~Top Ten Tuesday~

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This week we are talking about the Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names. Names can either make or brake character. If the name doesn't fit than the whole book might be off. Let's see who made the cut! 

Andy's Picks


1. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 


 Étienne St. ClairI honestly couldn't have come up with a better name! That name literally draws you in. I have no idea where Perkins drew this name up, but I thank her a thousand times for creating this marvelous character.


2. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West



Caymen Meyers - Words can't even describe how much I loved reading this story. It was the perfect summer read, yet that wasn't her name (like if I wrote the story lol)! I just couldn't connect that name with this amazing character.


Ana's Picks

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)       
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

3. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Brothers by J.R Ward

 Wrath, Rhage, Zsadist, Phury, Vishous, Tohrment - These are my favorite names of some of the vampires from The Black Dagger Brotherhood series from J.R. Ward.  Their names perfectly match their personalities and boy are they HOTT!!

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth


Tris (Beatrice), Four (Tobias) - Four, oh Four, you are one of my all time favorite book boyfriends.  Plus, Divergent is one of my top favorite Dystopian books. 

Daisel's Picks



5. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


 Peregrine "Perry" - Since I read this book his name has been stuck with me. For some reason I find it attractive and it just goes with his personality. This would fall under "unusual names".  

6. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor


 Karou - This is one of my all time favorites! I am not even sure of the pronunciation of it but it is so cool and uncommon. All the names on this book are unique same as the characters. 

7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


 Juliette Ferrars  - I absolutely loved her name. I am pretty sure that whenever I have a daughter I am going to name her Juliette! This name for me is so delicate. 

Katering's Picks

Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)   No Safety In Numbers

8. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Kazimir - This name is just amazingly weird, yet that is exactly what I love about it. Mrs. Taylor created a wonderful world with names we aren't use to seeing much less actually being able to pronounce! 

9. Venom by Fiona Paul

Falco - Is one heck of a sexy name for a guy and Falco in Venom is no exception. Hot + troublemaker = Falco. ;)

10. No Safety in Numbers

 Lexi - Is a name I just adore. 



What about you guys? Any unusual names caught your attention lately? 

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77 comments :

  1. I definitely love the Divergent series character names... unique but not too odd.

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  2. Étienne St. Clair is name perfection! Stephanie Perkins nailed it with this one. And I do love the black dagger brotherhood. The names are a unique spin on their characters and fit them completely. Though I have to admit I am partial to the names Blay and Quinn for more realistic names.

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  3. Wow some great picks here! Lexi is a beautiful name :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  4. It is clear I am reading the wrong books for special names! Great picks

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  5. Love those names! I haven't read any of the books listed, but several are on my to be read mountain...I mean... shelf. *grin*

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

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  6. I actually enjoyed BDB series but I found the names so very stupid, haha, laughed my ass off for like 2 books, then shook it in despair. I do kinda like Blaylock and Qhuinn, but these stupid 'h's everywhere make me pissy. XD
    Lovely list though :D

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  7. Etienne is a brilliant name - it's nice that Stephanie Perkins went with a unique French name (at least to our ears-maybe it's really popular in France). Oh and I love the name Tobias too :) Great list!

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  8. Etienne is the perfect name for him. I can't wait for the release of Isla, so we will get to see Anna and Etienne and Cricket and Lola again. I loved Four as well and almost included him on my list.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!!!

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  9. This is a great list! I haven't read The Black Dagger Brotherhood but those are some really awesome names!

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  10. Love the Black Dagger brotherhood series and names! ^^

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  11. Great list! I'm seeing Etienne on a lot of lists. Love our English-French-American boy! I also like Perry, Karou, and Kazimir, although it took me a while to get used to Laini's unusual names.

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My TTT

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  12. Étienne and Four have made many lists. I thought I would see Finnick Odair more, especially with Catching Fire coming out. I've always liked Lexi, too. Thanks for stopping by The Book Connection.

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  13. Great choices. I am loving saying those sames - they sound so lovely.

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  14. So many great names on here. Four is also one of my all time favourite book boyfriends! So many great names on here. Thanks for checking out my post.

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  15. Etienne is a fun name to say. I keep repeating it

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  16. Great list! Kazimir is my favorite, lol. It makes me want to read the book!

