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February 14th, 2014 04:09 PM #6Senior Member
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I was named after Cate Blanchett! As long as it isn't some crazy out there name that the only connotation is from that character, I think it's just fine.
If you were naming your child Francis after the character/dauphin of Reign/prince of France that would be okay but if you were naming your child Dumbledore from Harry Potter, I would see that as a different story.
But in the end, it's only your opinion that really matters!Catelin GenevaJust highschooler by day author by night obsessed with names and future babies when she's much older.
Cecily Eirwen Ophelia, Belphoebe Judith Primrose, Isolde Bellona Winter, Circe Guinevere Florence
Rainier Gideon Wolf, Theon Samuel Peregrin, Peregrin Julius Harrow, Dorian Oliver Fox, Casimir Endymion Silver
February 14th, 2014 06:06 PM #8Senior Member
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A lot of the names I like are influenced by book characters especially. Some are really obvious like Caspian, Sherlock, Edmund, Lyra, and Dorian, but some are a lot more subtle: Indigo, Saffron, Fabian, Sylas (Silas), Jenna, Saren and Jessamine. I've got loads more literary inspired names, but a lot fewer TV show inspired ones; I think it just happens that the names I like happen to come from shows based on books!Teenberry (15) so no kids yet but planning on having 2 or 4 kids in the future. I love:
Collecting names * Being a Wholock fangirl * Chemistry
Girls: Pandora Beatrix Fae * Saffron/Evanthe Lyra Jessamine
http://nameberry.com/userlist/view/59281Boys: Caspian Indigo Edmund * Phoenix Arthur Blaise http://nameberry.com/userlist/view/59282
Maybe: Caspian Sherlock Edmund
Please Vote: http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9841172
February 14th, 2014 06:34 PM #10Senior Member
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Most of the names I like tend to come from books or movies. I have a long list:
Calvin - A Wrinkle in Time/Calvin and Hobbes
Matilda - Matilda by Roald Dahl
Walter - Fringe
Liesel - The Book Thief
Astrid - Fringe/Doctor Who/Astrid Lindgren
Hayden - Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Not to mention the majority of the Doctor Who ones - Alonzo, Laszlo, Astrid, Rose, Martha, Rory, Clara.
So in short, yeah. I'm all for it. I think naming your child after a character you love and admire is just as meaningful as naming them after some distant relative.Teen writer, pianist, sci-fi geek, cat-owner and name enthusiast.
Calvin Augustus ~ Matilda JosephineRoland | Walter | Orson | Felix | Beatrix | Ramona | Clemency | AstridLaszlo | Quentin | Alonzo | Hayden | Winston | Cecily | Wednesday | Liesel | Zelda | Hazel
February 14th, 2014 06:59 PM #12Senior Member
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Did with our first, and totally will with our second if it's a boy. And both names are so rare, they are instantly recognizable by fans of the show. Maeby, after Maeby Funke on Arrested Development, and Zefram, after Star Trek character Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of warp speed. Obviously it doesn't bother us!Proud Mommy to Maeby Alana born 8/6/10
Expecting Girl #2 Saela Eliza due 7/12/14
February 14th, 2014 10:34 PM #14
Most of the names I love I got from characters whether it be television (see username), plays, or books. I always remember thinking it was so cool when I was young to hear about school friends' names that came from something their mother read while pregnant or some pop culture thing their parents loved. My top girl names at the moment are Clara, thanks in no small part to the adorable, sassy Doctor Who companion, Sophronia from Gail Carriger's newest series, and Hero from my absolutely favorite play of all time, Much Ado About Nothing! Beatrice was actually my favorite character in that play but that suggestion was met with a look of absolute disdain from fiance -- he really does not care for some of my "old lady name" favorites. I also am pretty fond of Tegan, another Doctor Who companion fro the 80s and there's boatloads of names I scribbled down watching Once Upon Time and the spinoff Wonderland. I wouldn't necessarily choose names just because of the source I first heard them but I do happen to get most of my name ideas from then.