Is it teething time for your little one?

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!




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




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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