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Favorite names from Novels

Just for fun, what are some of your favorites you have read in Novels?

here are just a couple of mine that have always stood out to me

Gone With the Wind
  • Letti Monroe (one of the Tarlton brothers girlfriends)
  • Eugenia Victoria (what Scarlett originally wanted to name Bonnie)  
  • Wade (Scarlett's son)
Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Eliza
  • Evangeline
  • Augustine
  • Ophelia
  • Emmeline
Harry Potter
  • Fleur
  • Rowena
  • Alastor
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Re: Favorite names from Novels

  • Joy2611 said:
    I need to think about this, but I want to jump up and down and then hug you for not mentioning the same old names from the name old books (Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, for example).  Yours are different and interesting.  Gone With the Wind was so amazing and you didn't even go for Scarlett - you went for other characters.  Love it.  (And you siggy picture, by the way!  And your daughter's name!!!)

    Since I'm now thinking about Gone With the Wind, I've always loved India.
    Thank you very much! I can't belive I forgot India! That is definitely a favorite as well
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  • I have a million! But here is my starting point:
    Anne of Green Gables: Anne, Cordelia
    The Paris Wife: Hadley
    Jane Eyre: Jane
    Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth
    Great Expectations: Pip (no I would never use it, but love Pip!)
    Mansfield Park: Fanny
    Gone With the Wind: Rhett, Scarlett

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  • I have two that are popular and peruse these boards quite often.

    Holden, Catcher In the Rye
    Atticus, To Kill A Mocking Bird

    I also really love names stolen from authors (and 1 performer). 

    Harper from Harper Lee
    Auden from W. H. Auden
    Eudora from Eudora Welty (love!)
    Cormac from Cormac McCarthy
    Catriona from Catriona Kelly
    Isadora from Isadora Duncan

    I don't like hard G names but for some reason I ADORE the following two.
    Gulliver, Gulliver's Travels
    Gustav, Death In Venice

    Others;
    Romeo, Romeo and Juliet
    Piper, The Girl Who Could Fly
    Portia, The Merchant of Venice
    Amory, This Side of Paradise
    Milo, The Phantom Tollbooth
    Rhett, Gone With the Wind
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  • edited August 2013
    I really like Alastor too.

    Other HP names:

    • Remus
    • Hermione
    • Rubeus

    From Ivanhoe

    • Brian
    • Rebecca
    • Maurice

    And I love various mythological names too--Freya, Oenone (both of those are also names in a favorite sci fi series of mine) and Andromache. Hera is a lovely name but not a very inspiring goddess. And for the Irish ones, Fionnuala, Aoife and Deirdre. All those seem to be girl names, but I also love Arthur and Emrys from Arthurian legend. And I think Agravaine is just a really cool name too, also from Arthurian tales.

    There are also a ton of names I love in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, with my favorite being Jorah, which is an actual Hebrew name meaning "early rain" and sounds very nice to boot.


  • I have to get in on this one! Most of these are more GP names than anything but I love them all the same. I could do this for DAYS!
    Boys:
    Finnick- The Hunger Games(I love the NN Finn)
    Oskar- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Edmund-The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
    Simon-Lord of The Flies
    Oliver- Oliver Twist
    Cormac- Cormac Macarthy 
    Orson- Orson Scott Card
    Romeo- Romeo and Juliet
    Ronald- Harry Potter
    Elie- Elie Wiesel 

    Girls:
    Adele-Jane Eyre
    Jane- Jane Eyre
    Alice- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
    Wendy- Peter Pan
    Charlotte- Charlotte's Web
    Rue- Hunger Games(would have to be a NN though)
    Matilda-Matilda
    Hanna- The Reader
    Ann Marie- Number the Stars
    Coraline- Coraline
    Cecilia- The Virgin Suicide
    Esme- Twilight
    Harriett- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
    Marlena- Water for Elephants
    Ophelia- Hamlet 

    Also I am a sucker for Greek Mythology- Persephone, Hermes, Pandora, Athena, Orion, Ares, Hera, Hermes.

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    Faraday, Axis, Azhure - The Wayfarer Redemption
    Hermione, Lily, Cedric, Luna, Orion, James, Alastor, Rowena, Andromeda, Minerva - HP
    Arwen, Eowyn, Elanor, Rosie, Estel - LOTR
    Ariadne, Artemis, Coel, Cornelia - The Troy Game
    Arya, Eddard - Game of Thrones
    Elizabeth, Jane, Charles, Katherine, Lydia, Caroline - Pride and Prejudice
    Edmund, Lucy - Narnia
    Lyra - The Golden Compass
    Hazel, Augustus - The Fault in our Stars
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  • Girls:
    Claire - Outlander
    Daenerys - Game of Thrones
    Juliet - Romeo & Juliet

    Boys:
    Finnick - Hunger Games
    Daegus & Drustan - Kiss of the Highlander/Dark Highlander

    I also love the lesser known god/goddess names of Greek & Norse mythology.  Some of my favs that have been used as character names in other books are Sjofin (Norse) and Circe (Greek).  

  • I absolutely love the name Ginevra, NN Ginny (From Harry Potter) and it's strange because it's not my usual style of name at all, but there's no way I could get DH to go for it.
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  • Gone with the Wind- India, Melanie
    HP- Hermione, Luna, Fleur, Harry, George
    P&P- Jane, Darcy (I like it as a fn)
    Bridget Jones- Bridget
    Beauty- Honor, Mercy
    Mermaid- Margrethe
    Twilight- Rosalie, Esme, Edward
    Ballet Shoes- Posy, Pauline, Clara
    The Little House Books- Caroline

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  • I love the names in GWTW! This baby will be Scarlett; besides that obvious name from the book (and Rhett; I love Rhett), I like Beauregard, Melanie, Bonnie Blue, India...I remember liking more but I haven't read it since middle school. I also like Sonya from Crime and Punishment; Mick from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Holden and Atticus; Carmella from The Godfather; Cyrus and Alice from East of Eden.
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    I go to a lot of theater, so I have a lot of Shakespeare names that I like:
    Celia, Viola, Rosalind, Juliet, Bianca, Portia and my favorite that I will never use bc it's a little too weird Perdita.

