Baby names inspired by the wonderful world of fiction are total page turners 5 years ago

Baby names inspired by the wonderful world of fiction are total page turners

Yes, we know, we are always going on about baby names but there are just so many to choose from.

Today we decided to collect some of our favourite names from the world of fiction – perhaps they might inspire any mums-to-be out there.

Some of them are a little more unusual than others but we reckon all of them would make lovely monikers for any new arrivals.


Primrose – The Hunger Games

This one is so feminine and versatile with shortened options including "Prim" and "Rose." In the books, this is the name of Katniss' little sister.

Eilis – Brooklyn

We're sure there are a few of these already out there but with the release of the film adaptation, we were reminded of just how nice this name is.


Esmeralda – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

If it's good enough for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, it's good enough for us. It means Emerald gemstone - in other words the little one who gets this one is precious.

Allie – The Notebook

Whatever you think of the film (we happen to love it and cry every time), you can't deny that this is a gorgeous moniker for a girl.

Bella – Twilight

We're not fond of vampires or werewolves but we do love this name. If Bella isn't your thing, you could always go for Ella or Belle.

Savannah – Dear John

Oh, it just reminds us of summer and happiness. In Spanish, it means "from the open plain" which we like to think signifies a free spirit.


Daisy –The Great Gatsby

Another flower-inspired pick here and an adorable one at that! In the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy was Jay Gatsby's glamorous love interest.

Tris – Divergent

This is actually a shortened version of Beatrice but one that we are totally on board with. If this little one is anything like the character, she'll be strong and brave.

Hazel – The Fault in Our Stars

You wouldn't be making a mistake by opting for this moniker. It's elegant but modern -  a winning combination if you ask us.

Eleanor – Eleanor & Park

This book tells the story of two teenagers who form a close relationship and ever since reading it, we are obsessed with the name Eleanor.


Hermione – Harry Potter

Yes, it is a little unusual and not one you hear very often but it is gorgeous all the same. The only problem you might have is getting people to pronounce it properly.




Gale – The Hunger Games

We've had plenty of windy weather recently but that hasn't turned us against this name from Suzanne Collins' hit franchise.

Atticus – To Kill a Mockingbird


This one is certainly coming back into fashion and made a number of top baby name lists last year. It was only right to include it.

Holden – The Catcher in the Rye

It's more common to hear it used as a surname (eg. Amanda Holden) but we believe it would also be a really nice option as a first name.

Dexter – One Day

Author David Nicholls may not have painted him as a particularly likeable character in his book but we can't hold that against the name.

Noah – The Notebook

Basically, we want Nicholas Sparks to name our child. This is another one of our favourites which of course has biblical connotations.

Sawyer – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Nowadays, this one is being used for both boys and girls - probably because it's so darn adorable. Alternatively, you could go for the next one on our list.

Finn – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

We can't quite explain why we like this one so much but it's definitely top of our list when it comes to naming a new arrival.

Quentin – Paper Towns

It's not one you hear very often (if at all) but that just adds to its charm. It's quirky and memorable - what more could you want?

Rhett – Gone With The Wind

Another slightly unusual pick but one that definitely sticks in our mind. In Welsh, it is an alternative for Rhys which means fiery and ardent.

Sebastian – The Little Mermaid

This is one of those monikers that just never goes out of fashion and will definitely give your little guy the cool factor. It can also be abbreviated to Seb.

Top image: The Notebook/New Line Cinema.