Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is favorite character names. I don’t know about you all, but I am a huge fan of eccentric names… the more bizarre a name, the more I adore it. Bonus points if the character’s personality matches their name!
Let’s talk oddball names, shall we?
» Huckleberry Finn from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Huckleberry! Not only the name of a weird fruit, but also the name of one of the greatest characters in literary history.
» Beezus Quimby from the Romona Quimby Series by Beverly Cleary
Who doesn’t love a name that rhymes with Jesus? Jesus Beezus!
» Ichabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Ichabod…this is just FUN to say! Especially when you say it with a “phlegm-y pronunciation.” Gross? Yes… Fun? You bet!
» Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Atticus sounds like a name from Greek Mythology does it not? Is there a Atticus in Greek Mythology? Can I get a fact check on that?
» Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
If my name was Ebenezer, I would go by the nickname “Nezer”. This name is best pronounced in a “nasally voice.”
» Pippi Longstocking from Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Pippi! Such a fun & energetic name 🙂
» EVERY character from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Albus Dumbledore, Rubeus Hagrid, Hermoine Granger, Nymphadora Tonks, Dobby, Hedwig, Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody, Minerva McGonagall, Luna Lovegood, Sirius Black, Neville Longbottom, Severus Snape… All hail J.K Rowling, the name master!