Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unfortunate Character Names

May 28, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 7

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do!

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie! This week I’m doing Top Ten most unfortunate character names.

1. Jane Jameson from Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs

You probably just read that as Jenna Jameson (the porn star) instead of Jane Jameson. Need I say more?

2. America from The Selection

I know there are a some America’s running around but it’s a total cliche in this book.

3. Rhine from Wither

In my head I kept thinking Whine. Which is oddly appropriate.

4. Peeta from The Hunger Games

Pita Bread. Enough said.

5. Echo from Pushing the Limits

You get the explanation of her name in the book, but that doesn’t make it any less unfortunate.

6. Renesmee from Breaking Dawn

You knew this was going to be on the list, right?

7. Sookie Stackhouse from The Southern Vampire Series

The name itself is unappealing, but hearing Vampire Bill say “Soooookie” makes me cringe.

8. Hartley from Deadly Cool

I keep thinking of Harley and that is such a guys name, it does her no favors.

9. Ysabeau from A Discovery of Witches

I listened to the audio version and I totally thought it was Isabel.

10. Hermione from the Harry Potter series

Raise your hand if you pronounced this correctly from the beginning. *Looks around* Hmmm, No one I know!

Kimberly

7 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unfortunate Character Names”

    • Kimberly

      Lol that is awesome! I can’t remember what I used to say, but I know I was no where close!

  1. Roberta R.

    I love unusual name, but nowadays most of them are just plain ridiculous. I liked Mike Lancaster’s “1.4”, but as for the female character’s name…It’s “Amalfi” (which is an Italian town near Naples), shortened as “Alpha”. Highly improbable…Also, maybe ML should have called her Alpha from the start…

    Renesmee is atrocious!!! And Peeta comes close to that.
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    • Kimberly

      Yeah “Alpha” is too strange. I don’t mind names being different but I want them to make sense!

  2. Roberta R.

    I love unusual names, but nowadays most of them are just plain ridiculous. I liked Mike Lancaster’s “1.4”, but as for the female character’s name…It’s “Amalfi” (which is an Italian town near Naples), shortened as “Alpha”. Highly improbable…Also, maybe ML should have called her Alpha from the start…

    Renesmee is atrocious!!! And Peeta comes close to that.
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