Poetic Names!

Looking for some new ideas…

I’m loving surnames of writers and poets atm and I’m wondering what are your favorites?

On my list I have…

Auden
[name_f]Bronte[/name_f]
[name_u]Blake[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliot[/name_u]
[name_u]Collins[/name_u]
[name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]

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Based just on the names, as I don’t know much about poetry, I really like [name_f]Bronte[/name_f], [name_u]Blake[/name_u], [name_u]Elliot[/name_u], and [name_u]Collins[/name_u]!

Other ideas of poets and authors:
[name_u]Keats[/name_u]
[name_u]Joyce[/name_u]
[name_u]Alcott[/name_u]
[name_m]Morrison[/name_m]
[name_u]Austen[/name_u]
[name_m]Whitman[/name_m]
[name_u]Poe[/name_u]
[name_f]Angelou[/name_f]

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Keats, [name_u]Alcott[/name_u], [name_m]Whitman[/name_m] and [name_u]Poe[/name_u] are all wonderful!

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Adding to the above:
[name_m]Bishop[/name_m]
[name_u]Wilde[/name_u]
[name_m]Hughes[/name_m]
[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m]
Walcott
[name_u]Frost[/name_u]
[name_u]Shelley[/name_u]

Lewis
Hardy
Montgomery
Wilder
Hugo
Hawthorne
Verne
Barrie

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I believe this has character names mixed in too, but still a great list!
https://nameberry.com/list/484/Literary-[name_u]Baby[/name_u]-Names

Here’s one specifically with author names
https://nameberry.com/list/235/Baby-Names-Inspired-by-Authors

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Thank you!

Not a surname, but [name_m]Walt[/name_m] always makes me think of [name_m]Walt[/name_m] [name_m]Whitman[/name_m].

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I knew someone who went by [name_u]Alcott[/name_u] once, I think it was a family name for him but [name_f]Louisa[/name_f] [name_f]May[/name_f] [name_u]Alcott[/name_u] is wonderful!
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u] is a doubly literary pick, with both [name_f]Laura[/name_f] Ingalls [name_u]Wilder[/name_u] and [name_m]Thornton[/name_m] [name_u]Wilder[/name_u]!

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Sorry for any repeats!
[name_m]Byron[/name_m]
[name_f]Millay[/name_f]
[name_m]Dumas[/name_m]
[name_m]Lewis[/name_m]
[name_u]Emerson[/name_u]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Dante[/name_m]
[name_u]Christie[/name_u]
[name_m]Doyle[/name_m]
[name_u]Lee[/name_u]
[name_u]Alcott[/name_u]
[name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m]
[name_m]Hemingway[/name_m]

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I LOVE both [name_u]Wilder[/name_u] and [name_u]Alcott[/name_u]!

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I like [name_u]Keats[/name_u], [name_m]Twain[/name_m], [name_m]Kerouac[/name_m], [name_m]Salinger[/name_m], [name_m]Tennyson[/name_m], [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u], [name_m]Hemingway[/name_m], [name_u]Wilde[/name_u], [name_u]Wilder[/name_u], [name_u]Auden[/name_u], [name_m]Lowell[/name_m], Plath, [name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m], [name_u]Poe[/name_u], [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] and [name_f]Angelou[/name_f].

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Kerouac is awesome!

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Edgar
[name_u]Raven[/name_u] (maybe as a middle, probably not a first)
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_u]Bennett[/name_u]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_f]Blanche[/name_f]
[name_f]Luciana[/name_f]
[name_f]Calliope[/name_f]
[name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_u]Scout[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucasta[/name_f]
[name_u]Lorca[/name_u]
[name_u]Lovelace[/name_u]

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This thread has a lot of girl’s poetic names that I love! https://forum.nameberry.com/t/poetic-girl-names/348364 they’re not all directly inspired by the names of poets but it’s a great list.

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Thank you!

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I don’t know much about poetry, but [name_u]Dove[/name_u] (after [name_f]Rita[/name_f] [name_u]Dove[/name_u]) comes to mind.

For writers, I would suggest [name_m]Morrison[/name_m] (after [name_u]Toni[/name_u] [name_m]Morrison[/name_m]).

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There’s also [name_u]Poe[/name_u]

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I love [name_u]Auden[/name_u] and [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]!!!

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