Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Names

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This is the kind of topic that makes me want to kick myself because I can think of many books that relates to the topic any other time, but when it comes to the post, I totally blank. So this week, I'll be posting top five names that I would possibly name my children after and top five names that I think are so ridiculous, the authors should be ashamed of themselves. These lists are in no particular order.

Possible Children Names

1. Finnick from Catching Fire & Mockingjay. The first time I read his name, I might have crinkled my nose and mocked it by saying, "Finnick like finicky?" Now, after he stole my heart in the series, I actually quite like the name. 

2. Mia from Princess Diaries or If I Stay. Common name, but attached to lovable characters. While I wouldn't want my daughter to be as emotional as Princess Mia, I have always liked the name.

3. Ismae from Grave Mercy. Resembles the popular name Esme, but with an "I" so it makes it way cooler.

4. Jo from Little Women. In moderation, I'm in favor of "boy" nicknames for girl names. Of course, she would have her real name be Josephine, which evolve into many variations. But I promise you now, she will not have an Amy as a sister.

5. Roar from Under the Never Sky series. I'm a fan of lions. I love this character. The name grows on you. 

Bonus: Anne or Gil from Anne of Green Gables, Addie from Two Sisters of Bamarre or American Girl, Lucy from Chronicles of Narnia, Rue from The Hunger Games, Henry from The Extraordinary Lives of April, May, and June, basically anyone from Gallagher Girls, Kat or Hale from Heist Society, Jane from Pride and Prejudice.

Ridiculous Names

1. America from The Selection series. *gags*

2. Caymen from Distance Between Us. I absolutely loved the book (review will come), but that name bothered me to no end. Another character nicknamed her Cavemen, which is what I dubbed her throughout the whole story. Why would an author want her character to resemble a hairy guy?

3. Tally from The Uglies series. All I think of are those chalk marks on a board.

4. Glimmer from The Hunger Games. I like all the unique names in the series because it pays tribute how punny to Ancient Rome, but I knew right away that anyone named Glimmer needs to go.

5. Tris from Divergent series. I think of tryst, making me think of lovers which then leads my mind to sex and ultimately to all the things that might happen after sex (like a baby). So, in all, my irrational and disturbing mind thinks that anybody named Tris is a seductive baby. 

What are some names that you either like or are too crazy?

35 comments:

  1. I've always loved the name Mia too.

    America. America Singer. Just another reason why The Selection didn't appeal to me at all lol!

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  2. I have ALWAYS loved Jo, and I am totally with you on Finnick (grew on me) and Jane, too. And obviously Anne must always be spelled with an "e!" Not a huge fan of those names you put in the ridiculous category, either.

    PS--night spam, David hussy. :/

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  3. Havent read some of the books you mentioned though I love Mia and Jo!
    Not to forget Lucy!:)

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    1. I'm quite busy with school right now but I'll try my best!:)

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    2. I definitely recommend The Hunger Games first. Then the rest are almost all equally good after that :)

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  4. I hated the name America Singer. Just so bad! I really like Tris, it made my list, but your explanation made me laugh out loud. Great list!

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    1. I honestly wonder if she had too much liquor. Ha, thank you! I do understand if someone loves it :)

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  5. I liked America's name because of what it symbolized and its significance.

    I 100% agree with you on Glimmer, though, haha. Every time I hear the word glimmer, it makes me think of the line from "Be Prepared" in The Lion King. ("But maybe there's a glimmer of potential...") I'm such a Disney fanatic.

    Overall, good list!

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    1. I understand that! I just thought it was...um, too overt with her being a singer and with red hair, you know? But I know many people who like it!

      AH YES! I love that you're a Disney fanatic.

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    2. I 100% agree on the Singer part, haha.

      Why, thank you. ^.^

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  6. "But I promise you now, she will not have an Amy as a sister." Bahaha. :) I love your potential children's names, and I completely agree with those ridiculous names...especially America. I vowed not to read that series on principle, but even if I had wanted to read it, I think I probably would have decided not to for that ridiculous name alone. :)

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    1. Ha! You're doing yourself a big favor, my friend.

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  7. I love the names Mia and Ismae! And yes, all the GG names! I also like the name Hale. (and seeing his name on this list made me think about how we still don't know his first name!) Though...I actually like the name Caymen! Though I get why you don't like it. I will never be able to look at the name Tris the same way again. :)

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    1. WE DON'T! My gosh, how could I forget that? Now I'm back to that desperation of wanting to know. It is unique! HAHA, I seem to get that reaction a lot.

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  8. I love the name Finnick (and Gallagher names, Kat,and Hale), and shook my head at all of the ridiculous names. I mean, America Singer, really? I really liked The Distance Between Us too, but I still want to know why she was named Cayman.

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. I think I would feel a whole lot better if I did know why she was named Caymen. WHY AND HOW!

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  9. This week was hard for all of us over at the blog, so many amazing names to choose from! Looks like you had no trouble at all. ;) Great picks!

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    1. Ha! Thank you :) They're all pretty normal though.

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  10. Jo could have been a runner-up for my list. I love the contrast of her nickname with Laurie's.

    And America... yeah... definitely not a favorite, especially for a dystopia.

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  11. These are such great picks!! Agree that Hunger Games has some good (and not so good) names.

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  12. Not gonna lie, I'm totally in love with boy names as girl nicknames too! I also like Mia, but personally I love Tris and America. (America because of America Ferrara, I don't know the actual book character...) Awesome list, girly!

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  13. Ahaha! Tris is the perfect name for a seductive baby, if such a thing exists. I agree with all of your "shame on you, author" picks, especially America. Would you name your child South Africa or North Korea? (This could be a fun road trip game--think of a country name that would make a repulsive person name.) Also, can we talk about the fact that her surname is Singer? And she is a singer? Her entire name is awkward. Wow, I didn't realize until now that I had such strong feelings about America Singer's name.

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    1. Exactly, haha! I think it's worse because she was trying to be ironic with America looking patriotic as well. You are not alone. I think the whole name is sickening.

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  14. Haha yes, America is a pretty bad name. Mia and Jo are so cute!

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  15. Finnick grew on me too! I am right there with you on the name America. Really? Though I don't mind the name Tris because I really don't like Beatrice and it's better than 'Bee'. lol

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    1. That's very true. Tris is probably better than Bee, but still, a seductive baby is what I get at.

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