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MERRY CHRISTMAS, FRIENDS!!!
In the spirit of the season, we decided to make today a freebie—our gift to you :)
For my (Bridget's) Top Ten Tuesday today, I thought I would do something in the spirit of my recent engagement to my boyfriend (er, fiancé), Andrew, and list our top five (and bottom five) literary names for our future children! Because yes, we’ve had this conversation before today.
1. Jane (for Jane Austen and Jane Eyre). This is legitimately in the running for a girl’s name, although it would probably be the middle name—we were thinking Sarah Jane (my sister’s name is Sarah). Well, I have been, anyway.
2. Emma (from Jane Austen’s Emma). It’s such a pretty name and Emma is such a great character.
3. Beverly (from Stephen King’s It). Bev is pretty much a badass and if I had a daughter I would want her to be like Bev.
4. Stephen (for Stephen King, Stephen Maturin, Stephan Pastis). I love Stephen King and Andrew loves Stephen Maturin (of the Aubrey-Maturin series written by Patrick O’Brian) and Stephan Pastis (of the comic Pearls Before Swine).
5. Lucy (from The Chronicles of Narnia). I’ve always liked the name Lucy. It’s so feminine and pretty. And the Lucy in Narnia is just adorable.
6. Holden (from The Catcher in the Rye). Holden is such a whiner. I would never give my kids that stigma—not that they’ll realize it until freshman year of high school (or maybe sophomore year?) but I imagine they’d get teased mercilessly after all the kids figured out who he was named after.
7. Anything from Lord of the Rings, because the kid would get beat up. (Not that LOTR isn’t a great story and all, but…yeah.)
8. Cormac (for Cormac McCarthy). Cormac McCarthy is the pits. Sorry for all of you who like him but I absolutely HATED The Road and have zero desire to ever read anything by McCarthy again.
9. Scarlett (from Gone With The Wind). I was pretty “meh” about the whole Gone With The Wind experience, mostly because Scarlett is kind of a bitch. I found her to be a completely unsympathetic and unlikable character, so reading 700+ pages of her whining was kind of unbearable.
10. Peeta (from The Hunger Games). Verbatim from Andrew: “…it’s either a stupid pun on ‘pita bread’ since he’s a baker or a bastardization of ‘Peter,’ I’m not sure which. Neither makes it better.” I totally agree.
Hope you all have wonderful holidays and a happy New Year!!