Name Ideas

Poet-Inspired Names in Honor of National Poetry Month

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love names? Let me count the ways…

Ok, that’s not *exactly* what Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, but I think I’m allowed some poetic license since this is National Poetry Month. In honor of this  celebration, I put together a list of poet-inspired names:

  • AUDEN – W. H. Auden
  • BARRETT – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • BLAKE – William Blake
  • BRONTË – Emily, Anne, and Charlotte Brontë
  • CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Brontë
  • DOVE – Rita Dove
  • DYLAN – Dylan Thomas
  • EDGAR – Edgar Allen Poe – Annabelle Lee is a bonus name in honor of one of my all-time favorite poems
  • EDNA – Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • ELIOT – T. S. Eliot
  • ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Barrett Brownin
  • ELLA – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • EMERSON – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • EMILY – Emily Dickinson
  • GWENDOLYN – Gwendolyn Brooks
  • HUGHES – Langston Hughes
  • JACK – Jack Kerouac
  • JOSEPHINE – Josephine Jacobsen
  • KHALIL – Khalil Gibran
  • KIPLING – Rudyard Kipling
  • LANGSTON – Langston Hughes
  • LÉONIE – Léonie Adams
  • LOUISE – Louise Bogan
  • LUCY – L. M. Montgomery
  • MARLOWE – Christopher Marlowe
  • MAYA – Maya Angelou
  • OSCAR – Oscar Wilde
  • PENN – Robert Penn Warren
  • PERCY – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • TASSO – Bernado and Torquato Tasso
  • TATE – Allen Tate
  • WHITMAN – Walt Whitman
  • WILLA – Willa Cather
  • WILLIAM  – William Shakespeare

What is your favorite poet name? Let me know what names you’d add to the list.

Happy naming ♥ Amanda

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