February 8, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday-Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fab Broke & the Bookish.
Each week we're given a bookish topic and we come up with our top ten.
This week's list: Top Ten Character Names, I'd Name My Children After

My List:

  1. Lena from Delirium. She's a strong character and I love this name. (short for Magdalena)
  2. Mia from If I Stay. I first liked this name in the Princess Diaries, but If I Stay cemented it for me.
  3. Bella from Twilight. Okay, so I would never name a child this now, but I have to say that I loved, loved this name before Twilight.
  4. Anne from Anne of Green Gables. Of course spelled with an E at the end.
  5. Madeline from the Madeline picture books. I think it's the red hair. My husband has reddish hair and my son has red hair. I can envision having a daughter with red hair as well.
  6. Laura from Little House on the Prairie. I have always been drawn to the traditonal names.
I can only think of six this week, and you might have noticed that none of the names are boys names. I'm not sure why, I already have a son so perhaps its easier for me to imagine a little girl.

What about you? What's on your list?


  1. I'm so glad someone finally said Laura was one of their top names! Even if I do wish my name was more interesting a lot of the time...


  2. Lena is a great name: once my German class was visited by a young woman from Dortmund who became friends with several of us, so I'm particularly partial to it.

  3. I had Mia on my list too and I also love the name Madeline

  4. I also really like Bella...but with it's connection to Twilight, wouldn't name my future child that. Mia is a cute name too!

  5. Matilda from Nurse Matilda. And Evangeline, who is in the Nurse Matilda books too (as well as the wishing star in The Princess and the Frog)