Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.
This week’s TTT is a freebie of sorts and we get a chance to “rewind” to a past week and do a topic that’s already been done. I chose to do the topic from 11/9/10 – Top Ten Unfortunate Character Names!
Names are HUGELY important to me when getting to know a character. I know they shouldn’t be… the character would be just as great/bad with a different name… but sometimes a character’s name makes me cringe and I just can’t get over it. And sometimes their names are just annoying.
Here are my Top Ten Unfortunate Character Names:
Eustace Clarence Scrub – He almost deserved it.
Cricket Bell – Yes, he’s a great guy… but there’s no way I could get over his name being Cricket.
Bitterblue – I have a love/hate relationship with this name. I love it, but would hate for it to be my name.
Prince Greening Grandemalion – I would go by Po too if this was my name!
Albus Severus Potter – I kind of hated this name.
Jem – While I do kind of find this a sexy way of spelling “Jim” (a name I really don’t like to begin with) it is a little off putting when you remember that there’s a cartoon character named Jem.
Puck – Jury is still out on this one.
Azalea (and all of her sisters) – There are so many good A flowers… why pick Azalea? Seriously, would hate this to be my name. Although it’s slightly better than Bramble.
Jessamine – I hate her name almost as much as I hate her.
Helen – I know she’s named after the most beautiful woman in the world, but I think she just sounds like an old lady.