Happy Six for Sunday! The weekly challenge where we give six answers to the prompt form the lovely Steph at A Little But A Lot. This week the prompt is six characters I’d name my kids after. This one actually sounds like a really fun prompt. I have one son who is named after a character in Haven after I binge-watched the show while pregnant. I’m also super proud to have been named after Jem from Jem and the Holograms, the main character in a cartoon about a rockstar with bright pink hair.
Katherine Janeway – Not a book I realise (not all of these will be, book blog or now) but I couldn’t not include this one as if our son had been a girl we had agreed on calling them Katherine, middle name Jane in honour of my favourite Star Trek Captain, Captain Katherine Janeway of the Starship voyager. Lame? Yeah, a little but I also really loved the idea of using Kat for short or kitty Kat.
Leia – One of the first fictional characters I ever looked up to I would be proud to name a daughter after Princess Leia/General/Senator Organa.
Kady Grant – Not only is Illuminae one of my very favourite books but Kady is one of my very favourite characters and I love her name. Sadly as with most of the names on this list, it doesn’t fit well with my surname so would sound weird.
River Song – River Song from Doctor Who is another character I absolutely adore. I loved her from the moment we met her in the library and just fell more in love with her as we got to learn more about her.
Iden Versio – So, after going through this list with my husband in conversation he’s pointed out that I’ve picked six (changed it to five to include at least one ‘boys’ name) strong, kick-ass women and so I replied OF COURSE I did because these are the characters I love and that inspire me and Iden Versio is NO exception. Tucked away in the Battlefront II story mode and a tie-in novel (by Christie Golden, it’s brilliant, you can check out my review here)
Jake from Animorphs – I figured I would pick at least one ‘boy’ name for the list. I tend to find a lot of the female-orientated names more interesting but a name I did consider my son was Jake purely because of my love of Animorphs when I was a kid. I read all of the books and watched the show to death. I was half in love with Tobias but I always loved Jake and how good of a leader he was (most of the time).
Are there any funny or meaningful stories behind your children’s names? Or if you plan to have any will you likely be naming them after any fictional characters? If you could choose a fictional character to yourself be named after, who would you pick and why?