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MyNameIsKenAdams Wed 05-Feb-14 20:08:02

Which name would you use if you could only choose a name based on a literary connection?

One boy, one girl.

Ill go first

Boy - Lawrence /Laurie from Little Women
Girl - Alice in wonderland

KatherineSwynford Wed 05-Feb-14 20:12:19

Boy - Edmund (Narnia)
Girl - Katherine (Katherine Swynford from Katherine - if historical fiction counts) Or Lucy (Narnia)

TheCraicDealer Wed 05-Feb-14 20:12:41

Boy - Byron, as in, "Lord". I would hope he wouldn't turn into such a prolific shagger though.
Girl - Vesper, from "Vespers" by AA Milne.

KatherineSwynford Wed 05-Feb-14 20:12:55

Oh hang on, I think I will change that last girl to Emma (from Emma)

RobinSparkles Wed 05-Feb-14 20:13:30

Boy - Oliver (Twist)
Girl - Charlotte ('s Web)

I have a Charlotte. She wasn't named after a spider though grin.

Hawknotdove Wed 05-Feb-14 20:19:13

I read a book with a girl called Pella (The Art of Fielding) I love it! Not a very famous book though...!

NotAnotherPackedLunchBox Wed 05-Feb-14 20:20:53

Boy - Everard (Everard Bone in Excellent Women by Barbara Pym)
Girl - Harriet (Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey stories)

Minion Wed 05-Feb-14 20:26:46

Boy: Tristan (Tristan and Iseult)
Girl: Arwen (LOTR) or Pandora (Adrian Mole)

TawdryTatou Wed 05-Feb-14 20:28:14

Catherine (Wuthering Heights)
Jude (Jude the Obscure)

MsJJones Wed 05-Feb-14 20:30:00

KatherineS - I was actually named after that book. <outs self>

TawdryTatou Wed 05-Feb-14 20:33:31

Hero (Much Ado)

I love the name Jennet (Woman in Black) but the deranged grieving ghost puts me off!

For a boy Tom (Jones or Sawyer)

It's hard only choosing one!

DramaAlpaca Wed 05-Feb-14 20:35:56

KatherineSwynford Katherine is my all time favourite book smile

Hawknotdove Wed 05-Feb-14 20:36:12

Can we have literary connections as well as characters? If so:
Zelda (Fitzgerald) and Orson (Welles)

BikeRunSki Wed 05-Feb-14 20:36:43

I was named after Alice in Wonderland

KatherineSwynford Wed 05-Feb-14 20:37:24

Oh wow, really?? grin

I am very jealous as I think I'd actually like to be called that instead of a DD envy

That was the book I was reading at the time of DS' being conceived (sorry for the tmi) and he would so have been Katherine if a DD. His middle name is John though, although technically for other reasons.

KatherineSwynford Wed 05-Feb-14 20:38:52

DramaAlpaca Mine too, haven't felt the same about a book since!

Finabhear Wed 05-Feb-14 20:39:07

Jude (the obscure)

Thora (last rituals) and (my soul to take)

Finabhear Wed 05-Feb-14 20:41:03

I am named after a character in a Thomas hardy book

aoife24 Wed 05-Feb-14 20:52:34

Heathcliffe. There is a photographer (in the telegraph sometimes) called Heathcliffe O'malley fabulous name.

Wheels79 Wed 05-Feb-14 20:52:44

Not literature but my son is named after James the Red Engine. Loved the name since I had the books as a child and always said that if I had a soon I'd name him James.

MyNameIsKenAdams Wed 05-Feb-14 20:55:39

My dds name is literary so im trying to get some ideas to carry on the theme with ny next dc. Trouble is the boys name I want is from the same book as the girls.

FlipFantasia Thu 06-Feb-14 01:37:56

Boy - Aureliano (100 years of solitude)

Girl - Lyra (his dark materials trilogy)

Thebuttonfancier Thu 06-Feb-14 04:59:11

I'm going to go with quirky but still useable:

Boy- Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Girl- Cosette (Les Miserables)

Both names on my short lists

Monkeyandanimal Thu 06-Feb-14 07:27:14

Petrova from 'Ballet shoes' ; nn Petra. Love it.
Edgar from 'King lear'

Can i have some more children now to use these names on?

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