Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Favorite Literary Names..

I am a tad obsessed with baby names. I seriously stalk down names every day. It's addicting. I also like to learn of new literary names or match up names to literature.. Here are some of my faves..

Holden - Catcher in the Rye of course.. :)
Cade -Gone with the Wind
Sawyer - Tom Sawyer
Bennett - From Bennet in Pride & Prejudice..
Alcott - Louisa May Alcott
Adeline - Lord Byron
Elizabeth - Pride & Prejudice
Josephine - Little Women

and I am sure there are more but my brain is FRIED. First day back in the "real" world after a 3 month hiatus. Wowzers..

What are your favorite literary names? What other names have you secretly always wanted to name your child? Or do you think obsessing over names is ridiculous?

4 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

Well, I named my kitty Scout. I do like your list :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I like the names on that list. Surprisingly, I don't have any literary inspired names in mind.

I like to think about what names I would pick out, though. The only name I am passionate about using is "Paul" - after my dad. But I wouldn't use it if I married a guy named Paul!

I don't think it's ridiculous to think about baby names, either. It's fun & I talk about this w/ my girlfriends quite a bit!

KrisFlower said...

Hi...I clicked on your comment from Blairs blog...I named my son Huck after Huckleberry Finn, most people like it but there are some haters but I don't care, I love it! I wanted to name my daughter Maude after my favorite book Harold and Maude but didn't dare, I wished I had because we're only having two kids.

Luanne said...

Well I was sure I was having a boy 26 years ago and had picked out Aidan as a tribute to my Gaelic heritage. When my daughter arrived, I changed the spelling to Ayden. There are a million Aydens, Haydens, Jaydens and Cadens now, but she's one of the oldest ones I know!