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#1 Meghan<3

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:20 AM

I'm thinking of adding some literary names to my list, seeing as I am a literature major, and I could use some fresh perspectives. What are your favorite literary names, meaning names honoring your favorite authors or fictional characters? The more responses the merrier :) Thanks!

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

Fun-- Literary major! ;)

Well, my favorite literary character of all time is Laurie in Little Women <3
(I basically fell madly in love with him while reading the book!)
Anyway, Teddy is Jo March's affectionate name for him. She later named her son after him. I have recently been in love with the name Theodore, partly because it would honor my fave lit. character :)

Not sure I could narrow down a fave author, but I have loosely honored Louisa May Alcott, Max Lucado, and Laura Ingalls Wilder (and characters from her books) in some different combos.

I might think of something else later, but enjoy reading!

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

I like Phoebe and Holden from Catcher in the Rye a lot <3 Love love love. I have a love / hate relationship with Milo since reading Catch 22. I love it, but... idk. He's quite the character. Can't lie that Daisy gained more appeal to me since reading The Great Gatsby forever ago, though lately I prefer Maisie to Daisy. And oddly, I liked Maggie / Margaret more after reading Maggie, Girl of the Streets. Though that was a sad story. I do like Charlotte and Bronte a lot, obvious source there lol. 

 

I like a lot of literary names in general. Nameberry has some great lists with a bunch of them, though I've not read all the books to each name. :) 



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:53 PM

Oooooh, I love this topic! I have a slight obsession with books (to the point that when I was a child, my mom only allowed me to pick books from the library because I read too fast and spent too much money at Barnes & Noble. Aye.) Anyway, here goes: 

 

Atticus - To Kill a Mockingbird

Augustus - The Fault in Our Stars (Fav book of the last 5 years)

Isaac - The Fault in Our Stars 

Austen - Jane

Fitzgerald - Gatsby author

Sawyer - Tom Sawyer

Finn - Adventures of Huck Finn

Jonas - The Giver

Forrester - A Separate Peace

Holden - Catcher in the Rye

Milo - Catch-22
Gray - The Picture of Dorian Gray (though I'll admit the namesake isn't the greatest person...)
Oscar - Wilde (author)
Bennett - Pride & Prejudice
 
 
 

Hazel - The Fault in Our Stars

Harper - Lee (author; though as I'm sure you already know, her given name was Nellie Harper Lee)

Millie  -  Fahrenheit 451

Daisy - Gatsby

Jane  - Austen (author) and Jane Eyre

Tess(a) - of the d'Urbervilles

Ophelia - Macbeth/Shakespeare

Stella - Streetcar Named Desire (technically a play)

Primrose - The Hunger Games

Rue - The Hunger Games

Phoebe - Catcher in the Rye

Violet - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory ;)

Ramona - Quimby from the popular children's books

Matilda - LOVE.

Lousia - author of LIttle Women

Josephine - Little Women
Hermione - Harry Potter

Luna - HP

Charlotte - her web ;) 
 

 

I could continue, but I don't want to overwhelm you. Let me know if you want more! I told you, I have a slight  huge obsession! :)



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

I like...

 

Atticus- to kill a mockingbird

Scout- To kill a mockingbird

Austen- Jane Austen

Eliot- T.S. Eliot

Rachel Lynn- Anne of Green Gables

Marilla "Rilla"- Anne of Green Gables

Sawyer- Tom Sawyer

Elisabeth- Frankenstein

Mary- Mary Shelley

Edgar- Edgar Allen Poe

 

 

THATS ALL FOR NOW



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

Oooh!

Atticus
Huck
Dorian
Wilde
Orlando
Truman
Finch
Augustus
Cedric
Holden
Saywer
Dante
Olivander
Cormac
Keats
Indigo
Finn
Caspian
Woolf
Harper
Tristan

Matilda
Scout
Hazel
Ginevra
Lavender
Saffron

Calliope
Bronte
Luna
Eloise
Clarisse
Sidda
Juliet
Arabella
Esme
Honoria
Lux
Isolde
Prairie
Cosette
Hermione




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