Top 10 Tuesday | Fave character names (aka how I came to be called Avery)

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Fave Character Names – 

I initially wasn’t going to participate in this weeks Top 10 Tuesday but thought it would be fun to do a little favourite name countdown ending in a little story about how I actually came to be called Avery (Spoiler: I chose my name and it was literature themed).

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Dorian Pavus (DA: Inquisition) / Dorian Gray



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Star Wars Episodes 1-3



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Aristotle from Ari & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe



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Sleeping Beauty



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Fun Fact: Sirius is also one of my middle names



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Stargate Atlantis



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The Song of Achilles / The Iliad



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His Dark Materials



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Atlas Shrugged / Bioshock

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The Truth About Forever

I came across the name Avery for the first time when I read The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I used to love her books as a teenager and TTAF was the one that really struck a chord with me. While reading the books I discovered the name Avery and loved it. It was beautiful, unique and gender neutral! when choosing a new name for myself I actually didn’t consider Avery at first, but one day the name came back to me out of nowhere and I can’t imagine being called anything else now!

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It was really fun thinking about what names I liked in order to write this post. I used to have a really long list of names that I loved, mostly based off of fictional characters, but I lost it many years ago. I should start keeping another one as I couldn’t remember any lol

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8 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday | Fave character names (aka how I came to be called Avery)

  1. It’s so cool to know that you found your name through books! (Your name is amazing and I love it btw)
    I love the names Padme, Aurora, Achilles & Atlas! Honestly, I wouldn’t even be mad if my name was Atlas to be honest!


  2. founding ur name thru a favourite book sounds lowkey ideal! (mother tells me im named after anne of green gables but that’s not really the same, is it)
    i think of those, my fav is atlas!!

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  3. I love the name Avery and OMG I’m so sad that I missed this prompt. Your choices are all great! I could see that you have a thing for Greek names 😂

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  4. I love your name Avery, and I love that it’s a literary name 😍
    I also chose my name, though mines yet to be a legal change. (Currently I just use it for the book world but my family and best friend all know that I will change it as soon as I can and know what I’m changing it to)
    Soon I’ll have the money to spare to make it official, hopefully 🤞🏻 I’m getting rid of my whole name because I don’t know her 😂
    The middle name I chose for myself is literary themed as well. Lila, from the Shades of Magic series!

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      1. They are! I named my cat Charlie from Perks of being a Wallflower as well
        I can’t wait until my name will finally reflect who I am now. I’m so glad you were able to do so 💖


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