Novels with Excellently Named Characters

I’ve just picked up “Wildwood” by [name]Colin[/name] Meloy and the heroine is called [name]Prudence[/name], nicknamed [name]Prue[/name]! The novel The Camomile Lawn features a [name]Calypso[/name] (that lives up to her name!) I’m also enchanted by novels that abound with vintage names like [name]Little[/name], Big by [name]John[/name] Crowley ([name]Violet[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Lilac[/name], [name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Auberon[/name]!) Not to mention that I love novels that deal with families in decrepit castles, so this list is perfect;

What are some names you love that you’ve come across whilst reading?

I love almost all the names from Gone With the Wind (beyond [name]Scarlett[/name], [name]Ashley[/name], [name]Melanie[/name], and [name]Rhett[/name]) like [name]Honey[/name], [name]India[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Charles[/name]/[name]Charlie[/name], [name]Ellen[/name], [name]Bonnie[/name], ect.

The characters from [name]Irene[/name] Nemirovsky’s novels are usually excellently named- [name]Agnes[/name], [name]Pierre[/name], [name]Gladys[/name], [name]Rose[/name], [name]Florence[/name]. ect.

So are the characters from E.M Forsters novels- [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Freddie[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]George[/name], [name]Cecil[/name], [name]Arthur[/name], [name]Edward[/name], [name]Helen[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Juley[/name], ect.

[name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] was also brilliant- [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Henrietta[/name], [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Harriet[/name], [name]Anne[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Kitty[/name], [name]George[/name], [name]Frederick[/name], [name]Edmund[/name], [name]Fanny[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Elinor[/name], [name]Marianne[/name], ect.

I love books, so it’s hard to pick just a few examples!

  • [name]Athena[/name]

@aj_bear: I am so with you on Gone With the Wind and [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name]'s novels!

I’ll also have to add the [name]Gemma[/name] [name]Doyle[/name] trilogy, a Victorian fantasy-thriller. It takes place at an all-girl boarding school and there are girls or teachers named [name]Gemma[/name], [name]Felicity[/name], [name]Pippa[/name] (her full name), [name]Eugenia[/name], [name]Hester[/name], [name]Asa[/name] (love on a girl), [name]Cecily[/name], and [name]Virginia[/name].