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If you love to read, your favorite characters might inspire the perfect name for your baby. Here, baby names from books that might work in a modern nursery.
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  • Milo

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    Milo has long been a highly recommended author favorite, now getting some well deserved appreciation. Milo combines the strength of the ancient Greek Olympic wrestler of that name--a six-time winn... Read More 

  • Moll

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  • Molly

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    One nickname name that can be considered a classic: Molly has been used as a stand-alone pet form of Mary since the Middle Ages, and has been consistently popular as an independent name in the U.S.... Read More 

  • Nigel

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    A name that Yanks might see as overly British, but combined with the right surname, it does have a measure of Sherlock Holmesian dash via Nigel Bruce, who played the original Dr. Watson to Basil Ra... Read More 

  • Oskar

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    Oskar is to Oscar as Jakob is to Jacob: more distinctive and continental. Read More 

  • Philip

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    Philip, the name of one of the twelve apostles, is still favored by parents in search of a solid boys' classic that is less neutral than Robert or John and more distinctive than Daniel or Matthew a... Read More 

  • Portia

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    Portia is a perfect role-model name, relating to Shakespeare's brilliant and spirited lawyer in The Merchant of Venice , and is now also a Hunger Games name . Another Shakespearean Portia was the... Read More 

  • Rhett

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    Rhett has been more tied to Gone with the Wind than even Scarlett, but now we're hearing rumblings of its finding new and independent favor among parents, perhaps emboldened by the growing populari... Read More 

  • Rupert

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    Rupert is a charming-yet-manly name long more popular in Britain (where it's attached to a beloved cartoon bear) than in the U.S. Yet we can see Rupert as a more stylish, modern way to honor an anc... Read More 

  • Walt

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    A straightforward, down-to-earth nickname many Walters, from Whitman to Disney, have chosen to go by.  Read More 

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