Lucinda - The kooky great aunt from the Spiderwick Chronicles.
Sean - Actress Sean Young.
Vera - Actress Vera Farmiga.
Helena - Actress Helena Bonham-Carter.
Minerva, Hermione, Narcissa, Bellatrix, Fleur - Harry Potter.
Thelma - The adorable ghost from the tv show Hex.
Rosamund - Actress Rosamund Pike.
Estelle - The singer Estelle.
Juno - Actress Juno Temple.
Briony - Girl from Atonement.
Arwen, Galadriel, Éowyn - The Lord of the Rings.
Ravenna - Snow White and the Huntsman.
Hypatia - Agora.
Edna - The poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Prudence - Across the Universe and the song "Dear Prudence".
Buttercup - The Princess Bride.
Lucius, Draco, Neville, Albus - Harry Potter.
Aloysius - The bear from Brideshead Revisited.
Sebastian - Actor Sebastian Stan.
Kraven, Andreas - Underworld and Underworld: Evolution.
Jude Across the Universe and the song "Hey Jude".
Deacon, Frost - Blade.
Rudolph - Actor Rudolph Valentino.
Laurence, Laurie - Little Women.
Emile - Actor Emile Hirsch.
Westley, Inigo - The Princess Bride.
I also have a lot. Huge book nerd, but most of them come from different TV shows and movies:
Andrew - Inspired by the character from Touched By An Angel, which I used to watch all the time when I was younger. (The actor also recently passed away, so it's even more special now)
Brandon - Always been a big 90210 fan
Brighton - Character on the show "Everwood"
Dean - Character from the show "Supernatural"
Declan - I think I may have heard this on the show "Degrassi", but it could have been somewhere else as well.
Dylan - 90210 connection again.
Elliot - Character from the show "Leverage"
Emmett - I will admit that I heard it on Twilight, even thought I'm not a big fan. I do love the name.
Ephram - Also from the show "Everwood"
Finn - Character from the show "Glee"
Garrett - The name of my favorite actor, Garrett Hedlund.
Ian - But it has to be pronounced "Eye-An", like the actor Ian Ziering. I always loved how he pronounced his name, and I don't like it any other way.
Kellan - The actor who plays Emmett in Twilight, Kellan Lutz.
Kieran - The name of actress Julianna Margulies' son.
Landon - Character from the book "A Walk to Remember"
Lincoln - Character from the show "Fringe"
Luca - It's actually the name of Jennie Garth's daughter, but I like it better on a boy.
Mekhi - After actor Mekhi Phifer.
Paxton - One of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids.
Roman - Actor Erik Palladino's son.
Spencer - The last name of Eliot on the show "Leverage"
Theodore - The name of Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Gabel's son./Also Ali Larter's son
West - Actor Misha Collins' son
Arianne - I believe there was a contestant on "The Amazing Race" with this name
Arwen - From "Lord of the Rings"
Auden - Actor Noah Wyle's daughter
Aurelia - Character from the movie "Love Actually"
Coraline - Obviously from the book/movie of the same name
Danneel - Actress Danneel Ackles
Easton - Actress Elisabeth Rohm's daughter
Elin - The name of Tiger Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren
Ella - Partially from the book "Ella Enchanted" which I loved as a child.
Eowyn - From "Lord of the Rings"
Genevieve - Actress Genevieve Padalecki
Isla - Actress Isla Fisher
Isolde - From "Tristan and Isolde"
Jovie - Character from the movie "Elf"
Kahlen - A contestant on "America's Next Top Model"
Katarzyna - Also an ANTM contestant
Mischa - Actress Mischa Barton
Mila - Actress Mila Kunis
Priya - A character from "The Big Bang Theory"
Ramona - Partially from the children's books by Beverly Cleary, and also the name of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal's daughter
Tais - First heard it as a character's name from the show "Ghost Whisperer"
I swear it sounds like I watch way more TV than I actually do. ;)
While these weren't where I first heard the names by any means, it did make me warm up to the names more because of the characters.
Lucy - From I Love Lucy
Samantha - From Bewitched and Stargate SG-1
Dexter - From the book series and TV show Dexter.
