Literary Names

My husband and I have already had 2 boys, but before we found out their gender (while I was pregnant) we made a long list that included both boy and girl names. Several of the names on the girl list were literary names. I'm going to start including names I love from each book I post about. I'll put the section under the review & links to other reviews so that it won't distract people who aren't name nerds like I am!

Evangeline (Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Uncle Tom's Cabin by: Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Juliet (Romeo & Juliet by: William Shakespeare) - my first son (Evan) would most likely have been given this name if he'd been a girl.
Lorelei - (German mythology)
Lenore (The Raven by: Edgar Allan Poe) - my husband nixed this one pretty quickly, unfortunately.
Eliza (Pygmalion - My Fair Lady! - by: George Bernard Shaw)
Delilah - Biblical
Lydia - Biblical
Clara (The Nutcracker - I know this isn't literature, but the ballet was based on a story)

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Ashley said...

I love literary names! My son is named Holden after Holden Cauffield from Catcher in the Rye.

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