Best Boys’ Storybook Names: Beyond Christopher Robin and Max

Last week we found some great names for girls in beloved children’s books, and now it’s the boys’ turn. But to avoid the risk of their commandeering the list, we’re ignoring all the Harry Potter, Twilight, Hobbit and Narnia franchise boys in favor of heroes and supporting players from a variety of sources– picture books to classic tales to YA novels. As always, it’s tough to pick a dozen best from all the endless possibilities, but here is our list of Top 13 storybook names for boys.


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Bartholomew Cubbins is the feudal era hero of two of the few Dr. Seuss books that are written in prose rather than rhyme. The upstanding name of one of the twelve apostles in the Bible, widely used in literature by Dickens and others , its one problem is the Simpson-ish nickname Bart—but you could go for the jolly old pet form Tolly instead.

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