names after Tv characters..

so lately I have noticed that I’ve been adding to my list a lot of names that i hear in shows or movies that I’ve either liked in the past or currently like… Does anyone else have situations like that? would you actually name your child any of them? Please share.
some of the names include:

[name_m]Dawson[/name_m] from [name_m]Dawson[/name_m]'s Creek
[name_m]Declan[/name_m] from Gossip girl (this is definitely a used to like show haha)
[name_m]Jedediah[/name_m] from [name_m]Night[/name_m] at the museum
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m] from DC Legends of tomorrow (hunter’s son)
[name_u]Rory[/name_u] from DC Legends of tomorrow and [name_u]Rory[/name_u] from [name_m]Arrow[/name_m] (though i would never name a child [name_u]Rory[/name_u] despite how cute it is)
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] from [name_m]Arrow[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u] from Greys Anatomy
[name_m]Nolan[/name_m] from Revenge

[name_f]Iris[/name_f] from [name_m]Flash[/name_m] (mostly as a middle name though)

Totally! For the longest time, I had pretty much every character from Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u]'s name on my list, LOL. I currently only have [name_f]Samantha[/name_f] (Bewitched) on my list because of a show (and probably the American Girl doll), but I know that in the past, I’ve had these on my lists because of tv shows:

[name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Sybil[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f], [name_f]Elsie[/name_f], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] (Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u])
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] (Bewitched)
[name_f]Effie[/name_f]/[name_f]Effy[/name_f] (Skins)
[name_f]Ellie[/name_f] (Girls in [name_u]Love[/name_u])
[name_f]Ellen[/name_f], [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f] nn [name_m]Jas[/name_m] ([name_m]Angus[/name_m], Thongs and Perfect Snogging)

My name is [name_f]Samantha[/name_f] because of the bewitched character! hahaha

I currently have two, [name_m]Remus[/name_m] and [name_f]Olena[/name_f]. from [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] ([name_m]Remus[/name_m] Lupin) and Game Of Thrones (Olenna [name_m]Tyrell[/name_m] aka the [name_f]Queen[/name_f] of Thorns).

i think is probably pretty common. fiction from books or tv is often how we are exposed to a wide range of names, and i don’t think theres anything wrong with it unless you’re thinking of like, [name_m]Sherlock[/name_m].

My mom likes to joke that my brother was named after [name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_m]Jennings[/name_m], because all she ever watched was the news. Not sure if that’s actually who he was named after. She also says i’m not named after her sister [name_f]Carol[/name_f], but can you have a sister named something, and name your daughter the same thing and have it not be related to that? However she did have five sisters and [name_f]Carol[/name_f] was the quiet one, maybe she forgot.

So, so, so many. I’ve gathered quite a list now. [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Sybil[/name_f], and [name_f]Anna[/name_f] quickly ended up in my top 10 after I watched Downton, and I even have [name_m]Sherlock[/name_m] as a middle. I’ve just finished American Horror [name_u]Story[/name_u], which made me love [name_u]Kit[/name_u] enough to put on my list, and reawakened my love for [name_u]Rory[/name_u], and [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] too a bit. Characters can really make me absolutely love names, and are an added bonus that can make me want to use a name more if anything, as long as I like the character.

Let’s see…

I love almost any name I can shorten to “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]”, due to Supernatural. I love [name_m]Sherlock[/name_m] (gp or middle name), and a few names from Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u] as well. Also, Tabitha, from Bewitched, which I watched on DVD when I was very young.

I seriously think I have a problem with this.

[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]- [name_m]Doctor[/name_m] Who
[name_f]Petra[/name_f]- [name_f]Jane[/name_f] the Virgin
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]- Criminal Minds

[name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]- The 100
[name_u]Blaine[/name_u]- Glee
[name_u]Kit[/name_u]- American Horror [name_u]Story[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]- Switched at Birth
[name_m]George[/name_m]- [name_u]Grey[/name_u]'s Anatomy
[name_u]Reid[/name_u]- Criminal Minds

I would never use one of these names based on the characters, but I think hearing certain names over and over again in varying situations can really make you reevaluate your feelings for them.

Yes! I’ve had several names float on and off my list, with a handful withstanding time, thanks to pop culture. Also, I was named [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] because of the Gone with the Wind character.

Pop culture inspired names on my list:
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] - [name_f]Lorelai[/name_f] [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] from [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls
[name_u]Eloise[/name_u] - the children’s book of the same name
[name_f]Madeline[/name_f] - the children’s book of the same name
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f] - [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m], obviously
[name_m]Rhett[/name_m] - Gone with the Wind
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] - Charmed
[name_f]Serena[/name_f] - Gossip Girl

Mmm, lots of favorites!

