Top 10 Tuesdays: Rewind!! Top 10 Characters that I’d Name My Children After

Posted April 16, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 7 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s “Rewind” is to pick a topic you missed or want to revisit.  As I’ve probably only done this a couple times, there were TONS of choices for me!  And while I hate doing more memes in a week than actual reviews, it was a very busy weekend, and so I’m a bit behind on my reading.  Guessing my Goodreads goal for the year says I’m now at least 2 books behind.  🙁

But, I also hate not posting a couple times a week, so to keep it going, I’m participating in this, and the topic I missed, that I’ve chosen to cover is:

The top ten characters (and literary figures) that I’d name my children after


I decided this would be fun, because there is one name I’ve always wanted to name a girl if I ever had kids.  Well, a name I’ve really liked for the past 15 or so years that is, so without further ado, here is my list!

  1. Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, part of the reason is because it is so unusual, there aren’t any people named Buffy anymore, or at least it is not a common name.  And, the other reason, Buffy was just cool.  My favorite tv show ever probably, besides The Big Bang Theory and The X-Files. (I count it as a literary character/figure because I have all the books, and there are comic books!)
  2. From the same series, BTVS, for a boy, I now love the name Xander.  And it has to be spelled with an “X” not a “Z” because it is short for Alexander.  Not that I’d do anything but the Xander part.  I’d never heard it done before, always Alex, until that show.  But now of course, I know someone I worked with at B&N with a kid with that name, and I currently have a student that goes by Xander.  
  3. And because I’m one of those lame Twi-hards, I do love Bella.  
  4. Along the Twilight line, I like Cullen.  I know it is a last name, but I think it would make a neat name for a boy.  I’ve actually had a student with that name, but it was spelled with an “a” at the end instead of an “e”.
  5. From the book and tv series North and South, I have also loved the name Ashton.  For a girl.  I wanted to name a girl Ashton Leigh, then she could be “Ashleigh” for short.  Of course then Ashton Kutcher came along, and I’d be afraid people would think that’s where my name came from.
  6. From Gone With the Wind, I also love Katie Scarlett.  I loved Scarlett O’Hara, and so would love to use that name.
  7. I know for awhile I really liked the name Elizabeth, and kind of wanted to pretend that was my name, because of all the  nicknames you could get from it.  I think I got the name from Elizabeth Wakefield in the Sweet Valley High Series.
  8. Okay, starting to have to think to come up with some.  I do kind of like Clary from City of Bones.  It’s unusual enough that it would be neat to have.
  9. I think I’m skipping boy names, so I’ll go back to Gone With the Wind and choose Rhett.  I’ve never known anyone with that name, and how cool would it be?
  10. I can’t think of any more!  So I’ll leave it at 9.  
So, what about you?  Do you have 10 character names you would use for your children?
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