Today’s Top Five Wednesday topic is character names. Pretty self-explanatory. Let’s begin!
I love how unique the name is. And I hope to one day meet a girl named after Katniss. I’d tell her the person she’s named after is strong, independent, brave, and the Girl on Fire. Then she’d probably say duhh and walk away. Bleh.
I’ve told y’all about Harry Bosch more times than I can remember. He’s named after the painter you may have heard of. I’m just glad Michael Connelly let’s us call him Harry.
Another unique name. He’s named after the poet you may have heard of. But what really makes his name special is that his last name is never given during his series of books. He’s simply Spenser.
I mean, come on.
Technically his name is John-117 and he’s originally from a video game series before any book was ever written, BUT who doesn’t know Master Chief at this point? Seriously, who!? He’s the soldier we all secretly want to be. Leading entire armies and defeating monstrous enemies. Is that not your dream job?
Those are my five favorite character names! Tell me some of yours!
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If you’re interested, I recently blogged on the topic of how writers find names, see https://thewriteroute.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/whats-in-a-name/
Ooh. I’ll have to check it out.
Nice post. I sometimes choose a name by syllables. This helps set the rhythm for a story.