Tale as old as time - twelve baby girl names inspired by literature
When it came to naming my children, my favourite books were a big source of inspiration.
Books have fueled the imagination for centuries and when naming a baby there's no better place to start. From children's literature to the classics, poetry and prose, there's so much inspiration.
I put my bookworm skills to good use and put together twelve sonnet-worthy girls names. This list draws inspiration from Shakespearean works to modern classics like Harry Potter and Irish originals.
So whether you see your daughter peering over a balcony in fair Verona, or going for a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, this list is filled with literary delights befitting any poetry worthy princess.
Alice - Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Lydia - Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Juliet - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Clara - The Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffman
Laura - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Belle - Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Cordelia - King Lear by William Shakespeare
Mia - The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Aria - Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Sophie - The BFG by Roald Dahl
Luna - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling
Amelia - Amelia by Siobhan Parkinson