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HoneyandRum Sat 23-Feb-13 09:40:31

My friends eldest son age 8 is called Thorin after Thorin Oakenshield the head dwarf in The Hobbit.

SorrelForbes Wed 06-Mar-13 00:47:31

No, definitely Theo (Dane I think)

SorrelForbes Wed 06-Mar-13 00:46:44

No, definitely Theo.

iclaudius Wed 06-Mar-13 00:34:52

Was she Thea or am I imagining that

SorrelForbes Wed 06-Mar-13 00:26:34

Of course there's Sylvia, Lydia, Gemma, loads!

SorrelForbes Wed 06-Mar-13 00:25:52

Theo! I love that. What was Madame's first name?

iclaudius Wed 06-Mar-13 00:16:14

Nestor from many a Shakespeare

iclaudius Wed 06-Mar-13 00:15:39

Sorrell my ds s would all have been Posy from Noel streatfield instead I had to make do with Theo from the same

INeverSaidThat Mon 04-Mar-13 23:02:46

DS1 is Oscar after Oscar in The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. Oscar decides, with good reason, to stop growing up when he is 3 years old.

It's a great book and the film is not bad either.

(The nieghbours dog was called Oscar too confused )

It's a very sweet name, perhaps as a shortening of something else? Priscilla perhaps?

SorrelForbes Mon 04-Mar-13 20:52:44

I'd have to go for something from a Noel Streatfeild book of course! I'd love to call a DD Posy but would I be brave enough?

Minty82 Mon 04-Mar-13 20:49:26

Ooh yes, Yami, that was the other appeal of Kezia(h). It was one of the names KM used to refer to herself wasn't it?

sparklechops I'm [envious] that you were allowed to use Marianne, but very glad to hear there's a little one about!

Thisisaeuphemism Mon 04-Mar-13 20:47:29

Dd named Miranda but she should have been called tempest.

thegreylady Mon 04-Mar-13 20:36:11

I love Merrily from the Phil Rickman books about Merrily Watkins.
Devin from Tigana and Jaxom from The White Dragon
Sadly no more dc or dgc for me but I love those names.

Bathsheba Mon 04-Mar-13 20:24:02

I have a Tess. DH wouldn't let me use Bathsheba..!!

CrunchyFrog Mon 04-Mar-13 18:33:25

I have an Elijah named after Elijah Baley in the Asimov robot novels. grin

saintmerryweather Mon 04-Mar-13 18:30:34

I will use edith if i have a girl (children of the new forest) also really like ronica as my grandad is called ron, might have tk use it as a middle name. name is a robin hobb name

Sense and Sensibilty by any chance?

sparklechops Mon 04-Mar-13 18:12:31

My dd is Marianne. Guess which Jane Austen book I was reading during pregnancy!

My dd's nickname ( which is used more than her given) is Vivi, after Viviane Abbott Walker from The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
I really wanted to call DS either Titus or Troy, but both names were vetoed by ex-h. He ended up with something that really suits him anyway, so never mind!

Eggsmummy Sun 03-Mar-13 22:52:00

I have a beautiful Florence, named straight from The Magic Roundabout, took all my strength not to name DD2 Ermintrude, it really would have suited her too....

StetsonsAreCool Sun 03-Mar-13 22:41:25

My DD is Darcey Elizabeth. She was 6 weeks old when we realised the P&P connection blush

Our current favourite as yet hypothetical boy's name is George Elliott. It goes so well with our surname. But we really, really can't do that. Can we?

PrincessOfThemyscira Sun 03-Mar-13 18:16:16

Oh I love Tolly/Toseland too! But I'm still after Diggory... wink

A1980 Sun 03-Mar-13 17:59:21

Diggory from the Magicians Nephew...?

breadandbutterfly Sun 03-Mar-13 13:24:58

Love Meg and Edmund.

DS is Conrad,a family name but also after Joseph Conrad, Dh's favourite author.

TheYamiOfYawn Fri 01-Mar-13 09:58:43

My sister's middle name is Keziah, but from a Katherine Mansfield story.

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