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    Names from Older British Children's Literature

    I know there has been a lot of talk on these threads about people's favorite names from literature as a whole. But I wanted to draw special attention to some of my favorites, which I feel have been overlooked in the shuffle: names from British children's literature written pre-1960. I'm a huge fan of Edith Nesbit's books and the character names therein...and also of the Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis actually took a lot of his writing inspiration from Nesbit's work!).

    Here are some of the best:

    From Five Children and It (by Nesbit):
    Anthea
    Jane
    Robert
    Cyril
    Hillary (boy)

    From The Railway Children (Nesbit):
    Phyllis
    Peter
    Roberta (nn Bobbie)

    From The Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis):
    Digory
    Polly
    Helen
    Peter
    Susan
    Edmund
    Lucy
    Jill
    Eustace
    Harold
    Alberta


    What are some other names from British books in this category?

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