Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Character Names

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.


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

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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


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Who doesn’t love a name that rhymes with Jesus?   Jesus Beezus!

» Ichabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving


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 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

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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

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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


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Pippi!  Such a fun & energetic name 🙂

»  EVERY character from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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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!

What are some of your favorite characters names? 

Feel free to link to your T5W post, I’d love to read it!

11 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Character Names”

  1. So many great and interesting names! Icabod Crane, how could I forget?! If I was named Ebenezer I would probably shorten it to either Eb or Ben. Here’s the research I did on the name Atticus:
    Herodes Atticus (Greek: Ηρώδης ο Αττικός Iródis o Attikós; ad 101–177), or Atticus Herodes, was a distinguished and rich Greek aristocrat and sophist who served as a Roman senator. (from wikipedia)

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  2. It’s so funny how some names we hear so frequently that we forget how weird they are… I don’t think it ever occurred to me that “Huckleberry Finn” and “Atticus Finch” are definitely odd, but you’re right! And the others, too.

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