When I saw this come up on Larissa’s Bookish Life, I had to do this one. The question for today’s Top Five Sunday?
Here’s my list.
Now, really….seriously? Granted Niobe is probably the most familiar character name in that list, but how can names like Kitty, Anita, and Rachel stand up to those interesting and creative names? Don’t get me wrong, I love the these series (Kitty‘s, Anita‘s and Rachel‘s, I mean), but *yawn* such pedestrian names!!!! I’m old school, I know, but I have to wonder, have we really become so lazy as writers, and readers, that we can’t wrap our heads around the exotic names which the exotic locales (and yes, a side-skewed America that we see in UF is exotic) of Fantasy and SF should require? *sigh* But that’s just my quirk….(And yes, I’m guilty of naming my characters boring normal names too, but I prefer the more exotic ones! 😉 I wish the trend would come back!)
Ahem. What are your favorite heroine names?