Namestorm #7 – Baby Names Inspired by Children’s Book Authors

Last week, Julie came up with a great namestorm idea: children’s book authors. Here are some to start us off. (To save space, I only listed one book per author.)

Charles and Carlo

  • French author Charles Perrault wrote Tales of Mother Goose (1697).
  • Italian author Carlo Collodi, born Carlo Lorenzini, wrote The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883).

Johann and Hans

  • Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss wrote The Swiss Family Robinson (1812).
  • Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s began writing fairy tales in the 1830s.

English author Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865).

American author Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women (1868).

French author Jules Verne wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870).

American author Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Swiss author Johanna Spyri wrote Heidi (1880).

Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island (1883).

English author Beatrix Potter, born Helen Beatrix Potter, wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902).

American author Jack London, born John Griffith Chaney, wrote The Call of the Wild (1903).

Scottish author James Matthew Barrie created the character Peter Pan in the early 1900s.

Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote Anne of Green Gables (1908).

Anglo-American author Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote The Secret Garden (1911).

American writer Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, wrote The Cat in the Hat (1957).

American author Madeleine L’Engle wrote A Wrinkle in Time (1962).

American author Katherine Paterson wrote Bridge to Terabithia (1977).

American author Beverly Cleary wrote Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1981).

American author Lois Lowry wrote The Giver (1993).

And now, two questions for you:

  • Can you come up with any other children’s book authors?
  • What interests/activities should we namestorm about next?

4 thoughts on “Namestorm #7 – Baby Names Inspired by Children’s Book Authors

  1. Neil Gaiman…
    You need to add Neil to the list, he’s the most brilliant man ever.
    And Michael Ende. His books are awesome.


  2. Ezra-
    Ezra Jack Keats, author of The Snowy Day and Whistle for Willie.
    Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
    Maud Hart Lovelace, author of the Betsy & Tacy series.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series.
    Beverly Cleary, author of the “Ramona” series.
    Virginia Lee Burton, author of Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.
    A. A. (Alan Alexander) Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh.

    This was a lot of fun… I could go on, but I better stop.

  3. A few more:

    Astrid – Astrid Lindgren, author of the Pippi Longstocking books (1945-)
    Margaret – Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon (1947)
    Roald – Roald Dahl, author of Matilda (1988)

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