Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Character Names I Love
1. Calla from Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. I have loved this name since I first open this novel. I think it is so pretty. I also like the nickname of Lily for Calla even though it is totally corny.
2. Aria from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. I literally feel like the name Aria is sung instead of spoken. It instantly brings to mind gorgeous flowing melodies.
3. Ginevra from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I do like both Ginevra and Ginny both, but Ginevra sounds more regal.
4. Scarlett from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Such a gorgeous name.
5. Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. I don't know if this is her name in the original story, but I have liked this name since I was little and first saw the movie.
6. Guinevere from The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Tennyson. Yes this is very similar to Ginevra but I do adore them both.
7. Lancelot from The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Tennyson. Maybe it's just Camelot but I'm loving all their names...well maybe not Merlin.
8. Lyra from The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Not sure why I like this one, I just do.
9. Holden from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I think the name Holden is unique and masculine yet not overly masculine.
10. Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Another name that I've always been drawn to + I think the Urban Dictionary definition of Sebastian is hilarious. Here is a little peak of it
"Sabastian a perfect specimen of a man. Well manicured, clothes pressed, whitest teeth ever. A passionate lover, friend, and art fanatic. Publishes poetry and woes all the girls. Danger keep away your women because he is the smoothest of all operators"
What are some names from literature that you like or that you have always been drawn to?