Literary Baby Names and What They Mean: Boys

Literary Baby Names and What They Mean: Boys

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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!

Adam
Book: Adam Bede, George Eliot
Our Prediction: He will be good with his hands, very moral, and steady—though his love life might be rocky at times.

Alexander
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.

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Andrew
Book: Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
Our Prediction: The child will be a bit of an outcast and will have trouble with bullies, but he is destined for great things.

Asher
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.

Charlie
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.

Colin
Book: The Secret Garden, Francis Hodgson Burnett
Our Prediction: Though you may believe your son is sickly, do not leave him to rot in a bedroom. He is much stronger-willed than you think.

David
Book: David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Our Prediction: Your son will be Charles Dickens… allegedly

Edward
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.

Ethan
Book: Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
Our Prediction: Unfortunately it seems that your son will be unfaithful to his significant other. He will also be a bit unhinged.

Harry
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.

Henry
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.

Jack
Book: Jack and the Beanstalk, Joseph Jacobs
Our Prediction: The boy will be a thief who takes advantage of the kindness of strangers.

Jacob
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.

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Jason
Book: The Lost Hero, Rick Riordan
Our Prediction: He will be a natural leader, a hero amongst men, and honorable to a fault.

John
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.

Louis
Book: Interview With the Vampire, Anne Rice
Our Prediction: Louis will struggle greatly with who he is. He’s also very picky about what he eats.

Luke
Book: A New Hope, George Lucas
Our Prediction: Empathetic and naïve, your son always will see the good in people—even if they are evil Sith Lords.

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Max
Book: Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
Our Prediction: He will be a trouble-maker for sure, but the imagination on that kid will bring him to amazing places.

Nathaniel
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.

Nicholas
Book: Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
Our Prediction: Your child might have a short temper, yet he will be honest and do everything he can for his family.

Noah
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.

Robert
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.

Sebastian
Book: Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Our Prediction: A troubled life lies ahead for him. You will need to fight to keep him off the sauce, so lock up the liquor cabinets.

Tyler
Book: Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
Our Prediction: We can’t talk about it.

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Xavier
Book: Wild Cards, George R.R. Martin
Our Prediction: Xavier will be a great businessman and will be a leader in the fight for Civil Rights for those like him.

 

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