It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!
Today’s official topic: Character Freebie
With a freebie topic comes all sorts of fun! I have been keeping part of this list for a while now, since I noticed some favorite characters who happen to share names. Some of these are more “classic” names like Jane, others more innovative like the name Willow, but these characters ALL stand out in my mind for their names and personalities on the page. Plus, some of the names indicate a little of the spunk, fun, or determination the heroes and heroines have in finding their purposes or happy endings.
While we’re on the subject of names, here are some of the most unique of my favorites: Eisley, Tamsen, Aven, Sloane, Red Shirt, Jasper, and Griffin.
Character Freebie ~ 10 Matching Names
Quinn Collins from Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh and Quinn Reilly from The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann
Willow Bradford from Falling For You by Becky Wade and Willow from Rescue Me by Susan May Warren
Eden Martelli from Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter and Eden Christiansen from When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren
Jane Woodward from Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge and Jane from Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham
Evelyn Marche from High as the Heavens and Evelyn Wyatt from Love in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan
Paul Rustin from Reclaimed by Jennifer Rodewald and Paul Harris from Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood
Devon “Dirk” Godfrey from The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea Cobb and Devin Bressard from Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann
Seth Sloane from The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson and Seth Walker from Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg
Alex Kanin from The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano and Alex Murdock from Charming the Troublemaker by Pepper Basham
Ben Delaney from The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner and Ben Price from After the Rain by Brandy Bruce
Your turn! Did you participate in Top Ten Tuesday? Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite heroes and heroines who share names? Share your thoughts in the comments!
I love your take on the prompt this week–so creative!
Oh I like this! I rarely think about characters having the same names, but you did an awesome job remembering them all!
What a fun topic! I’m a big fan of names, both common and unusual.
YAY!!! Thank you, Courtney!!!
I like your topic! Cool match ups!!
Fun take on the topic. I haven’t read any of these books, so I can’t comment on them and, actually, I can’t think of any matching names I’ve noticed lately except that I just finished a book set in England with a minor, working-class character named Marion and now I’m reading another one set in England with a minor, working-class character named Marion (same spelling and everything). Weird how that happens sometimes.
I haven’t read any of these yet, but I would like to read Falling For You. I like your unique take on this week’s topic!
I love the name Devin and maybe because I married one. 😉
Thank you, Courtney!