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Not sure if I'd want this one for a boy's middle name or first name, but as long as it's in there somewhere! I just think that when you even think of the name "Atticus," you can't help but have some sort of great image/expectation for that person.
Also, I just plain like the sound of the name.
I'd probably play around with the spelling but I've been kind of obsessed with this name since I read Annabelle Lee (my FAVORITE Poe poem) and Just Listen (by Sarah Dessen, in which the girl's name is Annabel). Plus, you could have so many nicknames for this!
I feel like this is a name that people usually love or hate, based on its association with the character from The Catcher in the Rye. I personally didn't hate Holden--sure he whined a lot, but what really bugged me was that HE NEVER CALLED JANE!--anyhoo, I like the sound of the name and think this would probably make a good middle name.
Okay.... if you've been reading my blog for a little while, you probably already know/are-totally-sick-of-me-telling-you that I am pretty much IN LOVE with Will Herondale from Cassie Clare's Infernal Devices. So naturally, I'm going to put William on this list! (actually, I contemplated just putting Herondale and making that a middle name or something... but then I felt like that would be a little too obvious/weird.)
I actually first started loving this name when I saw the movie Tristan and Isolde-- which IS also a book!--and again when I read Kissed by an Angel, which was pretty darn romantic. When I think the name Tristan, I just have this association with honor and valor and courage all that good stuff.
I came across these names through the Unearthly series and The Time Traveler's Wife and I just think the name is SO pretty! Maybe the literary characters have influenced me, but I feel like everyone I've met/read about who are named Clara or Clare are all just really nice people.
This name is pretty great because it could work for a boy or girl. I don't know if it's just me, but the name Ash just sounds.... really cool. Can't really explain why, but it does!
So... I kind of have a weird relationship with this name. When I first read about a girl named Schuyler in the Blue Blood series, I thought it was pronounced SHOO-LER. So imagine my surprise when I found out it was actually pronounced Skylar! I mean, either way, the name is really pretty and I would totally name my kid that, but I think I would stick with my first pronunciation. How about you?
This has been a recently popular name that I've seen in 3 or so books, and while it's a little unusual, I really like it! Again, I can't really explain why--maybe because I personally give the name a connotation of sweetness...? Either way, if I have a baby girl, I'd find a way to stick this in the name.
RUNNER UP: NOELLE
I originally thought this would be a hard list to make, but it turns out that I have extras! I've always liked the name Noelle, and recently, when I read about a character named Noelle Maddox, I thought it was just the prettiest name ever! I mean, maybe not pretty in a super feminine way, but a pretty-to-me way.