Top Ten Tuesday | Best Character Names (AKA: What I might name my children if I ever become a parent!)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Fun fact that you might not know about me: when my mom was a young girl she read Gone with the Wind and fell in love with the name Melanie. She says that she always knew that if she had a daughter she would name her Melanie. Hi, hello, she had me and followed through!

This week’s topic is Best Character Names, and I was honestly a little apprehensive about making this list, because if I ever choose to have children these will be my future children’s names! Well, I mean, not all of them, but four of these are for sure in the running if I ever become a parent!

But some of these names are just ones that I love with my whole heart, but I would never name my future kids them! But I get so very happy when I read these names as characters in books, regardless! Okay, I’m being long winded. You will easily be able to tell the names I loved from the names I only like! And without without further ado here they are!

King Arthur – Morgana
I’ve always loved the named Morgana! Also, this is the name of my favorite video game character of all time, so it just makes my heart so very happy when I read it in books!

The Virgin Suicides – Lux
This was my favorite book for the most years in my so far, so I couldn’t not mention a name from this one, because all of the sister’s names are amazing, in my opinion! Lux, Cecilia, Bonnie, Mary, Therese, all amazing, but Lux is my favorite!

The King Killer Chronicles – Auri
Maybe it’s because I love this character so much, and because I have so much fanart for her, but I love the name Auri!

Inkmistress – Garen
I love this name more than words. I audibly gasped when I read this name for a minor side character in Inkmistress. This one of for sure in the running for future children.

The Bird and the Sword – Larkin
If I miraculous birth a girl tomorrow, this would be the name I would give her. When I was a freshman in high school, I had biology with a girl named Larkin, and upon attendance call on that very first day, I fell completely head over heels for this name. I still have never met another person with the name personally, but it is without a doubt most likely going to be my imaginary daughter’s name. Love, love, love. Also, the girl in this book is named Lark, so… I’m stretching a little bit, but I couldn’t not put Larkin on this list.

The Cruel Prince – Cardan
You all, this name. Like, what a perfect fae prince name. So fae, so powerful, so perfect. And just saying the name Prince Cardan makes me feel all the ways. I just love it.

Throne of Glass – Rowan
I have always loved this name, which is funny because I absolutely hate this SJM character. But when I was quickly just thinking about names that I love, I knew I had to add Rowan/Rowen. This name is getting a little bit more popular, but it’s because it’s so beautiful and so beautifully gender fluid!

Throne of Glass – Manon
Yeah, somehow Sarah J Maas made it on this list twice. I’m sorry, you all. But honestly, Manon is not only one of my favorite characters of all time, but Manon is also one of my favorite literary names of all time!

Edgar Allan Poe – Lenora
Lenora is my grandmother’s name, so I carry this one very near to my heart. I fully believe that I will somehow incorporate this into a child’s name if I ever become a parent. I just love it, and I love my grandma so very much, so this one is extra special to me.

The Odyssey – Atlas
If I miraculous birth a boy tomorrow, this is the name I would name my son. This name is so powerful, so meaningful, and just sounds so very perfect to me. Also, my favorite musical artist in the entire world, Claudio Sanchez, named his child this, so it only furthered my love!

Okay, I hope you all enjoyed this super sappy post! And let me emphasize to you all, I am not pregnant, nor have I ever been pregnant! But I love names, and quotes, and all the words, and I collect them all the time. Also, I hate the idea that we have “boy names” and “girl names” so I’m sorry if I made anyone uncomfortable with picking Larkin as my favorite girl name and Atlas as my favorite boy name. Society’s gender roles are gross. But, hopefully you enjoyed seeing what I would name my hypothetical children/maybe, hopefully, one day children. Also, I just realized that three of the ten are also League of Legends names, so there’s that! I’m such a dork, I swear! Also, if you all want to pull a Rachel to my Monica with Larkin, Atlas, or Garen – I’ll come for you! Hahaha, just kidding! I truly couldn’t resist! Happy reading (and character and/or children creating), my loves!

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