Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Ten Characters That I'd Name My Children After

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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. 

Cricket from "Lola and the Boy Next Door" by Stephanie Perkins: While reading this book I told my family that if I were to ever have a boy that they can expect me to name him Cricket- thankfully they are totally supportive/ open-minded to the idea. I just love this name SO much- I think that it's adorable and unique (unique in a not-crazy way). Plus, if he were to turn out like Cricket from this book, I would be one proud momma.

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 (But... Then again, they might feel all this pressure to live up to their name and go in the complete opposite direction I think I'm over-analyzing things). Basically, I want a kick-ass kid and seeing as Merit is pretty kick-ass herself, I figure that a kid named this would be too.

Dru from Lili St. Crow's "Strange Angels" series: Like Merit, Dru is totally kick-ass, and someone who I would love for a kid to turn out like (except for the being indecisive when it comes to boys thing... Seriously, who did she end up picking at the end of the series? ;) ).

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.

Jace from Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series: Need I say more? In reality though, when "City of Bones" comes out and EXPLODES, making the world realize of its genius there are going to be A TON of little Jace's and Clary's and Simon's running around (and maybe a handful of Magnus's)- it will totally break baby name records not unlike "Twilight" did with Edward, Bella, Jacob, and Cullen (admittedly I thought that Cullen would be a cool baby name years ago when I first read "Twilight", but since the phenomenon I am totally over it).

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).

Riley from Jana Oliver's "The Demon Trapper's Daughter" series: I really like the use of traditionally boys names as girls (Riley, Ryan, Jamie, etc.), therefore I love Riley's name- like Merit and Dru I believe Riley to be totally kick-ass. 

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.

Griffin from Darby Karchut's "Griffin Rising": Griffin has been on my baby name list the longest- I love that it incorporates my love of fantasy without being TOO much.


  1. I've always liked the name Ari. I also like Cricket. I'd probably only do it as a nickname though. Great list!


  2. Ari is great and all, but in our language, it means someone's private part lol.. Just a thought if you ever decide to go to the Philippines with that name.

  3. I totally love the name Riley... I used it as a main character's name in a fic my friend and I wrote years ago.


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