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  1. #1
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    Unusual Names from Classic/Famous Literature

    I love reading (English nerd), and in a dream world (I doubt it'd ever happen), I'd love to use unusual literary names for my children. Ophelia, Hermione, Olympia and Bennett are the only ones I have, so I'll take suggestions for both genders. Can't wait to hear what you guys come up with!


    ♂: Neville | Matthew | Ernest | Alfie | Louis | Christopher | Harry | James | Albert | Andrew

    ♀: Doris | Eleanor | Violet | Lillian | Florence | Martha | Minnie | Agatha | Freya |

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    Darcy, Guinevere, Georgiana and Willoughby are some of my favorites
    Coraline "Corey", Georgiana "Georgie", Cecilia "Cici", Guinevere "Gwen", Rosamond "Rozz"

    Everett "Rhett", Quentin "Quinn", Cornelius "Coren", Cormac "Mac", Heath

  3. #5
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    There are a lot of names I'm fond of because of the books they bring to mind! But I'll try to list names that might seem more "unusual" if given to a baby.

    Girl -
    Amaryllis (Virgil)
    Aravis (C.S. Lewis)
    Cymbeline (Shakespeare)
    Honoria (Charles Dickens)
    Marilla (L.M. Montgomery)
    March (Louisa May Alcott)
    Ondine (Edith Wharton)
    Romola (George Eliot)
    Sula (Toni Morrison)
    Viviette (Thomas Hardy)

    Boys
    Caspian (C. S. Lewis)
    D'artagnan (Alexandre Dumas)
    Gulliver (Jonathan Swift)
    Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    Lestat (Anne Rice)
    Rodion (Dostoyevsky)
    Wentworth (Jane Austen)

    Lots to be gleaned from authors names not just characters too, i.e., Walden, Hawthorne, etc.

  4. #7
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    I love Holden. (I am a sucker for Catcher in the Rye.)
    I would also you Huckleberry. And Finn.
    Atticus and Finch would both be lovely!
    Benvolio
    Taft
    Dallas
    Scout



    Viola is beautful!
    Darcy
    Edith
    Emma
    Lydia
    Scarlett

    Author names, I think would be lovely
    Twain
    Lewis
    Huxley
    Bronte
    Salinger
    Tennyson

  5. #9
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    Anthony Trollope was a master at naming characters. His Barchester Towers series (pub 1857) is a wealth of awesome names

    Theophilus Grantly
    Griselda Grantly
    Septimus Harding
    Frank Arabin
    Dr Gwynne, of Lazarus College
    Obadiah Slope
    Olivia Proudie
    Vesey Stanhope
    Eleanor Bold
    Letty Quiverful (who has 14 kids)
    Wilfred Thorne
    Arabella Gresham
    Augusta Gresham
    Beatrice Gresham
    Amelia de Courcy
    Caleb Oriel
    Patience Oriel
    Martha Dunstable
    Ludovic Lufton
    Josiah Crawley
    Conway Dalrymple
    Mortimer Tempest
    Adolphus Crosbie
    Lily Dale
    Justinia Meredith
    Nathianel Sowerby


    Not sure all of them are truly usable, but he's a pleasure to read for anyone who loves names (or just puns).
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


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