There is nothing like getting your nose stuck in a really good book and while it might help you relax and send you off to sleep, that’s not the only thing a good read can provide you with! 

 

If you are expecting and failing miserably at choosing a name for your baby, why not look towards your favourite book for some ideas.

 

To help you out, we have compiled a list of 40 baby names from books we absolutely love - why not look at your own favourite for a little inspiration!

 

Girls:

 

1. Emma – Emma by Jane Austen

 

2. Harriet – Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

 

3. Kari – The Difficult Man by Hugo van Hofmannsthals

 

4. Anne – Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

 

5. Elinor – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

 

6. Molly – Ulysses by James Joyce

 

7. Bathsheba – Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 

 

8.  Becky – Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

 

9. Nancy – Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene

 

10. Matilda – Matilda by Roald Dahl

 

11.  Jo - Little Women by Louisa M. Algott

 

12. Sara – A little Princess by France Hodgson Burnett

 

13. Madeline – Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

 

14. Hermione – The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

 

15. Lisbeth – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

 

16. Charlotte – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

 

17. Heidi – Heidi by Johanna Spyri

 

18. Margaret – Are you there God? It’s me Margaret by Judy Blume

 

19. Lucy – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

 

20. Pippi – The Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren

 

Boys:

 

1. Oskar – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

 

2. Colin – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

3. Atticus – To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

 

4. Tom – The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

 

5. Rhett – Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mtchell

 

6. Edward – The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

 

7. Harry – The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

 

8. Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

 

9. Jay – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

10. Sherlock – The Sherlock series by Sir Arthur Conon Doyle

 

11. Victor – Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 

12. Peregrin – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

13. George – A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

 

14. Aslan – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

 

15. Stephen – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

 

16. Willie – All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

 

17. Benjy – The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

 

18.  Lennie – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

 

19. Clyde – An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

 

20. Charlie – The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 

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