Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - My Favorite Character Names in Agatha Christie Mysteries

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl is all about character names.  I don't think I really have favorites when it comes to names and just thinking about all the names I like out of all the books I've read seems a bit mind boggling.  So I decided to narrow it down to my favorite names in books by my favorite author - Agatha Christie.  There's no real reason I like the names other than I think the first and last work nicely together or that they fit exactly the kind of personality the character has.


1.  Beryl Gilliat (The Harlequin Tea Set)

2.  Gwenda Reed (The Sleeping Murder)


3.  Elsa Greer (Five Little Pigs)

4.  Verity Hunt (Nemesis)

5.  Captain Philip Lombard (And Then There Were None)

6.  Linnet Doyle (Death on the Nile)


7.  Emily Arundell (Dumb Witness)

8  Ariadne Oliver (Hallowe'en Party and several others)


9.  Jane Finn (The Secret Adversaries)

10. Anne Meredith (Cards on the Table)

What are some of your favorite character names?

16 comments:

  1. Ooh Ariadne Oliver- I've always liked the name Ariadne for some reason. Emily Arundell seems to roll right off the tongue too. Jane Finn, Elsa Greer- lots of good ones!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I recognized almost all of these - not surprising as I've read all the books. But it has been a while for some. I do like Linnet Doyle - a different spelling for Lynette. And, of course, Ariadne Oliver. Love her. Oh, I also like Lucy Eylesbarrow - can you tell me the book? LOL

    ReplyDelete
  3. If I could transport myself back a lot years, I could see naming a daughter Verity. Just seems like a classic and pretty name. Hugs...RO

    ReplyDelete
  4. My favorite name on the list is Verity Hunt.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great take on this and like your picks! Beryl is one you don't hear often but I like.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like this spin on the prompt-- I swear one of these days I actually will get around to reading an Agatha Christie novel!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Loved what you did with this week's topic. I'm very partial to the name Elsa.

    ReplyDelete
  8. How did I not guess Agatha Christie! Ha ha. You probably guessed I have Harry Potter. Heh heh. XD

    ReplyDelete
  9. I still need to read Christie! I am going to have to do it sometime soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a fun topic! Love the list.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love Ariadne but where was Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple?? Love this list!!
    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/05/top-ten-tuesday.html

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you for this entertaining post - I'd forgotten how good Christie was at names. I appreciate you taking the time to put these together - I'm a bit obsessed about names, being an author who has to regularly name characters...

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like Verity. I've read one with that name recently. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've never read any Agatha Christie though I've seen two adaptations on the tv.

    ReplyDelete