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The Cutest Names in Fiction

The Cutest Names in Fiction

The cuteness of a name is pretty arbitrary. After all, cute for one person might be really, really gross for another. But it definitely helps if the name in question is short, fun to say, and sounds happy. When it comes to fiction, authors are aware that some names make a character more sympathetic and endearing, just by sounding good—and sometimes, totally un-cute names become cute by their association with a certain character. The cutest names in fiction, however, tend to just make you smile when you read them. They look and sound good, and for some inexplicable reason create warm fuzzies all around. Below are the top fifteen most adorable names in fiction:

1. Dobby (Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling)
2. Philip Pirrip/Pip (Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens)
3. Peter Cottontail (The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, by Thorton Burgess)
4. Arrietty Clock (The Borrowers, by Mary Norton)
5. Eloise (Eloise, by Kay Thompson)
6. Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis)
7. Meggie (Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke)
8. Pippi (Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren)
9. Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien)
10. Chester (Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery, by Deborah and James Howe)
11. Milo (The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster)
12. Pepito (Madeline in London, by Ludwig Bemelmans)
13. Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White)
14. Beezus (Beezus and Ramona, by Beverly Cleary)
15. Maisy Mouse (Doctor Maisy, by Lucy Cousins)

What's your vote for the cutest name in fiction?

Topics: Books
Tags: harry potter, cute, books, reading, literary characters, great expectations, eloise, the chronicles of narnia, peter rabbit, inkheart

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