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The only way to make a British name sound even more intellectual and timeless? By stealing it from our favorite authors and books. Here, 20 British baby names inspired by classic literature (and yes, that includes Harry Potter).

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Roald

The BFG, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach...building this little guy’s first library will be a cinch.

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Virginia

Just don’t let her read Mrs. Dalloway until she’s older.  

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Darcy

For your handsome young gentleman.

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Rosalind

From Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

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Oliver

Please sir, can we have some more of this cuteness?

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Hermione

Will probably love books. (And magic.)

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Byron

Lord of the playground.

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Aslan

Named after the wise lion in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series.

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Estella

We have Great Expectations for this cutie pie.

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Albus

Named after the (non-muggle) world’s greatest wizard. 

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Cordelia

That Shakespeare sure knew how to name his heroines.

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Auden

A poetic name that works for a boy or a girl.

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Brontë

Named after Anne, Emily, or Charlotte.

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David

As in Copperfield (and um, also Beckham).

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Clarissa

The heroine of Virginia Woolf’s most famous novel.

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Keats

Will probably be a total romantic.

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Elizabeth

Make like the Bennets and call her Lizzie for short.

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Charlie

A name as sweet as Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

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Alice

Just keep her away from rabbit holes.

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Joyce

The name is Joyce, James Joyce.

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