Top Ten Tuesday - Character Names I Love

It's been a while, what with RL taking up too much time... BUT it is that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday hosted by those lovely people over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Names can tell you so much about the character before a single word of description has been read. It's like the cover of a book for each individual character, where a snap judgment is made, to be proved or disproved as the story unfolds. So here is my list of Top Ten Character Names I Love in particular order:
  1. Augustus Waters (TFiOS) - Augustus suits the character perfectly. Augustus comes across as grandiose and a bit full of himself, but as Gus, he is a warm, funny, loving boyfriend to Hazel, and who is fully aware of his own fragility.
  2. Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (HP) - Albus Dumbledore is a majestic name that fits the perception of Dumbledore held by most of the Wizarding community. Also his lovely mix of middle names almost give a story of Dumbledore on their own. Particularly Brian, which makes you think of the little twinkle in Dumbledore's eye, and his mischievous streak.
  3. Sirius Black (HP) - When Sirius is revealed to be the Big Bad for PoA, you're going to accept that as fact with a name like that. The sly sounding first name and, well, Black = obvious baddy. This made the reveal that he was actually good even more dramatic.
  4. √Čtienne St. Clair (AatFK) - The mystery surrounding his first name added a nice touch to the romance. And the name √Čtienne just created oodles of swoon factor... French and British?? Like the best of both worlds!
  5. Dolores Umbridge (HP) - I mean, come on, there was no way she was gonna be a nice character with a name like that. Such a great character name.
  6. Zaphod Beedlebrox (H2G2) - Completely insane and resplendent in equal measure. Just like the character.
  7. Fitzwilliam Darcy (P&P) - Just the name conjures up, well, good thoughts... Also, a great excuse for a picture of the best Mr. Darcy around, right?
  8. Xenophilius Lovegood (HP) - A brilliant name for such a quirky character. Fits like a glove as Xenophilius is so accepting of the weird and wonderful. And it starts with an X, so...
  9. Katniss Everdeen (THG) - She sounds tough just from her name, like a cat hissing a warning, and protecting.
  10. Dobby (HP) - Well, we named the dog after him so this has a special meaning. (It really fits a dog, by the way.)
I really enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday. As you can see, most of my names came from one particular series... bet you can't guess! Yeah... I could have done the whole list on Harry Potter, but I restrained myself to just half the list!

Let me know what you think to my choices, and a link (if you have one) to your own TTT so I can go and have a look!

8 comments on "Top Ten Tuesday - Character Names I Love"

  1. Great list! I completely agree with the Harry Potter names. They're so imaginative. Dobby's is amazing!

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    1. You can tell so much about a character from a name, and I especially love the names that send you down the wrong road, and I think JKR did that few times :) yay for HP!

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  2. I love Augustus! I forgot about that name when making my list. Great names btw... here is my list is you wanna take a look---> http://chapterbreak.net/2013/10/22/top-ten-tuesday-character-names/#comments

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  3. This week was hard for all of us over at the blog, so many amazing names to choose from! Looks like you had no trouble at all. ;) Great picks!

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  4. You picked some good ones! I'm seeing Katniss and Fitzwilliam a lot... and appropriately so! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. I love all the Harry Potter names, the list of unusual ones in that are endless so I just picked Hermione for my list. I loved The Fault in Our Stars for many reasons, one of them being that it gave me someone to always associate the name Augustus with other than the fat kid from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. My STS.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I could have done the whole list on Harry Potter names but there were a few names from elsewhere that I felt needed to be highlighted.
      I really like how names become so intrinsically linked with their characters like that. But also how those links can be changed.
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. I love how so many of your top names came from Harry Potter series :) :) Also, yes, Augustus is such an awesome name!

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