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Jungle Book Baby Names

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By Clare Bristow

Now is an exciting time for fans of The Jungle Book. The live-action remake of the classic Disney film has been a box-office hit, and there’s news that another film from Warner Brothers is due in 2018.

With so much public attention, will we see an uptick in any of the characters’ names, or other names from Rudyard Kipling’s books? There are plenty of offbeat options that could appeal to parents.

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By Meagan Burke

June is here with warmer weather and longer days as we move from spring to summer. June has a plethora of historical events and notable namesakes to draw name inspiration from. Let’s explore this list which includes names from abolitionists, politicians, and women in space.

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By Clare Bristow

Welsh names can be divisive. Some people love them for their look, sound and cultural associations, while others run screaming from the unfamiliar spelling and pronunciation.

In this post we’ll look at some of the oldest Welsh literary names, and I hope you’ll find them surprisingly usable.

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By Meagan Burke

Ernest Hemingway was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, both as a Nobel Prize- winning author and as a legendary personality. His novels continue to be read and studied, while his life and family tragedies are still written and talked about. Let’s take a look at names from the Hemingway family tree.

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By Clare Bristow

If you like names with a hint of mystery, a vintage British feel and a splash of the exotic, come and join me in the drawing room and I shall reveal my deductions about names from Agatha Christie’s novels.

Christie is known as “the Queen of Crime” for good reason. In a career spanning over fifty years and over seventy novels, she shaped modern crime writing. Not just books, but also detective dramas, murder mystery parties, and the board game Cluedo (called Clue in North America) wouldn’t be the same without her.

Even if you haven’t read any of her books, you probably recognise the basic elements. There’s the genteel setting (like an English country home), the suspicious death, the trail of clues and red herrings, secrets and scandals, and the brilliant detective who rounds up all the suspects and explains how they’ve cleverly worked out whodunnit.

Christie’s character names, like the characters themselves, are eccentric and memorable, but also true to their time.

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