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Beautiful Poetic Baby Names

By Pamela Redmond

Poetic baby names can come direct from the names of poetic forms, like Poem and Sonnet, or you can look to the great poets for unique baby name inspiration for both girl and boy babies: think Angelou, Auden, Whitman, Dante... So many beautiful and unusual literary baby names to choose from! Here is a selection of perfect poetry inspired baby names you might like to consider.

  • Angelou

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    If you want to move beyond Maya. Read More 

  • Auden

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    A softly poetic surname name, associated with poet W.H., Auden is enjoying quiet but marked fashion status. It was chosen for his daughter by Noah Wyle and is definitely one to watch.Read More 

  • Blake

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    The unisex Blake, which indeed has two conflicting meanings, has a briskly efficient image when used for a girl.

    Though in the eighties it was seen very much as a Read More 

  • Byron

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    For centuries, this name had a romantic, windswept image due to its strong connection to the poet Lord Byron, who inspired its use as a first name. It is one of those surprise names that's... Read More 

  • Chaucer

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    One of the most distinguished names in literature could become a hero name in a family of poetry-lovers -- or be seen as a trendy new occupational name. Read More 

  • Crane

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    This elegant surname has great potential to turn into an unusual first name, especially with its literary associations to both Stephen and Hart Crane.

    Crane is a surname that originated... Read More 

  • Cullen

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    Cullen is an appealing Irish surname name that upped its cool factor considerably when it became the Twilight family name of Edward et al. It's considerably less popular than it was at its peak in... Read More 

  • Dante

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    Though closely associated with the great medieval Florentine poet Dante Alighieri -- who's so famous most people skip the last name -- it's not as much of a one-man name as you might think. Heck,... Read More 

  • Dickinson

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    Dickinson is a possibility for Richard's boy, though that Dick nickname is problematic no matter how you get to it. Read More 

  • Dove

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    Subtle but clear unisex way to signal peace, especially in middle place. Read More 

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