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1. Emma Woodhouse
My favorite Jane Austen novel has a wonderful heroine who’s far from perfect, but ultimately lovable. She also has a name that I just love.
2. Fred Weasley
The Weasley twins are just two of the most awesome guys that ever existed. They are so incredibly kind-hearted and loyal. […see 3.]
3. George Weasley
…Not to mention that they are hilarious and can make anyone laugh. If that’s not the sort of people you’d want to name your child after, then I don’t know what is.
4. Elizabeth Bennet
Elizabeth Bennet is strong, intelligent and witty. Of course not even the most beloved Austen heroine is faultless – she’s stubborn, thinks she’s always right and can be impulsive. But she’s also not above admitting fault and learning. If I ever have a daughter with those qualities, I shall be happy.
5. Joe Gargery
6. Sara Crewe
Sara Crewe is a little princess and she knows what that means. She doesn’t give up, she doesn’t despair, she’s loyal and kind and stands up for herself and others. Pretty badass if you ask me.
7. George Knightley
Another George, but I assure you it doesn’t have much to do with the name. It has a lot more to do with the fact that Mr. Knightley is probably my favorite Austen man. Despite his wealth and status, he’s really down-to-earth and meets everyone with respect, no matter who they are. He’s also kind and generous. He’s just the kind of guy you can always rely on.
8. Lily Potter
Intelligent, loyal, brave, strong… Good person with a beautiful name. Need I say more?
I mean… okay… I wouldn’t actually do that, because Pippi is not the best name for a kid in real life I guess. But Pippi Longstocking is just awesome and badass and the best and she deserves to have a child named after her.
I can’t think of any more characters I’d semi-realistically name my child after, so this one is for my boyfriend, who loves Captain America more than he loves me probably 😀 But it’s okay, because Captain America is pretty cool actually.
What books are your favorite fictional characters? Tell me about them in the comments!
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