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June 30th, 2014 11:41 AM #1
Favourite names from books/films/shows
Most of the names on my list have been inspired by my favourite books/authors/poets/films/shows/plays.
I love Oscar because of Oscar Wilde, one of my favourite authors. I also love Dorian, Gray, Wilder, Cecily, Earnest and Arthur because of him. I'm more attracted to the image of these names than I am to the way they sound or what they mean.
There are some bizarre ones like Hercules, my favourite Disney movie and Lilo, my favourite show as a kid (Lilo and Stitch)
They're names I wouldn't like if they didn't remind me of something/someone I loved.
What are your favourite names inspired by literature, art or film?CharlotteBritish Teen BerryLiesel - Hans - Evelyn - Wilbur - Adelaide
June 30th, 2014 11:44 AM #3Top Names: Benedict Calvin & Noelle Geneva
Olivia/Livy : Darah/Bethel : Eve/Verity
Eli/Solomon : Luke/Zane: Levi/Phineas
Due in January!
June 30th, 2014 12:40 PM #5
I've got loads, although I'd probably still love some of them without the associations. My favourites are probably:
Caspian- Because of the books, and the old BBC episodes
Sherlock- For obvious reasons. I also love Benedict (I have such a huge crush :P), and I'm warming to John.
Edmund- For the same reason as Caspian
Ptolemy- From the Bartimaeus trilogy
Ephraim- I love because of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, same with Silas
Indigo- Casson Family series, some of my fave names come from this series. I also LOVE Saffron and Cadmium.
August- Becasue of Wonder by R.J. Palacio, such a great book
Perseus- Percy Jackson
Dorian- Dorian Gray
Julian- From the Famous Five series
And my love for Artemus stemmed from Artemis Fowl
And of course all the Harry Potter names: Remus, Arthur, Dedalus, Fabian (actually I first saw this in another book series), Gideon, Hugo.
Beatrix- Beatrix Potter
Enid- Enid Blyton
Edith- Edith Nesbit
I'm warming to Molly, because of Molly Hooper (Sherlock) and Mrs Weasley.
And again, the Harry Potter names: Arabella, Luna, Hermione, Genevra, Bellatrix (but I definitely love the name more than the character)
For once my boys list is longer than my girls!Jam | Fangirl | Historian | Biochemist | Single Pringle | 18 | Future mummyDreaming of...
• Evanthe Georgiana Clio • Marigold Anna Hermione • Beatrix Sylvia Rosalind • Artemis Lyra Elizabeth •
Caspian Sherlock Walter • Pandora Valencia Fae
• Ptolemy Lysander Albert | Horatio Phoenix Arthur | Nikolai Emrys Altair | Artemus Dorian Hugo •
Mister Men Combos • Little Misses Combos
"'Mycroft' is the name you gave me; if you could possibly struggle all the way to the end."
July 1st, 2014 03:45 PM #7Senior Member
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A lot of my top names were inspired by TV shows (I watch way too much TV, lol!)
Jethro Tobias - Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Tobias Fornell, NCIS (it was actually initially a coincidence that I paired the two names up; I didn't realise the connection for a while. Doesn't put me off the combo though!)
Malcolm - Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly (Nathan Fillion is a genius! I also love Castle and Beckett as boys names from his other show, Castle)
Fiona - Fiona Glennane from Burn Notice
Nell and Hettie - Nell Jones and Henrietta Lange from NCIS Los Angeles
Prue - Prue Halliwell from Charmed (my favourite sister)
I love all these names despite of their connections, but the shows were the first time I fell in love with them x
July 1st, 2014 05:18 PM #9Senior Member
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Sherlock - I think previous posters have covered this one.
Enjolras, Gavroche - both fairly unusable names from Hugo's epic Les Miserables.
Amedeo - both as a nod to the painter and the character from the children's book by E.L. Konigsburg, a favorite of mine growing up.
Fitzwilliam - it's a GP. But I prefer it to Darcy, which is used more and more often for girls these days.
Estella - as in Great Expectations.
Ophelia - though honestly I prefer the name without the Shakespearean connotation.
Titania - a favorite Shakespearean maiden.
Mabel - from the Wilde play, An Ideal Husband. She was also the first major role I performed onstage, so she has a special meaning to me.
Eloise - another childhood favorite.
Endora - Bewitched was my childhood. Plus, it has that quirky old lady vibe that I've come to love.Amedeo Ariel Dmitri EnjolrasArtemis Cicely Elisabeth Evangeline Mirabelle Ophelia Rosalie Titania