At the moment I am reading The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen. I won’t comment on the book as I’ll be posting a review shortly. But I will say that Max Remy fans won’t be disappointed. I love the title of the book and I love the cover. Aurelie Bonhoffen is such a great name. It follows of course that any girl with such a remarkable name would have a remarkable secret and story to tell. Then I started thinking about other great names. Fantasy is rich with them and some of my favourites come from Middle Earth like Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield. You can even find your own hobbit name here. Apparently I am Iris Hardbottle. I don’t like that much at all! But other names I do like are Nobody ‘Bod’ Owens from The Graveyard Book, Voldemort in Harry Potter and Yertle the Turtle. Anyone have any other suggestions to add to the list of Great Character Names in Kid’s Literature?

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  1. I am such a sucker for rhyme and alliteration, it seems to have influenced my list!
    Amelia Bedelia
    Milly Molly Mandy
    Junie B.Jones
    Judy Moody
    Little Dog Turpie
    Iorek Byrnisson
    Seraffina Pekkala

    I am not totally sure that some of these aren’t more great characters than great names, but they are what came to mind.

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