Girl names from Literature?

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  1. SugarBeth

    SugarBeth Well-Known Member

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    Help me out! I was thinking about classic women authors, but now I think there'd be more to choose from if I thought of girl names from literature. Ideas?
     
  2. Incubator

    Incubator Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely adore the name Harper - after Harper Lee who wrote To Kill A Mocking Bird - but my OH is Head of English at a secondary school and he says we're not allowed any names from literature or Shakespeare. I'm gutted as I just love Harper. I really like Cordelia too.
     
  3. Alie

    Alie Well-Known Member

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    Ophelia from Shakespear's Macbeth.
     
  4. Hebble

    Hebble New Mama

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    I'm thinking about this too, lets see:

    Shakespearean:
    Miranda
    Desdemona
    Juliet
    Ophelia
    Beatrice
    Rosalind
    Portia

    Others:
    Wendy (Peter Pan)
    Alice (Wonderland)
    Jane (Eyre)
    Anne (Green Gables)
    Pippi (Longstocking)
    Moll (Flanders)
    Sarah (A Little Princess)
    Charlotte (Web)
    Clarissa (Samuel Richardson)
    Tess (D'Urbervilles)
    Lyra (Golden Compass)
    Hermione (Harry Potter)
    Dorothy (Oz)
    Bella (Twilight...sorry!)

    I have also heard of literary names being used unconventionally, - Darcy for a girl after 'Mr Darcy' and apparently Heath Ledger was named after 'Heathcliff'.

    Worst girls literary name ever? Veruca Salt! (Chocolate Factory)
     
  5. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    Hester
    Prynne
    Pearl (her daughter!)
     
  6. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    How about names about literature:

    Poet
    Lyric
    Story
     
  7. Midnight_Fairy

    Midnight_Fairy New baby J

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    I always liked Viola and Ophelia.

    Also Juliet from the classic :)
     
  8. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    Out of the above suggestions, i love Harper... and Juliet... and Charlotte would be my 3rd favorite!
     
  9. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    The Odessey has some cool names:

    Penelope
    Penelope is the wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachos, Queen of Ithaka, and the object of desire for every nobleman in the land. She’s also a strong woman.

    Athene (or Athena?)
    The daughter of Zeus, Athene is the goddess of wisdom and patroness of warfare.

    Helen
    Kassandra

    Or -- And this may be my favorite! Estella :flow: from Great Expectations! I always envisioned her so beautiful & alluring!
     
  10. SamLandD

    SamLandD Expecting 2nd son!

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    someone said Cordelia, i dont know what the name is from but just wanted to say i love it! my son went to nursery with a girl called Cordelia, she was his "girlfriend" :) she was known as Cordi which i think is such a cute name! xxx
     
  11. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    Shakespeare used the name Silvia for the love interest in his play "Two Gentlemen of Verona", probably intending to give the impression of a typical Italian girl though the name has come to be regarded as an English name.
     
  12. MollyHeart

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    "Beatrix" after Beatrix Potter (definitely read her life story, so interesting !)

    "Charlotte"

    "Austen"

    "Bronte' "

    "Barrett" from Elizabeth Barrett Browning the poet who said "No man is friendless who has God and the companionship of good books"
    (love that quote)

    "Juliet"

    "Jane"

    I too second the "Harper" after Harper Lee posted earlier

    Also love "Harlowe" after Jean Harlowe the movie starlet

    "Clementine"

    "Anne" from Anne of Green Gables (don't forget the e )
     
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    Elizabeth
    Kitty
    Lydia
    Georgiana
    Louisa
    Charlotte

    Josephine
    Meg
    Amy
    Beth

    Scarlett
    Melanie
    Carreen
    Sue-Ellen
    India
    Honey
    Ellen

    Emma
    Harriet

    Eleanor
    Marianne
    Lucy
    Margaret
     
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    catfromaus Mum to angel Aiden Lynne

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    lol Ophelia is from Hamlet not Macbeth xx:dohh:

    and i think Cordelia is from King Lear, one of his daughter's xx
     
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    I love the name Roberta (Bobby) from The Railway Children
     
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    catherine from wuthering heights.

    violet
    matilda
    beatrice (beezus!)
    ramona
     
  18. SugarBeth

    SugarBeth Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone, I got a few good ideas for options!
     
  19. LoolaBear

    LoolaBear 3 On Earth 1 in Heaven

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    some lovely names suggested, ive already got my names picked for future baby/ies but if i didnt i would definately be using Cordelia or Harper love them both :flow:
     
  20. Midnight_Fairy

    Midnight_Fairy New baby J

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    :thumbup: My name :D I have always liked it lol

    I loooveee Estella too!
     

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