5FF: My Kids Will Have Awesome Names

5 Fandom Friday on HarperHoney

It's been ages since I've done 5 Fandom Friday, but I'm trying to get back on track! Brought to you by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick! Today's theme: 5 Characters You Would Name Your Kids After.

Am I positive I'll have kids? No. If I do, I'm pretty sure I do not want them to come out of my body (there are plenty of kids who need adopting!) but if I do get the opportunity to name kids, they are going to have awesome, pop culture inspired names.

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
(c/o Universal Pictures)
1. Atticus Finch. If it hasn't been made obvious to you by now, I love To Kill A Mockingbird. It is one of my favorite books, and I feel an affinity with it on a lot of levels. (Hello, have you noticed I'm Harper Yi, and TKAM is written by Harper Lee?) I also share a birthday with the man who played Atticus in the film, Gregory Peck. Whenever I am asked about what I'd name my kids, one of the first responses out of my mouth is always "Atticus Jackson" because it sounds awesome and lends itself to some good nicknames like AJ. Whether he grows up to be a lawyer, an actor, or a janitor, who wouldn't wanna hire someone named Atticus Jackson??

Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls
(c/o Disney)
2. Mabel Pines. It is no secret that I kind of have a thing for cute grandma names-- the kind that are uncommon but not overly stuffy ("Gertrude" and "Millicent" are pretty uncute in my opinion) like you time travelled to the 40s or 50s and started hanging out with some really cute teenaged girls-- so I've always loved the name Mabel, but when I started watching the crazy awesomeness that is Gravity Falls, my world changed and I knew that if I had a girl-child someday, I'd want to name her Mabel.

Twyla from Monster High
(c/o Mattel)
3. Twyla Boogeyman (or just Twyla). Twyla, sometimes last-name-less and sometimes listed as Twyla Boogeyman, is my favorite Monster High character. There are a lot of reasons to love her: she is one of the few characters that actively doesn't care about popularity or being liked by anyone she doesn't consider a friend. She likes fashion but not so much that it takes over her identity-- not that there's anything wrong with fashion being a big part of your identity, but I certainly appreciate the fact that there is a fashion doll character who loves her sense of style without being consumed by it. She always keeps it real and she has a really good sense of her priorities. I like the name Twyla because it's unusual-- it's not one we hear often in the US-- and I really like uncommon names since being born "Samantha" was a really unpleasant experience.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova in Once
(c/o Samson Films/Summit Enterprises)
4. Glen Hansard. Glen Hansard is not a fictional character, but he is the co-creator and original star of the film Once which was then turned into a musical. He starred as "guy," a fictitious version of himself in many ways. Once is one of my favorite musicals and one of my top 10 life changing films. I would seriously consider naming a child after him, but with his last name as their first name. Hansard is a cool name, don't you think?

(c/o Fox)
5. Mindy Lahiri. Okay this is nice because it's kind of a two-fer since it'd also equate to naming a kid after one of my personal heroes, Mindy Kaling, the creator of the eponymous character Mindy Lahiri from her show The Mindy Project. Mindy is seriously so amazing and funny and I love her style or humor, so I'd love to name a kid after someone who, while maybe not the most virtuous and noble person ever, is someone who is unapologetically herself. I think that's important for kids to appreciate.


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8 comments:

  1. I love those older, classic names like Mabel and Atticus. Besides, Atticus is just a great character.

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  2. Agree 100% with Atticus. If I had kids, I'd definitely want them to grow up with his values. I'd use it as a middle name, though.

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  3. I love the idea of Hansard! Different, but definitely unique. And I feel you on Once, its up there in my top 5 musicals!

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  4. I totally get that-- Atticus is a little out there. I'd still totally go for it though-- The symmetry of another Harper raising an Atticus!

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  5. Totally agreed!

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  6. Once is in my top 5 too!!

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  7. I think it's gaining popularity recently. I have a friend who knows a girl named Atticus!

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  8. I love the name Mable...but, I also named my car Mable (because she's sweet, and white like a pearl, and I imagine Mables wear pearls), so I don't think I could quite pass that along to my future child.

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