Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week there’s a different Top Ten list. It’s a great way to find and connect with other awesome bloggers.
One day I would like to create some minions of my own.
Once my nanna even gave me a deadline. “Emily,” she said, “I’d like great-grandchildren by the time I’m seventy.”
Well, Nanna, you’re seventy in like three years so I don’t think that’s going to happen.
BUT for when it does happen, I have some excellent names from stories that I’d like to give to my spawn. I was even named after a book character, so maybe it’ll become a family tradition.
Anyway, this week for Top Ten Tuesday we were given a freebie, so this is the one I chose from the archived ones!
Alice – from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I actually think Alice is a really lovely name, and she’s such an excellent character.
It’ll be awkward if I ever publish Wanderland (my Alice in Wonderland retelling), though, because that’s the main character’s name.
A bit narcissistic.
Oh well. As if I care.
Lyra – from The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
I’m a big fan of names that start with L, as you’ll see. And Lyra is so pretty.
Celaena – from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This is such a pretty name, too! It totally doesn’t suit her, but also it kind of does.
Don’t mind me. It’s Friday night and I’ve been scheduling about five billion of these posts.
Liesel – from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I know it’s a German name and I’m not German, but it’s so PRETTY and I like it more than Lisa for some reason (maybe that’s not even the equivalent…ignore me).
Katniss – from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Okay, fine, this one’s a joke.
Please don’t call your kid Katniss.
Luna – from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
AKA one of my favourite characters in the history of ever. Not that I’d ACTUALLY call my kid Luna (it’s too commercialised with Harry Potter) but I still think it’s a really beautiful name.
Arya and Nasuada – from Eragon by Christopher Paolini
No matter how much people hate on Eragon, I love it, and I love these characters, and I don’t even care what you think.
Eowyn – from The Lord of the Rings series by J R R Tolkien
I quite like the name Arwen as well. Names starting with A, E, L and C are my favourite. Celaena starts with all four so it must be amazing.
Albus – from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
I wouldn’t put a child through that torture.