10 adorable Roald Dahl-inspired baby names that are honestly really cute 1 week ago

10 adorable Roald Dahl-inspired baby names that are honestly really cute

This week saw thousands of school children celebrate Roald Dahl Day on September 13th – often dressing up as characters from their favourite book by the much celebrated children's book author.

And just because we are huge fans of his books too, we thought we'd take the opportunity to share this list of 10 gorgeous baby names inspired by characters in some of Dahl's most famous books:

1. Alfie

Alfie is a tortoise, and the much-loved pet of Mrs Silver. We’re introduced to him in the classic Esio Trot, where he lives on the balcony of her flat, beneath Mr Hoppy (who is secretly in love with Mrs Silver.)

2. Amanda

The unfortunate Amanda Thripp takes a starring role in Matlda when Miss Trunchbull spots that the little girl has allowed her mother to plait her hair into pigtails. It’s not long before the Olympic standard hammer-throwing pigtail-hating headmistress decides to take action… sending Amanda on a short, but ill-advised flight, across the playground. Eep.

3. Charlie

Charlie Bucket was the kindly little boy who visited Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory - and wound up becoming Mr Wonka’s protege as a result.

4. Daisy

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Miss Milky Daisy is the flying cow from Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts, who isn’t willing to let anyone say ANYTHING remotely horrible about her.

5. George

George Kranky whipped up that truly magical and marvellous potion in George’s Marvellous Medicine - not to mention taught his wicked grandmother a lesson she’d never forget!

6. Felicity

As in, Felicity Fox - the wife of Mr Fox!

7. Magnus

Magnus was Miss Honey’s dignified and loving father, willing to do anything for his little girl.

8. Matilda

Matilda Wormwood is bright, brainy AND powerful, teaching us that it’s cool to be kind and clever and good long before Hermione Granger ever came along.

9. James

James Henry Trotter is the lonely little boy of James And The Giant Peach, but his luck starts to change when he meets a mysterious old man. Cue some magical green wriggling beans, a VERY large fruit, an epic journey across land and see, and the most unusual friends a young boy could ever have...

10. Violet

Champion gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde appears in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - and, while she MAY turn into a blueberry, she’s still one of his most famous characters to date.