HELP Need Literary Names

[name]Hi[/name] everyone, I’m new here and I need some help. See we are expecting a new member into our family in [name]December[/name] (on my bday) , yet we dont have a name. Our other children are girls and their names are [name]Langston[/name] (as in [name]Langston[/name] [name]Hughes[/name]), [name]Annabella[/name]-[name]Lee[/name] (as in the poem), and [name]Tennyson[/name] (as in [name]Lord[/name] [name]Tennyson[/name]). The new one is also a girl. As you can tell my hubby and I love the literary names. LOL! Does anyone out there know any other cool literary names and or authors that will fit nicely with the others?

[name]Hi[/name]! :slight_smile: If you click on “hot lists” on the left, you’ll find a list featuring literary names for girls. (It’s called Literary Names for Girls.) :slight_smile: There’s also a list called “[name]Author[/name] Names.”

Some of my favorite literary names:

[name]Briony[/name] (although I believe the plant name is spelled [name]Bryony[/name])
[name]Cosette[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] (from [name]Salinger[/name], not Twilight) :slight_smile:
[name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Jessamine[/name]
[name]Marigold[/name]
[name]Rosamond[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Tamsin[/name]
[name]Willa[/name]

If you’re looking for something less like [name]Anabella[/name]-[name]Lee[/name] (I love the [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Lee[/name] poem) and more like [name]Tennyson[/name] and [name]Langston[/name], you may like:

[name]August[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] (I can’t type the accent)
[name]Flannery[/name]
[name]Harper[/name] (although this has become pretty popular/trendy)
[name]Salinger[/name] (kind of out there, but you could call her [name]Sally[/name])

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I don’t think this was on the list, but I thought I’d suggest [name]Sinclair[/name], too. I think she could easily be nicknamed [name]Claire[/name].

Good luck!

OOO! My vote goes to [name]Sinclair[/name]!

I love the suggestions of [name]Sinclair[/name] and [name]Bronte[/name]!

Some author first and last names for girls I think would be lovely:
[name]Djuna[/name] (my friend and I fell in love with this name when we were in university)
[name]Angelou[/name]
[name]Dylan[/name]
[name]Keats[/name] (although probably too matchy with [name]Tennyson[/name])
[name]Millay[/name]
[name]Rumer[/name]
[name]Shelley[/name]
[name]Zora[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name]
[name]Eliot[/name]
[name]Olive[/name]
[name]Toni[/name]
[name]Tennessee[/name]
[name]Thornton[/name]

Some more names from poems (like [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Lee[/name])
[name]Eulalie[/name] ([name]Poe[/name])
[name]Lenore[/name] ([name]Poe[/name])
[name]Tamerlane[/name] ([name]Poe[/name])
[name]Mariana[/name] ([name]Tennyson[/name])
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Gray[/name] (Wordsworth)
[name]Christabel[/name] ([name]Coleridge[/name])
[name]Lara[/name] ([name]Byron[/name])
Parisina ([name]Byron[/name])

I love your daughters’ names, and the literature they celebrate!

Let see great suggestions so far not sure how much more I can contribute.

[name]Sinclair[/name] fits perfectly with your other names, which are all wonderful.

[name]Austen[/name] - girl or boy
[name]Auden[/name] - I love the nn [name]Audie[/name]
[name]Frost[/name] - born [name]December[/name], not sure if you’ll like that.
Countee [name]Cullen[/name] was the first poet I read on my own in the third grade.
[name]Allen[/name] or [name]Allyn[/name] - I actually like [name]Allen[/name] for a girl.
[name]Aristotle[/name] - might be a little far out there.
[name]Carroll[/name]
[name]Dryden[/name]
[name]Eliot[/name]
[name]Hawthorne[/name]
[name]Homer[/name] - right there with [name]Aristotle[/name]
[name]Ibsen[/name]
[name]Marlowe[/name]
[name]Parker[/name]
[name]Sheridan[/name]

[name]Marlowe[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name]
[name]Alcott[/name]
[name]Ellison[/name]
[name]Edith[/name] ([name]Wharton[/name])
[name]Bronte[/name]
[name]Frost[/name]
[name]Malory[/name]
[name]Austen[/name]
[name]Tennessee[/name]
[name]Cooper[/name]
[name]Thoreau[/name]
[name]Thornton[/name]
[name]Joyce[/name]
[name]Virginia[/name]
[name]Faulkner[/name]
Kipling
[name]Sylvia[/name]
[name]Scout[/name]
[name]Tess[/name]
[name]Zora[/name]
[name]Zelda[/name]
[name]Ginevra[/name]
[name]Ayn[/name]
[name]Upton[/name]
[name]Sinclair[/name]
[name]Guinevere[/name]

I love your naming style. I looked at the literary name list and i think that
[name]Langston[/name] , [name]Annabella[/name]-[name]Lee[/name], and [name]Tennyson[/name] go well with
[name]Aurora[/name] - [name]Larry[/name] McMurtry
[name]Clarissa[/name] - [name]Virginia[/name] [name]Woolf[/name] ([name]Clary[/name] as nn)
[name]Isadora[/name] - [name]Erica[/name] Jong
[name]Juliet[/name] - [name]William[/name] [name]Shakespeare[/name]
[name]Juno[/name] - [name]Sean[/name] O’[name]Casey[/name] ([name]Love[/name] this)
[name]Lolita[/name] - [name]Vladimir[/name] Nabokov ([name]Lola[/name] nn sounds great with [name]Annabella[/name])
[name]Mamie[/name] - [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Peyton[/name] - [name]William[/name] Styron
[name]Romola[/name] - [name]George[/name] [name]Eliot[/name] ([name]Romy[/name] nn)
[name]Scarlett[/name] - [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Mitchell[/name] (sounds amazing with other childrens names)
[name]Tamsin[/name] - [name]Barbara[/name] Pym

