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.