Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Top ten Tuesday

Top Ten Most Unfortunate Names in Literature






Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

So here we go...

1. Stacia - Evermore by Alyson Noel (Stacey would be fine, but thats just a very weird name, Stacia)

2. Prof Slughorn - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling (Poor man, thats all I can say)

3. Stargirl - Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (She gives herself this name, which just makes her cookier)

4. Aticus - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Aticus is just a weird name, not something I like)

5. Klipspringer - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Come on, it sounds like a goat!)

6. Howl - Howl's moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Sounds more like a sound than a name)

7. Rincewind  - The colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (If you dont find that strange then there's something wrong with you)

8. Count Olaf - a Series of Unfortunate events by Lemony Snicket (Weird name, Olaf, dont like it, creeps me out and sounds like an olive)

9. Eustace Scrubb - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis (Who would want to be called Eustace)

10. Nausicaa - Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (a fairy name that I wont ever e ver want)

9 comments:

readerbuzz said...

Then again, there is your blog name....How in the world do you pronounce that?! :-)

Here's my list:
http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/11/nearly-ten-most-unfortunate-character.html

Bibliophile said...

Great list!

I considered Atticus for my list, but in the end Sookie Stackhouse got to stand in for the "stupid Southern names" category.

Krystal said...

Nice list! A few from Harry Potter made it on my list. Forgot about Slughorn though. And Eustace Scrubb?! Wow, never heard of that name before!

Here's My Top Ten

Loni said...

I've seen Stargirl on a couple lists. Eustace is also not very flattering.

danya said...

Oh Professor Slughorn, good choice! Knew there were more from Harry Potter with odd names.

Also yeah, naming herself Stargirl...that is very quirky!

La Coccinelle said...

Have you read Howl's Moving Castle or have you just seen the movie? The book explains his name; the movie does not.

Niecole said...

I have read it La Coccinelle, and it says his real name is Howl Jenkins, but reverting to Howell is just a funny name :)

Hey everyone, Slughorn, wow I just couldnt let that one slip away!
Also agree, Sookie Stackhouse, sounds like some kind of breakfast with a stack of pancakes!

Readerbuzz... hehe loosly translated Fantasmagoriese means Fantastical... hope that helps a little bit.

Some other weird names I didnt get to add... Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)
Albus Dumbeldore (Harry Potter)
Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
Peter Petigrew (Harry Potter)

Harry Potter is a great sorce for this top ten lol

Kayla + Cyna said...

Haha, Rincewind never fails to make me think of dishes that need to be washed. And aw, Howl! I thought it was just a kind of "sword-and-sorcery fantasy name", until they revealed his real name was Howell and it was sort of a lost-in-translation thing. I don't mind though, it adds to his coolness for me :) He could be called Bill and I'd still adore him.

Haha, yeah, jk wasn't very subtle with her monikers, was she? Lupin, Slugnhorn, Draco... and poor Neville! I think he got the shortest end of the stick.

Niecole said...

Hahahaha Kayla and Cyna, you make me laugh!
Thats for sure, JK was very creative.

I still love Neville, even with that name, poor thing...
I like Howl to!!!! I'd love to see the movie of the book as well :)