12 Wonderful Women Writers’ Names

The name of a favorite female author can make a meaningful inspiration for your daughter’s name. And you’ll notice that a surprising number of these writers –five out of twelve–went by their more distinctive middle names—so that might inspire you to put special focus on her second name if you have literary aspirations for your baby girl.


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Zora Neale Hurston was a leading literary light of the Harlem Renaissance. A biblical place name (as Zorah), the exotic Zora was well used until the 1930’s, and with the return of cousins Cora, Nora, Dora and Flora, has the definite possibility of a comeback.

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