They say that boys are made of slugs and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails; and while that makes sense if your son is named Jacob, your son Sebastian might be made of liquor and money and jealousy. The naming of your baby boy can have a huge influence on who they are, and you don’t want to make the wrong choice. So check out literature’s take on these 25 popular baby names. Make the right choice and your son could be the next Charles Dickens.
Having a girl? Check out our list of literary girl names!
Book: A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Our Prediction: The good news is that your son will be extremely intelligent, quick-witted, and a natural leader. The bad news is he will be a sociopath and will put those qualities toward violence and manipulation for his own amusement.
Book: The Giver, Lois Lowry
Our Prediction: Asher will be very familiar with the discipline wand at first, as his fun-loving and energetic personality will cause him to misspeak quite often, but he will be able to channel that into a job that suits him.
Book: Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
Our Prediction: Charlie will be insanely bright but incredibly shy and awkward. If your family has a history of mental illness, you might want to keep a close eye on him.
Book: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Our Prediction: Full of passion, your son will often be lead by his heart rather than his mind. While this makes him an exciting person, he will likely get into trouble by making impulsive decisions that have life-long consequences.
Book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
Our Prediction: There is a good chance you’ll die early on, but maybe that is for the best because this kid will give any parent a heart attack. His addiction to danger aside, your son will be the bravest of brave and a great leader—there is just something magical about him.
Book: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
Our Prediction: We are sorry to say that your son might have to spend some time in a mental institution for his dissociative identity disorder.
Book: Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
Our Prediction: Hot-headed and impulsive, your son will be kind of a dog with an inability to keep his shirt on. Word to the wise, keep him away from young girls.
Book: Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Our Prediction: Your son will make interesting choices in friends; they’ll lead him on dangerous investigations that involve notorious criminals. But hey, he’ll be a doctor, and what more could you want from a child.
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Book: Gossip Girl, Cecily von Ziegesar
Our Prediction: He’ll be used to the finer things in life, but he won’t let that disrupt his moral compass too much; though he might get in-between a friendship or two.
Book: The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
Our Prediction: It might seem on the surface that your son will be a romantic, but when you boil it down he’s a bit obsessive and might be willing to steal someone’s girlfriend.
Book: The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
Our Prediction: One would think that as a professor your son would live a relatively boring life, but that boy will push buttons and be on the wrong side of some powerful religious groups.