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MortifiedAdams Sun 05-May-13 18:57:35

DD has FN and MN from literature from my childhood. Strangely, I had no literary boys names on my list and the name DD has is the only one we had.

Now TTC #2 and Im tempted to follow the theme. Please could you help by suggesting good names from literature (b&g)

Well, it really depends on what kind of books you like - don't see any point in choosing a literary name unless it's a book you love.

When pregnant with dd1 we considered:
Miranda (The Tempest)
Tess
Elinor
Marianne

Laurence/Laurie
Jude

Oh and I loved Posy (Ballet Shoes) but dp was having none of it!

Alice
Daisy
Clover
Hermione

CheeseStrawWars Sun 05-May-13 20:14:21

Heathcliff
Byron

Lyra
Arrietty
Simone

SneakyBiscuitEater Sun 05-May-13 20:23:27

What sort of literature? My three DCs have at least one literary name each, some more high brow than others. Including one classical Ancient Greek, two from different kids' books, a Shakespeare character and an Oscar Wilde character.

I love Arrietty Cheese
My DH vetoed Mildred as too witch-y same for Maud and Enid.
If DD1 or DD2 had been a boy they we wanted to use Aesir from Nprse mythology.

SneakyBiscuitEater Sun 05-May-13 20:24:09

*Norse not Nprse

MortifiedAdams Sun 05-May-13 20:27:33

DD is named after Little Women and the girl in Wonderland.

Loving the suggestions on here, jotting them.down.

juniper9 Sun 05-May-13 20:28:44

My DP wanted our DC to be Atticus if it's a boy. I've agreed to it as a middle name, on the condition he reads all the Harry Potter books before its born wink

Love Atticus.

Roland

Meringue33 Sun 05-May-13 20:33:48

Robin
Christopher
Peter

BreasticlesNTesticles Sun 05-May-13 20:34:01

Julian
Dick
George
Anne
Timmy
wink

Portia
Hermione
Cordelia
Persphone
Juliet
Rosalind

William
Oscar
Ernest
Leander
Arthur
Tristan
Gawain
Havelock

I may be getting a bit over excited now.

Ooh yes to Julian.

Jem

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sun 05-May-13 20:37:32

I know a few that are named after Roald Dahl

George- Georges marvellous medicine
Sophie- The BFG
Matilda- Matilda
Magnus- Matilda

If I had a boy, Magnus would be my choice.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sun 05-May-13 20:38:12

Lyra would be my girl name.

SneakyBiscuitEater Sun 05-May-13 20:39:01

Digory (the Magician's Nephew)
Edmund (the Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe) he was a treaturous scrote but his name is nicer than Peter IMHO

petitfiloser Sun 05-May-13 20:39:42

orlando

Clary Sun 05-May-13 20:41:23

Scout
Atticus

Hermione
Harry
Fred
George

YY Elinor and Marianne but Elinor will constantly be misspelled.

I wanted Daisy because I love the Great Gatsby but DH refused and I'm glad, it wouldn't have suited DD at all.

SneakyBiscuitEater Sun 05-May-13 20:41:35

Sherlock
Mycroft
Moriaty

Bearandcub Sun 05-May-13 20:50:28

Bertie (Wooster)
Children's characters
Dorothy (wizard of Oz)
Madeleine
^
Roald Dahl^
Matilda
George
Charlie
Narnia
Peter
Edmund
Lucy
Susan
Peter
Wendy
Or were you looking more for..
Aslan
Artemis
Arietty
Bilbo

Obviously there's Shakespeare too
Goneril, Regan, Cordelia, Juliet, Romeo, Tybault, etc

Bearandcub Sun 05-May-13 21:07:18

Tess
Becky (sharp)
Hero
Leander
Jason (& argonauts)
Hercules
Pippy
Bathsheba
Rhett

Simon - Lord of the Flies
Rohan (Lord of the Rings)

MortifiedAdams Sun 05-May-13 21:27:25

Haha at Bilbo grin

Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 21:41:35

Electra

Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 21:41:54

Ariadne

Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 21:42:05

Persephone

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