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(26 Posts)
themumfairy Thu 11-Jun-15 10:28:26

what would your children be called if you named them after your favourite book or film character?

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 11-Jun-15 11:44:41

Norman Bates.

WomanScorned Thu 11-Jun-15 11:46:16

Rhett Butler

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 11-Jun-15 11:54:39

Ross (Poldark)
Scout ( Finch)

AoifeBell Thu 11-Jun-15 12:18:46

Alabama or Clarence if a boy.

I would so love to use Alabama!

Minion Thu 11-Jun-15 12:26:34

Perdita and Gwyn from the books and rose/Sadie and hakeem from the movies.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Thu 11-Jun-15 12:30:37

Currently if born right now, DD would be Demelza Poldark, or possibly her daugher Clowance.

longlistofexlovers Thu 11-Jun-15 12:33:08

Esther Greenwood. Hate the name sadly.

firesidechat Thu 11-Jun-15 12:35:55

Leonie from These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer. I wouldn't actually do it because I'm not sure if I like it as a name, but I love the character.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 11-Jun-15 12:53:04

My dd is called Molly after Molly in the film ghost. Funny thing is I didn't even particularly like the film

WeOnlyWantToBeOurselves Sun 14-Jun-15 05:00:02

Akash was a male character in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles . I don't much like this name, but if I were to change it to Akasha, the female version, it would be much better. I'm actually not sire how to pronounce it, though another way I would spell it is Acacia, which is a flower.

I understand that Amidala is a female character in Star Wars, which I am not a big fan of. I do love the name, however.

Evanna is the name of a Harry Potter actress who pronounces her name ee-vah-na.

I guess I'm not much into the boy names in movies, though my first child, I would prefer him to be a boy.

CheerfulYank Sun 14-Jun-15 05:34:45

Anne (Shirley)
John (Thornton)

LadyGlen Sun 14-Jun-15 11:38:38

DD1 is Elizabeth after Elizabeth Bennet and DD2 is named for Eleanor Bold (and also Eleanor Marx). I read P&P, The Warden and Yvonne Kapp's biography in my late teens/early 20s and fell in love with those characters - obviously Marx was real not fictional - hence the names. If I'd had a third girl she would probably have been Katherine from a novel by Eleanor Fairburn that I also read and loved as a teenager - not quite as literary as the others.

DS3's middle name is Ross (Poldark).

iklboo Sun 14-Jun-15 11:43:32

Angel (Islington) from Neverwhere. Pretty unisex!

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sun 14-Jun-15 12:13:31

Elena (kelley Armstrong otherworld series)

Drop dead Fred - my favourite film ever! makes me smile and laugh even on a very rubbish day but not a great name for a child grin

Quasilulu Sun 28-Jun-15 01:31:59

Books... Oscar (Tin Drum) and Fevvers (Nights at the Circus)
Films... Edward (Scissorhands) and Lydia (Fisher King)

RosieProbert Sun 28-Jun-15 07:46:09

I did. Dd is called Scarlett. grin

susurration Sun 28-Jun-15 22:25:31

We'd have an Isolde, Hermione or Katniss for a girl and a Rupert (Grint) or Tristan.

buttonmoonboots Mon 29-Jun-15 07:24:40

Veronica Mars.

BikeRunSki Mon 29-Jun-15 07:33:37

I am named after both my parents's favourite literary character. They discovered this coincidence on their first date, and decided ifvtgeybevervhsdvsvgitlnthstbyhry'd call me Alice.

FishCanFly Mon 29-Jun-15 08:30:48

Clay (Morrow)
Katniss (Everdeen)
Adrian (Mole) -- actually been really concidering this one for DS3

BestIsWest Mon 29-Jun-15 08:43:59

Francie (A Tree Grows In Brooklyn) for a girl or George (Bailey, It's A Wonderful Life) for a boy.

HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Mon 29-Jun-15 10:26:19

I'm named Anna after the character in the Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing.

Frusso Mon 29-Jun-15 10:33:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

froggyjump Mon 29-Jun-15 22:42:16

I love the name Verity from Poldark, and Jennet from the Woman in Black (but probably wouldn't use that one as she was a mad ghost who killed children.....)

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