Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name My Future Children After

Posted January 26, 2016 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday | 4 Comments

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Happy Tuesday, dear readers!  It’s that time of the week and I’m excited to share with you my pick for this weeks’ freebie entry!

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So.  As much as I want to be as bookish as I want to be and name my future children, I know Pierre would have his say.  But I think both of us would agree that a) we are never combining our names to make some weird name (because that is so common with Filipinos), and b) the name has to be unique because both of us do have slightly unusual names (again, because both of us are Filipino, our names are pretty unusual).  Oh, and BTW, the hubz subscribes to my blog so I wonder what he’ll say when he reads this (IF he even reads my blog)!

True story:  we actually tried to combine both our names together and ended up with something that sucked (like Renesme suck).

Female Picks

I picked the uncommon names for my girl picks because…it HAS to be unique!

  1. Hermione (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling) – How can I not pay homage to one of my favorite HP characters?  And one of my favorite series?  Plus, hubs HAS read the series, so I think he will approve.
  2. Wren (Reboot series by Amy Tintera) – I just love this name!  I love the silent W and the meaning behind the name.  Plus, my Chinese name translates to swallow, which is also a bird.
  3. India (Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James) – I love this name!  I think the last few years have been great for naming your kids after a city or country, so if I’m jumping in the bandwagon, I’m picking India!
  4. Celaena (Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas) – It’s a variation to Selena that I love.  The unique spelling kills it for me.  Plus, Calaena is one kickass, badass assassin!
  5. Grisha (The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo) – Technically, this isn’t a character name but I LOVE it!  Pierre has also read this so I think he wouldn’t mind.

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Male Picks

Before this post, I never realized that finding a masculine name was HARD!  I also found out that most of the historical romance books had the same hero names!  Oh, and the ones that were unique were just too outdated to even saddle my future child with.  LOL

  1. Rafe (Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare) – This name just speaks romance to me.  I have read a LOT of historical romance books with heroes named Rafe and I always fall in love with them.
  2. Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer) – YAZZ!  It’s no secret that I LOVE Thorne so, this is the next pick on my list!
  3. Ben (The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey) – So.  I have loved the name Ben/Benjamin for a long time now.  I mean, my uncle and my cousin have this name so I may not use this name at all.  However, it HAS to make the list. Because.  Just because.
  4. Tarver (These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner) – Another unusual name that I love!
  5. Bourne (A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean) – I think Pierre won’t argue with me about this name.  I mean, it just speaks spy/espionage-y to me!  Plus, I’m sure he wouldn’t say nay, even it this name is inspired by a historical romance book!

Let’s Discuss

What name based on characters will you or have you named your kids?  Your pets?  Are my picks to weird for you?  Which one is your favorite? And one last question, what did you pick for this weeks’ freebie TTT?


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4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name My Future Children After

    • I know there is always, ALWAYS one name that sticks and for me, it’s Benjamin! Gareth is such a nice name, too! And yes, in HR they always use the common names in that era, so I think that’s why they there are characters with similar names. 🙂