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July 23rd, 2012 12:35 PM #1Member
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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?
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July 23rd, 2012 06:56 PM #3Senior Member
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July 23rd, 2012 07:11 PM #5
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.Astrid Elisabeth • Anna Matilda • Rosamond Fleur • Audrey Melisande • Emilia Alys
Henry Eamon • Ewan Leander • Felix Matthias • James Ezra • Arthur Beau
July 23rd, 2012 07:23 PM #7
July 23rd, 2012 08:57 PM #9Senior Member
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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