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It’s so much fun to think about names, picking out the ones we love, and looking up their meanings. I can remember as a kid checking out baby name books just to look at all the different names there are out there. I thought I would divide this list into names that I love, but would never name my children after, and names that I love that I would consider naming my children after.
In no particular order . . .
Names I Love, But Wouldn’t Name My Children
1. Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is one of my favorite names ever. I love all the nicknames you can get from it, I love how classic and non-trendy it is, and I love how British it is.
2. Violet from The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
I just love flower names, what can I say. I actually don’t know if I would ever name a baby Violet, though.
3. Georgiana from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I’ve always loved this name since I first came across it during my first P&P read through. It’s so British (can you tell I’m a bit of an Anglophile?), but I also love how it sounds rolling off my tongue. My best friend gave her daughter this name as her middle name, and that made me super happy! But, since my bestie already used this name, I feel like I shouldn’t. But that’s totally okay. I think it’s perfect for a middle name!
4. Susannah from The Mediator series by Meg Cabot
It’s just such a friendly name, don’t you think? I wouldn’t name a child Susannah, though, because I’m not a real fan of the nicknames.
5. Daisy from Spirit & Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore
I think we’ve established that I love flower names. I just think this is such a cute name. But I also think it could be difficult to be a grown women with the name Daisy, so I won’t be naming any of my children Daisy.
Name I Love, And Would Name My Children
1. Rosalie from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The actual character isn’t a favorite of mine, but I just love this name. It’s actually at the top of my list of potential baby girl names. I’ve always been partial to names with Rose in it, but Rosalie is just so feminine, and pretty.
2. Emma from Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Emma is just such a friendly name, isn’t it? But still feminine. I’m honestly not sure if I actually would name a daughter this, because it’s a bit popular, but I just love this name.
3. Harry from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I love very simple guy’s names. What’s not to love about this name? Nothing!
4. Alec from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
I love this name! It’s strong, and not frilly at all. It’s also unique, but not trendy. It’s also got that great Scottish feel.
5. John from The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot
I absolutely love the name John. It’s short, masculine and not at all frilly. I also LOVE the nickname Jack, too.