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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?

Baby Name Needed – Boy Name for Adalaide’s Little Brother

A reader named Abby is expecting a baby boy at the end of the year, and she’d like some helping coming up with his name. She writes:

His sister’s name is Adalaide Joy Foley* and we would like to use the middle name Bernard in honor of his grandfather who is no longer with us.

Abby also mentions that she likes names that are easily shortened. (Adalaide goes by the nickname Ada, for instance.)

Here’s what I came up with:

Anthony (Tony)
Clement (Clem)
Dominic (Dom, Nic)
Emmanuel (Manny)
Frederick (Fred, Rick)
Gabriel (Gabe)
Gregory (Greg)
Jonathan (Jon)
Joseph (Joe)
Lawrence (Larry)
Louis (Lou)
Matthew (Matt)
Maximilian (Max)
Nathaniel (Nate)
Nicholas (Nick)
Oliver (Ollie)
Roderick (Rod, Rick)
Samuel (Sam)
Solomon (Sol)
Stanley (Stan)
Thaddeus (Thad)
Theodore (Ted, Theo)
Thomas (Tom)
Timothy (Tim)
Tobias (Toby)
Walter (Walt)
William (Will, Bill)
Zachary (Zach)

Do you think any of these go particularly well with Bernard? What other names would you suggest to Abby?

*The actual surname is not Foley, but it’s similar.

Update – The baby is here! Scroll down to see which name Abby chose.