So you pick up a new book and you're introduced to someone. Not just someone - someone with an incredibly odd name. It's common, as I tend to think of them as 'book names' and I have come across people in my life who have those type of names and said 'you should be in a book' because let's face it - fictional people are the best, why not sound like one? But it's okay to have a slightly unusual name in a story as it makes them memorable and it lets people be imaginative. It's also something that helps with the character development, as it sometimes indicates their personality traits.


So whether it's strange, funny or just damn brilliant, we've put together some that we've always remembered. We certainly won't put these names down for a future child's name but they're pretty cool! 

1. Veruca Salt (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory)

2. Richard Dick Campbell Gansey III (The Raven Boys)

3. America Singer (The Selection)

4. Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

5. Bliss Edwards (Losing It)

6. Holly Golightly (Breakfast At Tiffany's)

7. Dashiell "Dash" (Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares)

8. R (Warm Bodies)

9. Anna Oliphant (Anna & The French Kiss)

10. Major Major Major Major (Catch-22)