Amelia Bedelia might not get a whole lot right (besides pie, which actually makes everything else completely forgivable), but the lovely, vintage charm of the name Amelia is spot-on!
This curious little monkey’s name ain’t so curious– George has been in the top 100 names for the past 200 years!
This très-popular name is shared by the bravest, most outgoing and most precocious little French girl we know. (OK, OK, we only know one brave little French girl, but we love Madeline, from Ludwig Bemelmans’ famous series, and her name, all the same!)
We spy a fab name! (Get it?! Spy?!) Nancy has that 1950s appeal that parents totally dig these days. And who could forget one of the original girl-power players Nancy Drew?!
Whether you’re talkin’ Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Charlie Bone from the Children of the Red King series, this name is synonymous with “hero” to young readers (and parents dig it, too).
Greg might be the name of everyone’s favorite wimpy kid, but this moniker is anything but wimpy! Gregory has been on the U.S. popularity charts since 1892!
Fun fact: Pippi Longstocking got her name from the author’s 9-year-old daughter! And with the popularity of Pippa Middleton, we think this fun little name just might see a resurgence.
Horton from Horton Hears a Who! is always a winner with kids–and his totally retro name is a winner with hip and happenin’ parents, too!
Everyone can sympathize with poor Alexander in the classic book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. But you know what’s pretty much the opposite of terrible? Alexander’s classic name.
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