Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

October 22: Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names

Interesting topic. I thought I'd go for unusual character names and really had to decide. Since I do love classics, a lot of them came up, especially Charles Dickens who was known for his characters' weird names. In alphabetical order since there is no way I could say which one is my favourite.

Fitzwilliam Darcy from "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen 
Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
Dorian Gray from "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Sherlock Holmes from the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Wilkins Micawber from "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens 
Philip Pirrip, called Pip from "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens 
Ebeneezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" byCharles Dickens 
Obadaiah Slope from "Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
Augustus Snodgrass from "The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens 
John Uskglass from "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke


  1. Sherlock Holmes is a great name. That series/collection actually has a lot of names that I love.

    Roxy @ Story Envy

    1. That is true, Just his brother's name: Mycroft. I would have loved to meet those parents. ;-)

    2. I just checked on your page and wanted to leave a message but it is so different from mine, cna't believe you use the same site. Anyway, quite interesting names. And I love the way you present them. If only I were half as computer savvy. Thank you for stppong by my blog.