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10 Great Baby Girl Names Inspired By Beloved Children's Stories

1. Matilda

Okay, this is one of my favourites. Roald Dahl created a character that used her amazing abilities to help people, how admirable is that? I love this name because it can be shortened to Tilly (adorable!).

2. Charlotte

Charlotte’s Web by EB White tells the story of a little pig called Wilbur and how his unlikely friend Charlotte, a spider, could help to make a difference even though she is only small. Definitely a tale for those who want to inspire their children to reach for the stars no matter how small they are, not to mention the fact that Charlotte can be shortened to Charlie which is super cute for a girl.

3. Alice

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is an amazing story of imagination, discovery, and nonsense which sums up the early childhood years perfectly. Who doesn’t remember the white rabbit and of course the mad hatter and his wonderfully weird tea party!

4. Heidi

A story by Johanna Spyri and one of my favourites as a child. Heidi tells the story of an orphan girl who is sent to live with her grandfather in the mountains where she meets Clara and Peter who help her to read, write and have adventures. A feel good story with a gorgeous name!

5. Arietty

This name from The Borrowers by Mary Norton is so cute! A story of little people who beat the odds and achieve greatness in spite of their size and reputation!

6. Amelia Jane

Enid Blyton’s character Naughty Amelia Jane is pretty much the thing of nightmares when it comes to a child (think Dennis the Menace for girls) but she has an adorable name so we will overlook that for now!

7. Bessie

The Far Away Tree by Enid Blyton is a tale of adventure, friendship, and possibilities. Totally feel good storyline and Bessie is a gorgeous name don’t you think?

8. Elizabeth

Elizabeth Allen is the star of The Naughtiest Girl by Enid Blyton. Again, not exactly what you would hope your child would be like but a gorgeous name that can be shortened to Liz, Lizzy, Beth, Libby, the possibilities are endless!

9. Harriet

I love this one from Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. The female version of Harry/Harold and has always been popular in the UK but it’s definitely about time it made its way over the pond!

10. Madeline

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans follows the adventures of the youngest and smallest of 12 orphan girls in the care of Ms. Clavel. Wouldn’t it be an adorable name and even cuter when it's shortened to Maddie.

About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all! Check out her blog for more!


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