Lila - From Dexter
Temperance - From Bones
Seeley- From Bones
Angela - From Bones
Cordelia - Angel [and Buffy as well, but I liked the character better in Angel]
Elliot - From Law & Order SVU
Walter - From Breaking Bad and Fringe
Audrey - From Haven
Hassie - From The Real McCoy's
Scarlett - From Gone With The Wind
Claire - From Six Feet Under
Nathaniel - From Six Feet Under
Jadzia - From Star Trek DS9
Kira - From Star Trek DS9
Oswin - From Dr. Who
Rose -From Dr. Who
Amelia -From Dr. Who
Rory - From Dr. Who
Russell - From True Blood
Alcide - From True Blood
Godric - From True Blood
Spencer - From Criminal Minds
Kimber - From Nip/Tuck
Isabeau - From Lost Girl
Snow - From Once Upon a Time
Dean - From Supernatural
Castiel - From Supernatural
Daryl - From The Walking Dead
Hershel - From The Walking Dead
Myka - From Warehouse 13
Helena - From Warehouse 13
Liesel - From Ring [sci-fi novel]
Alia - From Transcendent [sci-fi novel]
Siri - From Blindsight [sci-fi novel]
Augustus- from my favorite book, The Fault in Our Stars
Eames- Law and Order (also Eamon)- someone's last name
Benjamin- I started liking this name after I started watching Parks and Recreation
Fleet- Fleet Foxes (I use to listen to them with my dad)
I gess I can't think of many now. Oh well.
That happened to me with Conrad as it's the last name of a musician I like, it definitely helped me see it in a cooler setting.
From Bones- Temperance, Seeley, Brennan, Wendell, Jack, Vincent
The Rowan (book)- Rowan
Chronicles of Narnia- Edmund, Lucy, Caspian, Rillian, Aslan
Lord of the Rings- Aragorn, Arwen, Galadriel, Rohan, Pippin
Harry Potter- Hermione, Bellatrix, Sirius, Remus, Cedric, Albus, Ariana, Neville, Ginevra, Fleur
Mass Effect (video game)- Oriana, Liara
Animorphs- Tobias, Ax
Celebrities- Orlando (Bloom), Leonardo (DiCaprio), Charisma (Carpenter), Avril (Lavigne), (Blake) Shelton, Hunter (Hayes), Heath (Ledger)
Ever After- Marguerite
Ella Enchanted (the book is much better than the movie)- Ella
Legend of the Seeker- Kahlan, Zeddicus
A Knight's Tale- Jocelyn, Ulrich, William, Roland, Chaucer
Glee- Quinn, Finn, Artie, Emma, Puck, Mercedes
I'm sure there's more, I just can't think right now.
I just started reading the Song of Fire and Ice Books that the TV show Game of Thrones is based on and there are a lot of interesting names that I like:
WARNING: This list is going to be long. Most, but not all, of the names I like are inspired by actors/singers/etc. Mainly actors, though.
Christopher, after Christopher Lee, the actor who plays Dracula in some of the older movies, who plays Count Dooku in Star Wars: Ep. 2 and 3, and who plays Saruman in Lord of the Rings.
David, after David Tennant, the actor who plays the tenth Doctor in Doctor Who.
Matthew, after Matt Smith, the actor who plays the eleventh Doctor.
Raymond, after Ray Park, the actor who plays Darth Maul in Star Wars: Ep. 1.
Leo/Leonardo, after Leonardo DiCaprio.
Robert, after Robert Downey Jr.
Felix, after Felix Baumgartner, the man who made history by basically skydiving from space.
The names of all members of One Direction. (Harry, Liam, Louis (Loo-ee), Niall (NYE-ull), and Zayn.)
August, after one of my favorite YouTubers... (That's embarrassing...)
James, after James Bond.
Piper, after Billie Piper, the actress who plays Rose, a character in Doctor Who.
Amelia, after Amelia Pond, a character in Doctor Who, who goes by Amy.
Natalya, after Natalya Simonova, a character in Goldeneye.
I think that's all. lol
Claudia - Warehouse 13. I hated the name until I saw this show
Oswin - Doctor Who. Love the character, love the name
Atticus - To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout - To Kill a Mockingbird (I'll be honest. The fact that there are people who have named their daughter Scout, or are considering naming their daughter Scout, but haven't read TKAM makes me stabby.)
Edmund - From Narnia and Mansfield Park
Sunny - From A Series of Unfortunate Events
Juno - actress Juno Temple
Gemma - actress Gemma Arterton
Hermione - Harry Potter
Georgia - actress Georgia Moffett
Dear god, yes. That hideous film is practically an entirely different story.
Originally Posted by pixie_mommy_megs