School project: Names used in books

  1. I know someone who's working on a school project that involves names used in books. One of the things she needs to do is find as many books as possible (fiction) with main characters called Ethan, Ryan or Casey (male). I have helped her out as much as possible, but I have only been able to come up with a few, and I was hoping maybe a few people in here can think of some books with a main charater called one of those names?
     
  2. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton....I'll have to think of some more if any come to mind. Can these be contemporary fiction as well? Ryan seems so modern to me...
     
  3. I think The OC has a book series.. Ryan is a main character on there. I'm not sure if that counts though because it's based on the tv series?
     
  4. "Summerland" by Michael Chabon: Ethan Feld
    "Hunt for Red October" and others by Tom Clancy: Jack Ryan
     
  5. Thanks everybody, I'm sure she'll be able to use those.
    I also suggested the entire Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy as there are maybe 10 books or something like that, but she said it has to be first names.
     
  6. From Wikipedia:

    Ethan Coen, film director and screenwriter, who often works with his brother Joel Coen
    Ethan Embry, an American actor in Can't Hardly Wait; as a youth credited as Ethan Randall
    Ethan Erickson, American actor
    Ethan Hawke, a two-time Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor
    Ethan Hunt, a character in the Mission: Impossible films played by Tom Cruise
    Ethan James, a character from the TV show Power Rangers: Dino Thunder
    Ethan Phillips, a playwright, author, and actor on Star Trek: Voyager
    Ethan Rayne, a character from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Ethan Rom, a character from the TV series Lost (TV series)
    Ethan Suplee, an American actor on My Name Is Earl and Clerks II
    Also, Ethan and Little Ethan from Passions.


    Prince Ethan (comics) of the Heron Dynasty on Avalon, character from the comic book Scion from CrossGen comics
    Ethan MacManus, a character in the webcomic Ctrl+Alt+Del
     
  7. From Wikipedia


    Ryan (film), an animated documentary
    Ryan (TV series), 1970s Australian TV series
    Ryan's Daughter
    Ryan's Hope
    Saving Private Ryan
    Von Ryan's Express, based on a novel by the same name
     
  8. From Wikipedia

    "Casey", the Japanese name for Abra (Pokémon)
    Casey Novak, assistant district attorney in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    "Casey", the main character of the 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat"
    Casey MacDonald, a character from Life with Derek
    Detective Casey, fictional character


    (Casey Novak and Casey MacDonald are female).