    My number 1 name right now for this baby is Isobel which I found in The Night Circus.
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  • mh89 said:

    Faraday, Axis, Azhure - The Wayfarer Redemption

    Hermione, Lily, Cedric, Luna, Orion, James, Alastor, Rowena, Andromeda, Minerva - HP
    Arwen, Eowyn, Elanor, Rosie, Estel - LOTR
    Ariadne, Artemis, Coel, Cornelia - The Troy Game
    Arya, Eddard - Game of Thrones
    Elizabeth, Jane, Charles, Katherine, Lydia, Caroline - Pride and Prejudice
    Edmund, Lucy - Narnia
    Lyra - The Golden Compass
    Hazel, Augustus - The Fault in our Stars
    I totally thought of Faraday, but could never inflict that name on a daughter after what the character went through.

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    mh89 said:

    Faraday, Axis, Azhure - The Wayfarer Redemption

    Hermione, Lily, Cedric, Luna, Orion, James, Alastor, Rowena, Andromeda, Minerva - HP
    Arwen, Eowyn, Elanor, Rosie, Estel - LOTR
    Ariadne, Artemis, Coel, Cornelia - The Troy Game
    Arya, Eddard - Game of Thrones
    Elizabeth, Jane, Charles, Katherine, Lydia, Caroline - Pride and Prejudice
    Edmund, Lucy - Narnia
    Lyra - The Golden Compass
    Hazel, Augustus - The Fault in our Stars
    I totally thought of Faraday, but could never inflict that name on a daughter after what the character went through.

    Right! Faraday is one of my favorite names of all time, but Sara Douglass just tore her character apart and I could never use it on a real child now either. I've never been so angry at a fictional character as I was at Axis during Enchanter... I don't think I even finished the series because I was so furious about what happened to Faraday.
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  • lol. Everyones going with the classic names!

    I love:
    Boys:

    Dageus (day-jis)
    Cian (Key-en)
    MacRieve
    Gavrael (gave-re-al)


    Girls:
    Hermione
    Jane
    Isabella
    Rosalie
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  • Outlander: Clare (if my cousin doesn't use it, it's on my list)
    Audrey, Wait!: Audrey
    HG: Rue, Katniss (not my style but I love the names)
    TTW: Henry, Alba

    I'm sure there are more, but I'm blank right now!

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  • We actually heard DS2's name for the first time in a Michael Crichton novel.  It was spelled Marek in Timeline (and actually may have been his last name now that I think of it), but we went with the English spelling :)

    I also love Eowyn from LOTR :-S  but I'd never actually use it :P
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  • mh89 said:

    mh89 said:

    Faraday, Axis, Azhure - The Wayfarer Redemption

    Hermione, Lily, Cedric, Luna, Orion, James, Alastor, Rowena, Andromeda, Minerva - HP
    Arwen, Eowyn, Elanor, Rosie, Estel - LOTR
    Ariadne, Artemis, Coel, Cornelia - The Troy Game
    Arya, Eddard - Game of Thrones
    Elizabeth, Jane, Charles, Katherine, Lydia, Caroline - Pride and Prejudice
    Edmund, Lucy - Narnia
    Lyra - The Golden Compass
    Hazel, Augustus - The Fault in our Stars
    I totally thought of Faraday, but could never inflict that name on a daughter after what the character went through.

    Right! Faraday is one of my favorite names of all time, but Sara Douglass just tore her character apart and I could never use it on a real child now either. I've never been so angry at a fictional character as I was at Axis during Enchanter... I don't think I even finished the series because I was so furious about what happened to Faraday.
    Lol at being angry at Axis, he never stops being a duche! And yeah, things never really get any better for Faraday as the series goes on. :(

    mh89
  • I really love a lot of Tolkien "names"- Arwen, Eowyn, Elessar, Feanor, Lorien, Lalaith Luthien, Theoden

    Sometimes I think about sneaking in a secret GP middle name on a birth certificate. No one has to know...
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  • I really love a lot of Tolkien "names"- Arwen, Eowyn, Elessar, Feanor, Lorien, Lalaith Luthien, Theoden

    Sometimes I think about sneaking in a secret GP middle name on a birth certificate. No one has to know...
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  • I really love a lot of Tolkien "names"- Arwen, Eowyn, Elessar, Feanor, Lorien, Lalaith Luthien, Theoden

    Sometimes I think about sneaking in a secret GP middle name on a birth certificate. No one has to know...
    :P

    I'm planning to use Arwen as a first name for this dd. :) Had we picked a more "normal" first name, I wanted to use Hermione as a middle name. I'm all about guilty pleasure literary names.
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    Georgiana- Pride & Prejudice
    India- Gone With The Wind
    An-Mei, Waverly - Joy Luck Club
    Lucy- A Room With A View

    Malachy- Angela's Ashes
    Phineas- A Separate Peace
    Sydney- A Tale of Two Cities
    Philip/Pip- Great Expectations
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  • Just had to reply to OP....our baby girl will be Emmeline; one of my husband's ancestors, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote uncle toms cabin so this was a great choice for us. :-)
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