This week’s Top Ten List:
Top Ten Characters I’d Name My Children After
- Liadan from Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
- Seth from Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
- Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones
- Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Tristan from Tristan and Isolde
- Nessa from Wofskin by Juliet Marillier
- Helena from A Midsummer Nights Dream (One of my gradmothers was named Helene.)
- Cassel from White Cat by Holly Black
- Dorian from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- 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.