Has anyone named their child after a character from TV or a movie?

Lindsay - posted on 01/05/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Everyone always asks us where we heard our daughters name and even more they ask how we came up with the spelling of her name. Sometimes I hate to admit that we heard it on TV! So i was wondering if there are any other moms that named their child after someone from TV or the Movies and if so what is their name! BTW: My daughter's Name is Calleigh (Like Callie) from a character on CSI Miami, Thats where we got the name and the spelling.

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Emily - posted on 08/26/2013

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My kids are named: Matthew (My boyfriend liked it); My twin girls are named Katherine and Caroline (The Vampire Diaries) :D

Betty - posted on 01/09/2011

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Not yet.... my hubs wants to use Nala from the Lion king, but I dont really like it, I like Fiona but he pointed out shrek... so we kinda let them veto each other out :(

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Heather - posted on 02/27/2014

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Our daughter's name is also Calleigh, based on the same character and same spelling! Great minds think alike! Our other daughter's name is Makenna and I got the name and spelling from an episode of "A Baby Story."

Sydney - posted on 01/05/2014

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@Emily Samantha...
I LOVE that.
My son will be Niklaus, he might have a TVD middle name too. And my daughter may Katyrena, for Katherine's character lol!!

Laura - posted on 03/24/2013

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I named both my kids from movies Thachary Alexander (Hocus Pocus, Troy) and Iridessa Evangeline (Disney's Tinkerbell, Nanny McPhee)

Jaime - posted on 02/22/2011

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My mom named me after Jaime Sommers (Bionic Woman). I've always liked my name and it makes for a fun story. :)

Candi - posted on 01/12/2011

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too many people have named their kid Bella from Twilight. Can we say OVERKILL??? I like that old-fashioned names are coming back..Olivia, Sophia, Elizabeth, Grace, etc

Kyle - posted on 12/25/2010

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I got my daughter's name from a Dutch film characters name and most people love it. I wouldn't say I named her after the character, but got the idea from the movie character. I think of naming someone after another person is like naming them in honor of that person. The movie just gave us the idea for the name, like a name book would.

Kimberly - posted on 12/21/2010

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Blaine was also the name of the train in the Dark Tower books. I think it is in the 3rd book.

Krissy - posted on 12/21/2010

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hi denise, it's not really silly if they call thier kids the same as other parents after tv character or personality names i also had looked up Temperance as how many around the world are called that as it barley registered on the 'how many are called....' list. i had decided to call her something different and bluebell ,pixi and inspektor pilot just didnt cut it- i truly feel for those kids with absolutely rediculas names like that, its no wonder the geldolf girls are lose cannons with names like that.( not to mention poor heavenly harani tiger lily)

Denise - posted on 12/21/2010

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I greatly enjoy literary names, but I think naming based on something as fleeting as TV or a movie is a little silly. To each their own.

Cathryn - posted on 09/18/2010

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Not to mention, if I weren't obsessed with giving my kids family names I'd probably have a Ripley (Aliens) and a Strider (Lord of the Rings). lol

Cathryn - posted on 09/18/2010

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My son's middle name is Grover after his great grandfather, but we sometimes call him "Little Blue Monster" because of Grover on Sesame Street. lol I don't see a thing wrong with it as long as it's a name you love.

Krissy - posted on 09/08/2010

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lol i know what it is , tho i have to admoit its becoming a bit silly of late.......names i was liking the names olive elisa and aundria. but my friend said why not a tv name. they are more or less popular ie- emily emma etc... so i thought Temperance from bones i was going to name her may as a middle but it just didnt sit right and so i decided that grace would be it s one of my long time friends has a very inteligent sister called grace.......... my mother and aunt are silly and call her gracie because they dont like her name but i dont care what they think. i think it is rediculas that parents and auntys have to get involved when its not thier child................

Carly - posted on 09/04/2010

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My son was named from the movie fightclub, Brad Pitts characters name was Tyler Durden. We change it to Tyler Dean though. I wanted to call my son Logan Kale he was a character from the short lived series Dark Angel starring Jessica Alba and Michael Weatherly. Maybe the next one could be named Logan

Rachel - posted on 07/12/2010

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I have had the name Leah for 8+ years after watching Home and Away (Australian TV Program for those for dont know hehe)

Geralyn - posted on 04/18/2010

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It happens frequently. I met a mom who named her daughter Auralia from "Love Actually." Love that name! And I love Adele which was the leading female character in The Magestic with Jim Carrey....

Emily - posted on 03/27/2010

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Our son's name came from a variety of places, no less than two movies and two books/stories! I loved the name Roland from the Dark Tower books, and hubby liked it because it was the name of a hunter from a movie he really likes. Also, Roland was one of the knights of Charlemagne, which is cool because history is my thing. We got the middle name Blaine from the character from the movie Predator, and because it was hard to find a middle name we liked that worked!

Mia - posted on 02/28/2010

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Additional note - we have finnally decided on a name (that we both like thank GOD!) for DD2 when we have one - Carly we have been TTC #2 for a year now and we have never fully agreed on any name untill now. And i called him at work one day and said how about Carly and he said "i love it" and BAM it was done. I was of course watching Carly Corinthos Jack on GH at the time :~) so yeah on named after a video game and one a TV show!!! not sure on the spelling yet though

Mrs. Tisha - posted on 02/20/2010

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Absolutely, Lindsay Rasmussen! It's Mrs. Tisha Okunbor. My daughter, Paloma was named after a "French & Spanish Fashion Designer" named "Paloma Picasso" & she's also the daughter of "Late Pablo Picasso" who was a widely known "Phenomenal Artist!"

Mia - posted on 02/09/2010

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Well we didn't name her form a movie or TV we went even stranger and named her after a Video Game!!! Her name is Seralyn. Sera was the name from the game. And we get asked all the time where we got the name and the spelling. And i love the reactions i get form ppl when i tell them it was a video game!!!

Sabrina - posted on 01/26/2010

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I actually almost named my daughter the same name after the same character, also we had the namd Kadence (before it was popular) from the Movie Hallow Shal, I dont think there is anything wrong with it and as long as it fits your child, more power to you.

Christine - posted on 01/06/2010

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yes I have heard of somoene namen a kid after a TV character there is a cartoon that has the name Crew my cuzin name is little boy Krew after it I dont know if thats how he spells it but yes some people do name after TV characters, movies, famous people and other things like foods or seasons or even months in a yr.

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