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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010
    Midwestern USA

    Author Created Literary Names

    Just wondering if there is a specific list that only includes literary names created by authors: (Renesmee, Vanessa, Wendy, etc.)?

  2. #3
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    Jun 2011
    I don't think there is one, at least I haven't seen it, but I'm sure people can contribute some directly to this thread, like Lorna!

    Officially Trying for Baby Number One!

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    Lachlan Alexander // Evander Alcott // Ramsay Philip
    Bennett // Dresden

    Pretty in Pink
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    Linnea Pearl // Corisande Fable // Odessa Faye // Marigold Ellen

  3. #5
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    Mar 2010
    (Some of these are disputed claims, whether the author invented them or brought it into popularity as a name). has some of them but not all.

    Others after searching Behindthename:

    Albena (
    Amanda (
    Arline (
    Armida (
    Cedric (
    Cora (
    Csilla (
    Grazyna (
    Jolánka (
    Mahulena (
    Loredana (
    Janice (
    Miranda (
    Myra (
    Ornella (
    Orville (
    Pamela (
    Percival (
    Ronja (
    Stella (
    Undine (
    Zoraida (

    Possibly: Fiona (
    Yesenia (
    Jessica (
    Dorian (

    Amaya was created in 1879 by Spanish author Francisco Navarro Villoslada for the title character of his novel Amaya which deals with the conversion of the Basques to Christianity.

    Tawny (

    Geraldine began life as an adjective meaning “of the Fitzgerald family.” It was used in 1540 by Henry Howard Surrey to describe the Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald. It was used occasionally by other poets until the early 19th century. One of the earliest noted bearers was Geraldina Eugenia Wallace (1811-1820) and Geraldine Jewsbury (born 1812). It was popularized by a character in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Christabel (1816).
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    "Don't try to be modern, it's the most old-fashioned thing there is," - Attilio, The Tiger and the Snow

    Domenico, Gianfranco, Giacomo, Antonio, Raphael, Calogero, Leopold, Angelo, Giorgio, Alban, Malachi, Dante, Mirek, Dario, Lionel, Asa, Valerio
    Katarina, Irena, Silvia, Aniela, Delfina, Raffaella, Apollonia, Cecilia, Pasqualina, Rosina, Josephine, Allegra, Romana, Alba, Bronya, Adrasteia, Vincenza, Althea, Eurydice, Regina, Mirellina, Arianell, Sonia, Talia, Cordelia, Leona/Leonie

  4. #7
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    Jan 2010
    Midwestern USA
    Awesome! Thanks!

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