What names have you begun to like after meeting a character in a book? In other words, a name you may not have liked or considered before, but then you read a book with a character bearing that name and suddenly the name takes on a whole new meaning. A few of mine:
[name]Richard[/name] - I used to think this name boring and outdated, but after reading The Sword of [name]Truth[/name] series by [name]Terry[/name] Goodkind in which [name]Richard[/name] is the main character, I have begun to picture a [name]Richard[/name] as strong, very handsome, with good morals and values, and very likeable. Unfortunately the nickname “[name]Dick[/name]” still puts me off or I’d use it.
[name]Elizabeth[/name] - This was a name I had always liked, but that was because it is a pretty sounding name that can fit a multitude of personalities. After reading Pride and Prejudice, [name]Elizabeth[/name] now has the image of a stubborn, true-to-herself girl with a good heart and she’s not too proud to admit when she is wrong.
[name]Scarlett[/name] - I am currently reading Gone with the Wind and even though [name]Scarlett[/name] O’[name]Hara[/name] has a lot of flaws, I still think of this name in a more positive light because [name]Scarlett[/name] is again one of those true-to-herself characters that I admire so much. She is stupid at times, but this is supposed to be one of those “growing up” type stories, so we’ll see how she turns out.
[name]Ashley[/name] - on a boy. After being given a picture of a male [name]Ashley[/name], I have a better appreciation for this name as a boy’s name. I can see how it can work.
[name]Lyra[/name] - From [name]Philip[/name] Pullman’s His Dark Materials series. Another headstrong and stubborn character, [name]Lyra[/name] is also spunky and fierce and loyal to the bone, so I can’t help but like the name.
Like I said those are just a few, but I have a lot more.
EDIT: Whoops, just realized this would be better suited for the “Talk About Names” section…sorry!