Or maybe a puppy if no one lets me name their child.
I don't don't have children. I am still trying to figure out if that is something that I want from life. I also don't have pets. First, because I am allergic to all of nature itself (brain: I don't even care puppies!) Second, because my husband is practical and has pointed out to me that it makes travelling about 110% more difficult. I am also a teacher. That means that there are a LOT of names that are loaded with meaning for me. It narrows things down.
This is actually a throwback to when I was in high school and obsessed with these books. The character of Kestrel wasn't really nice but I loved her name. I spent years mispronouncing it in my head as I have never had the chance to say it out loud. Nature documentaries have set me straight since then. Actually, maybe I should read these books again. #nostalgia
Confession time here's what I got: I have actually SERIOUSLY been thinking about naming my imaginary maybe baby Lilia after Lilia Podkopayeva who won the women all around gymnastics medal in 1996. Since 1996. And I still like the name! God, that is embarrassing.
This list was pretty surprising because I found that there was a difference between really liking a character and being willing to name a child/puppy after it. Also, if the name is too specific and associated with a certain book *cough Katniss *cough then that would also stop me. How about you guys? Do you have characters that you love that you could never use as a name for a child?
*Disclaimer: apparently it is good form to talk over the naming of a child with one's partner. Therefore if I am ever in the position of naming a child I might have to get input from my husband.