[name_f]Temperance[/name_f] - Bones
[name_m]Cooper[/name_m], [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f], and [name_f]Priya[/name_f] - The Big Bang [name_m]Theory[/name_m]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u] - House
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] and [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] - Fringe
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] and [name_u]Piper[/name_u] - Charmed
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] (again) - Friends
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] - actress who plays [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_m]Stewart[/name_m] on [name_u]Reign[/name_u]
Torvi and [name_m]Siggy[/name_m] - Vikings
[name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] and Brienne - Game of Thrones
[name_u]Meredith[/name_u] - [name_u]Grey[/name_u]'s Anatomy
[name_u]Spencer[/name_u], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], and [name_m]Derek[/name_m] - Criminal Minds
[name_f]Donna[/name_f] - That 70’s Show
[name_u]Elliot[/name_u] (for a girl, specifically) - Scrubs
[name_f]Marin[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f], [name_m]Byron[/name_m], and [name_u]Spencer[/name_u] (again) - Pretty [name_m]Little[/name_m] Liars

[name_f]Anne[/name_f] and [name_f]Blythe[/name_f] - [name_f]Anne[/name_f] of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables, the books & movies both contributed.

I’m sure there’s more I’m not thinking of, and I even skipped adding more movie names. Also, it’s entirely possible I watch too much television.

This happens all the time for me!

[name_f]Toula[/name_f]- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
[name_f]Pamela[/name_f]- The Office
[name_f]Elaine[/name_f]- Seinfeld
[name_f]Samantha[/name_f] and [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]- Bewitched
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f]/[name_u]Jackie[/name_u]- That 70’s Show
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]- [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]‘s [name_u]Baby[/name_u]
[name_f]Daria[/name_f]- [name_f]Daria[/name_f]
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f]- Heathers
M’[name_u]Lynn[/name_u]- [name_u]Steel[/name_u] Magnolias
[name_u]Chandler[/name_u]- Friends
[name_m]Marius[/name_m]- [name_u]Les[/name_u] Miserables
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]- [name_m]Doctor[/name_m] Who

Yeah, most of these are guilty pleasures as opposed to useable names

Off the top of my head:

[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] - American Horror [name_u]Story[/name_u]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] - [name_f]Jane[/name_f] the Virgin
[name_f]Sansa[/name_f] - Game of Thrones
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] - SVU

[name_m]Napoleon[/name_m] - The [name_m]Man[/name_m] From U.N.C.L.E.
[name_u]Spencer[/name_u] - Criminal Minds
[name_m]Jon[/name_m] - Game of Thrones
[name_u]Kit[/name_u] - American Horror [name_u]Story[/name_u]

[name_f]Marceline[/name_f] from Adventure Time
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f] from [name_m]Steven[/name_m] Universe
[name_f]Emma[/name_f] from Once Upon A Time

[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]: [name_m]Doctor[/name_m] Who
Arizona: Grey’s Anatomy
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]: DW
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]: Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u]
[name_f]Isobel[/name_f]: Downton
Julienne: I cannot believe I forgot this one!! Sister Julienne of Call the Midwife is truly one of the best characters on television and I would actually be naming my daughter AFTER her, rather than admiring the name after hearing it on TV.
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]: Downton
[name_f]Martha[/name_f]: DW
Meredith: Grey’s Anatomy
[name_f]Peggy[/name_f]: Agent [name_u]Carter[/name_u]

[name_u]Dean[/name_u]: I’ve only seen like 10 episodes of Supernatural, but [name_u]Dean[/name_u] Winchester’s presence on my tumblr dashboard has definitely influenced my love.
[name_m]Noble[/name_m]: DW

[name_u]River[/name_u]: DW
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]: DW and [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls

Two of my favorite names I first heard on TV shows.

[name_u]Luca[/name_u]: NCIS ([name_u]Abby[/name_u]'s brother) He isn’t a main character or anything, I just first heard the name there and loved it.

[name_f]Maddalena[/name_f]: Galavant. The name of the “Evil [name_f]Queen[/name_f]” is Madalena. I have no real love of the character, but I love the name.

Other names I liked before I watched a show, but then hearing them said repeatedly made me love them even more.

[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]: The Librarians
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]: [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls (Still prefer this spelling over [name_f]Lorelai[/name_f])
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m]: The Librarians

I’d definitely use any of these!

