Monday, November 10, 2014

[Coffee Shop Talks] Characters I'd Name My Children After!

This Week's Question
What are some character names that I would name my children after?

This is a tricky one for me, because there are few character names that I actually really like.  After reading about a character in a book, even if I enjoy the character, I ruled it out as a name for my own kid!  The characters I really love don't usually have names that I would bestow upon my child (Bones from Night Huntress, Terrible from Downside Ghosts and Dare from Nocte). Here are a few names that I would be okay with naming my kids after:

1)  Braden ~  Braden Carmichael from Samantha Young's On Dublin Street.  I guess I have to like it, since I named one of my kids Braden, before I read the book, of course!

2)  Miller ~ One Night Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas.  I kind of have a thing for last names as first names.  My oldest son has a traditional last name as his first name.

3)  Tate ~ Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.  I love the name Tate.  I'm not a huge fan of Tatum, but Tate works for me.  I like short names for girls that could be for either gender.

4)  Evie ~  Dreg City series by Kelly Meding.  I'm not a huge fan of Evangeline by itself, but I like the shortened Evie.  To me, it sounds feminine, yet tough.

5)  Jake ~ The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle.  Every so often, I come across a more traditional name that I love.  Jake is a favorite of mine.  Not as a nickname for Jacob, but just Jake.  I would have named one of my children this if my husband hadn't vetoed the name.

6)  Ian ~ True Love Story by Willow Aster.  What can I say?  I like the name Ian and it turns up quite often in fiction.  

7)  Abby ~ Beautiful series by Jamie McGuire.  Another traditional name that I always loved.  I would have named a girl Abby if I had ever had a girl.

8)  Harper ~  Callum and Harper by Fisher Amelie.  I love the name Harper.  Another name I would have considered for a girl.

9)  Kate ~  Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.  I love the traditional name Kate as it is or shortened to Kat.  And let's face it, it's a kick ass name!

10)  Annabelle ~ Annabelle Lee series by Stacey Jay.  If this wasn't such a mainstream name, I would definitely name my child Annabelle.  It's pretty and feminine and can be shortened to the uber popular Belle.


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kimbacaffeinate said...

I had to giggle because we all chose Kate so far.

Addicted2Heroines said...

If I really like a book character's name, I use it for the kittens I'm fostering =) The most recent ones I've used are Harlow, Fen, and Augustine (Painter's House of the Rising Sun) and Mara (Blake's Masks of Aygrima).

Danielle Romero said...

Great Picks, I really like Harper out of your list ^_^

fishgirl182 said...

What a fun topic! Sometimes I find great names but the characters might not be the best people, so sometimes I don't know if I'd want that for a kid name, even if it is cool.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I honestly haven't thought much about kid names; I know, I know, I'm a weirdo. I swear I'm the only girl on the planet who hasn't dreamed about her wedding day since the age of 8, or potential baby names. This one's a bit trickier for me because I'd want to pick something that's bilingual (English/French), and I read mostly English, so I don't encounter very many contenders.

E.J. Stevens said...

Oooh, this is a great idea (though for me, I'd be picking bookish pet names).

@Carmel: the first English/French bookish name that comes to mind is √Čtienne from Anna and the French Kiss. LOVE that name (and the character from the book).

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