October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This is one meme I can get on board with - I LOVE lists! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

Top Ten Character Names I Love

1. Layken from Colleen Hoover's Slammed, Point of Retreat and This Girl
This is one of the more unique names I've come across in my reads. I especially like how Will shortens Layken's name to just "Lake" and how he works it into his poems. It really is so pretty and girlie and poetic. 

2. Nixon and Lincoln from Sawyer Bennett's Off Limits and Off the Record
I love the dead presidents angle that Sawyer Benntt took when she named the two brothers in her Off series. I especially love the shortened versions - Nix and Linc. They're so strong and unique without being hippy dippy. 

3. Rook from JA Huss' Tragic, Manic and Panic
I love how J.A. Huss gave her main lady a name that is unusual and means something in relation to the story she created too. A rook is a bird and in Tragic, we see Rook finally spreading her wings for the first time and trying to fly on her own. A rook is also a pawn in a game, and we see her playing that role in the series as well. Well done, J.A. Huss.

4. Wrath, Rhage, Zsadist, Phury, Vishous, Tohrment and Rehvenge from J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series
At first, I thought the names of the Brothers were a little weird. Then, I read Dark Lover, and I got it. The names fit them perfectly. They describe passionate emotions, and these vampires are passionate to a fault.

5. Aura from Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade series
Perfect name for a girl who can see ghosts, right?

6. Rush from Abbi Glines' Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far and Forever Too Far
What a sexy man-candy name. Rush is the son of a rocker. A playboy. A rich country club guy. Until he meets Blaire, he plays it fast and loose, just like his name.

7. Merit from Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series
It started out as her last name and then became her only name when she was turned into a vampire. I know why Merit chose to keep her last name as her vampire name. It means "the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward." What a perfect description.

8. Rule, Remington and Rome from Jay Crownover's Rule
I'm not usually a huge fan of the siblings with the same first initial thing. I'm willing to make an exception when the names are just super cool. And, seriously - how much cooler can you get than Rule, Remy and Rome?

9. Roar from Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night
With a name like Roar, you would expect the guy to be big and mean and scary. And, Roar is anything but. He's fun and charming and, despite his name, he knows how to be quiet and listen.

10. Wren 178 from Amy Tintera's Reboot
A large part of Reboot centers around the name of the main character. Wren was dead for 178 minutes before she reanimated and became Wren 178. Wren is such a pretty, sweet name. How is it that just adding three little numbers turns it into a name that is clinical and creepy?


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm very intrigued with Roar. What a name!

Here's my list of Peculiar Book Character Names.

JennRenee said...

I love the name aura. Great list.

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Oooh nice list of names!! Only knew a few of them myself!

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Anna said...

Great list! The BDB names are definitely unique and powerful.

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm said...

I absolutely loved Slammed, such an amazing book and really made me like the name Layken as well! Will & Layken together are just too cute. My STS

Lauren said...

I really like the name Rook as well as Remington!! Oh and Rush :P I have a thing for R names I guess. Aura is really very pretty too!! Great list :)

Unknown said...

I can't believe I forgot about Roar, great list!
-Scott Reads It!

Anonymous said...

These are some really awesome names! I didn't even think about Roar. I'll have to check out some of these books just because the names are so incredible. Great picks and thanks for stopping by!

Vyki @ On The Shelf