Top Ten Bookish Baby Names

Posted January 26, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Top Ten Tuesday / 88 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted byΒ The Broke and The Bookish.
The dreaded Freebie week. I can never think of anything! I always default to covers but I think I will go with my other favorite names. When I was pregnant with my kids I would pour over the baby name books because there are s many options. I should of just read a bunch of books because there are always some interesting choices. So here are my top ten favorite and /or unique (to me anyways) character names that should be considered for your future children (or pets πŸ™‚ )

TTT Babynames


The Mystery of Hollow Places
Nicknames – Im, Immy


The Catcher in the Rye
Nicknames – Hold


The Fault in Our Stars
Nicknames – Auggie, Gus


Throne of Glass
Nicknames – Lainie


The Hunger Games
Nicknames – None. It pretty much is a nickname


The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
Nicknames – Bex, Trixie, Bea


The Bright Effect
Nicknames – Bash, Seb, Sebby


Isla and the Happily Ever After
Nicknames – I (?)


Everything, Everything, Emmy & Oliver
Nicknames – Β Ollie, Ol


These Broken Stars
Nicknames – Li, Lili

What are your favorite character names? Would you ever name your kid after a favorite character?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


88 responses to “Top Ten Bookish Baby Names

  1. Love it! All of our animals are named after authors or book characters (we are total nerds like that). We almost named our newest dog Holden but he is Cooper (James Fennimore) instead. We have a Lucy (Narnia), Pippi (Longstocking), Emma (Austen) and have had a Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans’ stories) and a Quincey (Thomas de). Sebastian and Harper (To Kill A Mockingbird) are other bookish names I love.
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  2. Oh I LOVE this! I did this a long, long time ago, I don’t even remember how long! But I LOVE your choices! I would absolutely name a kid these! I love Imogene, great addition to the bookish naming vault πŸ˜‰ I like Effie too, and Rue. (And Finnick, which got vetoed for my son, sadly. Coincidence that his name is Sam? You decide πŸ˜‰ ) I like Sebastian a lot, but I feel like I couldn’t use it on a person, because I don’t like the nicknames.

    I am also obsessed with baby names. I almost wish I could have more kids just to name things πŸ˜‰ Since you asked, here were the ones I picked. Hm it won’t let me post the actual link in my comment, so I will break it up- itstartsatmidnight. com/2015/01/congratulations-bookish-baby/ πŸ˜€
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  3. This is what I did this week too! I like Lilac; I’m reading These Broken Stars at the moment and the name is growing on me. I also can’t believe I didn’t think of Holden when I wrote mine. Doh.

  4. Great idea, I should remember this for the next freebie week πŸ™‚
    I’d totally name my kids after some of these characters, they don’t even sound that strange (except for Celaena, I don’t even know how to pronounce that πŸ˜‰ ) – my favourite is Holden. πŸ™‚

  5. Great choice of topics! I like several of these- Celaena and Augustus are kinda cool names, and i like Isla too. that’s different. Lilac’s not bad. Fun one! πŸ™‚
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  6. This is a cool list!! There aren’t that many names that I come across in books that I like enough to want to name my kids that… but I am totally putting Effie on the list for my next dog’s name!! I name my dogs after songs (Layla, Lucy), but I think I could break that habit. Someone in the bookish world (can’t remember who??) has a kid named Novella. How cute is that?? I could totally get behind stealing that name. But since I’m done having kids, whoever it is doesn’t have to worry πŸ™‚
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  7. I did this for TTT this week too!!! Great minds think alike! I had to limit mine to names in books I read in 2015 because there were just too many that I loved! Isla would have made my list but I read it in 2014. I really like the name Holden though, I have read that book though πŸ™

  8. Such a cool idea for TTT! I love to notice names in books, though I’m done with having kids and have no control over grandkids’ names, lol. We do have numerous pets, always have, and have fun naming them. I had a rescued obese cat that I named Pooh Bear much to my kids’ consternation πŸ™‚ We used to have two parakeets named Romeo and Juliet.

    My eldest daughter actually named her kids unusual names that she noticed in books, movies, video games. None too wacky, but she didn’t want to have common names for them. I like Lilac and Oliver off of your list. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Amy

    Hmmmm…I’m not sure if I would or not. I’d probably be more likely to do it for a pet. I remember the boom when everyone was naming their kids – Edward, Bella or Christian. πŸ™‚

  10. Great topic! I did name my son after a fictional character…well, two actually. He is Christopher Link – after Christopher Robin and Link the hero from the Zelda video games. If we’d had a second son, he would have been James Gannon after my husband and Gannon the bad guy from Zelda. Our girl would have been Zoey, after no one. I just really like that name.
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  11. I absolutely LOVE the name ISLA. And I hadn’t heard it unitl I read ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. My favorite name of all time is Anna, so I’ll be boring and say Anna from ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. I’m also a huge Stephanie Perkins fan, so it works that I mentioned two of her books in this comment. Hehe. Happy Tuesday! I’m a new bloglovin’ follower!
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  12. I absolutely LOVE this topic. Lilac is at the top of my favourite book names. I just sounds so elegant and has a nice flow to it. I also love Tarver as a name. It has a nice ring to it.
    Finnikin (Finnikin of the Rock) is one name that I love but I think would get vetoed haha.
    I feel like I should start noting down my favourite book names so I can be prepared in the future. πŸ˜›
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  13. I LOVE this! I tried, so hard, to get a kid named after a character or an author. I didn’t win the battle though. :/ It didn’t work with my cats either – the kids won. Grr… I have mentioned to my kids that I’d be open to them naming their kids after literary characters though. *haha* Of course, it’ll be AT LEAST 10 years before any babies are born. πŸ˜‰
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