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Your favourite names from children's literature

(158 Posts)
MammieBear Thu 14-Sep-17 12:51:02

As the title says really, looking for both Boy's and Girl's names.
Thankyou 😊

JohnnyUtahsWetsuit Thu 14-Sep-17 13:01:58

Lyra (His Dark Materials).

Mrsknackered Thu 14-Sep-17 13:38:39

Off the top of my head!

Max - Where the wild things are
Soren - Charlie and Lola
Bellatrix, Reginald, Amos, Remus, Lily, Rose - Harry Potter.
Arwen - LOTR

Greenifer Thu 14-Sep-17 13:48:12

Arrietty (from The Borrowers, girl's name)

SerfTerf Thu 14-Sep-17 13:51:40


I came on to say Arrietty too.

SerfTerf Thu 14-Sep-17 13:52:13

Also Matilda.

KitKatCHA Thu 14-Sep-17 13:58:54

Corin, from the Chronicles of Narnia book 'A Horse and his Boy'

Mrsfrumble Thu 14-Sep-17 14:00:17

Ha! I came on to say Arietty too!

bridgetreilly Thu 14-Sep-17 14:10:12

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy
Harriet (the Spy)

MammieBear Thu 14-Sep-17 14:25:51

Some lovely names Arietty is very pretty, Max is Lovely too, I think it's harder for boy's names so I will be interested what comes up...

oneboy3girls Thu 14-Sep-17 14:30:50

Laura Mary Caroline.

moonlight1705 Thu 14-Sep-17 14:33:47

Clover - from What Kay Did
Dory (short for Theodore) - WKD
Clara - Heidi
Dickon - The Secret Garden

CocoLoco87 Thu 14-Sep-17 14:37:08

Gilbert (Blythe)

DiegoMadonna Thu 14-Sep-17 14:37:37


Greenifer Thu 14-Sep-17 14:38:04

Arrietty is such a brilliant name. I half wish I'd used it! But I don't think I would have been brave enough.

Harriet the Spy was one of my favourite childhood books.

Chaffinch4 Thu 14-Sep-17 14:38:56

Edmund, Peter (lion, witch & wardrobe)
Alice (in wonderland)
Ramona (Quimby)

ABCFamily Thu 14-Sep-17 14:40:48

Alice (In Wonderland)
Edmund (The Narnia series)
Matthew (Anne of Green Gables)
Peter (Rabbit, Pan)
Ramona (Quimby)
Sara (A Little Princess)
Sophie (The BFG)
Thomas (The Tank Engine)

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 14-Sep-17 14:41:33

Coraline- not sure I'd use it though.
Scout- again, not sure if I'd use it.

Holliewantstobehot Thu 14-Sep-17 14:41:37

Sorrell from curtain up. Evadne, Emerence and Margot from chalet school. Santa from the circus is coming.

MaroonPencil Thu 14-Sep-17 14:43:25

Linnet (Children of Green Knowe)

Sebastian (the Sadlers Wells books)
Tolly (Green Knowe - but I wouldn't use it alone and I have never been able to think of a longer version that isn't Ptolemy or Toseland, which is what his version was short for).

AGnu Thu 14-Sep-17 14:44:08

Aranea (Charlotte's Web)

MaroonPencil Thu 14-Sep-17 14:44:22

Oh, and Caspian, the eponymous Prince.

BertrandRussell Thu 14-Sep-17 14:44:36

We have Banner and Cascade in our field........

MiddlingMum Thu 14-Sep-17 14:46:56

Carlotta - from one of the Enid Blyton books.
Arietty - yet another vote smile

SerfTerf Thu 14-Sep-17 14:50:55

Green I just went looking for stats on the use of Arrietty and noticed that one of the babyname sites is suggesting it as a NN for Harriet. So potentially one could have both.

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