Literary Baby Names

By Monday, February 13, 2017 2 Permalink

OK, I may have stole this idea from Buzzfeed. But I have a personal list of literary names that I have always loved and thought would be great baby names. Also, I’m not pregnant I just like stupid articles like this and thought it would be fun to share my favorite names.


The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier is one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. Sorcha is the main character in the first book, and she’s a bad ass that must break a curse put on her and her six brothers by a witch. I’ve always loved her name and how it rolls off the tongue.


This is an example of me loving the name but hating the book. Tess is a lovely name, it’s short but sweet. The book on the other hand is very dated and just awful. I had to read it in high school and have held a grudge against it ever since. The name Tess is the only thing I liked about it.


Something about the name Claidi seems exotic to me. It’s also the name of the protagonist from the Wolf Tower series. I loved this series as a teen, and the name has stuck with me.


Yes, this name is from a protagonist whose a mouse, but he’s a very brave mouse! The Redwall books are great. I love the story telling that’s thrilling but not too violent. Lots’ of cool and unique names have appeared throughout the long series ( over 20 books) but I’ve always liked Mattimeo the best.


Short for Wilhelmina, Mina is the main “love” interest in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. For some reason most people like to call women named Wilhelmina Wil for short. I think Mina is a lovely name all on its on. The book is ok, I’m a much bigger fan of the movie version  (bc duh it has Gary Oldman AND Keanu Reeves).

What are your favorite names in literature? Would you name your baby after a book?

  • verinha c
    February 18, 2017

    i want the sevenwaters in hardback but its so hard to find 🙁

    • Sandra
      February 18, 2017

      I’ve only seen it in paperback. Such a great series though I would love to have the set in hardback.

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