Hey, young bloods! Books, being the primary source of media I consume, are also the primary source of names I find and love! So inspired by Áine @ Writing on a Vintage Typrewriter, I'm compiling and sharing a list of my favorite bookish names from years of avid reading.
Emelan Universe Series by Tamora Pierce - Although Briar is typically used as a feminine name in fantasy series, its use in the Emelan Universe as a masculine name is really interesting and still beautiful.
The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan - This is one of those names I didn't like at first, but after ten-ish books it's definitely grown on me. Now it's one of my favorite bookish names!
Sauron Defeated by J.R.R. Tolkien - Alwin Arundel Lowdham is my favorite character ever, and his middle name (which he goes by) is an archaic but beautiful name I seriously adore.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - This fun and adventurous nickname is great for any gender and has such personality!
The Wrath & the Dawn Duology by Renee Ahdieh - This amazing ethnic name perfectly fits the flavor of TR&TD, and I love the way it rolls off the tongue!
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling - This is a name that didn't really strike me until I read Harry Potter, but now I can't help but associate it with everyone's favorite Ravenclaw.
The Girl from Everywhere Duology (Series?) by Heidi Heilig - Another awesome ethnic name, this one has such personality and produces "Kash", one of my favorite nicknames.
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga - This Turkish name, pronounced like the "azelle" in "gazelle", is both incredibly beautiful and very unique.
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostund - CYRANO DE BERGERAC IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME EVER. I just can't help but associate this name with him!
The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg - I've always liked this name, but it became one of my favorite female names after reading TVFS. The Nadia in that book is so incredible; I can't help but love her name.
So, let's chat! What are your favorite bookish names? What do you think of the names I picked? Comment below, and have a fabulous day.