Sometimes a baby name doesn’t need to be the only one of its kind. Names from classic books are unique since they’re somewhat vintage, but they’ve also got the worn in reputation that give the names some fire. Selecting a name from a favorite classic book brings your love of the story to life, and gives your baby girl or boy an interesting anecdote when it comes time to explaining names. And who doesn’t love to see their name in print? If you’ve ever fallen in love with a character’s story, giving that name to your child is a special way to share that bond.
Some of these characters might have been awkward, in a horrible mood, or spent their days talking to a bear—but these are just technicalities. Here are some classic characters that would make great baby names.
Alexander, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Holden, Catcher in the Rye
Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
Nick, The Great Gatsby
Ramona, The Ramona Collection
Margaret (Meg), Little Women
Sherri, The Outsiders