Top Ten Tuesday 2.8.11

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Link up to find other book lovers and new reads!

This week’s Top Ten List:

Top Ten Characters I’d Name My Children After

  1. Liadan from Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
  2. Seth from Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  3. Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones
  4. Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  5. Tristan from Tristan and Isolde
  6. Nessa from Wofskin by Juliet Marillier
  7. Helena from A Midsummer Nights Dream (One of my gradmothers was named Helene.)
  8. Cassel from White Cat by Holly Black
  9. Dorian from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  10. Alex from Revolution or Alex Rider. (This was the Americanized version of my father’s name.)

Of course, I’d be lucky if my husband agreed to one of these names! It took us forever to choose a name for our daughter.

Also: I’d love to have a pet named Gogol some day, after the Russian author.


10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday 2.8.11

  1. It’s so hard to agree on a name isn’t it? I really like the name Sophie – I’d love to use it if I had a daughter but it’s one of the most popular names here atm and I tend to shy away from actually using those ones! I also had Alex on my list.

  2. Love the name Dorian! Given the story, though, I don’t know if I would actually name my child that. I wanted to name by daughter Isabel until I got to the end of The Portrait of a Lady and was utterly crushed. I don’t know if I am superstitious enough to let that stop me from using these names though. Great list!

  3. Liadan is on my top list too! I’m always glad to find other people who like this series, as they seem rather few and far-between.

  4. These are uniquely lovely names…my main criterion in choosing names for my children. However, in looking back, I realize that they aren’t that unusual! Some of the names I didn’t choose (girl names, because I only had one daughter!), were Natasha, Sasha, Kirsten, and Meaghan. I loved Russian and Irish names, among others.

    The ones I did choose: Craig, Brett, Christopher, Heather (there have been lots of Heathers in my daughter’s world).

  5. I’ve been checking out your blog, and I really like it! 🙂 This is a very good list, my name is Sofia (portuguese version of Sophie) so I may be a little biased, hehe. I really like Seth and Tristan. Sadly in my country we’re not allowed to use names outside of an official list, so those would be off-limits…

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