20 British Baby Names for Book Lovers

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

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

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For your handsome young gentleman.

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From Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

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

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Will probably love books. (And magic.)

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Lord of the playground.

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

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We have Great Expectations for this cutie pie.

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

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That Shakespeare sure knew how to name his heroines.

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

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Named after Anne, Emily, or Charlotte.

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As in Copperfield (and um, also Beckham).

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The heroine of Virginia Woolf’s most famous novel.

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Will probably be a total romantic.

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Make like the Bennets and call her Lizzie for short.

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

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Just keep her away from rabbit holes.

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The name is Joyce, James Joyce.

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