Good names from Literature

(73 Posts)
MortifiedAdams Wed 07-Aug-13 00:05:59

DD has a first name that is a character from Little Women (and Family Guy which we didnt realise til well after she was born). Her MN is "in Wonderland".

I read a lot as a child and still do and as well as loving the names, I like the literary connection.

I have no clue of what to name this baby - dont know yet if boy or girl - but part of me is so tempted to carry on the literaey theme.

Can you suggest me a few nice names that are from literature (almost obviously so)?

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Wed 07-Aug-13 00:20:24

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MortifiedAdams Wed 07-Aug-13 00:25:04

Thanks Angus I love it so.much! But do feel like Ive used up two great names on one girl.

Excellent girls list, but I think using another LW name might be taking the biscuit. I agree, Boys names are harder.

I feel aswell that Meg is a LW name, where as some literary names, well, it jist doesnt come to.mind when the name is said.

The only one I can think of is Juliet - the mind automatically goes to Romeo and Juliet.

MortifiedAdams Wed 07-Aug-13 00:25:35

Hmmm....didnt ever think of the Narnia children - may have to incorporate one of their names in.

Onyabike Wed 07-Aug-13 00:26:03

Hester (Prynne)
Charlotte (Web)
Julia (1984)

MartyrStewart Wed 07-Aug-13 00:26:49

Atticus or Scout.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Wed 07-Aug-13 00:30:14

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Rummikub Wed 07-Aug-13 00:31:49

I always liked the name and character laurie from little women.

MortifiedAdams Wed 07-Aug-13 00:33:05

What about Beatrix? I know she was an author rather than a character but the name instantly draws me to her?

I want a name like Hermione without actually being Hermione. Something intrinsically that character when you hear it.

MortifiedAdams Wed 07-Aug-13 00:33:35

YEs I do like Laurie. And Lawrence witg the nn Laurie.

Rummikub Wed 07-Aug-13 00:36:48

Yes lovely. And lovely to continue the tradition.

Laurie for a boy if you wanted to continue the LW theme.

Boys:

Milo
Arturo
Dickon
Huck
Benedict
Lennie
Julian
Jory
Alex
Benjamin
Gabriel
Angel
Maxim

Girls:

Lisbeth
Hester
Flora
Zazie
Hero
Madeline
Amelie
Hermione
Ayla

Onyabike Wed 07-Aug-13 00:41:28

Elinor

Allalonenow Belgium Wed 07-Aug-13 00:43:26

Heidi
Estella
Hero

Aphra (like Hermione, but being it, she was a real person)

Onyabike Wed 07-Aug-13 00:49:28

Annie

Allalonenow Belgium Wed 07-Aug-13 00:49:52

For a boy;
Jolyon
Aldous
Lewis (Chaucer's son)

blueemerald Wed 07-Aug-13 00:50:18

Tess (of the D'ubervilles)
Jane (Eyre)
Emma
Lolita wink
Matilda
Rebecca
Anna (Karenin)
Harriet (the spy)
Heidi

David (Coperfield)
Oliver (Twist)
Peter (Pan)
Arthur (and knights of the round table)
Tom (Sawyer)
Jude (the obscure)
Nicholas (Nickleby)

I must admit that, even as an English teacher, LW isn't the first thing that springs to mind when I hear the name Meg (I think of Meg and Mog so still literary!) so I've put names that aren't too out there. My favourite literary name is Antigone but it's a bit much really.

AlfalfaMum Wed 07-Aug-13 00:52:59

DD1 was named after a (French) character in Birdsong. We changed the spelling though to a shorter version, to tie in with an ancestor with the same name. This reminds me, I must get DD1 to read Birdsong smile

AlfalfaMum Wed 07-Aug-13 01:07:25

I really like Juliet, I know a Juliet and it works beautifully as a name, yet you don't get many of them about.

Elliott (T.S.)
Caspian (Narnia)
Daisy (The Great Gatsby)
Matilda (Dahl, maybe a bit more modern than you were thinking, but a great name and a great charachter)

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 07-Aug-13 04:21:26

Helena
Eliza
Roberta
Sorrell
Elinor
Ramona
Jemima (though not sure if you'd want one character from LW and one puddleduck!)

Boys I'm a bit stumped for!

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 07-Aug-13 04:24:01

From other suggestions I think Meg and Tess would go perfectly (tho not read Tess of the D'Urbervilles so don't know what kind of character she is!)

shoobidoo Wed 07-Aug-13 07:22:10

Quentin (Blake)
Hermione

Onyabike Wed 07-Aug-13 07:31:39

YY, I also think Tess works well with Meg.

Jewelledkaleidoscope Wed 07-Aug-13 07:32:04

Is her MN 'in wonderland' or 'Alice'?

WheresTheHoneyMummy Wed 07-Aug-13 07:56:50

Bronte - altho that's an author rather than a character

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