Mockingbird Names: Atticus, Scout and more
By Herb Scribner, Deseret News National
It was announced recently that there will be a To Kill a Mockingbird sequel, penned by Harper Lee, the writer of the original literary classic that’s sold more than 18 million copies and has been printed in 40 different languages.
The book includes a unique set of character names that aren’t easily forgettable. These names may serve as inspiration for your baby’s name, too. According to Nameberry in The Huffington Post, parents in 2015 will be giving their children powerful, unique and oddball names to set them apart from the rest of the pack.
Here are 13 character names you can use for your child. The characters aren’t always the greatest role models, but their names are unique enough to make your baby sound cool and sophisticated.
Zeebo is Calpurnia’s oldest son. He leads hymns at the local black community church and is somewhat of a leader.
Lula is a black woman who doesn’t like white people. She’s seen as a troublemaker and often disagrees with church teachings.
Eula’s got the most unique job in the novel; she’s a telephone operator. She announces the on-going events of the county.
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on February 11th, 2015 at 10:33 am
I’ve never actually read To Kill A Mockingbird. But from this list, I like Lula, Mayella and Braxton.
on February 11th, 2015 at 10:36 am
I love Calpurnia! To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books. Some of these characters are kind of bad role models, though. As in I wouldn’t be using Mayella, an otherwise lovely name, anytime soon…
on February 16th, 2015 at 12:59 pm
This is my favorite book of all time. I couldn’t persuade my husband to use TKAM names for our kids, so we’ve had a couple of cats named after characters in the book. Atticus was first, and when he died, we adopted Scout. He jokes that the next one will have to be Boo Radley, but I could see using Dill or Calpurnia too.
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on February 28th, 2016 at 11:46 pm
[…] explore, but the best-known Scout is To Kill a Mockingbird’s Jean Louise Finch. The popularity of Harper Lee-inspired baby names in recent years has brought Scout to just outside the US Top 1000 for girls, though it is also […]
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