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Great list!! I do not know many of these names and did not really remember others ;) It is great to get some ideas from other peoples lists!
OK I've read HP a billion times but I don't remember Hepzibah. Was I asleep?
I just got through reading A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge by Robert Elisberg. Chuzzlewit was a character in the book. The Hunger Games definitely has some odd names. Hope you'll pay me a visit at http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2013/10/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-character-names.html
Ha! Catch 22 has some great ones. Neal Stephenson has a book, Snow Crash, and the main character is named Hiro Protagonist. Greatness.
Some great names on there that I wouldn't have thought of. You could probably make a whole list of just Dickens' characters! Your'e halfway there already!Wackford Squeers from Nicholas Nickleby might be my favorite. :-)-Jay
Yes, yes, to anything from Harry Potter. Also, I love that you included Menolly! I FELT for her so much in those books.Great list!
Ciska van der Lans - There are some crazy literary names! Sandy - I probably would have forgotten it too if I hadn't just reread it. Hepzibah is the old lady that Voldemort visits in the 6th book. She owns the Hufflepuff cup and is a very minor character. Cheryl - I've never heard of A Christmas Carol 2. I may have to check that out. Nikki - Bahaha, that's such a great character name! bibliophilica - Wackford Squeers, oh my gosh. That's fantastic! Cecelia - Menolly is such a wonderful character. She made me want to have a pet dragon.
This week was hard for all of us over at the blog, so many amazing names to choose from! Looks like you had no trouble at all. ;) Great picks! Our List Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading
Dickens certainly has some amazing names - Mr Pumblechook is definitely one of my faves! I do love Kilgore Trout too. Great list :)
Andy Estrada - There are some crazy ones out there! Ellie - Thanks. It's funny how a few of those names really stick with you.
I'd actually heard of Hepzibah before reading Harry Potter. I think those books popularized (and familiarized Americans with the pronunciation of) Hermione.
Queequeeg from Moby Dick is pretty unusual. Both he and his name!
Jeanne - I had no idea how to pronounce Hermione before the HP books. Bybee - Queequeeg is such a good one! He was such a strange character.
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