I’ve been excited about this top 5 wednesday for quite a while! I love learning new names in books and finding characters with incredible new names that I would have never thought of myself. Finding all these exciting names gets me excited to read, there’s something about reading an unusual name which makes reading a lot better.
Mara Dyer – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin
I’m not really sure why I like this name so much, I feel like it is perfectly suited for her as a character and it was thought out incredibly well. It rolls off your tongue when you’re reading and I think that’s a sign of a well thought out character name. I can’t explain fully why I like Mara’s name, I just fell in love with it from the start.
Hermione Granger -The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Hermione is just such an unusual name you cannot help but love it. As this book is set in the UK, I think I enjoy the name because it could not sound less British to me. She would definitely stick out like a sore thumb in the UK with that kind of name, but when she is surrounded by witches and wizards, she fits in perfectly.
Persephone Hadley – The Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman I don’t profess my love for these books enough on this blog (I sense a review coming) but Persephone, or Sephy as she is often called, is such a beautiful name. As a lover of mythology, the name automatically caught my eye but through reading I fell further in love with this rather unusual name which fits the character perfectly.
Minny Jackson – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The name Minny has always been a very delicate and cute name to me and I love that The Help is very different with this character. Minny is feisty and fierce, as well as having a huge heart and being very loyal to those she loves. She has changed the connotations of the name for me and I adore this, as well as Minny herself.
Ava Lavender – The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
I have to be honest and say that this name (along with the stunning cover) is what led me to want to read the book. It is such an innocent sounding name and has a beautifully complex and delicate character to match. Ava Lavender sounds magical, just like her personality and the story itself, and I can’t give enough credit to Leslye Walton for thinking of it.
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