    Thank you for stopping by and checking out my TTT! :)
    Karla @ Silver Readings

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  17. Étienne St. Clair, Tris and Four are all great ones!

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  18. Karou, Kazimir and Etienne St. Clair are definitely unsual names! But I love them all! Great picks, everyone!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
    -Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

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  19. Your blog is so cute and pretty!! Falco definitely makes me think hot guy for sure. I also like the name Perry for a love interest (although I would have to get past thinking of Perry the Platapus). And Tris is a really cool name for Beatrice. I've seen it on a lot of lists this week :)

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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  20. Love that Tris is on so many lists :-) Great picks!

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  21. I love the names Étienne and Peregrine. Tris and Four too - I just started Divergent yesterday (I waited until all 3 books were out because I just knew I'd love it and be completely frustrated if I couldn't keep reading!) and so far I love it. Great list! M from Backlist Books

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  22. I recently read Shadows by Robin McKinley and one of the characters was named Casimir--you're right--that's a beautiful name for a boy:)

    Oh the BDB names! I can't say that I like them but I always, always get a good laugh when I read them:)

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  23. I love your list. I think my favorite though is Caymen, only because it's so unusual but at the same time familiar. Plus, I loved the discussion about Caymen's name in the book.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

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  24. Étienne....ugh...I thought the whole name thing was so weird in Anna and the French Kiss. Sorry. I wasn't a fan. I love the name Four, but I HATE Tobias. Love ALL of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone names.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  25. Great list! Karou and some of the others made my list as well, though I'm totally kicking myself for forgetting Four. Whoa. Say that five times fast. :D Thanks for visiting my post! Happy Tuesday!

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  26. I'm so mad I didn't add Karou to my list! It's a name that I had I just read the books and not listened to the audiobooks that I probably wouldn't love as much as I do. It just sounds so pretty!

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  27. Great list! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who picked out Ward's crazy Vampire names! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!
    Happy Tuesday!

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  28. Lots of good names here! I almost put Perry on my list too and I LOVE the name Etienne! Thanks for stopping by my TTT, Andy!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  29. I wasn't a fan of the book, but I did like the name "Peregrine" from Under the Never Sky! I prefer the full name, but Perry is kind of a cute name as well. :D

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  30. Great list! There are some interesting names out there :)

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  31. Ou I was totally gonna add Étienne St. Clair too!
    Thanks for checking out my list :)

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  32. I love the name Kazimir! Its fun to say and sounds a little like something out of Arabian Nights...

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  33. Karou also made my list, I just love her name! I haven't read Venom yet but I adore the name Falco. Random fact Talon is like one of my favorite names of all time and I feel like brothers named Falco and Talon would be a crazy dream team lol

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  34. Étienne!! <3 It's one of my favorite French names :)

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  35. I do love Perry! Karou is definitely unique. How do you pronounce it?! Great list :)

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  36. I haven't read The Distance Between Us but I agree Caymen is a great name!

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  37. Perry is a good name, can't believe I forgot him when I remembered Roar. Karou...different. I like it! How's it pronounced? Great list!

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  38. I haven't read most of these -- but I'm glad to see Etienne on your list! What a great name for a romantic character! I'm intrigued by some of the others, especially Kazimir! Just love the sound of it. Great list!

    Lisa

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  39. Peregrine is such an amazing. I love saying it. It's so badass. And Karou. It is so gorgeous and unique. I love that spelling for Juliette. My favorite.

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten! :D

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  40. I love the name Juliette too! Great list, thanks so much for stopping by my TTT:)

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  41. Etienne!! :) If Stephanie Perkins did not mention how to pronounce this in the book, I never would have known how to pronounce it... it's just so unique and it definitely makes you swoon... imagine that... a name that makes you swoon.. lol :)

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  42. I love Peregrine, but somehow I don't like Perry! Haha. I also love the nickname Four, especially after we found out where it comes from.

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  43. I haven't read many of these books, but the names are all excellent!

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  44. How could I have forgotten the names in divergent? Great list.

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  45. When I was creating my list, I knew I would include one from Laini Taylor. I almost went with Karou, but then I remembered Brimstone!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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  46. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Brothers have some great names! Zsadist is my fave. Thanks for sharing!

