Welcome to the Nugget's How Annoying Are the Names? Fantasy Novel Rating System, inspired by a couple of fantasy books I've read recently.
How Annoying Are the Names Rating System Not Annoying at All - Barely Noticed 'Em: Good book Mildly Annoying at First, but Quickly Got Used to Them: Decent book Quite Annoying - Never Got Used to Them: Bad book Hai! I'z a Fant'Asy Nov'el and I haz the Nam'ez to Prove I't: Toss the book, all you'll remember about it was how irritating the names were Now, to be clear, I've always loved the fantasy genre. But unfortunately, as a nugget gets more aged and fermented, I find I have less and less patience with bad fantasy. Which is sad, because... as in any genre, the bad outweighs the good. :(