I am the biggest TV junkie I know and the majority of the names on my lists are after TV show characters. I mean, I’m named after [name_f]Erin[/name_f] [name_m]Walton[/name_m] from The Waltons, so I have to continue tradition, right? :smiley:

[name_f]Lorelai[/name_f] ([name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls)
[name_u]Gabby[/name_u]/[name_f]Gabriela[/name_f], [name_u]Shay[/name_u] (Chicago [name_m]Fire[/name_m])
[name_f]Maggie[/name_f], [name_u]Sasha[/name_u] (The Walking Dead)
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f], [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] ([name_m]Law[/name_m] & Order: SVU)
[name_f]Aria[/name_f], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] (Pretty [name_m]Little[/name_m] Liars)
[name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_f]Belle[/name_f], [name_u]August[/name_u] (Once Upon a Time)
[name_f]Rebekah[/name_f], [name_f]Freya[/name_f], [name_m]Elijah[/name_m] (The Originals)
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f] ([name_m]Fuller[/name_m] House)
[name_f]Calliope[/name_f], [name_f]Arizona[/name_f], [name_u]Lexie[/name_u], [name_f]April[/name_f], [name_u]Avery[/name_u] ([name_u]Grey[/name_u]'s Anatomy)
[name_f]Erin[/name_f] (Chicago PD, which sucks as… that’s my name and I can’t use it lol)
JJ, [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f] (Criminal Minds)
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] (Castle)
[name_u]Addison[/name_u], [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] (Private Practice)
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] ([name_m]How[/name_m] to Get Away with Murder)
[name_u]Piper[/name_u] ([name_u]Orange[/name_u] Is the [name_m]New[/name_m] [name_m]Black[/name_m])
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f], [name_u]Blake[/name_u], [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u], [name_m]Lincoln[/name_m], [name_u]Raven[/name_u] (The 100)
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f], [name_m]Felix[/name_m] (Orphan [name_m]Black[/name_m])

So, yes, the majority.

[name_f]Lorelai[/name_f] ([name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls)
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f]/[name_u]Logan[/name_u] ([name_f]Veronica[/name_f] [name_u]Mars[/name_u])
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] (Nashville)
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] ([name_m]Hart[/name_m] of [name_f]Dixie[/name_f])
[name_f]Winnie[/name_f] (The Wonder Years)
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] (Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u] and [name_u]Reign[/name_u])
[name_u]Blair[/name_u] (Gossip [name_m]Gil[/name_m])
[name_f]Elena[/name_f], [name_f]Katherine[/name_f], [name_f]Bonnie[/name_f], [name_f]Caroline[/name_f], [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], [name_m]Lorenzo[/name_m] (The Vampire Diaries)
[name_f]Effy[/name_f] (Skins)
[name_u]Joan[/name_u] (Mad Men)
[name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_f]Kira[/name_f], [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] (Orphan [name_m]Black[/name_m])
[name_u]Lane[/name_u], [name_u]Reese[/name_u] - Usually not my thing, but the characters are endearing. ([name_f]Savannah[/name_f])
[name_f]Kathryn[/name_f] (Southern Charm)
[name_f]Davina[/name_f], Kol, [name_m]Lucien[/name_m], [name_m]Jackson[/name_m], [name_f]Aurora[/name_f], [name_m]Diego[/name_m], [name_f]Camille[/name_f], [name_f]Lenore[/name_f], [name_f]Hope[/name_f] (The Originals)
[name_f]Myrcella[/name_f] - Only watched GOT a handful of times, but still. (Game of Thrones)
[name_f]Claudia[/name_f] (Party of Five)
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_f]Savannah[/name_f], [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] (7th [name_f]Heaven[/name_f])

Im in love with [name_f]Dolores[/name_f] after watching Westworld!

[name_f]Lark[/name_f] - Life In Pieces (also middle name for [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] [name_u]Connelly[/name_u]'s daughter)
[name_f]Luna[/name_f] - [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] series
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f]- [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] series
[name_f]Amelie[/name_f]- [name_f]Amelie[/name_f] (movie title)
[name_f]Lily[/name_f] -Modern Family
[name_f]Daria[/name_f] and [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]- [name_f]Daria[/name_f]
[name_f]Zoey[/name_f]- Nurse [name_u]Jackie[/name_u]

[name_u]Reid[/name_u] - Criminal Minds
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m] - [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]

Another one

[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] ( known as [name_f]Trixie[/name_f]) Call The Midwife