A weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.
I'm on a hiatus from most midweek memes, but I decided to chime in on this week's topic:
Top 10 Characters/Literary Figures That I'd Name My Children After
Great idea! I don't have any children but I've often thought of names I like, especially when an interesting one rings in my ear.
At the moment, my favourite girls' names are: Gwen (not sure where I first heard this name) and Eva (from WALL-E, and yes I know that her name is actually Eve, but how cute is Wall-E saying her name that way?)
and for boys: Elliott (from E.T.) and Charlie (I love the way Katharine Hepburn says Humphrey Bogart's character's name in The African Queen like CHAW-LEE :D).
So, I have to admit that most names I've thought of are from movie characters, but here's some literary character names I like, an even 5 for girls and 5 for boys:
1) Ramona~ from Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary~ A unique name that's stuck with me since childhood. I heard that this is Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard's daughter's name, which sounds so sweet.
2) Briony~ from Atonement by Ian McEwan~ not that I condone her actions in the book but Briony is another unique-sounding name...the only thing is that you would probably think of deception whenever you heard it :/
3) Ada~ from The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver~ I'd drop the "h" so it was a palindrome, a nifty reference to her hobby in the book :)
4) Marilla~ from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery~ I always think of a generosity of spirit when I hear her name (albeit over time when it came to adopting Anne).
5) Celie~ from The Color Purple by Alice Walker~ It makes me think of freedom and sisterhood.
6) Finn~ from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain~ a symbol of boyhood curiosity & adventure
7) Harry~ from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling~ but of course!
8) Jacob~ from Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen~ reminds me of courage, perseverance & strength
9) Grady~ from Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon~ fresh in my mind since I recently finished it :)
10) Laurie~ from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott~ this is probably a set-up for teasing but I love this character!
I was wondering if any book bloggers who have kids named them after literary characters? And what names did you come up with for your top 10?