Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GREAT CHARACTER NAMES

At the moment I am reading The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen. I won't comment on the book as I'll be posting a review shortly. But I will say that Max Remy fans won't be disappointed. I love the title of the book and I love the cover. Aurelie Bonhoffen is such a great name. It follows of course that any girl with such a remarkable name would have a remarkable secret and story to tell. Then I started thinking about other great names. Fantasy is rich with them and some of my favourites come from Middle Earth like Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield. You can even find your own hobbit name here. Apparently I am Iris Hardbottle. I don't like that much at all! But other names I do like are Nobody 'Bod' Owens from The Graveyard Book, Voldemort in Harry Potter and Yertle the Turtle. Anyone have any other suggestions to add to the list of Great Character Names in Kid's Literature?

1 comment:

The Book Chook said...

I am such a sucker for rhyme and alliteration, it seems to have influenced my list!
Amelia Bedelia
Milly Molly Mandy
Junie B.Jones
Judy Moody
Epaminondas
Anansi
Little Dog Turpie
Iorek Byrnisson
Seraffina Pekkala

I am not totally sure that some of these aren't more great characters than great names, but they are what came to mind.

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