I’m reading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild for the first time. Naturally, I’m intrigued by the names. In the first chapter we meet the main characters as babies – Paulina, Petrova, and Posy – and learn how they got their names.
I love to repurpose used books for my LetterLuxe nursery art. One of my most popular themes is Dr. Seuss – no surprise. I usually use a used copy of Cat in the Hat. Here are some pictures of my latest Dr. Seuss letter sets. So far in my Literary Baby line, I have Alice… Continue reading Dr. Seuss Nursery Decor
Are you on Goodreads? Are you looking for more Game of Thrones-inspired baby name ideas? Then follow me! I finally got pulled in and am reading the books. The TV show inspired my first blog post on GoT baby name ideas. I’m happy to report that the book is opening up a whole new world… Continue reading Follow Me on Goodreads for Game of Thrones-Inspired Baby Name Ideas
Not too long ago, I got a LetterLuxe order for the name Daenerys, so I know that some parents-to-be are inspired by the names from the hugely popular Game of Thrones. Lots of popular TV shows, movies, books, and celebrities work their way into our naming culture, so this isn’t a surprise. With the sixth… Continue reading ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspired Baby Names
Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary! I have such wonderful memories of reading your books growing up. I remember reading Dear Mr. Henshaw aloud to my mom one summer when I was learning to read. I remember a teacher reading Ralph S. Mouse to the class. But mostly I remember Beezus and Ramona… My favorite! In… Continue reading Names Inspired by Beverly Cleary (in honor of her 100th birthday!)
I absolutely love to repurpose used books for LetterLuxe. I was thrilled when I got an order for a full name in my Alice in Wonderland theme. I absolutely love how they turned out so I wanted to share some of the pictures with you. So far I’ve done Alice in Wonderland, The Cat… Continue reading Alice in Wonderland Nursery Decor
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… Continue reading Poet-Inspired Names in Honor of National Poetry Month
Did you know that Harry Potter’s owl, Hedwig, was named after St. Hedwig, the patron saint of orphaned children? Did you know that Sirius Black was named after the “Dog star” Sirius? His animagus is a dog, naturally. What about Professor McGonagall? Her first name is Minerva and Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom.
J. K. Rowling put careful thought into *everything* when writing these books, even the character names. That’s why we all fell in love with her stories.
If you like name trivia and happen to be a Harry Potter fan, here’s a great BuzzFeed article that talks about some of the clever naming tricks J. K. Rowling used in the books.
What’s your favorite Harry Potter name? I think mine is Hermione.
Happy naming ♥ Amanda
I believe that names are very powerful. Do you agree? Happy naming, ♥ Amanda