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    Favorite Names Inspired by Books, Television Shows, Movies, Actors, Musicians, etc.

    I've noticed that some names that I have always overlooked have become one of my favorites because I read it somewhere in a book or it was the name of a character on television/in a movie or it was the name of a celebrity. Here are some of mine:

    Tessa, the supportive friend from the book The Way We Fall
    Prudence, protagonist from the book Deadly
    Rachel, because of Rachel McAdams and Rachel Crow
    Regina, antagonist of Mean Girls
    Scarlett, because of Scarlett Johansson
    Nadia, protagonist from the anime Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water


    What names do you like because of their mention in media?
    Last edited by starstung; July 23rd, 2012 at 04:43 PM.

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    The only one for me really is Dean - not generally a fan, but then along came Dean Winchester and now it's awesome, IMO!

    Oh, and I guess Dwight - Dwight Shrute is one of my favourite characters, I don't think that I could use the name, but I smile when I hear it.

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    Love this thread. Great idea!

    Tessa and Jem, from The Infernal Devices.
    Clare, a character in The Time Traveler's Wife.
    Clary, Simon, Alec, all characters in The Mortal Instruments.
    Hermione, Luna, and Neville, from Harry Potter.
    Cinnamon nn Min, protagonist of The Gravesavers.
    Athena, (embarassingly) because she's Ariel's mother in The Little Mermaid.
    Ariadne, the Architect from Inception!
    And about eight million others :P

    Books are usually quite influential in my picks.

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    My biggest one would be Temperance. Never would have considered it and then I started watching "Bones" a few years ago. Now's it's one of our top names if this baby's a girl.

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    Minerva, Hermione, and Cedric from Harry Potter.
    Phoebe and Chandler from Friends, though I can't use Chandler.
    Jack from Pirates of the Caribbean but wouldn't use it because of popularity and I know a baby with the name.
    Leo/Leonardo because of Mr. DiCaprio and Liam because of Mr. Neeson, both of which are too popular now.
    Alexander for Alexander the Great...does that count?
    I have also always loved River Phoenix's name. I used to want to name a son River Phoenix (first and middle name). I'm over that now haha, but I still love River and think about it from time to time. I have also considered Phoenix on its own.
    Last edited by kathrynsarah; July 23rd, 2012 at 09:09 PM.
    Girls: Cordelia, Phoebe, Rose

    Boys: Lucian, Alexander, Liam

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