I took a break from Top Ten Tuesday last week because I had been at my brother’s wedding. I’m back and the wedding was lovely!
This week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and Bookish) is favorite character names. I read so many books and some of the names are just laughable (*cough cough* Patch…) but sometimes I just read, or hear if I’m listening to an audiobook, a name that I love. I’m focusing on female names because when I try to think of boys names from YA they’re usually names I like only because the character is swoonworthy…which I don’t think qualifies (haha!). I have to clarify that these are not necessarily names I’d actually name a child or anything, but these are names that just stick in my mind because I think they sound pretty!
as in Gemma Doyle from The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray. Okay, so I would actually consider naming my daughter Gemma. It’s just so pretty!
as in Briony from Chime by Franny Billingsley. Another name I absolutely adore, if spoken with a British accent.
as in Sophronia Temminnick from Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. Again, this one must be spoken with a British accent.
Actually this one is a nickname, as in Julianne “Jazza” Benton from The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson. I guess I really like British sounding names, because Jazza isn’t a common American nickname.
as in Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. I think this is just such a simply pretty name.
as in Britta from Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. So pretty and perfect!
as in Tati from Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier. I love how it just jumps off the tongue.
as in Evanjalin from Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. What a beautiful and regal sounding name!
as in Lina Broud from the Luxe series by Anna Godberson. It’s just such a tiny and lovely name.
as in Cecilia Rushton from Sorcery and Cecilia: or The Enchanted Coffee Pot by Patricia C. Wrede. This has always been one of my favorite girls’ names and my husband and I do plan on using this name if we ever have kids one day.
So, what do you think of my name choices today? Are any of the ones I’ve chosen favorites of yours as well? What names would make your list of favorite YA names?