ok sorry for being vague. it is very personal and totally get comment regarding people being inspirational not names. have given each of my children a second name that was important to me or dh based on people that inspired us. eg. Emerson (writer) Vivienne (favourite character in favourite book) etc. had interesting discussion with expecting bestie on the topic and knew if any group of women would come up with interesting names it would be ye!
So it is people? Then again, there are some "names" I could imagine going over the top with, and others who I wouldn't take seriously... couldn't imagine taking orders from a "Clarence" or a "Geoffrey"!
I wanted your own personal choices and reasons...if you were to give your ds a name (first or second) after a literary, musical, philosophical (anything) person who inspired or influences you. what would that name be?