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This week's Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Tuesday Rewind, where you can choose any past topic, therefore I have decided to go with Top Ten Characters That I'd Name My Children After. Believe it or not, but this is something that I have given a lot of thought to- whenever I come across names that I really like I make note of them just in case I ever decide to have kids/ not spend all my days as a crazy cat lady.
I am all about crazy/ unique names- growing up I was the only Avery that I knew (but now it seems that there are a bajillion little Avery's/ Ava's running around). I think that having a different name really helped to define me and make me who I am today. Therefore I seem to always go the nontraditional route when it comes to baby names.
Merit from Chloe Neill's "Chicagoland Vampires" series: I mean, with a name like Merit (defined as: "The quality of being particularly good or worthy, esp. so as to deserve praise or reward") how can you not be a stand up person with a good head on your shoulders? I think that it's like a self-fulfilling prophecy- name a kid this and they will be great (
Samm from Dan Wells "Partials": I know, I know, Samm didn't realize until afterwards that his name wasn't Samm, but Sam M., the second M. representing his middle name (or was it last?), regardless, I just like the additional "M" being thrown in there, I think that it makes it a bit more unique.
Daemon from Jennifer L. Armentrout's "Luxe" series: Okay, so I basically chose this name not because I think that it would make a good baby name (wasn't there a movie in the 1980's or something and there was an evil child named Daemon? I dunno, it was before my time...), but because I feel the need to include him in every list because he is totally swoon-worthy. This is one of those instances where I wouldn't want the name to be a self-fulfilling prophecy for a child because you would be basically guaranteed a douchebag (but a gorgeous douchebag at that).
Ari from Samantha Young's "Fire Spirits" novels: While I chose many of the other names because I believe the characters to be totally kick-ass, I chose this name simply because I think that it's really cute- it's less hard and perhaps edgy than the other names.