Literary Baby Names That Will Delight Every Bookworm
When fiction becomes reality
Want to give your kid a head start in the whole smarts department? Name him or her after one of these fictional characters. Just maybe wait until he’s old enough to explain the plot of Catch-22.
Harriet (from “Harriet the Spy”)
Setting her up for precocity.
Stuart (from “Stuart Little”)
Preferably if he’s got tiny little glasses.
Jo (from “Little Women”)
You’re never too young for feminism.
Leopold (from “Ulysses”)
Little Leo’s in for an epic life.
Winnie (from “Winnie the Pooh”)
Cue adorable alert.
Pip (from “Great Expectations”)
So. Darn. Cute. (He can go by Philip when he wants to seem serious.)
Ramona (from “Beezus and Ramona”)
Eccentric and totally lovable.
Cash (from “As I Lay Dying”)
He’ll be the coolest kid in school.
Hermione (from “Harry Potter”)
Girl boss in training.
Clay (from “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay”)
It can totally be a first name, too.
Celie (from “The Color Purple”)
Beautiful name, crazy-strong namesake.
Milo (from “Catch-22”)
His English teachers will think you’re hip.
Violet (from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”)
Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet!
Finn (from “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”)
A real guy’s guy.
Clarissa (from “Mrs. Dalloway”)
We’re not afraid of your cool character names, VW.
Heathcliff (from “Wuthering Heights”)
The boy will be born to brood.
Zora (from “On Beauty”)
Could also pay homage to Neale Hurston.
Calixta (from “The Storm”)
What is it about x’s that make names so inherently cool.
Binx (from “The Moviegoer”)
Malcolm (from “Macbeth”)
Mac, for short.