Top Ten Credit Goes to The Broke and the Bookish
*I'm just going to say that for the record I think the names in books mean a lot, and where some of these names are odd, and strange, it's nice to have a change from just your normal, common names. These are just some of the oddest, strangest ones I've come across*
So here they are, my top 10 'strangest' character names:
1. Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders - This is my favourite book of all times, and I absolutely adore Ponyboy, but his name just makes me giggle!
2. Sodapop Curtis from The Outsiders - Of course we couldn't have PonyBoy here without Sodapop!
3. Two-Bit Matthews from The Outsiders - Another strange name from my favourite book!
4. Stevie-Rae Johnson from The House of Night Series - This name isn't that it's strange, its just very southern and twangy. Or "Okie" as they call it in the books.
5. Luce from Fallen - I was reading it as 'Lucy' for the most part of the novel. I thought L-U-C-E was just a different way to spell it. Then I saw a video of Lauren Kate reading from her novel calling her Luce (loose - like a loose tooth)
6. Embry Call from New Moon - I liked Embry the character, but the name had me thinking of an embryo - which I didn't care to think of while reading this book.
7. Mundungus Fletcher from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Mundungus - really?! Need I explain this one?
8. Mafaldo Hooch from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - Sure, I get it, they are witches and wizards, but must we call her Madame Hooch?
9. Infinite Darlene (born Daryl Heisenberg) from Boy Meets Boy - I don't even get this one. Infinite Darlene just sounds way over the top and out there. I guess it's a perfect fit for a drag queen!
10. Old Nick from Room - I think this had more to do with the actual events of the novel. Kidnapping and keeping hostage is creepy, and Old Nick is a creepy name, so it worked well in this case.
That's my top 10 for this week, who do you think has the 10 most unfortunate character names?