Creepy Characters from Tim Burton Flicks

October 22, 2015 Abby Sandel

Tim Burton is known for some of Hollywood’s quirkiest stories. From Beetlejuice to The Nightmare Before Christmas, they’re dark tales, perfect for Halloween, but funny, too. They’re also the source of some very memorable names – names that are just right for a child born around Halloween, or any time of the year. By Abby Sandel


Long before Stephenie Meyer imagined Twilight’s Cullen clan of sparkly vampires, there was Edward Scissorhands. The romantic tale debuted in 1990, with Johnny Depp as a Frankenstein-esque figure adept at trimming hedges and carving ice sculptures. Other great names from the movie included Helen and Esmeralda.

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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio. For a chance to have your questions answered, contact Abby at

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