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Has a film character inspired your baby/child's name?

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rackhampearl Mon 12-Sep-16 18:07:43

As the title says. Were you watching a movie and fell in love with a name. Both my LO names are movie character names. So I'm curious smile

iklboo Mon 12-Sep-16 18:09:54

Erm, yes blush

rackhampearl Mon 12-Sep-16 18:12:22

Hehe iklboo glad I'm not alone. Must to after my dad cos if he had his way I would have been 'Isabow LadyHawke' lol

SingingSands Mon 12-Sep-16 18:12:24

Yes it would appear so, subconsciously. Only realised when I got home from hospital and saw the book I'd been reading on the kitchen table. It was a pretty trashy blockbuster too blush
(Although in my defence it's a classic name that I've always liked grin)

NapQueen Mon 12-Sep-16 18:12:54

Not a film, but a book for dd's first and middle name. Both got made into films so....

Dss name was inspired by a friend son but no idea if they got it from anywhere.

rackhampearl Mon 12-Sep-16 18:13:46

Heeee. I'm so curious of these names now lol.

SingingSands Mon 12-Sep-16 18:22:53

Well I'll tell you what mine was, it's a pretty popular one - Sophie. I was reading The Da Vinci Code blush. DH wanted Hermione (after the actress Hermione Norris) but there was too much Harry Potter hype around at the time.
We thought we were getting a boy anyway, we were going to call him Louis!

rackhampearl Mon 12-Sep-16 18:26:36

Ah I agree SingingSands, what a lovely classic name.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Mon 12-Sep-16 18:34:10

After a book character here too!

Shockers Mon 12-Sep-16 18:35:34

DD's first and middle names are both characters from books.

NapQueen Mon 12-Sep-16 18:37:50

My dd's first name is the eldest sister in Little Women, and her middle name is the girl who followed the white rabbit.

iklboo Mon 12-Sep-16 18:53:35

Although, to be fair, my name is also part of a famous actor's name. I'd I had been a bit I'd have been called Christopher Lee.

DH is also named after two TV characters.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Mon 12-Sep-16 19:02:59

Yes, after a character in a book.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Mon 12-Sep-16 19:04:55

It's a Jane Austen book Fwiw.

babyblabber Mon 12-Sep-16 19:11:08

Yes. Was looking for a boy's name that was unusual, easy to spell, sounded nice. Watching a movie and the baddy had a name with a surname similar sounded (ish) to ours. Repeated the name out loud with our surname and although it took me months and a 2 days induction from hell to convince DH, that is DS's name.

rackhampearl Mon 12-Sep-16 19:19:23

That's awesome. My LO names are Gia (after the late model Gia Carangi) Angelina Jolie starred in the biopic and DH and I fell in love with the name. And my youngest is Andie named after the cheerleader in The Goonies. Strangers tend to love our girls names. I'm a massive reader I've read everything from Lord of the Rings to Madam Bovary but I've never taken to names like I did those two. I love Andie since the 80's lol.

n0ne Mon 12-Sep-16 19:20:20

DD's middle name is from a book.

Pab78 Mon 12-Sep-16 19:21:53

My DD is named after the Penelope Cruz character in Vanilla Sky, I just loved her character and the name.

elQuintoConyo Mon 12-Sep-16 19:23:40

One of the characters from the film The Odd Couple. It suits DS down to the ground.

exLtEveDallas Mon 12-Sep-16 19:27:17

DD was named after a horse! It's also a cartoon character, but that wasn't part of it.

Neither DH or DD know how I came up with her name.

(I also vetoed DHs choice of boys name because it was a film character - even though DH has never seen the film, he just liked the name blush)

NoTractorsAtTheTable Mon 12-Sep-16 19:28:21

Film/comic book for DS - and rather apt it is too! blush

DD isn't named after anything/anyone as far as I'm aware

VeganCanBeFabulous Mon 12-Sep-16 19:34:50

Yes. My husband and I fell in love with the name Amelie after watching the film. We wanted a French name to honour my French heritage but couldn't find one we like till we saw this film. It has become much more popular since but I still love it. I also loved the name Anouk (short for Anoushka) from the book Chocolat but DH wouldn't go for it.

rackhampearl Mon 12-Sep-16 19:40:23

Amelie is so lovely. Beautiful. I can't say I've heard it much, Amelia and emilia I have.

ExcellentWorkThereMary Mon 12-Sep-16 19:42:31

I have a Jacob grin

AdorableMisfit Mon 12-Sep-16 20:04:04

My daughter is an Ellen, as in Ellen Ripley from the Alien films...

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