Peculiar Character Names
I'm a name geek. I've always loved to think about names for dogs and cats and people and characters in stories I'm writing. My mom and I spent one of our best days making pickles, but most of that time was spent thinking of names for our pickles. (The pickles themselves weren't that tasty, frankly, but did they ever have some great names?!)
Here are some of my favorite peculiar character names.
Atticus, Scout, Boo, Dill, Jem
(To Kill a Mockingbird)
Katniss, Peeta, Prim
(The Hunger Games)
Rhett, Scarlett, Mammy, Prissy
(Gone With the Wind)
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
(From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler)
Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Severus Snape
(Harry Potter books)
Pip, Ebenezer Scrooge, Uriah Heep , Abel Magwitch,
Wilkins Micawber, Charity Pecksniff, Wackford Squeers
(Various Charles Dickens novels)
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