In Roald Dahl's children's novel, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Charlie's surname is Bucket. The novel tells the story of Charlie Bucket touring the inside of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
In the novel, Charlie Bucket is a young boy from a poor family. Willy Wonka announces a contest where five golden tickets are to be hidden in the wrappers of Wonka bars, and the winners receive a tour of the chocolate factory and a lifetime of chocolate. Charlie finds the final golden ticket and takes his Grandpa Joe on the tour with him. The other children who found the tickets turn out to be spoiled and undeserving. They are eliminated from the tour one by one. Charlie becomes the only child remaining, and Willy Wonka reveals that Charlie is to take over the chocolate factory as the heir to the company.