12 Literary Baby Names That May Make You Want To Have A Whole Brood Of Children

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Choosing a baby’s name often takes hours of long and hard thought, but if you’re trying to find something unique, combing through baby naming books isn’t always the best option. If you fancy yourself a bit of a bookworm, why not look to some of your favorite tales for inspiration?

If you’re a big fan of books and are looking for an inspired baby name, you’ll want to check out these literary baby names based on famous characters.

1. Scarlett

If you’re looking for a name for a baby girl, you might want to consider Scarlett, named after Scarlett from “Gone With The Wind.” Let’s just hope your baby girl is less drama than this Scarlett.

2. Ophelia

Fans of Shakespeare might enjoy the name Ophelia, a character from “Hamlet.” Music fans may also be drawn to this name based on the song of the same name from The Band (see below).


3. Aslan

If you ever read C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles Of Narnia, you’ll likely recognize the name Aslan, a talking lion who appears throughout the series.

4. Augustus

Augustus is a character from a more recent hit, “The Fault In Our Stars.” Just like the character, you can give your kid the nickname “Gus.” Sweet, right?

5. Bella

Whether you were a fan of the Twilight series or simply are drawn to the name that means “beautiful,” it doesn’t hurt to name your daughter after a heroine.

6. Scout

Not only does this name have a great, relaxed ring to it, your child will have the honor of being named after the protagonist of “To Kill A Mockingbird.

7. Cedric

Harry Potter fans, this one’s for you. Taken from Cedric Diggory, this name is noble, not to mention unique.

8. Cosette

This lovely name comes from Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” and is the nickname that young Euphrasie’s mother gives to her.

9. Heathcliff

It’s a long one, but it can always be made “Heath” for short. You might recognize this name from Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights.

10. Josephine

There are plenty of names to choose from in Little Women, but Josephine is always a good option, as in the case with Louisa May Alcott’s Character, it can be shortened to Jo or Jojo.

11. Holden

Holden Caufield was the teenage protagonist in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye, and you have to admit, his name is a pretty cool one.

12. Violet

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is many people’s favorites, and although you definitely don’t want your baby to turn blue, you might like the idea of calling her Violet.

[h/t Buzzfeed]