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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