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#458415 - 10/10/08 10:30 PM Character Names from Books as Baby Names?  
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Would you ever name a child after a character in a book?

Or, would you use a name you first discovered in a book as a baby name (i.e. not name a child after the character necessarily)?

If so, what character or name would you use?

(BTW, check out my most recent article, Baby Names from Literature.)


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#458417 - 10/10/08 10:45 PM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: Nancy - Baby Names Editor]  
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my grandmother named my aunt after a character in a cowboy romance novel--Patricia (it was unusual for the 1930's)and recently a friend had a baby boy and named him Ka'Lel after Superman. It is awkward I think.


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#458488 - 10/11/08 05:17 AM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: LadyLvsNyt]  
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Originally Posted By: LadyLvsNyt
a friend had a baby boy and named him Ka'Lel after Superman. It is awkward I think.


Nicolas Cage did the same thing! His son (born in 2005) was named Kal-El, so there's a bit of a spelling difference, but they're essentially the same name. How interesting. I wonder how many other people have also chosen this name recently.


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#459794 - 10/16/08 08:38 AM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: Nancy - Baby Names Editor]  
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Actually, my hubby and I thought of naming one of our kids "Eomer" from Lord of the Rings. smile

#460608 - 10/18/08 09:15 PM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: jeannie117]  
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Jeannie - I have to admit, I've always had a thing for Eowyn. smile I don't think I would ever use it for a child, but I love the character, so I have these positive associations with the name. (And this pre-dates the recent movies. I read the trilogy and a few other Tolkien books a kid.)


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#533160 - 06/30/09 03:35 PM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: Nancy - Baby Names Editor]  
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I love it, piucking names from books, some of my favorite names actually come from books. I like the names Kieren from Tantalize, Emmett and Jacob and Alice from Twilight, Mattie from Northern Light, Johnny and Sodapop(its unquie) and Darry and Dally and Cherry/ Sharri, and Sandy from the Outsiders!!! Caleb and Kenny from Something Upstairs!

#536421 - 07/14/09 08:13 PM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: chica13801]  
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I would do it. I love the name Zoya, from Danielle Steel's book of the same title. I wonder if I can convince the daddy that it's a great name ;)

#555785 - 10/12/09 12:04 PM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: DotCard]  
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There are many character names that have stuck with me over the years. i have always loved Ayla (Clan of the Cave Bear), Coraline (Coraline), Charlotte (Charlotte's Web), Eloise (Eloise), and Violet (Boxcar Children).

#572749 - 12/26/09 10:50 AM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: LilaClash]  
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#587804 - 02/28/10 08:46 PM Re: Character Names from Books as Baby Names? [Re: BelleWilliams]  
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i thought of another one, too, tho my S.O. hates it... "Kivrin" it's a girl name, from Doomsday Book.

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