Tale as old as time - twelve baby girl names inspired by literature 2 years ago

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