When you're searching for the perfect name for your newest addition, the typical family names and top 100 lists can get a bit old. If you're looking for originality and names with amazing back stories, why not turn to the pages of classic literature? There are some truly unique baby names inspired by your favorite books that you will miss out on if you're looking only to your family tree for your baby's namesake.
The English major in me gets giddy at the thought of bringing new life to a beloved book character by giving their name to another person. It's a fantastic way to impart a deep appreciate for reading and creativity on your child from a young age. Not to mention there is an endless possibility of characters to name yor child after.
Maybe you're looking for an independent, strong namesake for your daughter, a name with history or great meaning for your little boy, or maybe a name from a different culture. Your favorite books can give you that and more. Although giving your baby a literary name doesn't necessarily guarantee they'll grow up to be the next great author or inherit your love of reading, it certainly can't hurt to try.
1Scout From 'To Kill A Mocking Bird'
2Darcy From 'Pride And Prejudice'
3Daisy From 'The Great Gatsby'
4Gale From 'The Hunger Games'
5Harry From 'Harry Potter'
6Lucy From 'The Chronicles of Narnia'
7Scarlet From 'Gone With The Wind'
8Beatrice From 'Divergent'
9Aibileen From 'The Help'
10Francine From 'A Tree Grows In Brooklyn'
Mary Francis Nolan, or Francie for short, is the main character in the coming to age story A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Though her name isn't Francine, it's a more modern, feminine version of her middle name in the story. And there aren't many nicknames cuter than Francie.