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I have always loved names of all sorts, starting from a very young age when literally no one could pronounce my name. My name is Ceillie. It’s pronounced like Kaylee. I wanted to change my name until I was almost 16 because I got teased about my name so often. I still get teased about my name, and three people in my memory have ever correctly pronounced my name after reading it the first time. Three. Ever. Several of my relatives still can’t spell my name, and I’m 23. It’s a mess.
When I was thinking about changing my name, I would have chosen is actually the first one on my list here. I love the name Katherine, and I still have my Kit American Girl doll. I also still have Felicity and Josephine, but Kit was who I fell in love with when I was younger, so she’s the one that came with me from my parents’ house. Anyway, back to my actual list of names. I cheated with two of these – one is a video game character, and one is an actual person, but I think you’ll forgive me, since it is who it is.
Katherine “Kit” – Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (also American Girl)
Keladry – Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce
Alanna – Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce
Anne & Diana – Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Cassandra – Dragon Age: Inquisition
Harper – Harper Lee
Corinne – Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
Paula -Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier
Mae – Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
What are some of your favorites and why? Talk to me about it in the comments, folks!