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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In M. M. Kaye’s 1980 novel The Ordinary Princess, Peregrine is a king in disguise who—oops—just happens to hate his name. But we think that this elegant, aristocratic British-accented appellation could appeal to some cutting edge US baby namers.

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