Top 10 Tuesday — Bookish Baby Names

22 May

Do you ever click on the FB links that promise adorable, unique, vintage, or clever baby names. Yeah, me neither ūüėČ . Well, maybe sometimes, once in a while, always. I love those click-bait posts and always hope for the best. This week Top 10 Tuesday is talking bookish names, so I came up with my top picks for baby names you just have to use. Most are very unusual and won’t occur ten times on your kids class roll. I have tried to find the meaning of each name; in some cases it is very subjective. Let me know what you think of my picks.

Make sure to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl to discover more great bookish names.


Top 10 Names You Need To Give Your Baby!


Adisa (the clear one) from A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow

Anniston (resurrection) from How Sweet The Sound by Amy K. Sorrells

Aurelie (golden) from Lady Jane Disappears by Joanna Politano Davidson

Fairlight (the fair light of Christ) from Christy by Catherine Marshall

Isola (island) from The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Kaine (tribute) from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Keturah (fragrance or sacrifice) from Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren

Pearl (gem of the sea) from A Cup of Dust by Susie Finkbeiner

Persomi (no meaning found) from Child of The River by Irma Joubert

Vienne (life) from A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green



Ace (unity) from Out of Circulation by Heather Day Gilbert

Aldric (wise ruler) from A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund

Boone (blessing) from Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble (Boone is the name of my niece’s youngest son)

Dawsey (sweet or pleasant) from The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Noble (illustrious) from Lead Me Home by Amy K. Sorrells

Qwill (scribe)  from Gathering The Threads by Cindy Woodsmall

Race (clean shaven) from Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry

Roman (a citizen of Rome) from The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Ryland (island meadow) from Life on The Porcelain Edge by C. E. Hilbert

Zane (gift from God) from Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert


Which one would you choose for your baby?


6 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Bookish Baby Names”

  1. Viki May 22, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    Well, those are quite unique baby names. I love Pearl even if it sounds a bit old-fashioned.

    Here is my TTT:

    • rbclibrary May 22, 2018 at 8:26 am #

      The author named her character Pearl after her grandmother!

  2. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog May 22, 2018 at 11:02 pm #

    This is such a cool twist on the name topic! I LOVE it!!! I’m always fascinated by names. I see a few on this list I really love: Pearl, Vienne, and Noble.

    • rbclibrary May 23, 2018 at 6:11 am #

      I love names too. Especially in Bible studies, I like to look at name meanings.

  3. Paula Shreckhise May 23, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    I like Aurelie and Aldric . Our children have Biblical names: Joseph Paul, Jeremy Andrew, Rachel Mara and Philip Joel. Great post!

    • rbclibrary May 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

      Your kids have great names. We have a couple of Biblically named kids too. Daniel and Thomas Aaron.

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