Naming your dc after your favourite character.

(94 Posts)
MiaWallace Tue 13-Jan-09 00:01:37

I believe that Demi Moore named her daughter Scout after the character in To Kill a Mocking Bird.

Just wondering if any of you have been inspired by a book/film character when choosing names for your children

EachPeachPearMum Tue 13-Jan-09 10:14:27

I have named my DD a name that DH and I absolutely adored- we picked it years before we were even going to get married or have children- we both just adore this name!

However, since having her I realise that it is the name of the author of one of my favorite books from childhood (doh!) but I did it subconsciously, and DH has never read anything by her.

I am trying to wangle one of my other favourite authors into DS' middle names (due in 8 days!) so I see nothing wrong with it. If it inspires you, then go for it.

However I would feel sorry for the child named Harry after Harry Potter, or Jordan after Jordan IYSWIM!

mamabutters Tue 13-Jan-09 10:17:45

I've always like Zoli if I have a girl next..she's the title character in a book by Collum Mcgann. It's actually a boy's name though (Slovakian, short for Zoltan, I think), so we'll see!

Buckets Tue 13-Jan-09 20:06:28

My DD is Lyra after the Philip Pullman books. Wanted Merrily after the Phil Rockman books but wasn't allowed.

EyeballsintheSky Tue 13-Jan-09 20:09:39

If it wasn't for a close family member with the same name, DD would have been Caroline after a character from the Poldark novels, Caroline Penvenen. Had to give it as a middle name and I'm sure family member thinks it's after her!

slayerette Tue 13-Jan-09 20:10:31

DS's middle name is Giles. Given that and my posting name, can anyone guess what my inspiration was?? grin

Tamarto Tue 13-Jan-09 20:13:27

Yes my DD is named after a character in Diana Gabaldons Outlander books

angel1976 Tue 13-Jan-09 20:25:44

I would have loved to name DS after a character in To Kill a Mockingbird. The name is Atticus. But DH vetoed it... Sad...

In the end we named him Aidan. I was inspired by the Aidan character in Sex and the City. blush But don't tell DH that, he would be mortified. LOL!

My dd's middle name was also after TKAMB (not copying Demi Moore though !)

noonki Tue 13-Jan-09 20:28:33

I too would have considered Lyra Buckets - but felt it would be a bit tight given I have 2 boys grin

cheesesarnie Tue 13-Jan-09 20:30:46

not a character but a song/singer.i have a sweet baby james(well hes now 7 but will always be sweet baby james).

IwishIwasamermaid Tue 13-Jan-09 20:31:22

My DS is named after my favourite book when I was little. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

He is called Charlie, not Willy Wonka grin

chandellina Tue 13-Jan-09 20:40:45

angel - LOL, you know I love Aidan in SATC (and your Aidan). your secret is safe with me.

NogginOfRum Tue 13-Jan-09 20:46:04

I gave DS a name I fell in love with after watching a Hugh Grant film blush

yes, both my sons are named after characters in cartoon strips! lol

and ds2's middle name is inspired by my fave person from my fave band

mrsgboring Tue 13-Jan-09 20:49:59

DH has no idea but our stillborn DD's name is after a very minor character in a David Lodge novel.

I went through all my favourite authors' names looking for inspiration for DS's name, but he is emphatically NOT named after my favourite poet.

hannahsaunt Tue 13-Jan-09 20:58:37

My Harry is so not named after HP angry. If I had a pound for every one who asked that after he was born we would be rolling in it. Somehow, the same didn't hold for ds2 who would otherwise have been named after a tank engine.

I vetoed Dylan on each occasion despite dh's pleas - I don't care if Bob is an icon, it's not the name for our boys.

oopsacoconut Tue 13-Jan-09 21:22:56

My DD was named after a character in an opera. We went to see it in Rome on our first trip away together.

EachPeachPearMum Tue 13-Jan-09 22:11:49

hannahsaunt I'm sure he wasn't- I just meant if that had been your inspiration its a wee bit sad.

MrsWeasley Tue 13-Jan-09 22:18:24

My DS is named after an old favourite TV show of my very young childhood.
Clue: We never call him Jack or James. Bird taught him to sing! grin

ComeWhineWithMe Tue 13-Jan-09 22:20:02

Well I am having a baby girl in May and dd2 and dp hmm are Pushing for
Martha Rose because they are huge Dr who fans I like it but I just don't know if I like it enough.

I also love Hermione but everyone would ask me if it was because of HP .

There is also Ophelia which I feel in love with after watching Pans labyrinth I adore it but I am not brave enough sad.

Judd Tue 13-Jan-09 22:22:18

Mrs Weasley: has he found his way to fame grin

Froginmythroat Tue 13-Jan-09 22:22:22

My dd is also Scout after the character in TKaM.

lottiejenkins Tue 13-Jan-09 22:23:18

My ds was named after Wilfred Owen whos poetry i studied for O Level.

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