Goodmorning everyone, thank you soooo much for your advice. I just want to run down some of my choices, tell me what you think…

[name]Ellis[/name]-[name]Salinger[/name] (my hubby’s choice)
[name]Cristabella[/name]-[name]Angelou[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]-[name]Sinclair[/name]
[name]Tennessee[/name]-[name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name]-[name]Bronte[/name]
[name]Tamsin[/name]-[name]Keats[/name] (out there I know)
Ghanima-[name]Lenora[/name](love [name]Herbert[/name]'s [name]Dune[/name])
Parisina-[name]Frost[/name]( I have promise’s to keep and miles to go before I sleep)
So what do you think so far? Please feel free to make improvements.

[name]Glad[/name] you liked some of the suggestions. Before I comment, can I check whether these are all first and middle name choices, or whether you’re going for a hyphenated single name? I’d advise against this. While it works for [name]Annabella[/name]-[name]Lee[/name], for example, I think it’s too much with the choices below. So I will comment on them as if they are free-standing first and middle names.

[name]Ellis[/name]-[name]Salinger[/name] (my hubby’s choice) - I like these two together, but they do sound a little bit masculine to me. If this is an adaptation of [name]Elliot[/name] or [name]Ellison[/name], I’d suggest [name]Ellery[/name]. [name]Ellery[/name] [name]Salinger[/name] sounds very pretty to me!
[name]Cristabella[/name]-[name]Angelou[/name] - I love both these names, but together they are very flowery. They make me think of a big Venetian glass chandelier. I would take one flourish off and go for [name]Christabel[/name] [name]Angelou[/name].
[name]Scarlett[/name]-[name]Sinclair[/name] - I think these are gorgeous together.
[name]Tennessee[/name]-[name]Aurora[/name] - I also love these together. My only query is whether [name]Tennessee[/name] is quite similar to [name]Tennyson[/name]? (I know, I suggested it!) [name]How[/name] about [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Tennessee[/name]?
[name]Isadora[/name]-[name]Bronte[/name] - I love this!
[name]Tamsin[/name]-[name]Keats[/name] (out there I know) - Actually, I quite like this, although I prefer some of your other ideas.
Ghanima-[name]Lenora[/name](love [name]Herbert[/name]'s [name]Dune[/name]) - sorry, not a fan.
Parisina-[name]Frost[/name]( I have promise’s to keep and miles to go before I sleep) - This is quite different, but there’s something about it I really like. [name]Frost[/name] works really well as a mn.

My favourite is [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Bronte[/name] followed by [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name].

You cannot go with [name]Tennessee[/name] if you already have a [name]Tennyson[/name], [name]IMO[/name]

My favorites from your list -

[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name]
[name]Tamsin[/name] [name]Keats[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Bronte[/name] - I like [name]Frost[/name] better for the mn.

I like [name]Frost[/name] as a mn paired with -

[name]Cristabella[/name] [name]Frost[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Frost[/name] - but then it sounds more like a description than a name.
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Frost[/name] - my favorite.
[name]Tamsin[/name] [name]Frost[/name]

[name]Sinclair[/name] is so lovely.

[name]Lenora[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name]
[name]Ellis[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name]
[name]Sinclair[/name] [name]Eliot[/name] or [name]Eliot[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name]

[name]Ellis[/name]-[name]Salinger[/name]: I think that both names work on their own, but not together, due to the back-to-back Ss in [name]Ellis[/name] and [name]Salinger[/name].

[name]Cristabella[/name]-[name]Angelou[/name]: With one daughter already named [name]Annabella[/name], I’d personally avoid more -bella names.

[name]Scarlett[/name]-[name]Sinclair[/name]: I absolutely love this!!! :slight_smile:

[name]Tennessee[/name]-[name]Aurora[/name]: I think [name]Aurora[/name] is lovely, but as Irish mentioned, I’d personally stay away from more [name]Tenn[/name] names.

[name]Isadora[/name]-[name]Bronte[/name]: I think this is lovely, too.

[name]Tamsin[/name]-[name]Keats[/name] (out there I know): I love Return of the Native, and adore the name [name]Tamsin[/name]. (I’m just not feeling it with [name]Keats[/name], though.)

Ghanima-[name]Lenora[/name](love [name]Herbert[/name]'s [name]Dune[/name]): I prefer some of your other names.

Parisina-[name]Frost[/name]( I have promise’s to keep and miles to go before I sleep): I think [name]Frost[/name] is great, but I’m not a fan of Parisina.

From your list, I love [name]Scarlett[/name] Sinclar and [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Bronte[/name].

Some more combos:

[name]Eliot[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name]
[name]Eliot[/name] [name]Angelou[/name]
[name]Salinger[/name] [name]Keats[/name] (not at all feminine, though)
[name]Salinger[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name] (to avoid the back-to-back Ss)
[name]Tamsin[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Tamsin[/name] [name]Lenora[/name]
[name]Lenora[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Lenora[/name] [name]Frost[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name] [name]Tamsin[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name] [name]Sinclair[/name]

I apologize to you and previous posters for any repeats!

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Pearl[/name] after [name]Pearl[/name] S. [name]Buck[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] from [name]Salinger[/name]'s short story
[name]Phoebe[/name] from Catcher in the [name]Rye[/name] (or [name]Holden[/name] for that matter)