Literature Names.

Hey Berries :slight_smile:

I created this thread so we could all share our favorite names from literature. If you’ve read a book with really well named characters or have your own list of favorite names from past books you’ve read, share them with us. Also, if you really enjoyed a particular book you can add the title & author.

I may be back to write more… off the top of my head, this is what I come up with:

From [name]Jane[/name] Eyre - [name]Adele[/name]
From [name]Romeo[/name] & [name]Juliet[/name] - [name]Juliet[/name]
From Much [name]Ado[/name] About Nothing - [name]Beatrice[/name]
From Their Eyes Were Watching God - [name]Janie[/name]
From The [name]Red[/name] Tent - [name]Rachel[/name]

I also love the idea of naming a daughter [name]Tennyson[/name] or [name]Emerson[/name] after the poets, but I would probably never actually do it.

From The [name]Little[/name] House on the [name]Prairie[/name] books:

[name]Laura[/name] (main character)
[name]Charles[/name] ([name]Laura[/name]'s father)
[name]Caroline[/name] ([name]Laura[/name]'s mother)
[name]Mary[/name], [name]Carrie[/name], [name]Grace[/name] ([name]Laura[/name]'s sisters)
[name]Rose[/name] ([name]Laura[/name]'s daughter)
[name]Eliza[/name], [name]Peter[/name] ([name]Laura[/name]'s cousins)
[name]Nellie[/name] ([name]Laura[/name]'s “enemy”)
[name]Charlotte[/name] ([name]Laura[/name]'s favorite doll)

Great names. Here are some names from the book I’m reading now, [name]Love[/name] Medicine by [name]Louise[/name] Erdrich. [name]Love[/name] the name [name]Louise[/name] btw.

[name]Beverly[/name] (m)
[name]Dot[/name] [name]Adare[/name]
Rushes [name]Bear[/name] ([name]Margaret[/name])

What about the names of the Large Family from the children’s book A [name]Little[/name] [name]Princess[/name]? At least, their imagined names, I can’t remember what their real names were.

[name]Ethelbertha[/name] [name]Beauchamp[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Cholmondeley[/name]
[name]Sidney[/name] [name]Cecil[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]
[name]Lilian[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Maud[/name] [name]Marion[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Gladys[/name]
[name]Guy[/name] [name]Clarence[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Eustacia[/name]
[name]Claude[/name] [name]Harold[/name] [name]Hector[/name]

The combos are so over the top, it’s rather fabulous!

And then there were names from the school in the same book - [name]Sara[/name], [name]Lottie[/name], [name]Ermengarde[/name], [name]Lavinia[/name]…

One of my favorites is Pride & Prejudice: [name]Jane[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Mary[/name], [name]Katherine[/name] ([name]Kitty[/name]), and [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]. And of course [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Georgiana[/name] and [name]Fitzwilliam[/name] [name]Darcy[/name]. Really, it’s just crazy how amazingly awesome these names are, lol. (Except [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] Bingley. Separate, great; for siblings, too close.)

I’m fond of the Bridgerton family series by [name]Julia[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]:
[name]Anthony[/name] (m. [name]Kate[/name]: [name]Edmund[/name], [name]Miles[/name], and [name]Charlotte[/name])
[name]Benedict[/name] (m: [name]Sophia[/name]: [name]Charles[/name], [name]Alexander[/name], [name]William[/name], and [name]Violet[/name])
[name]Colin[/name] (m. [name]Penelope[/name]: [name]Agatha[/name] and [name]Thomas[/name])
[name]Daphne[/name] (m. [name]Simon[/name]: [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Belinda[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], and [name]David[/name])
[name]Eloise[/name] (m. [name]Phillip[/name]: [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Amanda[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], and [name]Georgiana[/name])
[name]Francesca[/name] (m. [name]Michael[/name])
[name]Gregory[/name] (m. [name]Lucinda[/name]: they have nine, but none are mentioned by name in the epilogue. Oh the sadness!)
[name]Hyacinth[/name] (m. [name]Gareth[/name]: [name]George[/name])

Finally, I just finished a book called “A Woman’s Place” and one of the characters had six siblings, none of whom lived past childhood, but I thought the names made a great sibset: [name]Helen[/name], [name]Blanche[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Ophelia[/name], [name]Henry[/name], [name]Theodore[/name] ([name]Teddy[/name]), and [name]William[/name].


[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Maude[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] Names!

[name]Anne[/name] series:

[name]Jem[/name] ([name]James[/name])

[name]Emily[/name] series:



SO many more - These were just of the top of my head!

“I also love the idea of naming a daughter [name]Tennyson[/name] or [name]Emerson[/name] after the poets, but I would probably never actually do it.[/quote]”

    • I knew a 2-year-old girl at a preschool whose name was ‘[name]Emersyn[/name]’, nn ‘[name]Emmy[/name]’.
      Sooo cute! I love [name]Emerson[/name] as well, and it’s awfully tempting…
      For a girl I like it with the ‘y’ at the end–was adorable & makes it far more feminine!

[name]Little[/name] Women by [name]Louisa[/name] [name]May[/name] [name]Alcott[/name]

[name]Josephine[/name], [name]Jo[/name] (my favorite by far)
sisters [name]Beth[/name] ([name]Elizabeth[/name]), [name]Amy[/name], and [name]Meg[/name] ([name]Margaret[/name])

[name]Theodore[/name] [name]Laurence[/name] ([name]Teddy[/name], [name]Laurie[/name])

My favorite name from literature is [name]Lenore[/name] from [name]Edgar[/name] [name]Allen[/name] [name]Poe[/name]'s poem. :slight_smile:

I also like a lot of Shakespearean names like [name]Ophelia[/name], [name]Rosalind[/name], [name]Desdemona[/name], etc.

The series 'The Darling Buds of [name]May[/name]" (which is a book series as well as a tv series) has the best sibset I have [name]EVER[/name] heard [name]EVER[/name]:

[name]Mariette[/name] [name]Louise[/name] ([name]Mariette[/name] came from [name]Marie[/name] and [name]Antoinette[/name])
[name]Primrose[/name] [name]Violet[/name] Anenome [name]Iris[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Narcissa[/name]
[name]Zinnia[/name] [name]June[/name] [name]Florence[/name] Nightingale (twin)
[name]Petunia[/name] [name]June[/name] [name]Florence[/name] Nightingale (twin)
[name]Oscar[/name] [name]Columbus[/name] [name]Septimus[/name] Dupont

and [name]Mariette[/name]'s baby

[name]John[/name] Bleinheim [name]Churchil[/name] Marleborough

(thank you wikipedia)

I love the name [name]Mariette[/name]. I would use it in an instant.

[name]Zinnia[/name] [name]June[/name] [name]Florence[/name], I’m in love. What a great name.

I love [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name]'s names, as well as L.M. [name]Montgomery[/name]'s. ([name]Lucy[/name] [name]Maud[/name] is gorgeous, as well.) I love [name]Emerson[/name], but my favourite guilty pleasure name of all time is [name]Bronte[/name]. [name]LOVE[/name] that name. I wish I could get away with it… :wink:

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