The Monday Poll: Your Favorite Unusual Character Name

monday_pollGood morning, Hub readers!

Last week, we asked you to weigh in on the most believable post-apocalyptic world depicted in YA lit. 42% of you are probably heading to the grocery store to stock up on your canned goods, because you voted for Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It. Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker garnered 23% of the vote, followed by Ashfall by Mike Mullin, with 17%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

This week’s poll is all about character names. Authors can have a lot of fun with names, and sometimes we see fictional characters bearing monikers that are rather, ah, unusual. Names we’re unlikely to come across in real life– though, of course, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. So we want to know: what’s your favorite unusual or implausible character name in YA lit? Vote in the poll below, or add your choice in the comments if we missed it.

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Allison Tran

Past Member Manager for YALSA's The Hub. Passionate about information literacy, social media, and connecting readers with books they'll love.

2 thoughts on “The Monday Poll: Your Favorite Unusual Character Name”

  1. I’ve always thought Katniss was different and I know it has nothing to do with cats, but it’s ironic that I think of cats and catnip when I hear the name and she hates cats. Also, not being British I had never heard of Hermione before Harry Potter and thought that was a weird name. There are many novels/series in fantasy/science fiction that have impossible names. Often I don’t even “pronounce” the names in my mind as I read them because it’s too much trouble.

  2. I was always kind of partial to the name “Luna Lovegood” (from Harry Potter, which boasts a wealth of unusual names)

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