    Ellen @ Glamorous Book Lounge

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  47. Oh Karou, so much love! I'm so excited to see who we meet in the next book :D

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  48. Good call on the J.D. Ward names! Great list. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  49. i am sorry if this is a double post but i think my initial comment disappeared! anyways i meant to say good call on the j.d. ward names - those are excellent. and this is a great list! thanks for stopping by my TTT :-D

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  50. Love the names from The BDB series and Karou.
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

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  51. Absolutely loooove Karou and Caymen! I totally didn't even think of the BDB names, they are so unique and strange. Great list :)

    Thanks for stopping by Swept Away By Books!

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  52. Great list! I have always loved the name Beatrice. I think I have to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

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  53. The names in the BDB series definitely deserve a mention, whether you love or hate them. Karou is lovely, and Etienne just fits, doesn't it? Great picks!

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  54. How brilliant are the BDB's names? They're a little messed up but perfect for the characters. I love Rhevenge's name. And Qhuinn - he's one of my favourites!

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  55. I love the names from the BDB! :D Rhevenge is my favourite name but Qhuinn is my favourite brother!

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  56. Great list! I totally forgot about the BDB books and all their names. Thanks for stopping by.

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  57. Wow, that are some good names! I really liked your all the choices! Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

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  58. I've just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I think I loved all the other worldly names. Kishmish brought a smile to my face. Perfect name for a crow-like creature.

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  59. Great list! Kazimir is actually a Slavic name and means one who creates/brings peace. I don't if it fits the character, I still haven't read this book, though I have it on my TBR list :)

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  60. Great picks! I totally forgot about Juliette, but I agree..it's such a beautiful name. And Étienne St. Clair is just perfection. ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :)

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  61. I love Fours name. I can't call him Tobias though. I also really liked Caymens name though. I almost put it on my list haha.

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  62. A BIG yay and high five for Kazimir- such a unique name. I had it on my list too. And I'm currently reading Under the Never Sky so it's good to see Perry's actual name up there and I must agree that even though I haven't read the series, I LOVE the names from Black Dagger Brotherhood. A very pretty list!

    Thank you for stopping by my post earlier, and happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  63. Ohhh Falco! I love him and almost put him on my list as well. Great picks!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  64. Great list!The names you chose are really unusual.Thank you so much for stopping by my TTT.Happy Reading!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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  65. I'm reading The Distance Between Us right now and I don't completely hate her name Caymen! I love Xander's name (the nickname only - not Alexander). Thanks for stopping by!

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  66. St. Clair...love the name, love the book. What a great, fun read. And Caymen is an unusual name (absolutely adore the book). Roar was on my list instead of Perry, but great name as well. Great list and thanks for stopping by! ~Pam

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  67. You've got a great list of names. I think Tris is a great nickname for Beatrice.

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  68. Beatrice/Tris is a favourite name for me, too- I loved Beatrice thanks to Lemony Snicket, but I really like the sound of Tris, too; unfortunately Insurgent was a huge let down for me, so hopefully that doesn't taint my feelings over the name!

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  69. These are some really great picks! I liked so many of the names in DoSB also, and I totally forgot about Peregrine! Thanks for stopping by, new follower :-)

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  70. This is a really great list! Love the names Lexi and Tris!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  71. I honestly don't know how to pronounce "Étienne St. Clair". lol. Need a pronunciation guide online. Love Beatrice and Four! And Karou too. Great list :)

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  72. The BDB names are definitely memorable.

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  73. Falco is an awesome name and Étienne St. Clair just sounds so romantic. Awesome picks! :)

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  74. Great list! Some really juicy names. Étienne St. Clair is just so inherently swoonworthy, what's not to love?! I also debated Four/Tobias. I love the name Tobias, and the story behind his nickname makes it really meaningful.
    Thanks for dropping by my TTT

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  75. I love Peregrine! I've loved it since the Lord of the Rings... but knowing there's a character with that name in Under the Never Sky, makes me want to read it all the more! I almost put Karou on my list, too. So close! lol

    Thanks for sharing your lists and also for stopping by my blog, too!

    Litza @ She Dreams in Fiction

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  76. I love the names Caymen and Karou! They are just so unique! :D<3
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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