie
Viktor
Cedric
Rose
Narcissa (another great name)
Lily
James
Thomas/Tom
Collin
Percy
Arther
Molly
George
Victoire (so perfect)
Angelina

I love the names from hp and twilight so much! I will probably use:
Narcissa
Ginevra
Rosalie
Alice nn Ali
on my kids one day

~Bella

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 05:30 PM

Most of thes are Teen Books

The Mortal Instruments Series

Clarissa (Clary)
Johnathan Christopher (Jace)
Alexsander (Alec)
Isabelle
Max
Magnus
Imogen
Valentine
Jocelyn
Sebastian
Simon

The Darkest Powers Trilogy

Chloe
Derek
Simon
Raelynn (Rae)
Victoria (Tori)
Elizabeth (Liz)

Wicked

Elphaba
Glena/ Glinda
Fiero (It's speeled wrong but I can't think of the right spelling)
Boq (Said Buck)
Nessa

THe Vampire Diaries
Elena
Derek
Stefan
Katherine

The MOrganville Vampires Series

Clarie
Micheal
Eve
Shane
Amelle
Myrinn

The Luxe

Elizabeth
Diana
Penelope
Prudence
Henry
Theodore (Teddy)
Carolina (Lina)
William (Will)

Little Women

Margaret (Meg)
Josephine (Jo)
Beth
Amy
Theodore (Laurie)

Wicked LOvely

Aislinn
Keenan
Leslie
Niall
Rae

The Uglies Series

Tally
David
Shay
Zane
Croy
Paris(Boy)


and like sooooooo many other when I think of them I'll post more!




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