Naming Children After Fictional Characters?

When I was younger I thought that it was ridiculous that people would name their children after fictional characters, but as I thought about it, most of the population are named after a fictional character in one way or another. I then realised that I am in fact named after a fictional character (in a way) I’m named after the Norse goddess Freyja, the goddess of love and war, so if I think it’s ridiculous then I am a bit of a hypocrite. Whether it would be biblical names (it’s debatable as to whether biblical names are fictional, but I think that they are) or names that are from fiction (tv/films/books) I don’t really think it matters as long as there is a good enough reason for choosing that name!

These are a few fictional names that I would choose to name my future children.

For girls:
Reinette – This name is from a Dr Who episode called The Girl in The Fireplace. I absolutely love this episode, and I love the character, she is strong and fierce and I would love my daughter to be named after her.
Clara – This name is of the latest companion of the doctor. She is strong minded, with a strong spirit and I just absolutely love the character and her name.
Arwen – I know it’s a name from Lord of The Rings, but I think that it’s a beautiful name that I would be proud to name a future daughter.
Galadriel – Another Lord of The Rings name, but it is beautiful, so I couldn’t resist calling a future daughter this.

For boys:
Loki – I know this may seem sad because I love Tom Hiddleston and Loki is his character’s name in the Marvel Universe, but in Norse mythology Loki is the god of mischief, and I think that this is very fitting for any little boy, and I just love the name.
Thor – Another Norse/Marvel name, but I also love this name! It’s such a strong name and it has a sense of power attached to it. If my son inherits my height and hair colour, then no one would screw with a six-foot, blond guy called Thor!

Would you name your child after a fictional character?


2 thoughts on “Naming Children After Fictional Characters?

  1. My kid’s dad was convinced we could name our son Logan after Wolverine. I was like NO, I don’t want to think of Hugh Jackman every time I yell my son’s name across a playground! Too confusing. We ended up with a name after a character in a children’s picture book instead but it’s much more common so there’s not as much baggage.

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