YA and middle-grade authors must have a penchant for unusual names, which is a good thing because I tend to forget character names unless they’re unusual. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird
, I’ll never forget her. Atticus either. But if Boo Radley had been named Ben? Would I have remembered him?
So, as a challenge, I’ve listed some of the more unusual names from some of my favorite books. Most of them are middle-grade or YA. Although, it was pointed out to me that Percy could also be from Harry Potter & Capricorn from Inkheart… maybe some of these names aren’t as unusual as I thought!
How many can you identify? I’ll post the answers on Friday. Have fun!
How many could you identify? If you’ve got a reason to brag, brag. If you’ve got a reason to be embarrassed, ’fess up!
What great names did I forget? I’m sure there are many, many more!