Names That Seem Waaaay To Popular in YA Books:
- WREN: There. are. so. many. Wren stars in Reboot, The Infinite Moment of Us, and The Promise of Amazing. Oh and Cold Kiss and Lovely, Dark and Deep. Cath's twin is Wren in Fangirl.
- EVE: Or, well, any derivation of it. Like Evie from Invincible, Supernaturally, The Diviners, Immortal and Spark. Or Eve from Eve and Adam and Eva from, Made For You, What's Left of Me, Don't Ever Change and The Lost Girl...or Eve from Eve and Eve from Eden. (I don't know which is more unoriginal, to be honest.)
- SAM: From, the famous Samwise from Lord of the Rings and Samwell from Game of Thrones, and then Sam from Gone and Shiver and September Girls and Playlist for the Dead and The Assassin's Blade. We'll take a moment for girl Sam's in My Life Next Door and Rites of Passage and Velvet Undercover. Also Samm in Partials.
- ROWAN: I've only recently noticed the Rise of Rowan, but hello to Rowans in Heir of Fire, Trial by Fire (many firey Rowans?) and Sea of Shadows.
Uniquely Awesome Names That Stand Out:
- Skulduggery Pleasant from...Skulduggery Pleasant
- Lyra Belacqua from The Golden Compass
- Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- Eustace Clarence Scrubb from Narnia
- Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
- Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders
- Finnikin from Finnikin of the Rock
- Morpheus from Splintered
- Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass