Been a few weeks since I've done one of these. This is a tough one.
5. Ligeia (character, Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia")
I love this name but it's probably too Gothic-y for real life. Has kind of a melodramatic feel (and its fictional origin doesn't exactly help).
4. Asenath Waite (character, H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep")
"Asenath" is pretty cool (it's from the Bible). But it's kind of weird, so it would have to be a middle name.
3. Dante Alighieri (author, The Divine Comedy)
Greatest. Poet. Ever. Another middle name, since it's become so closely associated with Inferno and been used in so many fantasy settings it's kind of a "Marty Stu" name.
2. Shreve Stockton (author and blogger, The Daily Coyote)
"Shreve"! I love it! Plus, she is SUCH an inspiring woman.
1. Hiro Protagonist (character, Snow Crash)
That's all I can come up with, unfortunately. It occurs to me that most of the characters I come across have names that are either pretty ordinary or way too foreign.
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