Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Top Ten: My firstborn child.
Pi (no, not 'Piscine Molitor Patel', just Pi). Such a hip moniker on its own merits, gravitas-ed by his story within a story.
Jem Finch. While the masses may say 'Atticus', I respond: But what about the next gen? Wouldn't this make a beautifully cadenced first and middle name combo, with significant heroic substance behind it?
Olivia. Like "Sting", one word says it all.
Lucy (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe/The Chronicles of Narnia). A spunky-sweet child evolves into a hero-queen (Lucy the Valiant). Not a bad handle to carry around for inspiration.
Meg Murry from A Wrinkle In Time, etc. Math-science whiz of the mousy brown hair whose brainy love saves people and occasionally planets.
Kate. As in Kate Vaiden, stellar protagonist of the eponymous novel by the late, great Reyolds Price, and as in Kate the Cat. And I'll bet the derivative Katniss will crop up on many a list. Why not? Strong, smart, shrewd - if sometimes shrewish - women.
Indiana. 'nuf said. There must've been a book. Right?
How 'bout you? Which literary appellations would you add to your family tree?
Thanks again to The Broke and the Bookish for this blog hop!